5 Ways to Wear Grey Jeans

Happy Friday, friends! I’m back with another 5 Ways to Wear post, and today I’m sharing 5 ways to wear grey jeans.

Today I'm rounding up 5 ways to wear grey jeans for women over 40 from outfits I've shared over the past few years. Jo-Lynne Shane

I’ve been loving grey jeans this year as an alternative to my usual black or blue jeans, but I had to kiss a few frogs before I found my prince.

Last fall, I finally found a pair I love. These AG legging ankle jeans in Shadow Fog are so comfortable and look so good on, and they do go on sale from time to time; I got mine during Bloomies Denim Days last fall. Frame has a similar pair, and for a lower-priced pair that looks good, this Wit & Wisdom pair jumped out at me because their Ab-solution stretch skinnies are very flattering, and this grey wash looks a lot like mine. This BlankNYC pair looks like a good option as well.

So let’s move on to the outfits!

5 Ways to Wear Grey Jeans

Today I’m rounding up 5 ways to wear grey jeans from outfits I’ve shared over the past few years. Hopefully you can shop your closet to recreate the looks you like, but of course I’ll provide links where I can. Some of the exact pieces are sold out, but this is really more or less about the color combinations.

#1. Grey Jeans + Pink

 open cardigan (50% off!) // smoking slippers (pewter) // shoulder bag (20% off) // similar necklace

v-neck sweater // smoking slippers (pewter) // star necklace

similar pink turtleneck // snakeskin booties// leather jacket // silver pendant // similar tote

Pink is one of my favorite colors to pair with grey jeans all year ’round, so I shared 3 examples of this color combo just to show you how versatile pink and grey can be.

#2. Grey Jeans + Plum or Burgundy

similar tunic // similar booties // satchel // bracelet

Burgundy and plum are probably next in line for my favorite colors to pair with grey jeans. My exact tunic has sold out, but I found one that’s very similar. I usually wear black boots or shoes with this color combo to anchor the look.

burgundy sweater (similar here and here) // snake print booties

#3. Grey Jeans + Black Sweater with Burgundy Vest

similar black turtleneck // burgundy puffer vest (only$22.25!!!) // similar booties

This is a similar color combo to the one above, but the addition of the black sweater creates a nice extra layer of interest, plus a puffer vest over a cashmere turtleneck is super warm. I wore this outfit to a ball game on a frigid night last fall with no coat, and I was surprised how comfortable I was walking from the parking lot to the stadium in those temperatures.

FYI, this puffer vest is one of my favorite purchases all year — and it’s now marked down to $22.25!

#4. Grey Jeans + Light Grey Sweater

similar donegal grey sweater // similar booties // snakeskin bucket bag

This is such an easy look, but one I might not have considered if I hadn’t happened to see these two pieces sitting near each other in my closet… and that is actually how a lot of my outfits are born. The key here is to make sure there is some contrast between the grey tone of the jeans and the grey tone of the sweater.

The black booties and a black bag anchor the look and keep it monochromatic, but you could always add a pop of color in the bag or shoes. Think blush or burgundy or plum! Even teal would be pretty.

#5. Grey Jeans + White 

white sweatshirt // white sneakers

I took these picture yesterday to show a more casual look with grey jeans — pair them with a white sweater or sweatshirt, and then add white trainers for a chic, laidback vibe. Again, you can totally do this with a color — either in the top or the shoes, but I kind of like the simplicity of the white and grey.

SEPT 2019 UPDATE: I’m also wearing these grey jeans a lot with floral tops to carry them into fall. Here are a few examples.

floral tee // blush ballet flats

floral shell // jean jacket // shield sandals

I also really like them paired with rust.

thermal tunic // snake print booties

Do you have grey jeans? I hope this post gives you some new ways to wear them!

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