Finding the Perfect White Jeans

Is it just us or does anyone else constantly reach for their white jeans all summer long? From work to weekend, white jeans are a staple in our closets all spring/summer, because they are extremely versatile.Spring_White_Jeans_Sandals_FashionYou can dress them up for a night out, pair them with a blazer for work, or even combine them with sneakers for a casual summer look. You all know how we have been making a conscious effort to buy items that work hard for our wardrobes and white jeans do exactly that. However, finding the perfect pair of white jeans is HARD!

Sometimes the material is too thin and they’re see through (that’s never good…), sometimes they’re not stretchy enough, sometimes they’re not slim enough all the way through the leg. So many variables that make it incredibly difficult to find the PERFECT pair!

So not only are we going to chat about how we wear our white jeans, we are also going to dive into the details of some of our favorite pairs. Hopefully this information will inspire you to add this staple into your wardrobe OR pair them with items you already own that you haven’t thought about before.

Bridget

As evidenced by these pictures, I wear white jeans A LOT throughout the summer! During the warmer months I treat my white jeans just like I would jeans. Instead of defaulting to wearing jeans with just about any outfit, I substitute blue jeans with my favorite white jeans.

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I usually wear them with nude color sandals or wedges because nude color shoes are pretty much all I own in the summer. However I’m not afraid to dress down the look and pair them with my favorite converse too, especially if I’m traveling or doing a lot of walking that day.

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I own two pairs of white jeans — one with holes and one without. I tend to wear the hole-y ones more than the regular ones because they fit a little more comfortably than the regular pair. However I am super happy to have both pairs because there are some occasions where I can’t wear the hole-y ones (like to work).

But finding a good pair of white jeans is HARD. Usually they are too cheap looking or super see-through (yikes) or just not a good fit. Both my pairs are over TWO years old but I’m always so hesitant to look for new ones because finding the perfect pair seems close to impossible sometimes!

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Our friend Courtney suggested this pair (she swears by them!) and when she gushed all about that, I instantly shared the link with my mom earlier this year because I knew she too was in the market for new white pants. My mom and I are two different sizes with two very different body shapes but these magical pants worked for both of us! If you’re in the game for a new white pair of jeans, you may want to give these a try. Plus Nordstrom makes returns easy, so it doesn’t hurt to at least try them if you haven’t had much luck so far.

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Casey

Like Bridget, I’m a big fan of white jeans and I wear them constantly during the warmer months here in Chicago. From work to weekend, these are a staple in my closet.

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I actually ended up getting the white jeans that Bridget mentioned above (the same one her mom got!). After buying & returning quite a few pairs this spring, these ones were the only pair that made the cut. They’re stretchy, come up nicely on the waist, and are tight at the ankles. Check, check, & check! I will say that the fabric is a little thinner than white jeans I’ve worn in the past, but they’re definitely not see-through. (No colorful undies to be seen here!)travel-carmel-casey-suticase-laughing-fashion-white-jeans

I have another pair of white jeans from the Gap that I’ve had for years! They’re my old trusty pair, but I was excited to add another to my arsenal. Because I wear them so often, I feel like I needed another pair in case the others ever got dirty (which definitely tends to happen to my white jeans)jan-casey-bench

Just like Bridget, you’ll usually see me wearing my white jeans with neutral shoes. I’m still obsessed with the nude block heel sandals I got earlier this spring. I wear them constantly, and they’re so comfortable. white-jeans-flats

I also wear my white jeans with my favorite flats, sandals, and now my new blush gym shoes! Really any footwear works well with white.

You will probably find us wearing white jeans on repeat all summer long! From casual afternoons to dinners downtown, investing in a pair of white jeans you love is well worth it.

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  • Pam

    I’ve been looking for a good pair of white jeans. Thanks for the tips.

    • The hunt is hard so we definitely feel your pain! Hope this post helps you find the perfect pair. =)

  • Oh my gosh, this post is so timely for me because after months of shopping and disappointment, this past week I found the perfect pair of white jeans (for me) in a rather unlikely place! I was so excited and wore them all weekend! On a whim at Old Navy I decided to try on a pair of their Rockstar jeans in distressed white denim. What made me decide to try them on was I noticed the pockets were in a nude fabric, which I think should be standard in all white jeans! That has been my biggest beef with my white jean search, is that you can see the outline of the pockets through the jean material. I commented awhile back that I bought the jcrew toothpick white jeans and while I loved the fit, not only could you see the pocket outline, but the seams down the side which looked like a tuxedo stripe. So after months of searching I finally have a pair of white jeans that I am in love with😍! They fit so well and the price is crazy affordable. I may have to add another non-distressed pair to the mix.

    • Nude material in the pockets — that’s genius!! We are totally going to check out this pair, thanks for your tip! And love the idea of getting two pairs because once you finally find a pair you love, you never want to lose them (or stain them!). Thanks Kerri =)

  • shawnna griffin

    hey girls- great post! Love the jeans! I haven’t wore white jeans in 25 years ( when I was a candy striper) ha I can’t believe it’s been that long. Crazy how time flies by huh?

  • Trang

    White jeans are so chic for the summer months! They go with just about everything. I recently got a pair of distressed ones from Express and love them. Now I need to buy a pair for work (casual Fridays). I’ll have to take a look at the ones you ladies suggested as well as the reader below with Old Navy’s pair.

    • Thanks for the Express tip, gotta check those and the Old Navy ones out!! And we completely agree, great to have a distressed (night/weekend) option and a work pair.

    • I just went online to order another pair and wanted to mention the ones I bought were the “with sculpt” option, not sure if that’s why I ❤️ them so much!

  • Katie

    I’ve had luck with Levi’s! Nice and thick, not skin tight, and they come in a bunch of different cuts and lengths. Also you can find them in a bunch of different stores or on their site directly so always bound to find a sale.

    • Love these tips, thanks so much for sharing Katie!

  • I love white jeans for all the reasons you mentioned BUT wearing them around my 4 year old makes me pretty nervous! Also, I might be a bit messy but 4 year old boys…not known for being clean. So I save most of my wears for when I’m not around him (which isn’t often!). I should try them for work though, I don’t know why I never thought of that!!

    • Diana that is too funny! If we’re getting ours dirty from normal wear, then we can only imagine with kids around. haha! Bring on the bleach!