11 Perfect Accessories to Combine with Jeans

By Shevon Clay / August 29, 2016
Woman in jean shorts, some nice accessories on the wrist

Ask a woman what her favorite go-to item in her closet is and the answer is probably going to be jeans. From skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, flared, colored, low-rise, high-rise, straight cut, capris, etc. there is a pair of jeans for every mood and every occasion. There is such a huge variety of jeans, that it’s possible to find proper ones to fit in practically any situation: jeans are worn in working environment and streets, homes, parties, not even talking about outdoors – they are everywhere.

What goes well with jeans: practical considerations

Skinny jeans are form fitting jeans that have been around for quite some time now. They are very versatile and look fabulous for both casual and dressy days. When choosing a pair, ensure that it fits well and that the length hits you right at or above your ankle.

When it comes to shoes, we think skinnies look best with high heels that help elongate your legs and have a slimming effect. You can also have fun with colored and printed skinny jeans. Despite popular belief, you can wear skinny jeans no matter what shape and size you are. You just have to choose the right color and style.

Plus, sized women should opt for dark wash jeans and a flattering high waist style. Also pair your skinnies with a billowy top or a long tunic to balance your whole look.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the 70s inspired flared jeans that are making a huge comeback. When it comes to flared jeans, the right length is very important. If it’s too long, you’ll end up looking lost and if it’s too short, you’ll just end up looking awkward. They look best with button down shirts, blazers, fitted tops, tanks, heels and chunky wedges. If you are a petite woman, stay away from excessive flare and opt for something subtle instead.

It’s all about the androgynous trend right now and that’s where boyfriend jeans come in. Of course it doesn’t hurt that they are so comfortable, easy to wear, and look good on practically all women. Wear it with a tucked in t-shirt (or tank top) and a cool jacket for a fuss-free look. They also look amazing with crop tops. Mix it up with high heels or keep your feet happy in sneakers or brogues.

Now that we’ve covered some jeans basics and what to do and what not to do, let’s talk accessories. As they say, accessories can make or break an outfit. So, if you’re stumped for ideas on what accessories to wear with your jeans, look no further. Here are some of our favorites!

1. Arm Candy and jeans? Why not.

Woman's hand with a bunch of stacked bracelets and bangles

This statement look is easy to pull off (photo: pinterest.com)

Simply put, arm candy refers to a bunch of stacked bracelets and bangles. They can be as chunky or as delicate as you’d like and as many or as few as you’d like. You can even throw in a watch into the mix. This goes well with a relatively simple t-shirt and jeans look.

2. Body Chain

A girl wearing white tee and a body chain

Look intriguing in a sexy body chain (photo: pinterest.com)

A body chain can be incredibly sexy with basic jeans and a slinky tank or crop top. Pair with your favorite high heels and you’re ready to paint the town red or any other color you please.

3. Blue Reflective Sunglasses

on your eyes (photo: pinterest.com)

Mirror mirror

Blue reflective sunglasses are mysteriously sexy and complement blue jeans perfectly. The best part about this look is its versatility. Dress it up or down, you can’t go wrong either way.

4. Metallic Sandals

Woman sitting on stairs with metallic sandals on

Let your feet shine in metallic sandals (photo: pinterest.com)

Metallic sandals are taking the fashion world by storm and we’re not complaining. They look amazing on practically any style of jeans and they’re insanely comfortable! Now that’s what we call a win-win.

5. Statement Handbag

Woman having a statement bag (a colorful phone)

Be the center of attention with a statement bag (photo: bebeautiful.in)

Statement handbags have attained cult level popularity for a reason. They can take your look to a whole new level instantly and make heads turn. Take your pick from a wide variety of statement bags including quirky shaped ones, neon colored ones, or our favorite, graphic, in-your-face bags.

6. Boots

Beautiful woman in black long boots and blue yeans

A tale as old as time itself (photo: whowhatwear.com)

Boots and jeans are a classic look that will never go out of style. You can choose from casual ankle boots, statement cowboy boots, sleek riding boots, or very sexy tall boots. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a white button-down shirt, jeans, and over the knee boots.

7. Headband

Woman in a street with a stylish red headband, similar color handbag and a pair of blue jeans

A lovely headband can really bring your look together (photo: lookbook.nu)

Headbands are the perfect boho chic accessory for the girly girl. Having a bad hair day? Just throw on a cute headband along with your favorite jeans and top and you’re good to go!

8. Leather Handbag

Street style: woman with leather handbag in an outfit with a pair of jeans

L is for a lovely leather handbag (photo: pinterest.com)

Blue jeans and a leather handbag…does it get any more classic than that? There’s got to be a reason why celebrities and style icons have been sporting this look for decades now. As always, there is a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from but when in doubt, just remember that blue jeans and a tan leather bag are a match made in fashion heaven.

9. Head Chain

Girl with Coachella inspired head chain

This Coachella inspired look is so feminine and beautiful (photo: twitter.com)

Another boho chic accessory that is reminiscent of the 70s and very on-trend right now is the head chain. It adds an instant feminine touch to your look. Pair with a bell-sleeve top and winged eyeliner to channel your inner 70s diva!

10. Baseball Cap

Sporty looking girl with jeans and a baseball cap

It’s time to get sporty (photo: pinterest.com)

If you’re a fan of the sports luxe trend and not big on feminine accessories, opt for a baseball cap with your jeans. It’ll protect you from the sun and add that cute tomboy touch to your look.

11. Badges

Girl wearing a pair of jeans full of funny colorful badges

Get your quirky on with these fun badges (photo: pinterest.com)

If you’re a lover of all things quirky, add a few fun badges to your jeans. You can either stitch them on or buy the ones with pins for a temporary fun look. Keep the top half of your look relatively simple. Be warned though, this style is not for the faint of heart.

Fashion is supposed to be fun so don’t be afraid to get creative and bold when choosing accessories to wear with your jeans. The sky is the limit!