They might be the most versatile pants you'll ever own.

By Samantha Sutton
Updated Nov 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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Sorry to our sweats, but if we have to pick a favorite piece in our wardrobe, it would probably be a classic pair of black jeans. The perfect, slightly-stretchy option can be worn for hours on end, and there's no shortage of ways to style them, whether you're looking to get sexy with a cutout top, or need to throw on winter boots before trekking through the snow.

These babies are so versatile, in fact, they're spotted on street style stars and celebrities alike — which is good news for us, since we're always in search of fun fashion inspiration. Whether you're in a pinch and want an easy, no-frills sort of look, or are stumped on how to make these bottoms feel fancy, check out the 30 black jeans outfits, ahead, which will surely help solve any sort of style dilemma.

Pull On a Fleece

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Paired with loose-fitting, black jeans, you'll be cozy yet cute, like Bella Hadid.

Go With a Western Vibe

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Reach for a shirt with some playful piping, then slip into some brown knee-high boots.

Swap Out Your Leather Jacket

Bring back the '90s with a leather blazer instead.

Have Some Fun

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Puff-sleeves, polka-dots, bright hues — all of it will pop against these dark bottoms.

Stay Seasonal

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Not only is a plaid flannel a fall and winter go-to, it's comfortable and will help you nail the grunge look.

Create Contrast With Shades of Brown

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Throw some leopard print, spots, or even swirls into the mix, just like Gigi Hadid.

Wear a White T-Shirt

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It's a classic choice, and you can always spice things up with printed boots like Tori Kelly.

Keep It Easy With All Black

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Then add a splash of color with your bag.

Mix in Blue Denim

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Laura Dern gave denim-on-denim an unexpected twist.

Show a Little Skin

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If you really want to make a statement with that blue denim layer, style it over a bralette.

Embrace Current Trends

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Such as the shest or vest, which will give these jeans a preppy spin.

Try a T-Shirt and a Trench

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It's true — this jacket option makes every outfit seem sleek.

Slip On a Black Sweater

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Rooney Mara created an easy yet enviable weekend outfit, slipping on checkered Vans for an extra punch.

...Or a Neon One

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The layer will really stand out against an all-black ensemble.

Play Around With Length

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If you want to make black denim cutoffs work for the cooler months, style them with longer boots.

Remember Accessories

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A beret or even a wide-brim hat will add some interest to a black and white pairing.

Think Super Sweet

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Replace grunge items with pops of pink, bow details, and babydoll shoes.

Throw On a Blazer

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An oversized choice will make your look more laid-back, rather than formal.

Stick With Simple Items

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Skip the stress and reach for some staples, like Nina Dobrev's black tank top and black boots.

Add a Scarf

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That tiny detail will instantly make your outfit more interesting, no matter what you have on.

Break Out the Old Reliables

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Black jeans styled with a leather jacket and black boots creates a timeless combination.

Wear a Graphic Tee

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Don't overthink the shoe choice — black Converse will do!

...Or a Short-Sleeved Button-Down

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Get Wild

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Nothing balances a bold leopard shirt quite like dark denim.

Show Off Your Cardigan

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Whether you go with a bright color or a matching, coordinated set, this trendy piece is a way to give basic bottoms a more modern twist.

Bring On the Bomber Jacket

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Do as Lucy Hale did and layer it over a simple T-shirt, then complete the look with casual sneakers.

Make a Statement With Color

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Kendall Jenner had all eyes on her when she paired these versatile pants with a red sweater.

Layer Up

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Not only does a turtleneck under a button-down look cool, it's very warm as well.

Aim For Effortless

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When you're in a jam, a black turtleneck and your favorite sneakers can be a quick solution. Then, give your look some flair with a large-buckle belt

Allow Your Shoes to Steal the Spotlight

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White, lug-sole boots will really stand out against darker winter colors.

Stay Comfy

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When all else fails, throw on your favorite hoodie for an off-duty vibe.