Classic T-Shirts to Wear With Jeans

The combination of a rocking T-Shirt and jeans is an iconic, classic, time-tested look, no matter the style that’s in season; however, there is a right way to pull off the look and not all T-Shirt and jeans combinations work. Jeans and T-Shirts are the most versatile clothing items in one’s wardrobe. When paired together correctly, they can create an outfit that elevates confidence and has heads turning on the streets.

Not sure where to start? We are here to help by sharing the best T-Shirts and jeans combos there are out there.

Before we get started, there are some general rules regarding matching tops with bottoms, that we need to mention first.

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Avoid Busy

Always aim to build an outfit that doesn’t look too busy. If your bottoms are bright in color or design, you will want to pair them with a top that has more neutral colors, or simpler overall design. The same applies to the reverse situation. If your top is looking busy, you will want to wear jeans that are simple in both design and color - leave those Ed Hardy jeans at home in such a case.

Wear Clothes That Fit Well

Fit is essential when it comes to pulling off a great look. When deciding on skinny jeans, make sure that you don’t purchase a pair that sticks uncomfortably to your body. A good rule of thumb is if the pockets have to stretch significantly for the skinny jeans to fit, then your best bet is that the jeans are probably too tight. On the flip side, you want to make sure that you do not purchase jeans that are too loose as well. If you are going for a baggy jeans kind of look, then you will want to buy a pair of jeans that is specifically for that purpose. You also want to aim for the correct fit when it comes to T-Shirts. Make sure that your T-shirt is not too loose or too tight around your neck and your shoulders, unless you have a specific look in mind.

Light Shouldn’t Go with Light

Try to stay away from pairing light-colored tops with light-colored jeans, unless your T-shirt and your jeans are both white. Generally, if your jeans are light-colored, try to pair them with a dark-colored top and avoid anything that looks too bright.

Now that we’ve got the basics covered, here are some great T-Shirt and jeans outfits worth trying out. We are sure your classic T-Shirt will become your new favorite look.

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1. White T-Shirt and Denim Jeans


A white T-Shirt paired denim jeans is an ever-classic look. Easy to wear and subtly stylish, a classic white tee matched with denim jeans is a must-have outfit combination in anyone’s wardrobe. It is an outfit that works well in any season, but it’s best worn during the hot summer so that the white top can help keep things cool and pops nicely in the sun.

2. White T-Shirt and Ripped Black Jeans

Another great look is pairing your white T-Shirt with ripped black jeans. As you can tell a white tee pairs well with any color of jeans. Wearing a white T-shirt can really help make your top stand out, and create the contrast that you are looking for. If it’s chilly, try throwing over a sleek blazer or denim jacket that matches the color of your jeans. It’s an easy way that you can layer up, and look super chic at the same time.

3. Plaid Shirt, White T-Shirt, and Light Blue Jeans 

As fall rolls around, try pairing a light pair of jeans with a white crewneck T-Shirt and an open blue plaid shirt on top. It is a solid look to rock around. The color contrast between the white T-Shirt and the blue plaid works exceptionally well. If you don’t have a plaid shirt, you can try wearing a green or red open shirt as well.

4. Black T-Shirt and Black Jeans


Nothing screams confidence like an all-black ensemble. Going for that black crewneck T-shirt with black jeans is an excellent look. It is a look that is typically less seen during the summer and more during the colder seasons, so keep that in mind when picking your outfits in warmer weather. The truth is, however, that you can never go wrong will all-black, no matter the season.

5. Black V-Neck T-Shirt, Washed Blue Jeans, and Blue Puffer Jacket 

V-Neck Tees for men and for women are also a great versatile item to have in your wardrobe. The combination of a black V-Neck T-Shirt with some washed light blue jeans is an effortless combination that can pair well and look great with any jacket. If you want to make your outfit stand out, try throwing on a blue puffer jacket. It will definitely do the trick.

6. Pink T-Shirt and Blue Jeans


Wearing a pink T-Shirt is a bold statement, and can look extremely well when paired with the right jeans. Opting for a slightly washed pair of jeans to go with a light pink crewneck T-shirt can ooze confidence. Match the outfit with a pair of white sneakers, and you’ll be strutting around looking like a million bucks.

7. Light Henley Shirt and Black/Navy Jeans 

A light-colored Henley shirt matched with a pair of black or navy jeans is a classic and especially popular look. It can work as both casual, and as more formal attire. Try matching your outfit with a pair of boots, and you are good to do. It is a bold outfit choice that can look appropriate for a day at the office, underneath a casual suit.

8. Dark Blue V-Neck T-Shirt and Black Jeans 

Though white and black T-Shirts are the most versatile clothing pair choice, a navy blue V-Neck T-Shirt is also a great staple item to include in your wardrobe. Try pairing a navy or dark blue V-neck T-Shirt with black jeans, if you are going for something chic. You can also swap your black jeans with a darker shade of navy, and it will come across just as sleek.

