Dark wash jeans are one of the most versatile items of clothing you can own. They can easily go from ultra casual to dressy with just a few simple changes. I’m all about being comfortable, and jeans are definitely one of my go-to items when I want to step up from casual.
Here’s a few examples of how I dress up a pair of jeans.
Firstly, shoes. I’ll show three different shoe options from casual slip-on to dressy double monk strap.
For a casual look with a t-shirt, ditch the athletic shoes and go for a pair of simple slip-on driving mocks or loafers. From there, if you want to step it up slightly more, go with a fitted v-neck sweater over a crew-neck t-shirt.
Next, we’re switching out the tan shoes for darker brown brogues. Go for a fitted button-up with a casual pattern. If you’re heading out, throw on a navy sport jacket. If you want to wear a tie without coming off too stuffy, go with a sweater. It’s a great look for fall when the weather cools off. You can put the jacket back on for a nice, sharp look.
Finally, we’re going dressy. We’ve gone for a pair of black dress shoes and a solid white dress shirt. Going with the same jacket, you can see how the crisp white shirt and black shoes elevates things a bit. Throw on a tie and you’re in business. You’re still rocking jeans so you still have the casual attitude without being too over-dressed.