1. Find the right color/wash. First and foremost, you should know that the darker the wash, the dressier the look. That's not to say that a lighter wash can't look awesome, but it won't look as "dressy."
2. Change your shoes. If you always have on your old running shoes, try a cute flat or sandal. To take it up to "night on the town" status, pair your skinny jeans with a heel. It immediately changes the overall look.
3. Throw on a jacket. OK, I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but if you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt, throw on a cute jacket or tailored blazer, and your look immediately gets a huge boost. You can even leave your sneakers on (as long as they're cute), and this look is perfect for running errands without looking sloppy.
4. Add a little lace. Lace tops are pretty easy to find right now, and they can really pair well with jeans to elevate your look. For a casual, but thoughtful look, try a flowy lace tunic with cuffed jeans and sandals (or boots). For nighttime, try something less flowy in black.
How do you make jeans un-sloppy? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.
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