These Looks *Literally* Never Go Out Of Style

In partnership with Lee®.

If there is one thing that I have learned from following fashion trends for the better part of two decades, it’s to invest in a good pair (or pairs) of denim. There is honestly no other type of clothing as cyclical as a pair of jeans — whether we’re talking pants, shorts, or even a vest. The trick is to invest in a few classic cuts and take good care of them so that they last. Treat ‘em like your kids, and they’ll get better with age. At least that’s how *I* justify my overflowing wardrobe of jeans.

Don’t believe me? Well let me show you some visuals, shall I? I’ve put together four different outfits with classic pairs of denim from Lee that you could wear right this very second and look trendy AF. The beauty is that, regardless of where the trends go, these jeans will continue to look great — whether you wear them exactly to my specifications or allow whatever is currently cool to guide you.

Ahead, find my perfect formulas for denim looks that will never go out of style.

Say Chic!

A pair of wide-legged jeans will never go out of style, and these Heritage High Rise Slouch Jeans from Lee are no exception. Their oversized pockets and modern seams add some major visual interest, making these a special pair of pants. So with statement denim like this, you want to keep the rest of the look fairly classic. Raffia earrings, a cute basket bag, and some red ballet flats give this a French girl twist.

It’s Giving Vintage

There’s a reason why straight-legged denim seems to always be trending. It’s universally flattering, super comfortable, and looks good styled in a million different ways. If you don’t have a pair yet, add these Lee Rider Slim straight jeans to your cart. They hang in that perfect way that looks both pulled-together and also totally relaxed. I like to style them in a geek chic kind of way with a granny square sweater, teeny glasses, and a sandals/socks combo.

Preppy AF

Has there ever been a more perfect combo than some slightly-loose shorts and a crisp button-down shirt? I’m going to go out on a limb and say no. The Lee Rider Loose shorts have that absolutely *perfect* fit that’s not too tight and super comfortable. Just toss on some fisherman sandals, a baseball cap, and your perfectly-worn leather crossbody bag to nail this preppy, but forever cool, look. (Bonus: These shorts come in a 3” and 5” inseam.)

Neutral Play

A denim vest is one of those items that you don’t think will get a lot of play but then turns out to be one of the most versatile pieces you own. The Rider Vest from Lee is a classic cut, and truly pairs perfectly with basically anything. I really love pairing my denim vests with some kind of casual midi skirt, and then dressing it all up with accessories. It makes for a super interesting high/low mix that is always going to work.

Maria Del Russo
Maria Del Russo
Maria Del Russo is the Branded & Affiliate Content Director for Betches. When she isn't at the office, you can usually find her in the kitchen, yelling "That tastes SO freakin' good!" at nobody in particular.