Are you looking for the perfect smart casual outfit? Something you can wear to a party, a night out with the girls, or even a dinner date? Then you’re probably looking for a ‘jeans and a nice top’ kind of outfit!
Pairing jeans with tops might sound simple, but making it look chic and stylish is much harder than you think. Luckily, we’ve got your back. Because whatever your other 99 problems are, your outfit won’t be one!
Here are some of our favorite tops and styling tips to ensure that you look insta-worthy in no time:
Be Stylish in a Statement Shirt
Looking for a top and jeans combination that will make an instant impact? Then you need to invest in a shirt with a bold and fashion-forward pattern. We suggest a bold floral print, which is one of this season’s biggest print trends, and is also universally flattering.
A black and white floral print can be worn like a neutral, but will turn heads at the same time. If you want to play it safe, pair with your favorite dark blue or black jeans. Really want to stand out from the crowd? Vibrant red jeans are the answer!
The key to picking the perfect shirt is to ensure that it doesn’t gape on your bust and sits on your shoulder without any overhang. Button your shirt to the top and add a necklace for a style-focused daytime look, or leave it unbuttoned to show off some skin.
Kill it in a Kimono
If you’re looking for a top that is perfect for drinks, date night, or dinner with the girls, then a kimono style top is the perfect choice. The statement sleeves are ideal for experimenting with proportions, meaning this top would look fantastic paired with skinny jeans to create balance.
Vibrant jewel shades are bang on-trend this season, which is another reason why this emerald green version is such a great choice. Add a long-line necklace to draw the eye down the body, creating a long and lean finish.
Release Your Inner Animal
Finally, the hottest print of the season is leopard print: no self-confessed fashionistas wardrobe would be complete without it. Add a leopard print top to your wardrobe to instantly show off your style credentials. We love this understated leopard print blouse in neutral shades.
Pair with slouchy boyfriend jeans during the day and black skinny jeans or black leather trousers for a night out on the town. The high neck detail is ideal for injecting a touch of modesty into your outfit, letting the power of the print do all the talking.
A leopard print blouse, like this one from SilkFred, could be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. With jeans and your favorite kicks you’re ready for a low key lunch, a shopping trip, or understated gathering with your closest friends. Switch the jeans for a leather mini skirt and a pair of statement heels and your eye-catching tee will carry you anywhere.
When choosing an animal print shirt, look for one with a slightly oversize fit, then tuck it into high waisted skinny jeans (or a high waisted skirt) to show off your waist.