What to wear with Grey Jeans
Figuring out just what to wear with grey jeans can be tricky. I’m not sure what it is about them, but I even find it a little difficult to put together outfits with my grey jeans – although I absolutely LOVE them and wear them all the times. There’s just something about them that doesn’t feel quite as ‘neutral’ or ‘matches everything’ as your everyday blue jean does.
Just like with regular blue jeans, there are several different washes you could potentially have with grey jeans – ranging from almost-white to almost-black grey jeans. For most of this post, I’ve decided to focus on a lighter-ish wash of grey jeans but I think all the same style tips would apply for any shade of grey jeans you might already own or are on the market to purchase. I like the idea of wearing grey jeans (especially if you’re someone that wears jeans a lot) because it’s something different to switch things up a bit yet just as comfortable and easy (and can create just as casual a look – where as black jeans often look a little dressier).
1. Wear grey jeans with pastels or light-colored hues
also see this look I posted on instagram before heading out with friends wearing with pastel blue and grey
2. Wear grey jeans with cream, white or cognac for an all-neutrals look
As I went through all my old outfits looking for ones where I’d worn grey jeans, I realized that I hardly EVER wear simple flats. This is one of the few outfits where I’m actually wearing FLATS that aren’t booties (my FAVE shoe to wear if I’m honest). So I’m kind of on a mission to find some cute flats for this Spring and try and wear them more!
image via this blog post
There’s something about the color combination of this outfit that I LOVE so much. I think it’s the fact that this outfit is ALL neutrals – I love playing around with different neutral combos and creating new looks out of pieces already in my closet. (image via this blog post)
Citizens of Humanity grey ripped jeans (TTS, wearing size 25) // sweater – or another option here // Rag & Bone Harlow Booties – shop via R&B website, shopbop or Saks // Tan and Black check scarf // Gorjana and Griffin Chloe Gold Necklace // BP Long Black Cardigan // YSL Lipstick ( No. 06 ‘Pink in Devotion’) // Prada Bag (old – similar Prada here)
3. Wear grey jeans with similar shades of grey for a monochromatic look
If the monochromatic looks look or all-grey-outfit scares you, maybe try mixing up textures by adding a chunky knit with your grey jeans so there still a big of a contrast yet you’re still sporting a monochromatic theme.
(image from this blog post)
I’m not sure if the all grey outfit has really gotten enough momentum yet, but I think it’s going to be around for a few seasons to come. Have you noticed that all the celebrities are wearing grey on grey?! I’m telling you, it’s a thing :) If you don’t believe me, google “groutfit” and you’ll see what I’m talking about!
Regardless, you should definitely give it a try! It’s super easy and looks effortlessly chic. My only bit of advice would be to try not to match your greys perfectly – you wan’t a little difference either in texture of material or shade of the color to make the outfit looks ‘balanced’, put together, and intentional.
Stuart Weitzman ‘Lowland’ Over The Knee Boots // Citizen of Humanity ‘Sculpt – Rocket’ Skinny Jeans (Shadow) // Grey Sweater (old – similar here, here, here, and here and here) // Chloe Small ‘Drew’ Handbag // Prada Cateye Sunglasses // Too Faced ‘Melted’ Lipstain (image from this blog post)
4. Wear grey jeans with black or navy for a high contrast look
This outfit is perfect for the transitional season and even for going out (or night time things) during winter because you could easily throw on a jacket for while you’re outside but then you’ve got something sleeveless on for while you’re inside in the heat. (image via this blog post)
In this outfit, I layered a longer camisole under my grey sweater to create some contrast with my grey jeans and to tie in the black booties. (view original outfit post)
525 America Mock Neck Cable Knit Hi-Lo Sweater – shop similar via Zappos here, Shoptiques here // Black, stretchy turtleneck // CoH ‘Rocket’ Skinny Distressed Jeans (high-waisted!) – available via Nordstrom here // Topshop Bag (old) // Dee Keller black Booties (old) // baublebar pearl earrings (not available) // Black arrowhead ring
Sport a grey on grey outfit but add a black vest against the grey for a high-contrast look
wow, this is an OLD outfit…look at my hair! It’s so short and so DARK! Gosh, that seems like forever ago. But regardless of how hold this photo is, I actually do love how different this outfit is :) and I’m wondering where the check these shoes are because I totally miss them! I’m also loving the double check print too
J Crew Factory vest (sold out) // J Brand luxe sateen // Tory Burch Robinson cross body (also available via Nordstrom) // aviators // Daniel Wellington watch // Stella & Dot + Vita Fede mini Titan bracelet// Kendra Scott drusy ring c/o (image via this blog post)
You can’t really tell in this photo, but this jacket is navy – I love grey and navy together! Even just a simple, oversized navy sweater with grey jeans and cognac booties is SUCH a classic and cute look. (image via this blog post)
Outfit details: citizens of humanity carlie high rise jeans // topshop tunic (sold out – shop similar options here) // dee keller portia pumps (similar version here) // YSL clutch // Ray Ban Aviators // kendra scott earrings (image via this blog post)