The Denim Edit: Finding + Styling the Perfect White Jeans

 

Its been a busy few weeks of travel over here and as a true homebody, I can't tell you how good it feels to finally be settling back into my routine. My girlfriends and I recently traveled to Cedar Lakes Estate in the heart of the Hudson Valley for a short getaway. While mother nature reared her head and brought us a complete washout, we still made the best of our trip!

Of course, traveling as 4 bloggers, we brought about 4x the clothing that we actually needed; but there was one thing on my packing list that was a no-brainer - a pair of white denim.

Great fitting jeans in general are not easy to come by. White jeans, however, are on a completely different level. When searching for the right pair, I always look for a few key design aspects. In the rare occasion that they check all of the boxes, they're becoming a permanent fixture in my wardrobe.

Partnering with Express to talk about finding the perfect white jeans and how to style them in today's post!

PS - Have you heard that Express now offers extended sizing from 00-18 (XXS-XL)? #ifyoudontknow,nowyaknow

perfect white jeans

 

Shop my look + a few other faves:


perfect white jeans
perfect white jeans

What I Look for in
White Denim

RISE
When it comes to my body type and style preference, I have completely ruled out low rise denim. I always look for a medium to high rise and feel that it helps to show off a more flattering shape.

THICKNESS
The see through look is not cute. Always, always look for a thicker jean when searching for white denim. White is white, and often with clothing, it's hard to find a white that isn't sheer. The thicker the denim, the less likely you'll be able to see right through them.

POCKETS
Pockets are something you may not pay attention to at first glance, but they're so important! The smaller the pockets, the more likely they are to emphasize your butt. Look for pockets that sit in the middle of the jean and that cover most of the backside of the denim.

 

 

 

perfect white jeans
perfect white jeans


Styling White Denim
There are so many ways to make white denim work! Here are my 3 go-to's:

WHITE ON WHITE
It's the Summer - take advantage of the white on white look! When I found this sheer star print top this outfit came together immediately in my head. One of the reasons I love white on white is because it's a clean, sleek look which gives you the perfect neutral canvas to accessorize with.

WHITE + CHAMBRAY
Another classic, easy combo perfect for summer. You get two-in-one with a chambray button up - wear it buttoned or unbuttoned, with a cami underneath.

WHITE + PRINT
Printed blouses are a great way to add some color + pattern to a white denim look. I recommend chiffon or silk to add a bit of texture to your denim. Anything from a flowy boho-esque blouse to a tucked in cami works!

 

 

 

More White Styles to Love at Express:



Thank you, Express, for partnering with me on this post! | #ExpressPartner

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32 Comments

  1. August 7, 2018 / 6:41 am

    this is such a fun look!! love love this top on you!

  2. August 6, 2018 / 11:32 am

    I love these high waist jeans! Express has so many great fitting jeans right now.

    xo, Laura

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      They really do! I’ve found so many great pairs this season from Express <3

  3. Anna English
    August 6, 2018 / 8:03 am

    I love the high waisted fit of these jeans! So flattering on you girl.

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks lady! Don’t think I’ll ever pick up a pair of low-waisted jeans again! haha

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      These have just the right amount!

  4. August 3, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Absolutely loved this post. White is one of my favorite colors, specially when I want to create cute outfits. Liked your picks!

    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks Candace. White really is such a great canvas to work with.

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks Tanvi! They are such a comfortable, flattering fit!

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Same! Second favorite time of year to wear it for me is the Winter! Nothing like Winter white 🙂

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks Laura! White on white is one of my summertime favorites.

  5. Laura Leigh
    August 2, 2018 / 8:07 am

    White jeans are always a beast to shop for in my opinion! I love this breakdown and agree thickness is super important!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      They really can be super tough!

  6. maggie
    August 1, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    That top is so cute!!

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks lady! So many different ways to wear it, too!

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Totally – and SUCH a perfect fit!

  7. Ruthie Ridley
    July 31, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    I love this look! What a fun top!!

    • Danielle
      Author
      August 4, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      Thank ya babe!

  8. Ashley Hargrove
    July 31, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I LOVE everything white during the summer months! And I am also obsessed with stars so I need to order that top!

    • Danielle
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      Omg yes – I could so see you in the black version too! <3

  9. July 31, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Why are white jeans so hard to find?! I just found my favorite pair and now want to buy like 5 pairs so I never run out and have to find a new pair again haha! These white jeans look amazing on you!

    xo, Sara

    • Danielle
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      They really are – I can totally relate and DEFINITELY stock up when I find a good pair!

  10. July 31, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Great jeans, love the fabric on your top and how you styled the jeans!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Danielle
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks Cathy! Loved the added texture on the top to pair with the jeans!

  11. July 30, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I am loving the white on white and these jeans look great on you! White jeans are a definite closet must-have.

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Danielle
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Kileen! They are totally my summer go-to.

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