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I’m a Lazy Fashion Editor—These 5 Top-and-Jeans Outfits Never Fail Me

Ah, jeans and a nice top. Where would we be without this classic fashion combination? Usually our go-to for festive drinks and easy going-out ensembles, its certainly served us well over the decades, as we all know; a pretty top when paired with jeans is the perfect way to dress up with minimal effort and maximum impact. 

There’s no such thing as OTT this year, and our favourite influencers have provided us with more than enough inspiration for party season. We’ve found a plethora of top options—from sequins to sheer organza—cropping up on our feeds, all you need to do is add your fave jeans and shoes, and you’re ready to go. So if you’re looking for low-key party outfit inspo this year, scroll down to see and shop the best outfits around. 

Style Notes: Party season means one thing: sequins. Give an embellished top an edgy overhaul by styling it with classic blue denim, a clutch, and undone hair. Take it from Who What Wear’s con, Monikh Dale.

You can get this pretty top in eight other colours, too.

Arket’s denim is so good. 

This satin bag is perfect for parties.

I love how these mules pick up on both the satin of the bag and the sparkle of the top.

Style Notes: Nensi Dojaka is the A-list-adored designer making sheer fabrics chic again. Camille Charrière is snapped here in one of the brand’s tulle party tops paired perfectly with loose-fitting black jeans. 

I love the ribbed detail on this one. 

The perfect oversized fit. 

These are Kendall Jenner’s go-to jeans.

Why wouldn’t you add a pop of pink?

Style Notes: Hark back to the noughties with the classic bustier top. Make like Sylvie Mus, and style yours with high-waisted jeans and kitten heels. 

The silk makes this look way more expensive than it actually is.

These are a cult favourite.

A creative take on the teardrop earring trend.

The ruched detailing makes these look extra elevated.

Style Notes: Sometimes, less is more in the party-top stakes, and Marisa Martins makes a very good case for the cream satin blouse. Keep it low-key with a trench or, for a dressier look, opt for a classic black blazer.

This is very “quiet luxury.”

These are such a good fit. 

The suede next to the silk would look so good.

Because a coat is essential for a winter night out. 

This brand makes such pretty party shoes.

Style Notes: No one has a knack for making outfits look sultry quite like Anne-Laure Mais does. Make like the French It girl by wearing a fitted leopard top with fitted jeans, slingback heels and leather outerwear.

Reformation has so many tempting party tops right now, and this one is top of the wish list.

So sleek. 

Slim leg black jeans can be the base for so many cool party outfits. 

The high-shine heels that I can’t stop thinking about.

An investment-worthy bag.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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