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Ways to Wear Grey Jeans (10+ Ideas!)

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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).

grey skinny jeans, cream sweater, pastel scarf, pastel pumps, pastel and grey jeans outfit, brightontheday

1. Wear grey jeans with pastels or light-colored hues

cream sweater (currently 40% OFF) // grey jeans // pastel scarf // gigi NY bag // bracelet // blush suede pumps

grey jeans pastel top black booties

citizens of humanity carlie high rise jeans // anthropologie (brand is ‘left of center’) top  (also super similar here via Nordstrom)// dee keller wedge booties (old)

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!

grey jeans outfit, black and white stripe sweater, steve madden slip ons, casual weekend outfit, grey jeans outfit,

image via this blog post

grey jeans outfit

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

brightontheday wearing marl grey and black sweater, grey jeans, black booties, all grey outfit

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)

brightontheday wearing monochromatic all grey outfit, grey sweater, grey jeans, black over the knee boots

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

brightontheday wearing sleeveless turtleneck, grey jeans, black open toe booties and black moto tote

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)

greyjeans grey swater black shoes outfit

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

mirror selfie brightontheday, black faux fur vest, grey sweater, light grey skinny jeans, black over the knee flat boots, brighton keller mirror selfie instagram

Sport a grey on grey outfit but add a black vest against the grey for a high-contrast look

grey sweater // light grey jeans // SW ‘lowland’ over the knee boots // gold necklace // faux fur vest

plaid puffer vest grey jeans

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)

grey jeans, navy jacket, black shirt, black shoes outfit

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)

grey jeans black tunic green shoes

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)

grey jeans black moto jacket

citizens of humanity carlie high rise jeans // BP trolley bootes in black (under $100 – OBSESSED) // Mango moto jacket  // patterned tunic shirt (old)

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  • Sara Kate Steadman

    I love grey with pastels! Such a perfect combo. Cute post, thanks for all of the inspo!

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Christina S

    Love, love this post! Especially after I commented last week saying I didn’t think they looked that great on me. Thanks for showing so many wears to rock them!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • This is such a great post! And I pretty much live in grey… so this is perfect for me. All these looks are gorgeous.
    ox Taylor |

  • Cute outfits<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • I love all the outfits and I can tell you put so much time into this post finding all the options and getting the photos! Thanks for the tips !

    • aww thanks for commenting victoria! and thank you for the kind words – it means more than you know! and YES, it does take me a long time!

  • Kathleen Harper

    Gorgeous use of gray jeans! I love this hue.

  • Hannah Madison

    These are great suggestions! I can tell you’ve really put your heart into this post and I’ll definitely use the monochromatic look….I love love neutrals :D


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

  • ewa39393

    Nice looks :) Do you wear your sneakers (slip on) on bare feet or maybe you use invisible socks? If you where them on bare feet-what kind of shoes else do you were like that?

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