Ways to Dress Up Jeans

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Ways to Dress Up Jeans
Jeans can look elegant. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

These days, people wear jeans to fancy restaurants, parties, clubs, date nights, charity events and even work. However, the way in which you dress up your jeans can make or break your outfit. You don't want to look like you are just hanging out in an old pair of jeans and T-shirt. Make sure your jeans look classy and elegant.

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Dress to the Occasion

Think about where you are going. How, and how much, you dress up your jeans depends on where you are going. Dress according to the specific occasion or event. For instance, sport a cute blazer and blouse if you are going to a causal business event. Wear a fancy top with high heels for a night out with the girls.

Type of Jeans

Find the right type of jeans to dress up. Jeans that are torn, faded, and baggy do not lend themselves to dressing up. A pair of dark denim jeans will usually look classier than a pair of light denim jeans. You can splurge on a pair of designer jeans, but you can also find nice jeans for any budget. Make sure the jeans fit you properly. Be sure your jeans are hemmed properly for your heels -- you don't want them too short or too long.

The Top

Wear a long shirt that looks likes a dress over skin-tight jeans. This looks a bit like you are wearing a dress and the jeans are keeping your legs warm like stockings. Make sure the shirt is not too snug -- light and flowing is good. Other fancy tops that can dress up jeans are tank tops embellished with rhinestones or beads or a top made out of satin, velvet, or chiffon. Check out the fashion magazines for stylish tops to wear with your jeans.

The Shoes

Take time to find the right pair of shoes to wear with your jeans. This is key to dressing up your jeans. Wearing high heels dresses up anything, and they tend to look more formal than flats. Find a pair of high heels that matches your top to make a bold statement. Wear a pair of knee-high boots over your skinny jeans for a chic look. A pair of kitten heels is another option that is perfect for work or a night out with the girls. Check out the wedge heel shoes as well.


Complete your outfit with the right accessories. Show off a diamond necklace and earrings and your jeans will instantly be dressed up. Try a few stylish bracelets or a beautiful hair piece to give your outfit a little something extra. Find a cute purse to match your top or forgo the purse entirely and just use your jean pockets. Sport your jeans with confidence, because you can't complete your dressy look without a confident smile.

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