Love wearing jeans even in summer and looking for some outfit inspiration. Checkout 12 elevated casual summer outfits with straight leg jeans.
I have been in love with this style of jeans because they look structured ad yet are so comfortable and chic. And these jeans definitely make casual outfits look more elevated and stylish.
I have 4 styles of jeans that I am sharing here and created looks with them.
Trench Coat + T Shirt + Loafers
This outfit is more elevated and still relaxed and comfortable and an awesome business casual options as well if that is your office dress code.
I love wearing trench coats and with this ankle length jeans it looks flattering as well. Pink and blue always go together very well. And that is what I am doing here. The blush trench coat to me is a great timeless essential you need in your wardrobe which is structured and yet looks so chic together.
I paired this outfit with loafers which look perfect with the ankle length of the jeans. Its important that you show a bit fo your ankles with this jeans otherwise you end up looking shorter. So a loafer that is showing a bit of your ankles would be perfect.
I have a whole blog post where I am sharing more footwear that look flattering with straight leg jeans, check it out below.
Blazer + White T Shirt + Loafer Mules
A white T shirt and blue jeans always looks amazing together. And I paired them with a blue blazer to add a smart casual element to the look as well as create a monochromatic outfit with colors.
I have always been a fan of monochrome outfits because you can effortlessly look stylish and elevated in them. I also added a pair of blue loafer mules which are my go to summer pair for work as well as everyday wear.
This outfit is so versatile. You can wear it to so many different occasions and the awesome part is that you can swap the blue with black or white and come up with a whole entire outfi
Black Graphic Tee + Dad Sandals
I used to wear these chunky sandals a lot like almost 10 years ago and I am glad they are back. So if you own any its time to. take them out and pair with your straight leg jeans. With the ankle length of the jeans, you can easily style them with your dad sandals.
Graphic t shirts are an awesome way to change your t shirt outfits in summer since you really don’t wear a third layer most of the time. These graphic tees add more dimension and an element of personality to your look.
Since the t shirt looked a bit oversized on me because of the sleeve length, I added a thin black belt to create a clear waist line so that I don’t look boxy and short.
Checkout one of the video where I am sharing more graphic tee outfits for summer.
Puff Sleeve Top + Woven Mule Slide Sandals
I also wanted to create a date night look for you because these jeans are really versatile and you can create so many different looks with them. And who said we cannot wear jeans to date night.
I added a puff sleeve with a bit of print to create a more dressed up and put together look. But the woven mule slide sandals actually complete that look by adding a feminine chic touch to the entire outfit.
I paired it with a matching white crossbody bag, but you can also carry a black bag which is perfect for a night time event.
I feel like this outfit is effortless but at the same time chic and really comfortable way of dressing up for date nights.
Linen Shirt + Espadrilles + Straw Hat
In this outfit I am wearing a full length straight leg jeans which has some ripped detail which can look very casual sometimes. So I paired it with a linen white shirt to give it a bit more elevated look. I always prefer to tuck in my my shirt for looking more put together.
Since these jeans cover my ankle, I paired them with espadrille wedges that have a pointy toe style even though they are close toe which in general elongates your legs rather than drowning them in the jeans. This is a trick I like to follow when I am wearing a full length pants or jeans that cover my toe.
Paired with a straw Fedora hat, this outfit is casual yet elevated and smart way of wearing ripped straight leg jeans.
Bohemian Top + Platform Sandals
The ripped detail always give a casual bohemian look, so I paired these long jeans with a bohemian printed top which is lightweight but still looks good for summer since its a bit see through.
To complete this retro bohemian look, I added a pair of platform sandals that are giving me the height I needed with the jeans.
Platform sandals are a great alternative if you hate wearing heels or are uncomfortable walking in them. They give you the height but they are absolutely comfortable to walk in.
I usually don’t go too high in them because otherwise it just looks disproportionate. A 2-3 in heel height feels comfortable and perfect for me.
Grafic Tee + Denim Jacket + Strappy Flats
You can break an all black outfit with a graphic t-shirt which will add a pop of color. I love band tees for that purpose and if styled correctly, they actually look amazing.
In this outfit I paired the black straight leg jeans with a black graphic tee which has pink yellow print that changes up the black monotone look of this outfit. I added a light blue or more like white wash denim jacket which I am sure most of us own.
This also adds a bit of brightness to the outfit. And pairing them with the yellow flats is the perfect pop of color that these black jeans need. It adds some summer brightness and a great way of wearing these black straight leg jeans.
Puff Sleeve Top + Block heels
Black jeans are great bottoms for date night outfit. That is why investing in a good pair of black jeans and these straight leg jeans from Levis are my favorite. These are the same jeans as the blue pair and I have reviewed them in one of my blog post as well.
Just by adding a black puff sleeve blouse or a dressier top you can easily create an awesome date night outfit which looks chic and put together but with all the comfort.
I added strapped block heeled slide sandals that almost look like they are not even there. This is just an example, the key is to have an open toe pair of footwear that will elevate this date night look and would dress up these jeans.
And just to switch it up, I added a pop of color with a bright colored bag, but this is optional.
Bright Blazer + Platform Sandals
Adding bright colored tops to a black jeans is a great alternative and an easy way of brightening up the black jeans in summer. And this smart casual outfit is a perfect look for that. I picked this yellow t shirt and yellow blazer.
Blazer are the best way to elevate any casual outfit. And a good linen blazer is an awesome third layer that will elevate your outfit without making you feel too hot in a blazer. In this outfit, I am agin creating a monochromatic outfit with yellow that looks effortlessly stylish.
And with platform sandals this outfit looks retro but at the same time smart and so put together. And the great part is that you do not need to think too much to come up with this outfit. Hence the effortless chic style.
Linen Shirt + Espadrille Wedges
My favorite way of wearing white jeans is with black top as a black and white look. This is another great way of wearing black in summer. So, in this outfit I paired a black linen shirt with white straight leg jeans.
And to complete the monochromatic look, I added black espadrille wedges. The wedges will make your legs look longer for being pointy toe.
Shirt sleeve linen shirts are perfect smart casual essential for summer when your outfits look put together but they are awesome for summer since they are short sleeved.
I kept the accessories in the same color tone to make the outfit look cohesive.
Padded Shoulder T shirt + Slides
If you love slides for summer like me, then this could be a great outfit formula. I paired padded shoulder t shirt with these mom jeans to create an effortless look for summer that looks comfortable. But the power shoulders add an elevated touch to your everyday jeans and t shirt outfit.
I am wearing these Chloe slides which are my go to pair for summer. They are light weight and a great summer alternative to ballerina flats. I have shared a complete review of them in one of my blog posts as well.
I added a bit more of summer touch with a wicker bag, but any crossbody bag would also look great with these jeans. White jeans always look perfect and definitely make you feel more summer appropriate.
Colored Graphic Tee + Slides
Another everyday slides outfit with these white jeans. A bright colored graphic tee and a bright colored slide like these leather slides from Seychelles are an awesome summer daily casual outfit.
I love the details of the slides with multiple colored straps. The slides are not as chunky as your daily slides so they look a bit more elevated than the regular ones you see everywhere.
I paired these white jeans with a red colored graphic tee that is such a fun color to wear with white because it just enhances the color even more. And if you are afraid of wearing bright colors because you are not sure which other colors to pair it with, then this is a great way of wearing them without putting a lot of effort into it.
Checkout my complete style guide with straight leg jeans in summer on my YouTube channel.
Which outfit spoke to you the most? Was there a particular look that you related and would love wearing everyday?