The 25 Best Black Jeans to Build Your Outfit Around

Why, yes, I do need another pair!

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At the beginning of each season, I sort through my wardrobe to determine the pieces that need replacing. When it comes to my denim collection, (opens in new tab) I feel like I’ve got the blue jeans category covered; I also have a beloved pair of white jeans (opens in new tab) that I wear constantly. But my black jean selection is...a different story. Luckily, the search for new black jeans isn't difficult. Whether you gravitate toward black jeans that are skinny, high-waisted, cropped, or a combination of styles, a good pair of black jeans go with everything and will be a mainstay in your wardrobe for years to come. 

You might assume that black jeans are only a fall or winter favorite, but allow me to prove you wrong—many of these pairs work beautifully for spring and summer as well. Below, meet your new favorite year-round staple (and once you’ve found your new favorite pair of black jeans, here’s how to style them (opens in new tab)).

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.