How Celebrities Wear Jeans on the Red Carpet

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Steal These Jeans Outfit Ideas for Your Dressed Up Events

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Are you thinking about wearing jeans to your next cocktail party or another evening event? Celebrities do it all the time! Take a look at how some of today's stylish stars are wearing jeans to their favorite red carpet events, including hot tips for how you can steal their style secrets.

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Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale dressed up in jeans
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You can rock the red carpet or your next cocktail hour in jeans when you wear the right top. Ashley Tisdale wears a trendy fringe top over her skinny black jeans, to attend the Lauren Conrad Spring runway show during New York Fashion Week. Ashley's high-waisted jeans cut is great for making legs look a mile long — and surprisingly flattering to most figures. To look runway ready, carry a great clutch and wear the tallest heels you can walk in. A cuff bracelet or chunky watch always looks great with a sleeveless top.

Steal Her Style: Ashley's look is versatile for wearing to parties, concerts, and date night. To give it a sophisticated vibe, layer a tailored black blazer on top and swap Ashley's choker for a statement necklace of glittering (real or faux) jewels.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum in black jeans on the red carpet
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One of the most popular outfits for celebrities who rock jeans on the red carpet is the combination of black skinny jeans and a glittering gold top. Heidi Klum pairs her body-conscious, black jeans with classic high heels, a black top and a fitted blazer with notice-me gold accents, for an exclusive party to launch her Heidi Klum Intimates collection. Her lavalier-style pendant necklace and bronzed angel makeup, which gives her gold an extra glow, brings added sex appeal to this red-carpet-ready look in jeans.

Steal Her Style: Black jeans, either matte or with a coated sheen, are brilliant options for evening events when you want to look slinky.

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Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell on the red carpet
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If you have a pair of dark wash, skinny jeans in your closet, you likely have the rest of the ingredients needed for a dressed-up-yet-casual look. Actress and Instagram fashion star Shay Mitchell pairs go-to skinny, distressed denim with a draped, open-neck blouse for an event at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City. She belts her jeans and tucks in her top to define her waistline. Pointy-toed ankle boots help to elongate legs. 

Steal Her Style: Shay's outfit here would be perfect for cocktails or a date. To dress up this look more, add killer heels and a multi-chain necklace. Wearing a top in a similar shade as your jeans has a slenderizing effect.

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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne on the red carpet
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Want to look sexy at your next dressed up affair, without showing too much skin? Consider going the route of Cara Delevingne, who styled black jeans with a tuxedo jacket for the YSL Beaute: YSL Loves Your Lips launch at Selfridges in London, England. In this androgynous outfit, the model and actress channels the Le Smoking tuxedo suit for women, created in 1966 by famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent. The black jeans and ankle boots give Cara's suited look a modern vibe that keeps it youthful.​

Steal Her Style: Wear Cara's sophisticated jeans outfit when you want to look subversively sexy. With a black tank top, this is a great outfit for cocktails with clients or dinner at your boss' house. Boost your sex appeal for a swanky restaurant date or a New Year's Eve party, by wearing a sheer black top and stiletto heels. Add a metallic clutch to jazz up this outfit in black.

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Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts on the red carpet
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If you're thinking about wearing jeans to a special event, consider the feel of the event in question. Emma Roberts, for example, chose a pair of dark skinny jeans for a shopping mall launch party in New York City, an event with a fun and hip vibe. A cute clutch and preppy sweater ​make this outfit party-appropriate.

Steal Her Style: Emma's look can go just about anywhere, from a dinner with friends to the latest art gallery opening. To take your skinny jeans from casual to dressed up, pair with heels and a sassy clutch.

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Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth in black jeans on the red carpet
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If you have a great-fitting pair of black skinny jeans in your closet, one no-fail way to dress up is by pairing them with a black shirt, like actress Kate Bosworth did to attend the star-studded DirecTV Super Saturday Night event at Pier 70 in San Francisco, California. Kate paired her dark skinny jeans with a black, long-sleeved blouse and wedge-heeled ankle boots.

Steal Her Style: Kate's slimming look is perfect for a cocktail party. For more of an evening look, stick to pretty black blouses in delicate fabrics and wear with stiletto heels. For an easy way to transition this look from day to night if you're wearing these jeans to the office, stash a blazer in your bag and some accessories to change into. A statement necklace layered over your blouse will bring light to your face, for a youthful effect.

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Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny on the red carpet
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Chloe Sevigny is well-known for her eclectic fashion sense, which ranges from the trendy to the avant-garde. And even in jeans, as seen here on the 2016 Sundance Film festival red carpet in Park City, Utah, she stands out from the crowd. Chloe chose to channel one of this year's hottest jeans trends, cropped straight leg denim. She pairs her of-the-moment pants with a Victorian-style white blouse, for a dressy-meets-casual combination that's uniquely her. A ladylike designer handbag and bright red lips help to pull this outfit together, while ankle boots look bohemian-cool under jeans. ​

Steal Her Style: Chloe's kooky red carpet look is perfect for a dinner with your beau's parents or a daytime charity event. Don't be afraid to have fun with your accessories, switching up the bag and footwear for something more colorful, for a fashion-forward look.