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Styling White Jeans for Early Spring

February 20, 2023

Yes, you absolutely can wear white denim all year long. The fashion rules you learned growing up really have been tossed out. That said, I personally rarely wear white jeans in the colder months and prefer, instead, to save them as a spring treat. I just enjoy the thrill of pulling out my white jeans and pairing them with bright, cheerful colors and lighter fabrics. So you better believe today will be the first of many times I share spring outfits with white denim. But today I’m specifically styling white jeans for early spring.

White Jeans for Early Spring
slim boyfriend jean in white (runs large) // relaxed fit button up shirt (TTS) // black belt // black loafers (similar & more economical) // black trench coat (similar or slightly more economical) // similar shoulder bag (more economical) // chunky chain necklaces // post earrings

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I do have in my closet a pair of full length, straight leg, high waist white jeans. But I believe I wore them rarely last spring or summer. Instead I gravitate to ankle length jeans because I love showing a little ankle at this time of year. Showing just a little bit of skin at this part of your leg can be slenderizing and elongating, but it’s also just very modern.

White Jeans for Early Spring

Here I’m wearing the slim boyfriend jean in white. These are definitely new favorites. They check all my boxes. These jeans have a 10 3/4″ rise in the front, a 28″ inseam and 15″ leg openings in the classic fit. The petite and tall numbers are a little different, of course. The 99% cotton/1% elastane white denim is such a nice thickness and very soft and comfortable. The jeans run a little large; I’m wearing a 29 very comfortably whereas I’ve been wearing a lot of 30s and even 31s recently. Sometimes in the past I’ve recommended sizing up in white denim, but there’s absolutely no need to do that here.

Ooh! And these white jeans are still 40% off with code WEEKEND today.

White Jeans from J.Crew
See how nice and thick these jeans are?!

You can wear white jeans so many ways in the spring and summer. Here I created an outfit for early spring when the weather is still on the cool side and a little unpredictable. I topped the white jeans with my pink striped relaxed fit button up shirt (TTS), tucked the shirt and added a black belt.

White Jeans from J.Crew

The reason I wore a black belt and black loafers (similar & more economical) here is because I knew I’d be adding my black trench coat (similar or slightly more economical). Remember, I think it’s smart for my shoes to accomplish one of four goals:

  • elongate the leg line visually – by wearing shoes in the same color or intensity as your pants or flesh toned shoes
  • add visual interest to the outfit – usually by adding colorful or unique shoes to an otherwise neutral and streamlined outfit
  • set the tone for the outfit – by wearing more casual shoes with elevated pieces or wearing heels or nicer shoes with casual attire
  • bookend the outfit – by wearing the same color in your shoes as you do up top, thus tying the look together in a cohesive way

That said, I don’t expect my shoes to accomplish ALL of those style goals, only one of them. And remember, our style goals are personal, unique and often dictated by outside factors, such as weather, work environment and anticipated activities. (So please be cautious of assuming that other women have the same style goals you do and dictating what they should or should not wear. 😉)

Early spring outfit with White Jeans

So in this look I’ve assumed that the black trench coat was necessitated by the early spring weather and I’ve bookended my outfit with my black loafers (similar & more economical). I try to create outfits here at DFMD that feature some new products, but also items from my closet…because that’s just real life. And at the time, the only windbreaker option in my closet was my black trench.

Since then I’ve acquired this beautiful pink windbreaker jacket, and I’m chomping at the bit to wear it in a similar outfit. Here’s how I would style it.

Early Spring
chunky chain necklaces // post earrings // pearl bracelet // mule loafers // high waist straight ankle jeans from Talbots // relaxed fit button up shirt (TTS) // pink windbreaker jacket

Duplicating the color of your jacket in your top is such a smart style hack. Similar to bookending, this one-two punch really pulls an outfit together and makes it look cohesive and easy on the eyes. By the way, I’ll be showing this stone colored London Fog windbreaker in tomorrow’s post and I’m in love with it, too. That jacket also comes in a beautiful orchid that would work perfectly for a look like the one above, too.

