I have long been a lover of white jeans because of their ability to modernize and freshen up Spring and Summer outfits. The crispness of white bottoms salutes the warm weather with style, which makes their impractical integrity worth it in my book.
This is the last in a series of posts where Levi’s® asked me to build outfits using their new Curve ID line. Here, I’ve put together three casual Spring outfits with white jeans and flat shoes. The footwear is light and low contrast to compliment the colour of the jeans. Each of the outfits has a different vibe depending on your mood.
Rock a Pair of White Jeans
Anyone can rock a pair of white jeans. Here are my guidelines on how to fit white bottoms if you have any reservations. I’ve chosen the Modern Demi Curve Straight Jeans because tapered legs work well with flat footwear. But by all means sport bootcuts if that’s your preference.
Outfit 1: New Nautical
Pair white jeans with casual knitwear (styles with loose, slubby stitches). Wear it fitted or slouchy and oversized. Scrunch the sleeves for a more relaxed vibe. Add a casual scarf, a fun cross-body bag and pair of flat white booties. Spring can be cold, which makes white booties a great idea for those who have to brave the chill. I stuck to solid clothing pieces and footwear, while pattern mixing with the scarf and bag, but the possibilities are endless. For example, use a striped sweater and a solid bag instead.
Outfit 2: Blouse and Boat Shoes
Pair white jeans with a patterned blouse and V-neck cardigan in a complementary neutral or colour. Add gold or sliver boat shoes, which look less nautical than navy or colour blocked versions. Also, pairing boat shoes with a blouse instead of a tee creates an interesting juxtaposition. Finish off the look with a casual bright tote. I’ve chosen orange because it’s the colour of the season, and looks fresh with white denim.
Outfit 3: T-Shirt and Sneakers
Pair white jeans with a graphic tee and a casual blazer or jacket in linen, cotton twill or jersey knit. Add a cross body bag in a satchel silhouette. Add non-athletic sneakers in a light colour. I’ve chosen Converse sneakers because the white soles and laces magically pick up the white of the jeans in a graphic way.
Do It Yourself
As with all the formulas, I’ve sewn the seeds of an idea. Take it further by substituting the items with ones that are more to your taste, closer to your colour preferences, and in line with your style persona. For example, wear casual heels like espadrilles, platform sandals and wedges instead of flats. Substitute boat shoes for ballet flats or gladiator sandals. Opt for cream jeans instead of optical white. Throw in a gingham shirt instead of a blouse. And last but not least, add in jewelry as desired.