A jeans and tshirt look is a classic outfit combination. It’s easy to put together, and nice and comfy for a casual look, but it can easily look a little unfinished. I like to incorporate these styling tips to elevate the outfit and make it look more put together.
Keep reading for these 5 easy styling tips to bring your jeans and thsirt outfit from meh to fab.
Pick a Good Fit
Play with proportions for a polished look. You don’t want to lose your shape underneath a bunch of loose fabrics, but you also don’t want to show it all off with skin tight everything – unless that’s the look you’re going for, then all the power to you!
A general rule of thumb is to go for looser on the top or bottom, and tighter on the opposite. If you like comfy, loose boyfriend jeans opt for a more fitted tshirt, or create a tighter fit with some of the detail styling tips listed below. If you like a loose, billowy tshirt pair it with some fitted skinny jeans.
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It’s All in the Details
Opt for a tshirt or jeans with some subtle details. The Nicole Bridger top pictured below has a cute back detail with an added panel of fabric. Look for items with added hardware, a unique hemline, or embroidered details.
You can also add details yourself. Try:
- Rolling up your sleeves
- Adjusting a loose top to wear off one shoulder
- Knotting your top at the bottom with a small clear elastic
- Tucking your tshirt into your jeans with a front tuck or side tuck
- Rolling up the cuffs of your pants
Don’t forget Jewelry
Whether you’re a clean and classic type girl, or if you’re like me and like to layer them jewels, you want to take the time to add some jewelry to your outfit.
Clean and classic girls can opt for a watch, dainty necklace, and stud earrings, or if wearing cropped jeans, a cute anklet.
If you like your layers go for an arm party with a long necklace and earrings. You could also layer up your necklaces and pair with a bracelet and earrings, or make a statement with your earrings with a simpler necklace.
Stay away from looking too cluttered by layering everything, necklaces, bracelets, and statement earrings. Pick one item to layer, and keep the other pieces of jewelry simple.
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Add a Third Piece
Adding a third piece is my go to styling trick to look more put together. You may have noticed, but almost all of my outfit posts include a 3rd piece (jeans & tshirt outfit, boho outfit, florals outfit). It’s a great way to instantly look more put together. Try adding a:
- Light jacket
I rarely leave the house without a 3rd piece. It’s easy to quickly grab on your way out the door, and makes you look much more put together. Grab that third piece ladies!
Add a statement Bag or Shoe
Let your feet do the talking with a great statement shoe, or try adding a bold bag. This is another easy way to look more put together when you feel like being comfy and cozy. Spice up those bf jeans with a nice patterned heel, or stay comfy with a cute sandal and add a floral hand bag.
Grab that statement piece for some added umph to your outfit.
There you have it, 5 tips to instantly elevate your jeans and tshirt outfit to look more polished and fashionable.