It’s one of those trends that comes in and out of style every few years, tempting you to give it a try every time: layering a dress over jeans. Throughout fashion month and into this spring, women have swapped out their statement tops for full-blown dresses, crafting a fresh way to deal with finicky weather while also making their wardrobe work double time. Ready to try it for yourself? Check out these 12 examples for how to pull it off.
Half-tuck a floral shirt dress over kick flare jeans and boots.
Balance a tent-like dress with straight leg jeans and mid-heel boots.
Or make a fancy dress less-so with your denim.
Next level layering alert: a tunic over a dress (cinched at the waist!) adds interest to your look.
Also next level: layering a bustier dress over a T-shirt then wearing it with bootcut jeans.
Add shape to a sack dress by tying a knot on the side.
Ripped jeans get an instant upgrade courtesy of a hi-low hem dress.
Jeans lend a casual touch to a twee dress and sparkly flats.
Velvet becomes day-worthy with two-tone pants and white pumps.
Breathe new life into skinny jeans with a lace dress and oversized blazer.
Make a Fashion-with-a-capital-F piece work in real life with simple denim and spotted pumps.