With the weather getting warmer (hurray!), your clothes should be getting lighter. Inject some freshness into your wardrobe and show off your stylish side with a pair of summery white jeans.
Brighten up your fun-packed weekends by teaming white jeans with your summer favourites, such as nautical stripes, simple tees or printed tops. However, they are not just for weekends. Dress them up for a night out with a bit of embellishment, or layer them up for a casual day at the office. The possibilities are endless.
When wearing white jeans, keep your body shape in mind. If you’re not a fan of your hips and bum, team your jeans with slightly longer tops or jackets to elongate and balance out your figure.
A higher waist is flattering on every body shape and avoids a muffin-top situation. A pair of good quality, skinny white jeans looks expensive and will last for years. Avoid flared white jeans and jeggings, and steer clear of rips and embellishments. For a mature, sophisticated look, it’s best to stick to the classics – too much stuff going on can cheapen the entire ensemble.
Check out our fave tops and jackets to wear with white jeans, and show the world how you can tackle one of fashion’s most feared items.
White Blouse, R559, XS to XL, Zara
Sometimes, the chicest way to wear white jeans is to team them with a simple white top. Opt for something in a luxurious fabric with no fancies or frills; less is always more. Bring it all together with patterned clutch and some skyscraper heels.
Striped Shirt, R699, XXS to XXL, Country Road
A classic striped shirt is always a hit with white jeans. Show your fashion know-how with vertical stripes and team with a pair of metallic espadrilles for a relaxed weekend look.
Printed Blouse, R649, 8 to 14, River Island
Add sophistication with this easy going blouse. With its loose silhouette and long sleeves, it’s perfect for anyone wanting to cover up but still keep cool this summer. Make it look more expensive with gold accessories.
Crochet Top, R79, SS to XXL, Mr Price
A black crochet top is just what you need to liven up a pair of white skinny jeans. Let the top do all the talking by wearing with neutral accessories. Diva sunnies are a must for this!
Embellished Kimono, XS to L, from a selection of Anna Sui at net-a-porter.com
Dress up your jeans by adding a bit of sparkle with this embellished silk chiffon kimono. Wear with a simple cream cami and heeled sandals – perfect for a drink in a fancy bar.
Striped Tunic, R499, XS to L, Mango
Every fashionista knows that you can never go wrong with a striped tunic. Keep it loose for a carefree feel. Pop on a pair of pointed courts to elongate your legs.
Sleeveless Suede Coat, R3 999, 6 to 16, Witchery
If you want to smarten up your white jeans, pair them with unique pieces such as this sleeveless coat. Partner with a creamy blouse and some wooden wedges to complete the outfit. Hate your hips? This elongated jacket will glide down your sides and even out your figure.
Bonded Trench Coat, R978, S to XXL, Next, za.nextdirect.com
A lightweight long-line blazer is the perfect summer go-to for our unpredictable weather. Camel is dreamy when teamed with white. Give it that wow factor and finish it off with a silky silver top and long pendant necklace.
Cotton Tee, R399, XXS to XL, Country Road
Keep it casual with a soft cotton T-shirt. With its longer length, it will hide any worrisome areas, so you can relax to the max. Slip on a silky patterned scarf to complete the ensemble.
Denim Shirt, R699, XS to L, Levi’s
Double up your denim and team your white jeans with an off-duty blue shirt. Unbutton it as low as you dare and go for a tucked-in look or let it all hang out.