Clean and crisp: how to wear white jeans!

White denim mightn't seem like the most obvious choice for a cold weather outfit, but it's such a good base for layers, textures and prints that it really does work in any season.

Crisp white jeans are often thought of as overly preppy, but it's so easy to dress them down for a more relaxed style.

Here are a few of our favourite looks…

1. Rip it up
Ripped or distressed white jeans are a great edgy take on an otherwise clean cut look. Killer heals or simple loafers finish off this look perfectly. Add a biker jacket for serious grunge, or keep it simple with a tailored jumper like blogger Jessica Maystein:

2. Texture time
Don't be afraid to use clashing textures and prints to create a look that will get you noticed – they're the perfect match for plain white skinny jeans. We can't get enough of these closed-toe sandals as worn by model Josephine LeTutour, either:

3. White and bright
Okay, it's not the best look if you're off for a night of babysitting or if you're a fan of red wine, but wearing all white is a real stand-out option, and it's easier to do than you'd think! We love how model Karolina Kurkova rocks white and cream together:

4. Keep it basic
A plain shirt or sweater is the perfect complement to your white skinnies, and a great daytime option. We're big fans of this double denim look, broken up with a black leather belt. Want.

5. Short and sweet
Buying your jeans in a shorter leg length so that they just hit at the top of your ankle is a great choice if you plan on wearing ankle boots. Showing a bit of skin means you won't risk entering line dancer territory! 

6. Perfect prints
Bold and colourful prints are a great option if you don't want to feel too prim and proper in white denim. SJP keeps it safe with a comfy flannel shirt – we're big fans:

7. Blaze a trail
Teaming a blazer with your white skinnies will have you office ready in seconds. It's sharp and stylish with just a hint of preppiness! Heels or flats work equally well with this look:

8. On the edge
Make this look your own by adding dark leather, a slogan tee or luxe fabrics like leather and lace. A buttoned shirt really finishes this outfit off: