7 Tops to Wear With Dark Blue Jeans
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  • Writer's pictureBrenda

7 Tops to Wear With Dark Blue Jeans

Updated: Feb 22

We all know that jeans are an international wardrobe staple. We most likely own a pair (or 5) of denim jeans in different colors and styles. A pair of jeans can be styled in many different ways to create both casual as well as dressy looks. Depending on the color and cut, you can go from the beach to the office in a pair.

When it comes to jeans colors, dark jeans are generally regarded as the most formal of them. This is why they are typically the type of jeans you can wear to the office if your work observes Casual Friday or a smart casual dress code. A pair of dark blue jeans is also more slimming than lighter colors so that’s another reason to love them.


Not only can you rock a pair of dark denim to the office but you can also pair them with different tops to create a casual outfit or a more formal look. T-shirts and tank tops are worn to create a casual look while blouses and blazers are paired with dark wash denim for more formal occasions.

In today’s blog post, I would be going over some great options of tops, shirts and jackets to wear with dark blue denim. Jeans in dark shades can be worn during both the colder and warmer months. You would see just how easy it is to create stylish outfits with your favorite dark blue jeans.

As someone with thick thighs and curves, I know how difficult it can be finding the right pair of jeans. That’s why I would start this post by sharing some of my favorite places to shop for jeans in different shades. These jeans come highly reviewed and recommended by many women so I do not see why they would not work out for you. The perfect outfit starts with the perfect pair of jeans.

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Where to buy dark blue jeans

i) Old Navy

Old Navy has had a pretty solid denim game for a long time now. I remember one of my first pair of jeans I ever owned when I arrived in Canada over 15 years ago was from and Old Navy store in Hamilton. I wore those jeans so much, I had holes in my thighs!

The reason I wore them out was because they were one of the few brands that made jeans with curvy women in mind and so once I found a pair that worked, I wore the denim out of them.

Their high-waisted slim straight jeans have stellar reviews thanks to their comfort, slight stretch and affordability (under $35!)

ii) Nordstrom

Nordstrom offers a wide selection dark denim but THESE Manhattan bootcut jeans are a favorite. They’re a great option if you’re going for a business casual look. You could pair them with a pair of heels or ankle boots during the colder months. The dark color would also make you appear slimmer and who does not love that?

iii) Asos

If you're a fan of really stretchy, high-waisted, skinny yet comfortable jeans, then you’re going to love the Topshop Joni jeans. If you've been following my blog for some time, then you know these are my number one skinny jeans ever.

I bought my first pair as a young university student and never looked back since. If you have an hourglass figure or are more bottom-heavy, this pair of dark blue jeans are a good choice for you. However, regardless of your body type, they’re going to look flattering on you.

iv) Madewell

I’ll admit that I was not aware of the Madewell brand until last year. It was actually an image of a black plus sized woman rocking a pair of their jeans that sold me. The brand has dedicated an entire section of denim on their website for curvy women, and I appreciate that greatly.

I know all too well the struggle of jumping, hopping, skipping, sweating and kicking my way into a pair of jeans...only for there to be a huge gap in the waist. That waist to hip ratio can make it so hard to find a pair of jeans that fit correctly everywhere.

I particularly like their vintage flare jean which comes in a dark wash denim and in different lengths to accommodate petite, regular and tall women.

Now that you have a good idea of where to shop for dark wash jeans, let’s talk about the different ways to style them for different occasions. You can create many different looks with the same pair of jeans just by switching your choice of top and outerwear.

Here are the best clothing items to wear with a pair of dark blue jeans.

What to wear with dark blue jeans

1) A white t-shirt

A plain white tee combined with a pair of jeans is an outfit combination that works across the board, regardless of body type. You can create the perfect casual look by pairing a fitted white t-shirt with a pair of skinny jeans. Opt for a graphic tee for an edgy look.

