how to wear black jeans

Happy Friday loves! What a week, I can’t believe we’re already in the middle of October! Growing up, October meant cool, crisp fall weather, leaf peeping, apple picking, cozy sweaters and boots. Fall is my favorite season back east, it’s the one thing I really miss about upstate NY, other than family of course!  Since most of you are embracing fall, and preparing for winter it’s the perfect time to share my favorite black jeans, and four different ways to style them! They’re definitely a staple you should have in your closet.  The options are endless with black jeans- the only colors I don’t LOVE with black are navy and yellow- because, hey bumble bee!


I love wearing my black jeans (take a sip of wine every time I say black jeans) with my Nike Air Max sneakers. To me, this outfit says cool and athletic, even though I am the least athletic person you’ve ever met. It’s just as easy as throwing on leggings but you’re wearing jeans- so you’re basically winning at life.

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I kept the clothes super basic and used accessories to make this look pop! Your outfit doesn’t have to be full of color- your accessories can bring the sass! I love the leopard shoe and the blue clutch with this casual look. Here in San Diego, we’re all about layers, which is why this outfit is perfect. Get too hot? Tie that chambray shirt around your waist! If you needed something a little warmer you could wear this with a denim jacket instead!

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A “vegan” jacket, aka the fancier way to say pleather jacket is a staple piece every woman should own! If you want to splurge on a real leather jacket- get it girl! When money starts growing on trees, this leather jacket is the one I will be buying. Anyways, back to reality!

I found my jacket on super sale many years ago at Old Navy for $17. It’s honestly one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.  I’d like to call this a mix between edgy and dressy. Sometimes when I’m channeling my inner biker chick (I’m basically a biker chick since I ride a badass scooter) I throw on my “leather” jacket but pair it with heels…because let’s be serious. This girl loves her some heels!

This would also be cute with a sweater, an old concert tee, or a t-shirt underneath the jacket.

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My oversized sweater is my is sold out but this one is just as cute and so inexpensive!  Since it is oversized you can wear it baggy, tuck it into your jeans, or knot it. So many different ways!  Throwing on a pair of pumps elevates this cozy look! If you’re not a heel girl, this would also look great with booties or flats.

Well, there ya go- my favorite ways to wear black jeans! You really can do so much- bright colors, leopard print, stripes, oh my! What do you think? Let me know what your favorite look is!

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Native New Yorker living my best life in sunny San Diego. Lover of coffee, shopping, travel, the beach, and red wine.

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6 years ago

All great! I have copied some of your styles. Love your blog ! Look forward to it everyday👠👗👛🕶👚

6 years ago

Love the moto jacket look!!!

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