A pair of dark jeans is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. Here’s how to turn this simple item into three great looks: One for casual Fridays, one for daytime fun, and one for a night on the town.

A pair of dark jeans is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. Here’s how to turn this simple item into three great looks: One for casual Fridays, one for daytime fun, and one for a night on the town.

What You Need

  • A pair of dark-wash jeans
  • three tops
  • three pairs of shoes
  •  jewelry
  • accessories

Follow These Steps

  1. Create a casual look
    Layer a cardigan sweater in a neutral shade like gray, black, or beige over a novelty top—something with a splash of color and some interesting detail. Add some simple jewelry and a bright tote or handbag to pull this look together.

    Aha! A super-dark pair of jeans can almost be mistaken for black dress pants, making it just right for a casual office environment.
  2. Put together a fun daytime outfit
    Pull on a colorful tunic top, either belted at the waist or loose. Add a beaded necklace for a playful touch.

    Tip: A V-neck top makes you look longer and leaner.
  3. Create a nighttime ensemble
    Pair dark jeans with a silky sleeveless top. Consider one with an open, ruffled neckline. Add a couple of chunky pieces of jewelry such as a choker or a cuff bracelet. Swap your shoulder bag for a patent-leather clutch and you’re ready for an evening out.