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.
Erin and Sara Foster’s fashion label reliably delivers flattering, comfortable jeans that do, in fact, feel as good as they look.
Aritzia’s in-house denim brand offers a slew of styles and silhouettes, including this addictively wearable pair of wide-leg black jeans.
What was life like before Levi’s gave us the Wedgie Fit? Not as cute, we can say that much.
The bootcut silhouette is decidedly back and this chic pair from Joe’s Jeans is the perfect way to embrace the throwback style.
A high-rise skinny jean will always feel like a classic.
The subtly frayed hem on these laidback jeans would pair well with a band tee and Converse.
White ribbed tank tops: you’ve met your perfect pairing.
The Bomb Pop is one of AYR’s most delectable denim cuts and, thankfully, it comes in black.
Channel your favorite Parisian style star with these chic black jeans.
These jeans are crafted from Japanese denim offering the perfect amount of stretch.
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.
We’d pair these black jeans with a floral-print boho blouse and lace-up flat sandals.
Soft n’ stretchy, just the way we like it.
Behold: the perfect pair of black skinny jeans.
This straight-leg jean comes in a shade called Opulent Black—seems about right.
The charcoal color of these jeans lends versatility and a touch of downtown cool.
These are the kind of jeans you wear on repeat, week after week and month after month.
The rise, leg shape, and wash on these black jeans are the epitome of denim perfection.
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.
If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired denim cut, try this stylish pair from Still Here.