Style expert Carmen Ordonez tells you how you style this season’s must-have basic—white jeans—with a few key accessories and some rule breaking.
1. Gisele Bundchen
Make the move to start pairing your jeans with ankle booties or stylish flats and oxfords, instead of knee-high boots. They will still keep your toes nice and warm and look equally as chic.
For a similar style to Gisele Bündchen’s, try:
J Brand ‘Rail’ High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $176, nordstrom.com
Denim jackets are the perfect winter-to-spring transitional piece to add a bit of extra warmth, instead of a heavy winter coat. You can layer it with your favorite sweater and once the weather starts heating up, you can even pair it with a cute spring dress.
DL1961 Premium White Denim Jacket, $225, dl1961.com
3. Zoe Saldana
Don’t be afraid to break the “after Memorial day/before Labor day” rules. You can definitely wear white denim early on in the spring season (and late into fall)—just pair your jeans with a darker top.
For a style similar to Zoe Saldana’s, try:
7FAMK ‘Kimmie’ Contour Crop, $168, 7forallmankind.com
Accessories are one of the easiest ways to update an outfit. You can pair your favorite denim jeans with a knit top and an eye-catching statement necklace in a bold color. This also helps if you are a little color-shy and want to ease into spring. I’m really loving this pastel necklace from T.J.Maxx!
Pastel Statement Necklace, $70, Available at T.J.Maxx Stores
5. Alessandra Ambrosio
Forget boring, basic, white jeans when planning your spring wish list—zippers, rips, pocket details, and flares are all on trend this season.
For a style similar to Alessandra Ambrosio’s, try:
Siwy ‘Hannah’ Jeans, $178, siwydenim.com
6. Camila Alves
Cropped jeans are perfect for welcoming the warmer weather. Give your super-long skinnies a rest and find a pair that works for your body type. You can easily dress them up with a pair of heels, or down with flats.
For a style similar to Camilla Alves’, try:
Level 99 ‘Lily’ Skinny Straight Crop, $110, level99jeans.com
7. Cameron Diaz
White always works well with a blouse or tank in a fun print or bright color. Another option is pairing white denim with a colored moto jacket for those cooler days. You don’t have to spend big bucks to spruce up your spring wardrobe. Stores like T.J.Maxx are my go-tos because I know I can find quality, designer pieces at amazing prices.
For a style similar to Cameron Diaz’s, try:
Hudson Jeans ‘Ginny’ Crop Straight Cuffed, $165, hudsonjeans.com