Jeans are a staple of anyone’s wardrobe, particularly guys. It’s a go-to style that never fails, no matter what the occasion is. However, with so many different designs now out there, it can be difficult to choose. The truth is, you can invest in multiple pairs of jeans with differing detail for different events; from standard jeans to ripped and destroyed jeans, it’s an easy way to upgrade your style.
From off-duty weekend outfits to evening functions, jeans have a place as long as you style them well. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration on the best way to style your jeans in AW18, look no further. Here are some great ideas for each popular style of jeans.
Styling standard jeans
Standard, non-ripped jeans are the easiest to wear because they’re simple yet still stylish. The ultimate pair of jeans, you should always keep a blue and black pair in your wardrobe. But how do you create a strong look with just a plain pair of jeans?
Standard jeans worn casually in the daytime could be effortlessly paired with a printed sweatshirt to provide extra protection from the cold weather, with black or white trainers. This is ideal for running around town, stopping for lunch or simply just running errands.
If you’re looking for an evening look that incorporates your jeans, you can’t go wrong with a shirt. Whether patterned or plain is up to you, but worn with jeans will result in a smart casual look that will work for the pub, a restaurant or some kind of event. Just remember to wear smarter shoes!
How to wear ripped jeans
Ripped jeans are often associated with bad family jokes about falling over, but in reality they’re a style that have been around for some time and don’t seem to be going anywhere! A great alternative for adding some extra detail to your outfit, ripped jeans can still be worn through AW18.
Ripped jeans look particularly great with a check flannel shirt, creating a lumberjack-style that remains popular for a laidback appearance. Look for seasonal colours like red, mustard yellow or dark green. This look works best with black jeans, and can be finished with either brown boots or trainers depending on how smart you need to look.
Throw on a puffer or parka jacket over the top and you’re good to go!
Wearing destroyed jeans
Destroyed jeans are a more extreme version of ripped jeans, often with a bigger gap around the knee and rips up and down the leg. This is the ultimate streetwear style and should be worn casually.
Pair your destroyed jeans with a longline t-shirt or a dropped shoulder t-shirt for the ultimate off-duty style. Choose between plain or patterned designs; look for stripes and logos for on-trend styles. Finish your outfit with a pair of trainers, and a hoodie or puffer jacket.
Tape detailed jeans
A newer style on the block, tape jeans feature a contrasting coloured stripe down the side of the outer leg. Ideal for adding some eye-catching detail to your appearance, they look best on standard jeans for fear of over-doing it.
Style your tape jeans similarly to your non-ripped jeans. Look out for graphic printed t-shirts, perhaps one that incorporates a colour that matches the stripe down the side of your leg. To step it up a notch, look for stripes that feature custom branding. Finish your look with a parka jacket worn open to show off your ensemble.