What to Wear With Black Jeans: Men’s Guide

Use these 7 easy outfit ideas to look great anytime you put on a pair of black jeans.

What to Wear With Black Jeans

Black Jeans Outfit

Black jeans are a versatile piece of clothing that can be paired with almost anything. Some of the best items to pair with black jeans are:

  • Black leather jackets
  • Black and white tall tees
  • White dress shirts
  • Bomber jackets
  • Blazers
  • Hoodies or sweatshirts
  • Vibrant and colorful shirts

This is What to Wear With Black Jeans

Black jeans are super versatile and can be a part of outfits that are boardroom ready, as well as street ready. Black jeans have been a staple item in my wardrobe for many years because I can dress them up with almost anything. 

Matching jackets, shirts, sweaters, and shoes with black jeans is easy, as so much can be paired with these versatile pants. 

One of my favorite outfits is a black leather jacket, black tall tee, black jeans, and black Chelsea boots. It is comfortable, stylish, modern, and simple. 

Continue reading this article to find 7 great outfit ideas that any man can wear with a pair of black jeans. 

What to Wear With Black Jeans

Black jeans are great pants to wear because they are comfortable, versatile, and easy to pair with. 

If you are looking for a new pair of jeans and don’t know which size to buy, try measuring the inseam on your jeans to find your size. 

No matter how you style your black jeans, they will never look good if they are dirty! So before you go out make sure to learn how to properly wash your jeans

To add some extra flare to these outfit recommendations, you may are want to fray, distress, starch, or rip your jeans. These elements can add some extra style to each of the outfit suggestions below. 

If you have a great pair of black jeans that don’t fit because you’ve lost a little weight, try learning how to shrink the waist of your jeans. Conversely, if you’ve gained a little size, your may want to try stretching the waist of your jeans.  

1. Pair With a Leather Jacket

Black leather jackets are almost as versatile as black jeans, as they can be easily paired with a variety of different shirts, pants, and shoes. Wearing black jeans with a black leather jacket together as an outfit creates a modern, yet rugged and grungy look. 

This is a look that can be worn on a variety of occasions including dates, casual lunch meetings, running errands around town, or just because you want to look sharp on a crisp autumn day. 

This outfit is stylish, simple, easy, and very comfortable to wear. Show a little attitude by wearing a black leather jacket, with a black t-shirt, black jeans, and a pair of black Chelsea boots. 

2. Black Jeans and Tall Tees

Enhance your physical appearance by wearing skinny black jeans with a tall black t-shirt and some white sneakers. Wearing all of these items together will help you to look long, lean, athletic, and stylish. 

Use your best features to your advantage, and make your legs look extra long and athletic. Who says women are the only ones who want their legs to look nice?

In addition to being stylish, this outfit is also affordable. An outfit like this can cost you as little as $80, shoes included. 

If your jeans are a bit baggy and you’d like to make them more skinny try learning how to make jeans tighter or how to shrink jeans. Conversely, if your jeans are too tight, you can use our simple methods for stretching jeans.

Check out our Tall Tee Guide for the best brands online.

3. Wear With a White Dress Shirt

A great business casual and overall sharp look is black jeans with a nicely fitted white dress shirt. This is a versatile look that can be worn to lunch, dinner, meetings, dates, club nights, the supermarket, on vacation, or to a movie. 

If you don’t have a white dress shirt, go get one. White dress shirts are great pieces of staple clothing that are versatile enough to be worn with a variety of different outfits. A white dress shirt and black jeans can be paired with sneakers, Chelsea boots, oxford shoes, loafers, as well as other types of footwear. 

If you are looking for other ways to look business casual in a pair of jeans, try reading our article on how to dress up jeans. Be sure to learn how to hang a dress shirt correctly in order to keep the garment wrinkle free.

4. Pair With a Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets have become enormously popular over the past 5 to 10 years and are always a great compliment to black jeans. Pair your black jeans with fresh looking bomber jacket overtop of a simple black or white t-shirt, throw on some casual shoes, and your look is sorted for the evening!

5. Wear Your Black Jeans with a Blazer

Achieve a nice business casual look by pairing your black jeans with a fun and colourful blazer. Black jeans can be paired with a variety of different colored blazers, usually overtop of a white or black cotton dress shirt. 

This is a simple yet effective look, that is comfortable, versatile, as well as modern and fashionable.

Adding a cuff to the bottom of your jeans works well with this look. Learn how to cuff jeans properly to make sure you are getting the best look possible. 

6. Match With a Hoodie or Sweatshirt

If you’re dressing for comfort to run errands on a Sunday afternoon in Autumn, black jeans with a fleece hoodie or cotton sweater is the perfect outfit. Jeans and a sweater is a great combination for being casual yet well dressed and put together. This outfit allows you to be comfortable, mobile, and stylish. 

Jeans and a sweatshirt is a nice warm outfit but, are sweatpants warmer than jeans? Stay warm this autumn and winter by choosing the best outfit for the climate you’re in!

7. Pair Your Black Jeans With a Colorful Shirt

If you want to add some color and flare to your outfit, try throwing on a colorful shirt to contrast your solid black jeans. Black is a great color because it is so versatile and easy to match with. If you are heading to a party or celebration and want to have some more fun with your outfit, try throwing on a bright or multicolored shirt with your dark jeans. 

Wearing a colorful shirt with a pair of black jeans is a great look for those dinners dates during vacation time. Make sure your jeans always look good no matter how long they are packed in your suitcase for, by learning how to properly fold jeans

What to Wear With Black Jeans FAQ

Black jeans are a versatile piece of clothing that can be easily paired. Try wearing your black jeans with items such as leather jackets, black and white t-shirts, white dress shirts, blazers, bomber jackets, and hoodies. Black or beige chelsea boots work well with black jeans, as do white sneakers. 

The best shirts to pair with black jeans are: white long sleeve dress shirts, black and white t-shirts, sweaters and hoodies of almost any colour, and pattern printed short sleeve collared shirts. 

Black jeans can be paired with a variety of different shoes, however black/beige chelsea boots, as well as white/black sneakers are some of the most stylish choices. 

Try these stylish combinations when dressing around your black jeans:

  1. Wear a leather jacket
  2. Wear white or black tall tees
  3. Wear a fitted long sleeve white dress shirt
  4. Wear with a bomber jacket
  5. Wear with a blazer 
  6. Wear with a hoodie
  7. Wear with a colourful shirt 

Pair these garments with black/beige boots or white/black sneakers to achieve a stylish and modern look.

Written and reviewed by:
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
I am 6'7 (203cm) / 235lb (106 kg) model and ex-athlete. Since I was a teen I had trouble finding clothes. I was too tall for off the rack and was too lean for Big & Tall.

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