Five Ways to Style a Sweater and Jeans

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! I have some posts planned based on your requests and BTW…you can always suggest a topic you’d like me to cover. Simple classic pieces often make up the backbone of a wardrobe. They make getting dressed easy but they need some help to avoid looking plain.

Several of you asked me to style things already in my closet, in multiple ways, so today I’m styling a v-neck sweater and black jeans in 5 different ways.

I started with tiny silver earrings, ballet flats, and my watch. This look is classic but borders on boring for me. I would hang around the house in this but if I was going out I’d change it up with accessories.

how to style a v-neck sweater and straight jeans 5 ways

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I switched to larger hoop earrings and a bold cuff bracelet. This draws the eye up to my face and bounces it back mid body. Then I added a textured cowl scarf and leopard booties. The texture of the scarf is a good balance for the pattern on the booties.

For a more streamlined look, I switched to black booties which creates a longer leg line. Then I topped it with a fringed black ruana, a statement pearl necklace, and small pearl earrings. A dressier look but still casual because it’s jeans.

styling a sweater and jeans with denim jacket a neck scarf

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Dressing it back down, I swapped the booties for leather sneakers and added my new favorite denim jacket. Athletic sneakers for the gym wouldn’t achieve this same look. I tucked a small silk scarf into the sweater neckline for color and added dangling, artsy earrings.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life showing 5 ways to style v-neck sweater and black jeans

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Here I wore a thin white shirt under the sweater and changed to comfy booties in a similar color to the sweater. Notice how this makes my legs look shorter than the black booties. The heel heights are similar so it’s the color that makes the difference. I added a sparkly necklace and small earrings.

Accessories are the magic here which allows you to create multiple looks from the same classic pieces.

Do you mix things up or wear them the same way each time.


Thanks for reading and have a great day.


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  1. Judie
    January 12, 2020 / 10:09 am

    Great post! Enjoyed it a lot! By the way, I haven’t been receiving your emails. ?‍♀️ I even went to your website and signed up again recently. Hope they start coming to my inbox again, as I have missed them!

    • Jennifer
      January 13, 2020 / 6:25 am

      I checked and all my posts have been going to your email. You could check your spam. I often end up there:)

  2. February 28, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    I have the same unfortunate problem as Joyce. I can never seem to keep my black jeans looking crisp and new. But I do love the multiple looks they afford me! Thanks for the styling tips. I need those leopard print booties! 🙂

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