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Before stepping out in light jeans -- whether stark white or an acid-washed denim -- put together your outfit carefully to make sure it pops with vivid contrast. Tops to wear with light-colored jeans will create a clash that takes your outfit from ho-hum to bold and audacious.
Create an eye-catching distraction with your top to pull eyes to your top half. This approach can be especially important if you’ve got a few extra curves on the bottom half that you’d rather minimize. Go with bold colors such as turquoise, hot pink, red or orange. Another option -- go for a top in a neutral color such as black, taupe or gray and wrap a loud and crazy scarf around your neck several times.
Long or Tunic Length
A top with longer length will help minimize your hind end a little, which can help give you a leaner look in your light-colored jeans. Look for tops with extra fabric -- billows or ruffles can minimize your bottom half. Try lean, fitted tops or billowed tops with a belt around your natural waist to create a super sweet hourglass shape. Tucking a long top into the waistband of low-rise jeans can instantly lengthen your legs, especially when you wear skinny jeans.
Animal prints -- cheetah, zebra, giraffe or leopard -- can be a graphic way to amp up your sexy in light-colored jeans. The high contrast between the fabric print and the light denim will get you noticed immediately. Try brightly colored floral prints paired with light denim for a sexy Boho feel that works well for date night.
Tanks and Camisoles
When you’re brave enough to strut your bod, a fitted tank or camisole is the only way to go. Make the contrast pop with bright prints or colors. Pair the fitted top with jeans that leave no question about your edgy spunk. Skinnies would be perfect, but if you’re not up for this ultra-snug fit, try a swank pair of boot-cut jeans instead. Add a cashmere shrug or cardigan over the cami for extra coverage, just in case.