Wear These Five Outfits Instead of Jeans

I’ve been crying a river about how much I hate jeans since last February but have never, not once, provided respite or reprieve from this newly minted aversion, which is precisely why I bring you this self-explanatory style post: What to Wear When You’re Sick of Jeans.

I’d say more, but what’s the use? When compiling the outfits, I thought about the scenarios in which I most commonly wear jeans — to run errands, for work, sometimes when an event warrants a dress but I “literally can’t even,” so consider this a guide of sorts. One you can pull from if you’d like, but can totally discard if none of it is your bag.

Option 1, For When You’re Hanging Out on a Saturday and Don’t Feel Like Wearing Leggings


Walk of Shame trench coat — another here, Adam Lippes henley, Tibi skirt, Falke socks, Mansur Gavriel shoes

Simple enough, don’t you think? Wear a slip skirt with everything else you’d pair with jeans, only have more fun because you’re in a skirt, not pants. Add white socks and patent leather slides that somewhat resemble the “Princess” slippers your mom bought for you when she was perpetuating the binary definition of your gender while you were still a youth! We’ve come so far.

Option 2, For When You Want to Wear a Blazer and Would Usually Pair it With Jeans


Rosie Assoulin blazer and bandeau, Monogram t-shirt, Isabel Marant trousers, Balenciaga boots

Don’t do that! Add trousers instead. Develop a makeshift suit. Wear a bustier over your T-shirt if you damn well please and feel free to include any shoe of your liking — patent leather toe pointers are great, but sneakers work perfectly well. This outfit is a total chameleon, or Gemini, or slice of toast! Because with the introduction of any number of different shoes it gets to be a totally different lewk. (Sneakers for weekend, heels for dinner, boots for work, etc.)

Option 3, For When You Could Wear a Dress, But Opted for Jeans


AG sweater — similar here, Delpozo dress, Miu Miu mary janes, By Tatoufa beach bag

Why did you opt for jeans? Comfort over anything else? I get it, I’ve been there, but consider how comfortable dresses that let your hoo-ha breathe can be. I was going to address the abundant color but feel like it’s more appropriate if I don’t. Is this the kind of outfit that gets you fired from a corporate job? Asking for a friend.

Option 4, For When It’s Casual Friday at Work, But You’re an Overachiever


J.Crew sweater, Walk of Shame tank top, We11 Done skirt, Prada sandals, Illesteva sunglasses

You’re an overachiever and trying to approximate the Prada FW16 runway and this is such a neat place to start! The skirt is from a small Korean brand, but I see no reason why you can’t recreate this look on your own with either a slip dress you already own, or the previously-shown Tibi skirt. The great thing about this argyle sweater is that it is so inherently J.Crew, it can’t be mistaken for “trying” to do Prada. Sure, Prada showed argyle, but you know who runs the g-dang argyle mill as far as I’m concerned? I think you do.

And finally: Option 5, For When You’re Really Just Done With Pants


Monogram t-shirt, & Other Stories socks, I Love Mr. Mittens shorts, Newbark loafers, Ellery head scarf, Le Specs x Adam Selman sunglasses, Rosie Assoulin trench in hand

Cold, shmold.

Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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