Black jeans: we know them, we love them, and we can’t get enough of them. And because they’re a classic piece, there are endless outfit combinations you can create. Heading to class? Pair them with basics like low-key sneakers and your favorite jacket. Off to brunch? Dress them up with a pair of fashion-forward mules. You get the idea—you can pretty much make them work for every occasion, as proven by these six looks spotted on campus.
Show Your Laid-Back Side With Denim on Denim
Dress Them Up With a Structured Jacket
As college students, we sometimes walk the line between channelling like our teenage selves (thank you, high school wardrobe) and dressing like a professional. For the perfect in-between look, substitute trousers for black jeans and pair with a structured jacket and polished loafers.
Serve Some Looks With an Eye-Catching Belt
Thanks to that Gucci belt that seems to make an appearance everywhere you turn, statement-making buckles have been all the rage as of late. For an effortlessly chic look, tuck a muscle tee into your pants, throw on a faux fur cardigan, and pair the ensemble with the most attention-grabbing belt you can find.
Go Grunge With a Graphic Tee
I think graphic T-shirts are huge with a capital H right now, regardless of what anyone else says. There’s no better way to complete your “I woke up like this” image than to throw on some distressed or cropped black jeans with your favorite slogan tee.
Stick to the Basics With All-Black Separates
Give Throwback Vibes With Vintage-Inspired Accessories
Black skinny jeans may be a modern trend, but they’re easily reworked with a few key pieces. Throw on a shaggy faux-fur coat and accessorize with a pair of oval sunglasses and an unfailingly chic silk scarf.
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Featured photo by @n.inamarie.