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Style Tips: How to Wear Embroidered Jeans


How to Style and Wear Embroidered Denim

Embroidered denim is one of this year’s up-and-coming big trends, having made waves in the fashion world just a couple of years ago. In 2021, this trend is getting a smarter upgrade and is sure to elevate any casual look, whether it’s a pair of cropped jeans or a denim skirt.

Adding embroidery to our everyday denim is a fun way to make any outfit a little more chic and retro, and is a great choice to go for when you feel like doing something a little different with your everyday outfits. Here are some tips on how you can start wearing the trend.

Are Embroidered Jeans in Style 2021?

While we don’t often see trends from just the past few years come back so soon, this vintage-inspired embroidery fashion that reached what seemed to be its peak in the 2010s has found new life and a more modern vibe from big designer brands like Alexander McQueen and Gucci recently, who are creating interesting embroidery designs from flowers to your favourite animals. 

The embroidered denim trend also isn’t just reserved for trousers nowadays, with skirts, dresses, and classic denim jackets getting a cool upgrade, so you can wear amazing embroidery all year round and find the perfect pair for your own wardrobe just as easily.

How Do You Wear Embellished Jeans?

Wondering how to dress up and wear embroidered jeans and embroidered denim in different ways? Here are a couple of tips on wearing embroidery from summer to spring and autumn to winter.

Go Extra Casual

Perhaps the easiest and most foolproof method for styling embroidery in a casual outfit is to let the jeans speak for themselves. We love the look of high waisted jeans that have a bright and eye-catching embroidered design when they’re paired with a simple tee or bodysuit and a trustworthy pair of shoes like flat sandals or trainers, as this lets the embroidered jeans shine. 

But if you feel like adding a little extra flair to your embroidered jeans without overwhelming the look, you can easily throw on some simple accessories that help bring more attention to your chic denim like minimalist jewellery, a hat, or your favourite non-denim jacket for added layering.

Wear it With Muted Colours

Almost every pair of embroidered jeans and embroidered denim come in fun, contrasting colours, so you can wear them with muted or neutral colours to really make them pop and keep the embroidery the focal point of your outfit. 

We really like how embroidered jeans can disrupt what would otherwise be a monochrome outfit, like when they’re worn with a black shirt with black shoes and a black jacket or coat over top.

Rock the Floral Look

Embroidered flowers are a cute staple in the embroidered denim trend, and we think getting some floral embroidery jeans is a solid first step for women looking to try out the trend. 

For a cheery and cool spring look, wear embroidered jeans with earthy brown or green colours in your shirts and shoe to give it extra 60s and 70s inspiration.

Match it With More Denim

Denim on denim sounds bold and difficult to pull off, but when worn right, this attire can be a great spring staple. We recommend you wear some skinny or flared white jeans with a matching white denim jacket over top a simple shirt and heels for a clean and less obvious all-jeans outfit that’s incredibly chic and smart.

Make it Seasonal

Embroidered jeans don’t have to be given up in any season. You can transition these jeans from summer to winter by picking the right layers, from wearing them with a cute and simple bodysuit in the summer, a t-shirt and long sleeves in the spring, to an oversized coat and warm boots in autumn and winter.


If you can’t find a pair of embroidered jeans or embroidered denim pieces that fit your style exactly, why not make a pair for yourself? Given the trend’s DIY roots, you can easily get creative with it by buying your own patches, sewing your own embroidery, and choosing your own designs. You can pick exactly where you want your designs, whether you want something small on the pocket and collar or something big that covers the entire piece.

Best of all, doing it yourself with some secondhand denim or jeans can make for fantastic heartfelt and inexpensive gifts for friends and family.

Final Note

The embroidered denim look is an easy way to make your casual style more interesting and unique to look at, whether you buy it from a brand or make it yourself. This style is something that’s hard to mess up, so anyone can wear it and have fun with how and what they wear it with.

Tina Li

Tina Li is a part-time writer and full-time mum from London. Despite living a somewhat hectic life, Tina always finds time between taking care of her young kids and keeping up with what’s in vogue. She loves to visit the high street when she can and pick up anything that’s both simple yet statement.

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