Classic blue jeans may be a sartorial staple, but there’s something about summer that just beckons us to become more experimental with our wardrobe. You could always opt for different iterations of the closet essential, such as stone-washed, slim fit, or bootcut pairs, but sometimes even that can feel too basic. So how to best stand out in a sea of blue? By taking a style cue from our favorite modest influencers, of course.
An unexpected accessory is the easiest way to amp up your look. Leena Al Ghouti opts for a pair of flared boyfriend jeans and Gucci fur-lined loafer slides heightened with a set of fishnet socks.
Stripes are a fun way to update your denim and offer trompe l’oeil slimming benefits. Ascia showcases a pair of dark blue jeans punctuated with vertical stripes, which she cuffs at the ankle to further elevate the style.
Dubbed the “Canadian tuxedo,” denim-on-denim is a bold way to press the refresh button on your wardrobe and is championed by Rihanna and Bella Hadid. Saufeeya Goodson dons a coordinating baggy jean jacket with cropped denims, and accessorizes with oversized spectacles and strappy heels.
The color-blocking trend was a beauty hit on the Spring 2017 runways, but who said it’s only reserved for makeup? Not Summer Al Barcha, who poses in a pair of easy fit navy blue jeans with light patches on the knees.
Sometimes, the easiest way to update blue jeans is to wear them in black. Spotted on day three of Coachella, Maria Alia stood out from the countless showgoers in a pair of onyx pants frayed at the bottom.