Laura Harriet Just Perfected the Jeans-and-Shirt Outfit Formula


In my years spent writing about fashion, I’ve come to realise that it’s the little details that can make an outfit, no matter how basic it might seem on paper, really jump off the page. Laura Harrier’s latest look is the perfect example of this.

Stepping out in L.A. last night, the actor kept her fashion reputation pristine, constructing an elevated take on “jeans and a shirt” that’s just become my template for chic daily styling. Putting a 2024 twist on her wardrobe staples, Harrier swapped out a classic tee or white shirt for an elevated button down in a dark black shade. Wearing her shirt partially unbuttoned just so, she allowed the fabric to drape in a natural and relaxed way, leaning into her signature effortless style. Tucking it in, she then cinched her look with a trending western belt that worked to bring in an extra 2024 flush to the outfit—all the while subtly nodding to the growing cowboy aesthetic we’re seeing right now thanks in no small part to Beyoncé.

Laura Harrier styles jeans and a black satin shirt.

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Opting for a casual, straight-leg jean with a slightly more relaxed fit than the norm from Frame, Harrier struck the balance between feeling current (without going full wide-leg) yet timeless. Whilst horseshoe style and puddle jeans are having a moment this spring, the classic straight-leg jean has been on the up for many seasons now, making it a cult-denim buy with real longevity. Shoe-wise, she chose a pair of ’90s-inspired, pointed-toe heels for a sleek finish. And don’t think her earring choice is an accident, either—note how her silver studs echo the metal of her belt buckle? It’s details like this that truly elevate an outfit; something Harrier is proving herself a master at.