9. Black T-Shirt and White Jeans

The world isn’t all black and blue jeans. Owning a pair of white jeans is a great way to diversify your style, and can create some killer combinations. One outfit that works is a classic black crewneck T-Shirt matched with some well-fitted white jeans. Finish your look with some black boots and accessories to achieve a nice rugged outfit. Check out our high-quality classic crewneck black plain T-Shirts for men and for women.

10. Denim Jacket, White T-Shirt, and Denim Jeans 

Going double denim is a classic look and a must-have in any wardrobe. Rocking this look can be effortless, and all it takes is a well-matched pair of jeans with the same pattern and color jacket. When it comes to the T-Shirt, rocking a crewneck or V-Neck that is light-colored is key. The most popular choice is a classic white tee, but we’re also fans of grey.

Tip: Try to stray away from wearing a blue T-Shirt when planning to wear this outfit, because the blue can clash with your denim jacket and your denim jeans.

11. Black Bomber, Grey T-Shirt, and Black Jeans 

Go retro and pull off a super sleek and stylish outfit that’s perfect for the fall season. Pair a black bomber jacket with black jeans and a grey or white T-Shirt. With slightly washed black boots, this look is a great way to hit the bars at night and to really stand out. If it gets too warm, taking off your bomber still lets you roam about in a classic white T-Shirt and black jeans- an outfit choice you can never go wrong in.

12. Green T-Shirt and Dark Blue Jeans


Beyond the basic light colors, aiming for darker varieties such as a medium toned green T-Shirt also works great with blue jeans. This pairing works well when aiming for a casual and simple outfit for low-key occasions, such as a friend’s casual barbeque. To finish the outfit off, grab some white sneakers to provide some contrast to the rest of your look.

13. Red Striped T-Shirt and Grey Jeans 

So far we’ve generally stuck to basic plain T-Shirt designs. If you are looking to mix things up, you can start utilizing patterned varieties. Going for a red striped crewneck and matching it with grey jeans makes this outfit a well-thought-out, yet simple piece.

14. Faded-Purple Long Sleeve T-Shirt and Navy Jeans


Long-sleeve T-Shirts also work well with jeans and are a classic look as the weather gets colder. Rather than adhering to the same stylistic choices as short sleeve T-Shirts outlined earlier, you can try a different look. A long sleeve variety of T-Shirts is a subtle but nice way to mix and match your outfit choices. Try pairing a faded-purple long sleeve V-neck or crewneck T-Shirt with your usual navy jeans to rock a contrasting but simple look.

15. Dark Green Jacket, Light Green T-Shirt, and Khaki Jeans

Khaki jeans are a bold choice but one that can pay off well if paired correctly with other clothing items. One way to make a statement, it by grabbing a pair of khaki jeans and pairing it with a lighter-toned green T-Shirt (crewneck or V-Neck would work fine with this outfit). Match it with a different contrast colored jacket, such as dark green. As a subtle pattern change and to show that you are wearing an outfit that was methodically thought out, utilize a light plaid shirt to add layer and introduce patterns. As for shoes, keep it light-colored and casual for summer wear, or boots for winter.

16. Navy T-Shirt and Burgundy Jeans

A wardrobe with blue, black, white, and khaki jeans is one to envy for its versatility. If that sounds like too much for you, try including a burgundy pair of jeans- it will stand out from the crowd. This color of jeans is great because it goes well with both light and dark colored T-Shirts. Pair it with a simple white T-Shirt, or match it with a black T-Shirt instead, and the outfit will come across as stylish and simple.

Tip: Match the color of your top with the color of your shoes.

17. Navy Pink Patterned T-Shirt and Dark Denim Jeans

The general rule is to try and avoid similar colored tops and bottoms, to achieve a contrasting look- unless you are going for an all-black or an all-white look. An ingenious hack to this is to find T-Shirts with contrasting colored patterns. One idea is to grab a dark blue T-Shirt with bright pink patterns. Pair this with regular pair of blue denim jeans, and the contrasting patterns make this outfit magnificent. This can work even if it’s a black T-Shirt with white patterns, paired with black jeans.

18. Navy Blazer, White T-Shirt, and Blue Jeans

T-shirts and jeans are commonly kept in the ‘casual’ group of clothing and are rarely thought of when one thinks of wearing slightly more formal attire. When paired with the right items, however, you can actually create quite a professional look. Grab a navy blazer and pair it with a white T-Shirt and blue jeans to create a classy and professional look for occasions that need it. Utilize some off-color suede brown boots to add a contrasting accent to your outfit, and you’ve got yourself a truly refined look.

T-shirts and jeans are a must-have staple for any wardrobe- the combinations are endless. Invest in high-quality classic T-Shirts and a variety of jeans, and experiment with looks that go beyond what we’ve even mentioned!

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