No matter the season or what your personal style is, jeans are a wardrobe staple and probably the most versatile piece of clothing in your closet. When you’re shopping, there are always a few pairs that stand out from the rest – whether it’s a denim wash you love, the way they hug your body, or the comfort they provide. Jeans are a plus-size fashion must-have because they have a way of accentuating your curves in all the right places.
This wardrobe staple can take on many vibes, from cool and casual to fun and flirty, and it can be dressed up with a variety of tops, shoes and accessories. Keep reading for expert tips on how to dress up jeans for a stunning daytime or nighttime look.
How to Easily Transition a Pair of Jeans from Day to Night
Spring/Summer Transition Ideas
Do you wear jeans in the spring and summer? When the temperatures start heating up, many people swap out their full-length jeans for shorts, skirts, and dresses. Guess what? If you’re obsessed with jeans, you don’t have to say goodbye to your favorite denim just because of the season.
For daytime, pair your favorite jeans with a gauzy tee or lightweight tank and canvas kicks or flip flops. As summer days turn into summer nights, make the switch to dressier sandals or heels.
Fall/Winter Transition Ideas
Fall and winter are prime times to make your favorite jeans the star of your outfit — and shop for a few new pairs to tie together your plus-size style. Heavier denims are ideal for cold winter days because they are warmer and, look great with boots.
Winter jean outfits revolve around full-length jeans with long-sleeve tops, sweaters, and coats. While your daytime winter look may be jeans with a comfy hoodie, you can dress it up for evening with a duster cardigan or patterned blouse.
Jeans Outfit Ideas for Curvy Women
When dressing up jeans, try experimenting with different styles for different occasions. Black jeans are a great substitute for classic black pants on a casual Friday in the office. Or swap out your skinnies for a funkier flare leg style while running errands. Here are a few more ideas to help you switch things up.
It’s easy to transition skinny jeans from daytime casual to a hot going-out outfit with a black flowy top and open-toe heels. Save your light floral prints for daytime and then go dark when you’re getting ready for dinner. We love the Lily Flutter Sleeve Blouse in black with either dark or light-wash skinny jeans to really dress up your favorite denim.
Ditch your larger daytime bag for a cute and flirty clutch, like the Delta Clutch Bag. With just the right amount of sparkle to be festive, you’ll feel instantly evening-ready.
If you love the ripped jeans vibe, you can totally dress this type of plus-size clothing up with just a few quick wardrobe switches. Contrast the effortlessly cool look of ripped jeans with dressy pumps, mules, boots, or sandals with heels. This will add a glam touch to ultra-casual denim so you feel evening-ready on warm summer nights.
You can also dress up boyfriend-style ripped jeans or straight-leg ripped jeans with a chic blazer and elegant accessories, such as a trendy handbag or cute headband. To take your ripped jeans look to the next level, we love Dia & Co’s Allison Tote in black and the Alexa Boucle Fabric Headband in white and black.
Black jeans are probably the easiest type of denim to dress up because they already have a classy and upscale appearance. Black jeans are sleek, sophisticated, and ready to take on the night. Whether you go with high-rise skinny black jeans, relaxed boyfriend black jeans, versatile bootcut black jeans, or another hot style, it’s easy to pull on a flirty top and step into the nightlife scene.
If you’re wearing black jeans during the day with a casual top and slip-on sneakers, dress them up for evening with a flowy button-down shirt or sleeveless cowl neck blouse in a solid color. Even just a dressy pair of beaded earrings or a faux leather crossbody bag can transform your black jeans look from day to night, especially if you pack a pair of strappy heels to slide on when it’s time to go out.
With a better understanding of how to dress up jeans, you can have more fun with your look no matter what time of day it is or what the temperature is outside. Dia & Co is the place to shop for plus-size outfits with jeans that are casual, dressy, and versatile from sunrise to sunset and wherever the night takes you.
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