Like its frequent sidekick, the graphic tee, black jeans have a kind of cool, rocker girl vibe that has always intimidated me a little. After all, I consider myself good at many things (mom-ming, spelling, accessorizing) but being cool is not one of them. Even back in the day, when cool girls wore cool outfits like plaid shirts and Guess jeans, I chose something either stuffy or spandex-y, the two extremes that pretty much characterized the 80s. But it’s never too late to start, right? And black jeans are forgiving and flattering and super low maintenance, so what’s not to love, right? So don’t be scared to embrace your inner cool girl. The outfit ideas shown here should help!
Black Jeans for Every Budget
If you’re new to black jean-ing, my advice is to start with an entry-level pair, like the $15 style from Old Navy. Once you’ve fully embraced the look, you can always upgrade (or not!).