9 Ways of Styling Black Jeans for an Elevated Style

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9 Ways of Styling Black Jeans for an Elevated Style

Black jeans are an essential component of both men and women’s wardrobes, and for good reason: they look great with nearly everything, they never go out of style, and they’re super versatile. However, creating amazing outfits with black jeans goes beyond the jeans themselves. Equally vital is what you choose to pair them with, as it greatly influences the overall outcome.

In this article, we’ll help solve the dilemma of what to wear with black jeans by suggesting a few styling ideas for both men and women. Of course, if you’re still one step behind and looking for the perfect pair of black jeans, we’ve got you covered: at Mott & Bow, we take pride in offering a range of black jeans that’s crafted to perfection. With tailored fits, premium quality fabrics and a deep color that won’t fade even after multiple washes, over 5000+ men and women love our collection.

With straight, skinny and slim fits available for men, and high-rise, mid-rise, boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans and mom jeans available for women, our black jeans offer something for everyone.

Available in various inseam lengths, waist sizes, rises and stretch factors, your perfect pair is waiting for you. Once you’ve found them, read on for some ideas on how to style your black jeans.

    9 Outfit Ideas With Black Jeans

    1. Light colored tops for the win

    A pair of black jeans and a white, cream, or off-white top is one of the easiest ways to achieve a clean, fresh and put-together look. Our collection of white tops for both men and women offers white shirts, tees and polos that are absolutely comfortable but never sheer.

    If you’d like to add some extra color to your black and white ensemble, explore your shoes options. Whether it's tan boots or loafers for a classic touch, bright sneakers for a pop of vibrant color, or even statement heels to make a bold fashion statement, the right choice of shoes will instantly transform your black and white outfit. Don't be afraid to experiment!

    Mid Rise Bond Black

    Slim Barclay Black

    2. All black look

    All black looks exude an air of sophistication, and are super easy to pull off. Simply pair your black jeans with a black top and you’ll be good to go. We offer long and short sleeved black tees, polos, sweaters and sweatshirts for men, and long and short sleeved black tees and sweatshirts for women.

    Skinny Barclay Black


    The key to nailing all black outfits is to ensure that every piece fits you well. If your top is too baggy or your jeans overly loose, you might give off the impression that you hastily threw on the first thing you saw in your closet–and though that might be true, it’s not necessarily something you want people to notice!

    Opt for well-fitting black jeans that complement your body shape, and black tops that are the right length and don’t expose your midriff when you raise your arms. These adjustments will instantly elevate your all-black ensemble, giving it a polished and put-together feel. 

    To take your black outfit to the next level, consider incorporating gold or silver accessories. Men can opt for watches or chains, while women can accessorize with earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. These small additions are easy to incorporate and will elevate your black jeans.

    3. Blazers galore

    If you usually wonder what to wear with black jeans when you’re getting dressed for work, blazers can be your solution. Perfect for professional looks, women can also rock colorful blazers in bright pink or green for a chic office look.

    4. Denim delight: because there's nothing like a blue jacket

    If you want to look stylish and feel comfortable, pair your black jeans with a crisp white top and blue denim jacket. You can go for either a plain white tee or a button down shirt.

    5. Athleisure style 

    Sweatshirts go great with black jeans. From a relaxed weekend ensemble with a classic crew neck, to a streetwear-inspired look using a trendy oversized style, both men and women will find the sweatshirt and black jeans combo easy and stylish.

    6. Elegant evening 

    Dress up your black jeans with a sequined top, heels, and statement jewelry for a night on the town.

    Men can also easily achieve an elegant evening look with black jeans: start with a tailored button-down shirt in a rich and deep hue, such as navy blue or burgundy. Consider adding a blazer in a complementary color or a refined texture like velvet or tweed, and finish off the look with dress shoes, such as loafers or Oxfords.

    7. Pop of color

    Add a vibrant touch to your black jeans by pairing them with a bold and colorful top. Whether it's a bright red blouse, a vibrant green sweater, or a sunny yellow tee, this combination adds a lively element to your overall look.

    8. Cozy layering  

    Stay warm in colder months by layering your black jeans with a cozy cardigan or a chunky knit sweater. This layered look is perfect for winter outings, cozy nights by the fireplace, or holiday gatherings.

    9. Bring out your leather jacker  

    Pair your black jeans with a leather jacket for an edgy look. Perfect for date night, eating out with the family and even a concert, this combination is effortless and adds a touch of personality to your outfit.



    Black jeans truly stand out as a wardrobe staple for both men and women, and that’s mostly thanks to their remarkable versatility and ability to be styled in countless ways. They easily adapt to any occasion: whether you're aiming for a casual, edgy, or sophisticated look, black jeans serve as the perfect foundation to build upon. Pair them with a crisp white shirt for a clean and classic outfit, or go bold with a colorful top for a vibrant statement.

    Enhance your outfit with a leather jacket for an edgy twist, or dress them up with a blazer for a polished and professional touch. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to styling black jeans, making them an invaluable asset in any fashion-conscious individual's wardrobe.



    What can I wear with a pair of black jeans?

    Nearly everything goes well with black jeans, from tees and button downs, to polos and sweatshirts. Denim jackets, trench coats and blazers are also good options, as they easily elevate your outfit.

    What shoes to wear with black jeans?

    Again, black jeans look good with nearly everything, so your shoes choice really depends on the overall feel you’re striving for. For men, options like classic leather loafers, stylish Chelsea boots, sleek Oxford shoes, or even casual sneakers can perfectly complement black jeans.

    Women also have a wide range of choices: ankle boots, ballet flats, high heels, trendy sneakers, or even strappy sandals. The key is to select shoes that match the occasion.

    How can I look stylish with black jeans?

    To elevate the look of black jeans, consider pairing them with a statement jacket, trench coat, or blazer. In addition, don't underestimate the power of complementary accessories. For men, accessorizing with a stylish watch, a leather belt, and a classic leather briefcase or messenger bag can make a world of difference. Women can enhance their look with a statement handbag, a chic scarf, and jewelry.

    Keep in mind that to look stylish with black jeans, they must fit you well! Choose the correct inseam length, waist size, and rise to look, and feel, your best.

    What is a good color combo for black?

    The colors that bring more grace and style to black jeans are white, gray, cream, red, and brown.