These Jeans Have Been in Style for 68 Years

Sure, we love having a collection of classic blue jeans in our closet, but sometimes you just need a change. Enter, black jeans, the edgy cousin to our standard denim staples. Whether this denim basic is a part of your regular wardrobe rotation or not, it’s smart to have cool black jean outfits up your sleeve for any occasion.

In one simple step, this dark-hued alternative will give any ensemble an instant air of cool, and it’s easy to see why. Black jeans have been a major part of fashion from as early as the 1950s in the beatnik culture (think: Audrey Hepburn in cropped black jeans). From there, these dark pants have been a staple among counter cultures up until today, where they’ve taken over as a fashion staple everyone should have.

If you’re in the need of some styling inspiration with black jeans, we’ve got you. We gathered some of the best looks from our favorite fashion girls on how to wear the edgy favorite this fall. Check them out now, and then shop each look for your own below!

Dress up your standard jeans-and-tee combo with a classic checked blazer.

We’re still not over the checked blazer trend. Available in sizes 2 to 12.
You’ll love these. Available in sizes 25 to 30.
You’ll wear this so much during the fall. Available in sizes 1 to 3.
So chic. Available in sizes XS to L.
How fun is this sweater? Available in sizes XS to L.
These will go with everything you wear. Available in sizes 23 to 32.
A blouse so pretty that you’ll want to show it off. Available in sizes 0 to 12.
You need a pair of flares in your denim collection. Available in sizes 24 to 30.
Swap out your blue denim jacket with a black one. Available in sizes XS to L.
These are so comfortable. Available in sizes 24 to 32.
This is totally worth the investment. Available in sizes 0 to 14.
These are so cool. Available in sizes 25 to 30.
A perfect blazer for fall. Available in sizes 14 to 16.
These are so flattering. Available in sizes 8 to 22.
Everyone needs a little smocking. Available in sizes XS to L.
You’ll never want to take these off. Available in sizes 24 to 30.
You can never have too many cute T-shirts. Available in sizes S to L.
Say hello to your next favorite pair of jeans. Available in sizes 23 to 31.
A classic black tee will be so good for fall. Available in sizes XS to L.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of skinnies. Available in sizes 24 to 31.
Now this will make a statement. Available in sizes XS to L.
These are so chic. Available in sizes 0 to 10.
You’ll get so much wear out of this. Available in sizes XS to L.
Wear these on your next night out. Available in sizes 00 to 24.
A cabled sweater is perfect for the fall season. Available in sizes XS to L.
A pair of cropped flares will be a fresh alternative to your skinnies. Available in sizes 23 to 32.
We can’t get over this color. Available in sizes 0 to 8.
These have an air of edge. Available in sizes 23 to 31.
This will keep you warm all season. Available in sizes 0 to 8.
Wear these on casual Fridays. Available in sizes 23 to 32.
Wear this all fall. Available in sizes XS to L.
You’ll look so cool in these. Available in sizes 24 to 32.

Trust that you’ll be wearing these outfits whenever you can.

You’ll never go wrong with a cool girl–approved ensemble of black jeans and a moto jacket.

Contrast the edgy vibe of your jeans with pieces with fun embellishments such as pom-poms.

A pretty floral blouse will always look good with a pair of black jeans.

Take your denim-on-denim ensembles to the next level with an all-black version of the look.

For a cool, fall-appropriate all-black look, wear your black jeans with a wool coat to keep yourself warm.

We love mixing up our workwear with more casual pieces. Pair a polished blazer with jeans and sneakers for an unexpected ensemble.

We can’t get over how flattering flare jeans are. Wear yours with a puff-sleeve blouse for an instant touch of elegance.

You can’t go wrong with a pair of black jeans and a chic T-shirt.

Swap out your favorite white tee and opt for a black version to create an easy all-black outfit for those warmer fall days.

Throw a statement sweater over your favorite pair of relaxed jeans for a cool fall look you can wear into winter.

Wear your favorite corset tops into the fall by styling them over a classic button-down top. With a pair of black jeans, your ensemble will be so chic.

We’ll never get over the combination of a bright red sweater paired with black jeans. Dress yours up with workwear pieces, like a blazer and loafers.

When wearing an all-black outfit, add a jewel-tone piece like a structured blazer to give it some color.

Brighten up your fall ensemble with a pink overcoat to stand out among the dark neutrals.

Contrast your all-black outfit with lighter accessories to give your look more depth.