Today I am showing you how to take casual jeans and style them into an elegant outfit.

By far and away, jeans outfits are the most frequent outfit request that I receive from our community.  But how does one take an otherwise casual wardrobe piece like denim and make it *elegant*?  Start by pairing the denim jeans with a top made of luxury fabric like cashmere, angora, satin, or silk.  Next, pair the outfit with a small heel to give a little “lift” to the look.  And finish off the outfit by pairing it with a haute handbag.  You don’t have to break the bank on a designer handbag – two of the bags I am showing here are under $100!

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Video Demonstration:

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Step One:  Start with a Modern Denim Jean


Jeans + Cashmere T-Shirt + Heels + Handbag

The luxe cashmere tshirt sweater offsets the casual denim jeans to create an elegant look. Shop this outfit here.

Check out my post on “Three Items to Modernize Your Summer Style”.  I discuss why a pair of straight leg jeans will update your wardrobe and modernize your style.  I prefer boyfriend jeans as they remind me of the jeans I wore in the 1990’s.

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Jeans + Cashmere Dolman Sweater + Heels + Handbag

The luxurious cashmere fabric offsets the casual denim to create en Samir of elegance. Shop this outfit here.

Step Two:  Pair a Top Made from Luxury Fabric

To offset the otherwise casual denim, pair with the jeans a top made of luxury fabric like cashmere, angora, silk, or satin.  All of the tops I’m showing in these photos are under $100…you don’t have to break the bank to look elegant!  (Notice that NONE of the tops I am showing here require tucking the shirt…these are all untucked elegance!)

Jeans + Dolman Sweater + Heels + Handbag

No luxury fabric here – just a neutral dolman knit sweater pair with jeans and wedge heels. Shop this outfit here.

Step Three:  Add a Small Heel to Add “Lift” to the Look

Flat shoes convey a more casual look while heels add an air of elegance to any outfit.  You don’t have to wear a stiletto though!  Just a small heel or kitten wedge will do the trick.

Jeans + Satin Blouse + Heels + Handbag

Step Four:  Finish Off the Look with a Haute Handbag

Again, you don’t have to break the bank with a designer handbag.  Two of the handbags I am showing here are under $100.  A “quiet luxury” or “old money”  handbag adds elegance to any look.

Jeans + Silk Blouse + Heels + Handbag

This v-neck silk blouse combine with the casual denim for an elevated, elegant jeans outfit. Shop here.

Jeans + Silk Kimono Blouse+ Heels + Handbag

 Jeans + Silk Blouse + Heels + Handbag

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