Go for it. This combo was long considered a don’t, but now it’s a completely fashionable weekend look. The key to getting it right is to incorporate different shades of denim and simple styles. (That means no matchy-matchy separates or, say, a studded denim jacket with a tiered jean skirt.) “Dark jeans with a lighter chambray shirt work best,” says Ciepluch, who recommends breaking up the top and the bottom with a belt.
To buy: The Limited 917 Skinny jeans, $75, thelimited.com. Steven Alan top. Loft heels. Ben-Amun bracelets.
Is It Okay to Wear Last Year's Jeggings?
Keep jeans that are…
- Trouser cut
- Black or gray
Toss jeans that are…
- Super low-rise
- Relaxed cut
For the rear views of many of the jeans shown here, see Jeans With Flattering Back Pockets.