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This look could be dressed up with a pair of heels or dressed down with a pair of white sneakers. You can always add a blazer on top for a more formal look. During the winter season, replace your heels and ballet flats with a pair of knee-high boots for a chic cold weather look.

2) A dress shirt

When Casual Friday comes around, a lot of us immediately turn to a pair of dark jeans and a button-down shirt; more specifically, a crisp white shirt. Pairing dark wash denim with a button-down shirt is a classic look worn for Casual Days. Shirts in neutral colors are a great choice if you’re headed to the office.

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Pairing your dark jeans with a button-down shirt is such an easy way to style a pair of dark jeans in a work-appropriate manner. Sometimes, a polo shirt can be worn to replace your button-down and this gives a more preppy vibe. Light wash jeans can be paired with dress shirts as well.

3) A blouse

During the warmer months, a great way to style your dark wash denim for more formal occasions is by pairing them with a short-sleeved blouse. Choose blouses in different colors to create different outfits each time. You can also pair them with cardigans or blazers to cover your arms. Create a brighter look by opting for blouses in bright colors.

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During the colder months, opt for blouses with long sleeves for some extra warmth. A trench coat is the perfect choice of jacket to go with to complete your outfit if you’re headed somewhere fancier. If you’re commuting, throw on a pair of ballet flats or flat ankle boots. This is a look you can take from the office to happy hour.

4) A wrap top

Wrap tops are great for creating a flattering neckline. They show off your decolletage while keeping things classy. During the summer, try pairing your dark jeans with off-shoulder wrap tops to create a simple yet sexy outfit.

Complete your look with a pair of high heels for date night. A peplum wrap top is a good choice if you want to show off your chest area but are insecure about your belly fat.

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Wrap tops could also be worn to more formal events. Black tops can be seen at birthday parties and dinners. A wrap top with floral prints could be worn to a garden party with a more casual dress code. This would be a chic Spring look you could rock with your favorite jeans.

For more outfit inspiration if you’re headed to a garden party, check out my post: 8 outfits to wear to a garden party.

5) A black leather jacket

A black leather jacket is another wardrobe staple most of us own. Whether it’s a real leather or faux leather jacket, it adds some sass and spunk to any outfit.

Leather jackets are typically reserved for less formal events. Feel free to add one on top of your crop top, tank top or t-shirt to create a chic denim outfit.

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Pair your black jacket with a pair of combat boots during the cooler months for a badass outfit you can wear to hang out with friends. During the Spring, try pairing your jean and moto jacket with high top sneakers for some effortless street style.

6) A denim jacket

Denim jackets are a great choice of outerwear in the Spring and Summer. They offer some extra warmth while adding a casual vibe to your outfits. Pair your jean jacket with any style of jeans to create laid back looks you could wear to the mall or for a barbecue. Who says the Canadian tuxedo cannot be fashionable?

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A simple black shirt could be paired with jeans in a dark color with a denim jacket. You could also wear a flannel shirt underneath your jacket if it’s colder outside. Finish your look off with a pair of sneakers or ankle boots. You could also tie your shirt around your waist, depending on your personal style.

7) A bomber jacket

Bomber jackets are a great in-between jacket. They’re great options to wear during the Spring and Fall as they’re too warm for Summer and not cold enough for the winter, unless they are lined. A bomber jacket looks best when paired with skinny jeans. Choose a simple top to wear underneath so your jacket can be the focus.

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During the warm days and nights, choose tops in a light color. For a chic date night look during the Fall, pair a top in a dark color with a pair of dark wash jeans and a stylish bomber jacket. Complete the look with strappy heels and you are good to go. You would have created a stylish and slimming outfit.

I hope you have gotten both dressy as well as casual outfit ideas from this post. Dark jeans are considered the most formal type of denim and you can pair them with different types of tops to create chic outfits. A lot of these looks can also be re-created with light blue jeans.

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Do check out my post: 10 chic ways to wear dark blue jeans for some more outfit inspo when it comes to dark wash denim.

Until the next post,



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