I’m going on vacations soon and being the first trip I actually pay it all by myself (I know, adulting right?) I couldn’t afford to pay for extra amenities, that includes more baggage. This is a serious problem for me since I’m the worst at packing, no matter how much planning I do. I always end up carrying so much stuff that I don’t really use. However, this time I have no choice and, being the control freak that I am, I started planning what I’ll be taking with me. One thing my mind didn’t really seem to figure out was how to pack for eight days with only a carry-on?
After watching tons of videos and posts with packing tips, I actually found one that really inspired me. You’ve probably seen these, they tell you how to create as much outfits with only a few items. Still, I wanted to take it even further, so I kept thinking what’s that piece I can wear everywhere and that goes with every single style for each determined occasion. In other words, what’s the most versatile piece in fashion? After pondering it for a while (and some Google time), the answer was definitely black jeans. Seriously, I kept thinking styles where these don’t look good and I couldn’t think of any, they really match anything. So, with that in mind, here’s the evidence of how you can really rock black jeans with everything and for every occasion.
Neat Work Outfits
One of the looks that I really like for this environment is the minimalist style. Not only is this one of the most dapper ones, when done correctly, it can really bring a cool trendy vibe to your look. Now, there are many ways you can pull off the minimalist look. But for me, the key piece is definitely black jeans. You can combine them with a neutral shirt and a blazer, or even a sweater. The trick is to keep it simple and sleek.
Bold Street and Party Styles
You don’t really have to engage with only one style in life, you can actually go for anything you like and that matches your personality. You can also be as bold and audacious as you want at work, but for me sometimes I think it’s important to separate it a bit. So, I keep those crazy outfits for my free time, and parties. Today, the most impressive styles and outfits aren’t to be found only on fashion shows. The streets have become the best runways if you ask me, so that’s the perfect place to show off your explosive and striking looks. What’s great about black jeans is that you can actually go for any crazy outfit that crosses your mind, from bright colors, to really unique patterns and fabrics, you just have to let your imagination and sense of fashion run free.
Unique Looks for Each Type of Style
For me the idea of fashion is that you use whatever items out there and transform them with your own style no matter the occasion. However, sometimes we can’t explore these as much as we would want to. At the same time it’s true that most of us feel more comfortable with one style or another. For that reason, no matter which one you prefer, black jeans will always be an essential. Hipster, vintage, rocker, preppy… you can incorporate this versatile item into any style you can imagine, you just have to get the perfect fit for you.
Hip Formal Attires
Remember what we were talking about work styles? Well, inevitably there will be a moment in your life when you’ll be requested to follow a formal dress code. If you opt for more relaxed and casual looks and don’t even like getting all dressy, you can always exchange those fancy trousers or any really formal dress for your favorite black jeans and combine them with more formal shirts and blouses for a unique and fresh style that will definitely match the formal expectations of the event. For girls, you could even follow the photo example I selected in the previous point and get a nice sheer long skirt or dress and wear it over your jeans. The trick here is to play with the common outfits you’d normally wear at formal events and contrast them with your jeans.
Fresh Casual Vibe
Finally, we couldn’t leave aside the most popular style with black jeans and that’s the casual look. There are literally hundreds of styles and cuts of black jeans and they all go with any casual item you can think of. I don’t know why but many tend to think that this style is basically a lazy choice or that it includes those outfits for when you don’t really want to put a lot of effort. I actually think that these can take as much time and effort to pull together as any of the aforementioned and they can actually look really cool. Again, it all depends on what you prefer, but the ones I like the most with these jeans are those matched with sleek pieces and shoes so that instead of being a complimentary item, your jeans actually become the star of the outfit.
The great thing about these pants is that you can either use them as the statement piece of your outfit or as a complimentary piece. That versatility actually allows you to wear them basically everyday without people even noticing it. And that’s exactly what I want for my trip outfits, to have something that can be used for every occasion that might arise.
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