BY STEFANIE BLANCH
As the time comes for us to dig into our drawers full of cosy sweaters and most comfortable jeans, how do we make our outfits look less shabby and more chic?
The jeans and sweater combo will forever be one of our favourite outfits- it’s a staple that is both uncomplicated and comfortable. But to help make this girl next door ensemble a little more street-style worthy, we’ve looked to some of fashion’s most stylish ladies for inspiration.
Keep It Dark
Imitate Sara Donaldson of Harper & Harley by pairing your black jeans and sweater with dark accessories for a refined urban feel. Offset chunky black boots and a bulky coat with slick hair and minimalist jewelry to make an impact on the city streets.
Pairing your dark blue jeans with a half-tucked knit sweater and flats will always look sophisticated. Pull your hair into a sleek bun like supermodel Miranda Kerr for a smarter look, or let it fall naturally for a more relaxed weekend vibe. Either way, you will be both warm and stylish with this simple combination.
Layers, layers, layers
Harpers Bazaar Style Director, Joanna Hillman, shows us how to make the most of layers to transform the jeans and sweater into an outfit fitting for the coolest of days. Layering a turtleneck under your sweater as well as a faux fur coat over the top like Joanna will not only keep you cosy, but also nonchalant in your style- which is what we love most about the jeans and sweater combo.
Opt for a heel
Take the lead from Editor & Founder of beauty site The File, Carlie Fowler and pair a black pump with your outfit for a more refined look that transcends from day to night. Embrace a light wash denim and a fitted black cashmere sweater for the complete hassle-free look of the Australian beauty editor.
Layer with a blazer for a smarter look
Be inspired by the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt, and add a blazer to your ensemble to wear jeans and a sweater the French way. Effortlessly chic, this combination will not only dress up your jeans for a more formal affair but keep you warmer too!