Let’s be honest. When it comes to outfits, nothing is as reliable, easy, and effortless as a jeans-and-nice top combo. Whether you’re dressing your denim up with a sheer sequin top for a night out, pairing it with a crisp oversize button-down for work, or styling it with a ribbed knit top for casual autumn affairs—the two-step formula always works.
The fall/winter 2022 runways were rife with jeans-and-top duos. At Isabel Marant, we saw low-slung jeans paired with sumptuous velvet tops; at Givenchy, loose jeans were styled with sheer mesh tops and giant pearly chokers; and Versace showed us the perfect going-out ensemble comprised of belted baggy jeans and crystal-embellished tops.
If you’re looking to give your jeans an expensive-looking touch this fall, we’ve rounded up some of the chicest of-the-moment tops to pair with your staple denim. Included in the mix are elevated basics that will take you from day to night in style, trend-forward tops that look like they’ve come straight off the runway, Insta-worthy going-out pieces that’ll incite all the compliments, and plenty of casual and cool knits for the cooler weather ahead. Keep scrolling to give your jeans a chic, luxe, and polished touch this fall.