It's likely that you've noticed denim comes in a wide variety of washes—ranging from extremely light to the deepest of blues. Since each shade is different from the next, figuring out what to wear with your jeans can be a challenge. Below we break down each wash along with the color it pairs best with. That said, by no means are we saying you can only wear certain colors with a particular wash. However, the list ahead can come in handy the next time you get dressed. Keep reading to find out which colors flatter your favorite denim wash.
A dark burgundy paired with these light-wash jeans allows the denim to really stand out. If you were to pair the jeans with a white shirt, for example, the light blue color would get washed out.
Wayf Emma Puff Sleeve Lace Top ($89)
Tiger Mist Xander Jacket ($90)
Superdown x Draya Michele Agatha Straight Leg Jeans ($66)
Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skimmer Jeans ($78)
Medium-wash denim typically has some fade, which can be tricky to style. A rich emerald green complements medium-wash jeans by bringing out the dark and light shades of the denim.
Parker Arya Blouse ($166)
Show Me Your Mumu Farren Turtleneck Sweater in Green Fir ($148)
H&M Skinny High Waist Jeans ($25)
Re/Done '70s Ultra High Rise Bell Bottoms ($237)
A darker medium wash looks great paired with navy blue. Since the jeans are not dark enough to wash out the navy color, the two different shades end up bringing out the best in each other.
Christopher Kane Blue Cupchain Cropped Sweatshirt ($745)
L'Academie The Suzanne Top in Navy ($95)
J Brand Heather High Rise Button Fly Jeans ($248)
Slink High Waist Wide Leg Crop Jeans ($59)
In my opinion, no color that looks better with dark-wash denim than red. Its jewel tone makes any pair of dark-wash jeans look more expensive because of the vibrant contrast it creates.
ASTR the Label Sepulveda Sweater ($98)
Sanctuary Noelle Print Smocked Cuff Blouse ($89)
Frame Le High Super Flare Jeans ($250)
Mango Straight-Fit Theresa Jeans ($80)
When given the darkest wash of denim, why not pair it with one of the lightest and brightest colors that come to mind? The rich dark-blue of the denim will make your yellow top look bright and happy.
Lovers + Friends Royale Bodysuit in Yellow ($148)
Free People My Only Sunshine Sweater ($108)
Joe's Jeans x We Wore What Danielle High Rise Skinny Zip Jeans ($198)
Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Danny Wash ($135)
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
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