The Best Black Jeans That Go With Everything

A staple piece that works year round.

best black jeans

Levi's and Sézane

Blue jeans may be the king of denim, but a pair crafted in a sleek shade of noir can’t be beat. The best black jeans exude a sense of confidence that feels distinctly cool and work all year round. Regardless of the rise, fit, or silhouette, every wardrobe is better off with at least one perfect pair of black jeans hanging up inside.

For summer’s hot temperatures, a pair of black jeans goes best with a breezy blouse and sandals or cotton tank top and sneakers. As autumn and winter approach, break out your chunkiest sweaters (leather boots to accompany, naturally). Come spring, romantic tops and black jeans are a perfect match. In other words, black jeans will never, ever go out of style. Ahead, 20 pairs to shop right now in case your closet could use a refresh.

the sara
Favorite Daughter The Sara $128

Erin and Sara Foster’s fashion label reliably delivers flattering, comfortable jeans that do, in fact, feel as good as they look.

the farrah
Denim Forum The Farrah High Rise Wide Leg $110

Aritzia’s in-house denim brand offers a slew of styles and silhouettes, including this addictively wearable pair of wide-leg black jeans.

wedgie fit
Levi's Wedgie Fit Straight Jeans $90

What was life like before Levi’s gave us the Wedgie Fit? Not as cute, we can say that much.

the provocateur
Joe's Jeans The Provocateur $178

The bootcut silhouette is decidedly back and this chic pair from Joe’s Jeans is the perfect way to embrace the throwback style.

Universal Standard Seine High Rise Skinny Jeans $98

A high-rise skinny jean will always feel like a classic.

the scrapper
Mother The Scrapper Cuff Ankle Fray $228

The subtly frayed hem on these laidback jeans would pair well with a band tee and Converse.

babe black magic
AMO Babe Black Magic $260

White ribbed tank tops: you’ve met your perfect pairing.

the bomb pop
AYR The Bomb Pop $225

The Bomb Pop is one of AYR’s most delectable denim cuts and, thankfully, it comes in black.

le high straight
Frame Le High Straight $199

Channel your favorite Parisian style star with these chic black jeans.

high rise skinny
ASKK NY High Rise Skinny $175

These jeans are crafted from Japanese denim offering the perfect amount of stretch.

riley high rise
Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop $178

If you’re looking for a ‘90s-inspired pair of jeans that fit just right, go for these mid-rise straight-leg beauties from Agolde.

skinny jeans
Billy Reid Skinny Jeans $245 $116

We’d pair these black jeans with a floral-print boho blouse and lace-up flat sandals.

baylin soft stretch
Closed Baylin Soft Stretch Black Denim $260

Soft n’ stretchy, just the way we like it.

Florence Skinny
DL1961 Florence Skinny $178 $142

Behold: the perfect pair of black skinny jeans. 

AG Jeans Mari $198

This straight-leg jean comes in a shade called Opulent Black—seems about right.

Anine Bing Sonya Jeans $229

The charcoal color of these jeans lends versatility and a touch of downtown cool.

high rise jeans
Gap High Rise Cigarette Jeans $70 $53

These are the kind of jeans you wear on repeat, week after week and month after month. 

tomboy jeans
Madewell Tomboy Straight Jeans $128

The rise, leg shape, and wash on these black jeans are the epitome of denim perfection.

Sézane Eco-Friendly Brut Sexy $125

Sézane’s environmentally responsible denim collection includes this pair of high-waist ankle-crop jeans in a straight leg silhouette. Pair with a chambray shirt once the weather cools down.

washed black jeans
Still Here Washed Black Childhood $235

If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired denim cut, try this stylish pair from Still Here.

Related Stories