Chances are that nearly every woman’s wardrobe contains necessary foundation pieces like a good pair of denim jeans and a T-shirt or two. This combination acts as the fundamental building block of any casual wardrobe and has incredible staying power in the contemporary closet. However, repeating the look can feel stale, which is why a fresh injection of style inspiration can help bring new direction to your wardrobe. Using this classic combination as a starting point, you can evolve your look in stylish ways that are perfect for the summer season.
To get started on overhauling your jeans-and-top look in ways that are anything but basic, refer to Savoir Flair’s style gallery.
This look features two street-style trends – the half tuck and shredded denim – in a combination that is unexpectedly fit for the office. To get the look, choose a sophisticated button-up, a chic bag, and strappy heels, and pair them with your favorite worn-in jeans.
When you’re gridlocked with your wardrobe, reach for this chic look, which pairs a patterned top, skinny jeans, and a relaxed blazer in a summery shade of salmon pink.
Gigi Hadid rocks this surprising combination, which pairs together a fully buttoned-up, torso-baring top with skinny shredded jeans, and manages to look both tomboyish and sensual at the same time.
When you’re in lowkey mode, try a slouchy graphic tee, ripped-up denim jeans, and a flannel shirt for a stylish update on the 90s grunge look.
Chloë Sevigny’s daring ensemble pulls pieces from opposing fashion categories. Her chic Chanel topper and twee button-up are the ultimate surprise factor when paired with fringed denim shorts.
For a not-so-basic denim update, top your favorite pair of jeans with a dress, which doubles as a tunic in this situation. This look packs the added punch of coming in a futuristic metallic gloss fabric.
When you’re in the mood to experiment with this season’s 1970s style obsession, opt for a pair of flared, striped jeans and a retro-inspired, yolked cowboy button-up.
Your basic white-tee-and-jeans combination gets a sophisticated makeover when paired with pastel accessories and a chic blush-pink topper.
If you want to take your jeans-and-tee look from zero to 100, go for opulent pairings like a faux-fur coat and chic loafers.
Once you have your denim picked out for the day, up the style ante by adding a lace top rather than a tee. Pair with feminine accessories, like an adorable mini crossbody bag, and you’re ready to conquer the streets.
This combination of sleeveless turtleneck, shrunken leather jacket, and boyfriend jeans makes for the ultimate “editor” look. It says, “I’m cool, but I’m not trying too hard.”
Model Ruby Aldridge does slouch with style. Her oversized denim trousers, loose turtleneck, and black duster maximize her comfort and her style quotient.
Leandra Medine is known for opting into avant-garde looks whenever she can, but this ensemble is more accessible than usual. A plain tee and shredded denim are the foundation of this outfit, which proves that experimentation is key to achieving her look.