Let’s talk about what to wear with light wash jeans! They’re the perfect denim for the summer, but outfits with them can be tricky. Here are some tips.
Let’s talk about how to wear light wash jeans
A few weeks ago I got a reader question about what tops to wear with light wash jeans.
I have a few pairs of light wash jeans that are on constant repeat during the summer months, so I wanted to share a few easy outfits you can wear with this style of jeans (and my favorites are all linked at the bottom of this post).
Here are ideas of what goes well with light wash jeans
The easy answer is, you can wear anything you want! Every color looks great with these jeans – don’t overthink it!
Try these with light wash jeans:
- bold colors
- black or white
- feminine tops
- printed tops
- ruffle sleeves
The options are endless!!
Here’s the most important thing when choosing your outfit
Here are a few important things to remember:
- Choose light wash jeans THAT FIT. No gapping at the waist, no pointed crotch, no squeezing to fit into them.
- Light was jeans are casual, so make sure you’re choosing tops accordingly. If you choose a dressier top, choose dressier shoes to match.
I’ll be sharing more ideas over on Instagram today for Get Dressed with Merrick, but check out a bunch of ideas below!
Outfit #1: Bold red
Since the top is so bold, I kept the sandals very neutral.
Outfit #2: Basic tee with a scarf
A basic tee is perfect with light wash jeans. If the outfit is feeling boring, add a fun neck scarf!
Outfit #3: Feminine blouse with neutral heels
Don’t be afraid to dress up your jeans! Just make sure your shoes and top are similar dressy levels.
Outfit #4: Peplum top
Yes, you can wear a peplum top with jeans! I’m not usually a fan of peplum tops because they’re typically much longer and create a weird body shape. But this cropped one is fab.
Outfit #5: Feminine blouse and embellished sandals
I love this outfit. A feminine blouse dresses up the more masculine style of jeans, and the embellished shoes match the dressiness level. Adding a baseball hat in a neutral, more feminine style, compliments the casual jeans perfectly.
Outfit #6: Add a casual jacket
You can absolutely wear a jacket with light jeans. An olive jacket like this is a great casual option.
Outfit #7: Lace top with embellished sandals
Again, the top and the shoes make sense together since they’re both dressy. Don’t choose a super dressy top and very casual shoes.
Outfit #8: Oxfords and a felt fedora
A pair of oxford shoes instantly makes an outfit feel a little more sophisticated and preppy. A chic turtleneck and a felt fedora complete the outfit without feeling over the top preppy. A button up shirt would be a great alternative here — you could even add a blazer!
Outfit #9: Try a bright sunshine color
Again, don’t be afraid to do bold colors with your light jeans! This one has a flutter sleeve, so I made sure to balance the fullness with a tucked in shirt (we need to create a waist!)
Outfit #10: A sweatshirt and hat
Don’t think that light wash jeans are just for summer! You can wear them into fall with a sweatshirt and flats, sneakers, or boots!
See all of my light wash jean outfits HERE.
I hope this helps you put together some great outfits with your light wash jeans! Here is a video with all this advice in action: