Here is how French women wear white jeans, plus my favorite pairs to shop right now. Whether in ecru, ivory, or cream, white denim is undoubtedly a spring-summer wardrobe essential. Paired with even the most classic (others might say “boring”) pieces —think white T-shirts, oversized shirts, or striped sweaters, white jeans can add sophistication to any look.
They can also provide a great way to replace your classic blue jeans to refresh your spring-summer wardrobe. And some are just perfect to wear on those summer evenings (on the Côte d’Azur), keeping you smart and cool.
However, while white denim can make one look chic and polished, it’s not always easy to know exactly how to wear it and what to pair with it. That is why in today’s post (and being French), I’ll provide you with some stylish and unique ideas to style a white pair of jeans. Keep scrolling to learn everything about this quintessential warm-weather denim, plus see my edit of the best pairs to shop right now.
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5 Best White Pairs of Jeans to Shop Now
Finding the perfect pair of white jeans can be a bit tricky. You want them to be thick enough so they aren’t transparent, with little to no stretch so they do not pull in the wrong places, and ideally without visible lined pockets.
This season, I love these chic and comfortable Totême high-rise tapered jeans. If you’re looking for the perfect straight-leg jeans, I recommend these Loulou Studio Wular jeans (which you can wear with the matching jacket) or these Totême Seam organic jeans. And if you seek something more slim-fitting, consider opting for Sézane’s classic Brut Sexy in ecru or these The Row Lesley cropped jeans (perfect if you’re petite).
What French Women Wear With White Jeans
French women usually style their favorite white denim with classic items, such as a timeless trench coat, a chic blazer, an oversized blue shirt, a nautical polo shirt, and stylish footwear. Keep scrolling below to see five chic outfit ideas featuring white jeans for any occasion.
1. A blue shirt with tapered jeans & leather sandals
Pair your favorite white denim with a blue, slightly oversized shirt like this Totême organic cotton shirt and this stylish pair of leather sandals by Isabel Marant. Add this Maison Michel Virginie straw sunhat for more sophistication.
2. A white T-shirt with straight-leg jeans & slides
A classic yet chic look, perfect to wear in summer! Wear your favorite high-rise straight-leg (or slim-fit) jeans in ecru with a basic white T-shirt (my favorite is this Sézane Conrad T-shirt). Add a nice pair of slide sandals like these Ancient Greek Sandals Desmos leather slides.
3. A striped polo shirt with jeans & suede loafers
Wear your white denim with a nautical-inspired striped polo shirt like this beautiful Gucci polo shirt. Add a pair of suede loafers like these Tod’s Gommino loafers. If, in summer, you like to wear bright colors, see these gorgeous Loro Piana Summer Charms Walk suede loafers.
4. A denim jacket with jeans & espadrilles
Pairing denim with more denim is an easy way to create an elevated look for spring-summer. You can wear classic white straight-leg jeans with a denim jacket. This summer, I love this Sandro oversized denim jacket with rhinestones (which I have on my wishlist). Add a pair of wedge espadrilles like these gorgeous Castaner Chiara 80 to create a more feminine silhouette.
5. A one-piece swimsuit with jeans & sporty sandals
This is a très chic outfit for when you’re on vacation! Wear a one-piece swimsuit like this gorgeous Eres Cassiopée bandeau swimsuit with classic high-rise straight-leg jeans in ecru and a pair of sporty sandals (I love these Roger Vivier Slidy Viv leather slides). If you’re in the city, opt for a classic bodysuit like this Sézane Coline bodysuit.
Bonjour! I’m Leonce, a French native and the founding editor of Leonce Chenal, a modern lifestyle platform for lovers of everything French. With my previous experience working for top tech companies in London and Paris, I created this platform in 2018 to offer discerning Francophiles an authentic experience through carefully curated content about French fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Merci for visiting, and à bientôt!