Style guide – What to wear with black jeans

16th May 2018

Black jeans are a wardrobe essential. Skinny, slim-fit, spray-on – it’s easier than ever to find a style that suits your vibe. But what do you wear with them? Check out our 2018 round up of outfit inspiration:

What to wear with black jeans

Black jeans can work for pretty much any event. Dress down with a logo t-shirt at the weekend – dress up with a crisp, white shirt on weekdays.

logo tee with black jeans

Logo t-shirt

Bold logos and strong graphics work well with black jeans. The denim lets your tee do all the talking. Opt for a strong red to work against the black. Look for a logo that stretches across the chest. Finish with navy trainers and a rucksack for an easy weekend look.

Casual shirt

Dressy enough for a date, easy to wear for hanging out with mates. A check print is the best choice for a casual shirt to pair with black jeans. Green, red or blue is best. Opt for a long sleeved shirt you can roll up to the elbows for a laid back vibe. Wear this open with a white V-neck t-shirt underneath – or tie around the waist for grunge vibes.

Slim t-shirt

Arm and chest day going well? Let everyone know and pair a snug t-shirt with black skinny jeans. Low rise slip-ons nail this look. Add a baseball cap then sling on a pouch bag and you’re good to go.

Military jacket

Camo does all the hard work. Pair with black skinny jeans and white kicks. Look for khaki shades and oversized fits featuring strong collars and maybe a military style patch or two. Throw on over a grey fitted jumper on colder days.

Striped polo shirt

You might think they’re preppy but you need a striped polo shirt in your wardrobe. Pastel shades – yellow and blue – add a softer vibe with slim-fit black jeans. Great for meeting your girl’s parents or visiting your Gran at the weekend. Just remember – the smarter the occasion, the stronger the collar needs to be.


A grey blazer over a long sleeve t-shirt is the ideal combo with black jeans. Add a pair of boots and you’ll be dressed to impress for any meeting at work.


What shoes to wear with black jeans

  • Brown brogues
  • White trainers
  • Sport trainers
  • Chukka boots
  • Sliders

Brown shoes

Black jeans with brown shoes are not the no-no you might think they are. A pair of tan brogues paired with black skinny jeans and a white Oxford shirt make for a great combo.

White plimsolls

Can’t go wrong with a pair of these. They work with any style of black jean – whether you prefer keeping it baggy or wearing denim that looks sprayed on. Look for tennis shoe or plimsoll styles for everyday dressing.

Sport trainers

Bold colours and sporty designs work best with skinny black jeans and a loose fit t-shirt. Great for your weekend plans.

Chukka boots

Suede, chukka style boots are the ultimate smart/casual footwear. Tan or grey go with everything and look great with black jeans.


Sliders + sports socks + black jeans = laidback athleisure vibes. Pair with a sports t-shirt – rep one of our retro style football tees. Perfect for weekends spent in the pub when the World Cup starts.

So, styling black jeans is simple. Mix and match these items and you’re good for anything.

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