Anything but basic: our favorite pairs of jeans for cooler temps (finally!), inspired by the palettes of America's coastlines.

By Rachael Burrow and Betsy Cribb
September 17, 2018
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Photo by Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling by Rachael Burrow

Cape Cod*

Swing into the peninsula's off-season in old-school wide-legs that match Cape Cod Bay's saturated hue. Pair with a boatneck striped shirt and slip-on sneakers for a laid-back look.

Buy it: J.Crew Point Sur Wide-leg Crop Jean, $125


Kick back in jeans that are as easygoing as the state's 840 miles of coast, from San Diego gems like La Jolla Cove Beach to Fort Bragg's colorful sea glass– covered Glass Beach.

Buy it: Levi's Wedgie Fit Straight Jeans, $98

WATCH: The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

The Panhandle and Gulf Coast

Channel the area's powdery, white-sand shores in crisp, cropped jeans. Carry this summery pair into fall's cooler months by wearing them with cozy sweaters and suede mules.

Buy it: Gap High-rise Wide-straight Jeans in White, $90

South Florida

Tie on the sun-bleached blues of Miami and the Florida Keys in these leg-lengthening flares. Play up their retro vibe with leather clogs, and tuck in a fluttery, long-sleeved blouse to complete the outfit.

Buy it: Joe's Jeans The High-Rise Flare in Colleen, $208

Pacific Northwest

Pull your denim inspiration from the deep, moody blues that belong to the rock-dotted shores of Washington and Oregon. Split seams at the front add a cool, West Coast edge.

Buy it: DL1961 Florence Crop Mid-rise Instasculpt Skinny Jeans in Aldridge, $209

*Denim is listed in order from left to right.