When was the last time you saw someone wearing a pair of white jeans? I don’t mean your best friend, or your coworker, or some random person on the street. I mean someone famous, someone whose every fashion move we follow, be she a supermodel like Bella Hadid, a music legend like Beyoncé, or a reality star à la Kim Kardashian West. It’s summertime, and instead of classic white jeans and tees, we’re living among stars in diamanté bodysuits or sometimes no pants at all. These women are wearing metallic bike shorts, leopard-print minidresses, and low-slung track pants. It really seems like the days of chic white denim are behind us, lost to the era of Princess Diana in white jeans and a navy blazer and Jacqueline Kennedy in her white jeans and black tee.
White jeans, if we’re talking about that sort of Diana-meets-Jackie preppy style here, aren’t exactly Bey and Bella’s speed. But even just a year or two ago, models like Karlie Kloss and Kate Moss were still reminding us of how cool summertime white denim can be, even when worn simply with a loose white or gray T-shirt and a pair of pretty ballet flats. I’ve found myself hoping white jeans will make a comeback this summer, if only to take my mind off of impossibly gigantic sun hats, itty-bitty bra tops, and orthopedic sneakers. Ladies, can’t we put on a pair of pants? Alternatively, can’t we swap the baggy mom pants and capri jorts for something a little less frumpy?
White jeans go with everything. Even the quirkier style habits of today like corsets, bucket hats, and beaded kiddie bags. Really, everything!
Here are five ways to bring the white jean back into your life before the summer of 2018 is over.