Spring is here which means the warmer temps are headed our way (soon I hope!). Time to think about adding a pair of white jeans into your spring rotation, right? First, I want to be clear that white jeans are not an essential in my book. I think they are not the easiest to wear in a flattering way. But, if I set aside my Scrooge-y attitude about them, I have to admit that white jeans brighten up many all-season tops in your closet.  For example, a stripe boatneck top has a very different feel when it is paired with white jeans versus dark ones.

The right pair of white jeans can be tricky to find because you want to make sure they are not see-through, flatter your shape, and not painted-on tight. Here are a few pro tips for finding the right pair for you:
  • Instead of sizing down, which we do for many jeans these days because of stretch, try going up one size. Unlike dark denim, white denim shows everything. Going up a size — or sticking with your true size — will ensure you don’t look like you are wearing white leggings, which isn’t a good look for anyone.
  • White jeans should always feel a bit relaxed and a little beachy. Try a straight leg instead of a skinny that you can roll or large cuff to create your own cropped summer look.
  • I love a cropped white denim, but I will say, the full length styles carry you into fall and winter and I am all about lowering that cost per wear whenever I can! White jeans are perfect with a chunky sweater and ankle boots.
  • Look for jeans that have a little weight to the fabric so you don’t actually see skin through it!

Now onto our picks…

Love the rise and leg on these DL1961. They are available in sizes 24- 34 online. A great pair that you can wear into the fall and winter!

 

This Madewell pair feel so hip, beachy and fun. One of my favorite pairs of jeans to this day is from Madewell!
This NYDJ pair is a skinny silhouette but the brand never goes legging-skinny on their jeans.
I Also love the straight-leg style available on their website. The fabric is heavy enough for a “smoothing” effect.
Finally, our project manager Amy bought this pair from the Gap on the recommendation of several of her favorite bloggers. While they are a true skinny style, the fabric is thick enough that it straightens out around the ankle to flatter the leg. And they are not see-through!