Any wardrobe staple can start to feel tired after a while—yes, even your jeans. Black jeans, in particular. The closest bottoms you can wear that feel as easy as leggings but still count as real pants, black jeans are the closet essential you reach for most days, especially amid a gloomy, cold winter. But even that tried-and-true dark denim can approach, well, uninspiring territory. You just need some fresh inspiration. With the right outerwear and unexpected styling tricks, those ride-or-dies can feel brand new. Scroll through for Insta-worthy outfits sure to breathe new life into a once-suffocated go-to.
1. Cozy Up
Let a fluffy coat do the talking.
2. Show Some Skin
Swap your usual turtleneck for one with some back interest.
3. All Black … and Brown
Break up an all-black look with brown shearling.
4. Pinstripe for the Win
Nail that retro vibe with a pinstripe.
5. Layer Up
Step it up with a punchy white collar and some pointy boots.
6. The Belted Blazer
Jeans can be styled up for the office.
7. The Belted Blazer
One classic meets another.
8. Puffer Gal
Stay warm and chic in a contrasting puffer.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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