Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Denim is the definition of J.McLaughlin’s love for classic materials and current relevance. It’s casual, it’s versatile, and it’s perfect for adding sartorial flair to any outfit. Style icons of past and present day have effortlessly worn iconic denim statement pieces, proving just how timeless a texture it can be. We've curated our favorite jean outfits from fashion history, drawing inspiration from figures such as Audrey Hepburn and Queen Letizia of Spain!

Jane BirkinJane Birkin

Jane Birkin

Printed Denim

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Vintage jeans don’t have to mean traditional blue jeans. For a pop of personality, slip into printed denim to switch things up from conventional washes. Audrey Hepburn wore stripes here, but you can also venture into other charming patterns such as French toile and classic plaid — the possibilities are endless! For a witty ensemble, match your favorite patterned denim pants with a solid shirt and belt.

High-Waisted Jeans

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Form flattering and classic, high-rise jeans will never go out of style. Put together a timeless look by matching jeans with a tan belt, pair of statement boots, and white dress shirt. Add a bold red lip à la Marilyn Monroe to tie everything together. 

Straight-Fit Jeans

What we love about straight-fit jeans is that they virtually go with everything, making them a wardrobe must-have. Though simple on their own, Princess Diana’s laidback pants complement her blazer, sweatshirt, and brown boots. The verdict is clear: you can never go wrong with versatile straight-fit jeans!

Princess DianaPrincess Diana

Princess Diana

Bootcut Jeans

Ali MacGrawAli MacGraw

Ali MacGraw

Embrace your flair with a little extra flare: there’s nothing like a bootcut for a fitted look. It’s a great option for an elevated everyday outfit like Ali MacGraw’s. Add a pretty printed blouse and open-toed shoes for the perfect breezy warm-weather style. 

White Denim

Naomi CampbellNaomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Incorporate white denim into your outfit formula for a confident power look. White pants with a white blazer makes for an exceptionally elegant ensemble. White denim pants can make any style feel sleek without being too formal — just add shades and a little black purse like Naomi Campbell.

Slim Fit Jeans and a Statement Coat

Gemma ChanGemma Chan

Gemma Chan

A statement coat with slim fit jeans is the epitome of chic. To emulate Gemma Chan’s stylish look, match your denims with pointed nude heels and a white blouse. Play with textures — the denim pants, wool coat, and sheer blouse are different materials that complement each other well. Bring it all together with a mauve lip for a romantic finish.

Denim Dresses

Queen Letizia of SpainQueen Letizia of Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain

We’ll always have room in our hearts for a little black dress, but a little denim dress is one of our very favorites. Like Queen Letizia, keep it streamlined with complementary accessories such as a matching clutch and a pair of navy heels. To play around with a similar look, wear a denim top and skirt with similar washes and textures.

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