Early Spring Outfit with White Jeans

To keep this jeans and relaxed fit button up shirt duo looking casual but smart, I completed the outfit with simple but impactful jewelry. No surprise there. Ha! That’s how I roll these days. But these chunky chain necklaces are such an easy way to top off an outfit, and then all you need are some simple post earrings. I do see my fun and trending pearl ball bracelet peeking out of my sleeve cuff below, too.

slim boyfriend jean in white (runs large) // relaxed fit button up shirt (TTS) // black belt // black loafers (similar & more economical) // black trench coat (similar or slightly more economical) // similar shoulder bag (more economical) // chunky chain necklaces // post earrings

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I do hope you are beginning to have signs of spring where you live. We are not. But I know they’re coming! 🌷Are you planning to break out the white jeans for early spring? Or will you be buying a new pair? Or maybe you’ve been wearing yours all winter long.

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This week we’re considering how we respond after something has bumped up against us in some way. Today let’s consider our reaction when something frustrates us. Honestly, being misunderstood is one of my hot buttons. That really frustrates me when I feel like something I’ve said has been taken out of context. Or when I’m trying to convey my feelings or ideas and I feel like the other person is misreading me, that gets me rattled, too. What frustrates you?

It’s quite normal to get frustrated at times. Whether we are exasperated because we feel misunderstood or we’re at a loss for some other reason, we’re all going to have those frustrating moments…sometimes several in a day! But what do we do about it? One of my selected memory verses for the next two weeks begins, “Do not get upset” or in other translations, “Do not fret.” Instead, in that same passage, the Psalmist encourages us to “trust in the Lord and do good; live in the land and cultivate faithfulness…delight yourself in the Lord.” And later he says, “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not get upset…” The context for the psalmist’s frustration may be a little different from yours or mine, but the instructions are still sound and wise. It might be a good idea to jot these down and remember them the next time we feel ourselves becoming rattled or frustrated. I’ve highlighted them for us below.

Do not get upset because of evildoers,
Do not be envious of wrongdoers.
For they will wither quickly like the grass,
And decay like the green plants.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
Live in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
Do not get upset because of one who is successful in his way, ~ Psalm 37:1-5,7
Because of the person who carries out wicked schemes.


xoxo, Kay
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11 thoughts on “Styling White Jeans for Early Spring

  1. James 1:17. (ESV)
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
    ( I really appreciate this group and the opportunity to challenge myself to commit to memory two verses per month. I have wanted to do this for some time but never followed through with it. )

  2. Nice casual outfit. Can hardly wait for Spring. Seems I am more anxious this year as we have had more ice than usual. Another snowstorm is on its way tomorrow night or Wednesday.
    Love the BFMD. Know you did it in the Bible study memory and so glad you choose these verses in Psalm.

  3. Hello Kay….. I also like to wear white any time of the year…..I think when wi was growing up they used to say… white after Labor Day. But that is not the norm any more. It’s just so clean and feminine looking.

    Love, Love todays Blessed for my Day❤️

  4. Great outfits! I love the pink shirt and the black trench. I too will wait until Spring to pull out the white jeans. Not only is it fun for me to anticipate wearing white in Spring and Summer, but also it’s the start of mud season here in MA and soiled bottoms on white jeans isn’t an attractive look!

  5. Love the transitional ideas here for white jeans! With bigger thighs I always feel uneasy wearing them but I’m willing to give them another try after seeing how nice they look on you here🤩
    Also love the BFMD. I’m reciting some of your highlights as I clean and plan my dinner. As always, thank you much, Kay

  6. Hi Kay,
    I appreciate your comment that not every woman has the same style goals. As for me, I usually try to wear lighter color shoes with my lighter color pants. My reasoning is, I have very long, skinny feet. If I wore black shoes with white pants, it would look like I am wearing boats! Haha

  7. I love the passage in BFMD. We are so weak and easily upset. The internet does not help-it is hard to understand the tone of what is said. So much is communicated with our tone and facial expressions. I have sympathy for bloggers who have to wade through comments that appear hurtful. There are so many unknowns. I hope I have always come across as nice:) God bless you, Kay for giving me a bright spot in my day to forget about other cares and have fun in fashion!

  8. Hi, Linda here, I forgot to enter my memory verse yesterday, sorry. Here it is – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear
    involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

  9. Jeremiah 29:11-13
    For I know the thoughts I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come to me and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  10. Yes! Spring is showing signs of appearing here in NE Tennessee. Trees (not showy ones yet like dogwood and redbud, but just regular trees) are starting to put out blooms. And yes, I’ll be buying new white denim this year as my current whites are just getting really old looking. Thanks, Kay, for your lovely posts.