Jeans & tees: Perfect the look

Through the decades, there have been many iconic looks that were staples of their times, but none has lasted longer than denim. Originally made for durability, jeans are the one go-to look that’s timeless and effortlessly cool. Pair jeans with a T-shirt and you have the most common outfit of the 20th and 21st centuries. Here’s how to rock your jeans-and-T look.

Rachel Bilson wearing jeans and tee

Be comfortable

Perhaps the fashionistas over at Vogue wouldn’t agree, but the primary motivation for most clothing shoppers is comfort. From shoes to tops, being comfortable means being more confident and relaxed in your own skin. There’s nothing quite like a soft T-shirt paired with a broken-in pair of jeans. But, of course, part of being comfortable is also about wearing the right undergarments — ones that don’t pull and push in the wrong places. T-shirt bras are the comfortable, soft alternative to wire-packed torture devices. Paired with a comfortable pair of cotton skivvies, the jeans-and-T’s look can’t go wrong.

Think classic

If you were to time travel to 2040 in a pair of jeans and a black T-shirt, odds are you’d still fit in with the times. Sixty years ago, people were wearing denim and T-shirts. Today, you’ll find that more often than not, the people you see out in public are wearing some tweak to this fashion staple. Investing in a good pair of jeans is wise because, in all likelihood, you’ll be wearing them for years to come. What’s $200 for a pair of jeans if you wear them until they fray? (Hey, even when they fray, they’re still cool.)

Amp up the sexy

Jeans and T-shirts have a way of revealing the body in a completely un-vulgar way. Jeans hug the body, revealing the curvature of the derriere, thighs and calves. For women, adding heels into the mix means giving that butt a boost. T-shirts, if fitted properly, should have the very same effect. They show off the bust, clavicle, shoulders and waistline. Stretchy fabrics in each garment will ensure you get to show off the body parts you want. Be careful, though — while stretchy fabrics can show off curves, they can also show off bulges. Making sure you wear the right-sized bra and properly fitting underwear will make sure you get smooth bodylines with your look.

Be versatile

Sure, the jeans and T-shirt look is cool, but you don’t necessarily need to wear them together. Jeans can be paired with blouses or dresses for a fun and funky look. T-shirts can be worn with skirts and under high-waisted dress pants for a casual and girly ensemble. The fact that you can mix up these key pieces just proves that jeans and T-shirts will never go out of style.

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