More often than not, you’ll find me wearing denim—and that definitely includes fancy occasions! Today I’m going to share 5 holiday-inspired outfits that all incorporate jeans. I decided to use a different style of jeans for each look to give you a lot options. These are the types of jeans I’m featuring:
- Look 1: Dark wash skinny jeans (Sized down, wearing ankle length)
- Look 2: Straight leg jeans (Sized down 2 sizes from Madewell size. These have a cropped fit.)
- Look 3: Black skinny jeans (Sized down, wearing ankle length)
- Look 4: White boyfriend jeans (These definitely loosen with wear—sized down and still have a nice loose fit)
- Look 5: Destroyed mom jeans (Similar pairs here, here and here)
This wine color adds instant holiday vibes to an outfit with jeans. The red lip, faux fur stole and over-the-knee-boots all add dressy, festive elements that balance the denim and make this look work for a semi-dressy occasion. The top and boots run true to size, and I sized down in the jeans.
Emerald green is having a major moment right now and it’s a perfect color to add a holiday touch to a jeans-based outfit. Here I balanced the casual feel of the cardigan and straight leg jeans with two super feminine, dressier pieces: a black bodysuit and pointed toe pumps. The slim fitting bodysuit works really well here so the look doesn’t feel overly casual. The jeans run big, and I recommend sizing down 2 sizes from your Madewell size. Note that these are a cropped jean and I’m wearing the regular length—I’m 5’4″.
An unexpected holiday pattern? Leopard! Especially when paired with black and red. It just works. I added in a touch of emerald green with my bag for a bit more holiday cheer. My coat is almost 10 years old (proof that a good camel coat is a GREAT investment), so I linked a similar option. I went down a size in the jeans and the boots fit true to size.
Proof that white jeans definitely work in the winter. Just like above, I mixed in some black and leopard with the red lip for an outfit that’s casual but festive. This sweater is almost entirely sold out, but they have a new similar version that looks really cute, too. The shoes run big so I went down 1/2 size, and the jeans are definitely a boyfriend type fit. I went down a size and have the ankle length, and there’s still a nice loose fit. Such a great alternative to white skinny jeans!
I absolutely love dressing up destroyed denim—it creates such fun contrast in an outfit and always makes me feel cool. Here I balanced the casual fit of the jeans with a slim-fitting bodysuit and some pointed toe pumps, then added in a blazer and the faux fur stole as a top layer. I love how the stole makes everything look holiday-ready. I’ve had mine for almost 4 years and I get so much wear out of it every November and December! Mine is from Alice & Wonder, and I also found a similar one on Amazon.