Two of the most favourite pieces of men's wardrobe and two of the most worn - a dress shirt and a pair of jeans. How often do you reach for them? You may be one of those office types that strictly separate dress shirts for weekdays and pick jeans for weekends, but do you have to do that? Let's answer the question - Can you wear a dress shirt with jeans?
Dress Shirt with Jeans
Yes, of course you can wear dress shirt with jeans! Feel free to combine your favourite pieces to create elegant outfits. These two garments can give you endless combinations falling into many dress codes and occassions. Enjoy them from Monday to Sunday (unless you follow a strict suit-only business dress code) and feel well in pieces that you love.
Rolled up Slim Jeans & Beige Linen Shirt
Untucked Dress Shirt with Jeans
The question remains - should I wear my shirt tucked or untucked in my jeans? The answer here has two parts:
- It depends on the dress code
- Whatever is more comfortable for you.
Let's see what this means. Tucked dress shirt with jeans is the more worn outfit out of these two, because it looks more elegant and put-together. The level of formality might be impacted by your shirt's color or patterns, shoes choice (the more broguing or details, the more casual) or cuffing your jeans or not. If you cuff your jeans to show off your shoes, you will create an informal outfit. Reaching for sneakers instead of Oxfords, you will lower the formality even more. Play with your pieces to create differently looking outfits with still the same essentials - your favourite dress shirt and jeans.
Some men may also feel that a tucked shirt is pulling on them every time they move or stretch a bit. In this case, try to wear your shirt untucked over your jeans. Be aware that this is a sign of a more informal style and you need one important thing for it - a well-fitting shirt. While wearing your shirt tucked, you may hide possible length or width issues with your shirt, but wearing an untucked shirt will show it all. Make sure your shirt has a proper length reaching under your belt and that it is not too narrow or too wide for you (unless you go for an oversized look).
|Light Blue Slim Jeans||Rolled up Slim Jeans|
White Dress Shirt with Jeans
What about colors? Easy answer - you can wear any color and pattern you like with your jeans. As previously mentioned, both dress shirts and jeans have the ability to fit into many formal/informal categories and you can play with them as you like. They are one of the two most versatile pieces of men's wardrobes so let's make sure to make use of it.
The effortless, but always extremely good looking option is to pair your jeans with a white dress shirt. This look is something all men will look great in and the outfit alone makes you look well put-together.
Try combining different shoes with your shirt + jeans. What looks have you achieved? We can only say that your outfit vibes are totally different if you go for a polished pair of wholecut shoes versus leather penny loafers or suede double-monks with broguing. If you want to create your unique pair of shoes, try designing them in our designer as you like.
|Vintage Mid Blue Slim Jeans||Denim Straight Jeans|
Black Dress Shirt with Jeans
Another great-working alternative is a black shirt combined with your jeans. Even though this combo might not be your best option for a hot summer day, you can still go for it for the rest of the year. A very elegant option that fits all body types and makes the figure look slimmer and more toned. Our favourite choice here is to go for an all-black outfit, that still looks effortless, but makes a real fashion statement. That is a look that will never ever go out of fashion, promised!
As will all other dress shirt colors, this outfit serves as a blank canvas to play with your accessories and shoes. Break the all-black ensemble by a light pair of shoes or play it 100% and choose a black pair of shoes.
Black Striped Shirt & Black Slim Jeans & Black Chelsea Boots
When to Wear Jeans With a Dress Shirt
For a more casual look, a dress shirt and jeans are perfect for any day-to-day outing, whether its running errands or having a casual meal. This simple combination gives a lot of room to play with colors and styles. The shoes you wear can dress the look up or down. Go more casual with sneakers or loafers and more formal with derbies.
If you are going for a more business-casual look, jeans and a dress shirt can be elevated with a tie and suit jacket for the office or less formal business meetings. This choice is also great for date night, a cocktail or dinner party. This can be perfectly paired with boots or derbies.
Stylish Jeans for Men
What do all these ideas have in common? You are right - dress shirts and jeans. To create a decent looking outfit with a pair of jeans, you need to make sure they are comfortable and fit you well. Decide carefully what fit you like and which looks best on your body type, make sure you have the right length and the color has not washed out too obviously. To find the best jeans for you that you can customize, check out our 3D designer and choose your favourite options from all that are available.
Light Blue Shirt & Blue Wool Suit Jacket & Vintage Blue Jeans