Let’s talk about the girl next door. No, not 2004’s The Girl Next Door, starring Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert. However, that is truly an underrated movie.
I’m talking about the girl next door, who is the stereotypical character you’ve seen in dozens of films and television shows. She’s wholesome and sweet. She’s understated and low maintenance. She doesn’t do drama. She drinks beer. She’s beautiful without wearing makeup and thin without ever working out. She’s perfect in every single way without ever trying to be. Of course, this girl doesn’t actually exist outside of television shows and movies, but she’s still a pretty idea.
Since the girl next door isn’t really real, how does one come off as this kind of girl next door? Well, you wear jeans and a t-shirt. The easiest way to come across like the chill, low maintenance, down-for-anything kind of girl is to dress in a way that portrays that. Also, girls just look hot in jeans and a t-shirt. Seriously, there’s no need to wear the bodysuits, the mini-skirts, the backless dresses and whatever else. If you throw on the right jeans and right t-shirt, you can look like the hottest girl in the world. Yes, you can throw the Spanx away, ladies!
In need of some proof that the girl next door look is the best look of all? Below are 15 sizzling photos of your favorite stars rocking jeans and a t-shirt. Also, you're welcome.
15 Megan Fox Makes It Smokin' With A Leather Jacket
Say what you will of Megan Fox’s acting abilities, but girlfriend can wear jeans and a t-shirt. In fact, Fox really, really loves wearing jeans and a t-shirt. She’s an actress you’ll often see photographed rocking this low-key look with the addition of a leather jacket or maybe a flannel wrapped around her waist. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Megan Fox has a perfect body, and so jean and a t-shirt simply compliment her flawless figure.
After blasting into superstardom with 2007’s Transformers, Fox has remained in the spotlight with small roles in comedies like Friends with Kids and This is 40, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, and her spot on New Girl. In the meantime, Fox has also given birth to three sons. Yes, she’s the mother of THREE and still looks every bit as amazing as she did in Transformers.
Again, you can love Megan Fox or hate Megan Fox, but you can’t deny that she knows the power of jeans and a t-shirt.
14 It's Gigi Hadid's Go-To Look
22-year-old Gigi Hadid may be a newcomer to Hollywood, but she’s already well aware of the power jeans and a t-shirt. With Gigi's California girl beauty – the golden tan, long blonde hair, and glowing skin – the jeans and a t-shirt outfit looks particularly amazing.
And yes, Gigi Hadid is a model, just in case you didn’t know. In fact, Gigi Hadid is one of the most in-demand models working today. She’s walked in shows for Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Versace, and about a zillion other fashion brands. Hadid has also landed the cover of Vogue, W Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. She was even named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.
Gigi Hadid is a woman who knows what’s up in the fashion industry, and yet, she’d prefer to rock jeans and a t-shirt. So yes, the girl next door look is fashionable AF.
13 Candice Swanepoel Is Casually Perfect
Um, this is probably what jeans are supposed to like, huh? I feel like the guy who invented jeans was probably imagining this specific picture.
Unfortunately, most of us don't actually look like this in jeans. It's only Victoria's Secret Angels who look this good in jeans. And yes, this is a Victoria’s Secret Angel. It’s none other than Candice Swanepoel, the 28-year-old blue eyed, blonde haired goddess.
Besides her work with Victoria’s Secret, Candice has also walked in high-fashion shows like Fendi, Chanel, and Givenchy. In 2010, Candice signed on to become an official Victoria's Secret Angel. Then in 2016, Candice made Forbes Top-Earning Models list. Her $7 million income landed her a spot on the list. So yes, if you look THAT GOOD in jeans, you can make a pretty penny.
12 Are Jeans And A T-Shirt Hotter Than A Bikini?
So, Emily Ratajkowski may actually be the hottest human being alive right now, which kind of why she rose to fame. I mean, when you're that hot, you can't not get famous. So, how exactly did she get famous? In 2013, Emily Ratajkowski appeared in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video. This particular music video caused much controversy, as it featured a very exposed Emily Ratajkowski. And boom, Emily Ratajkowski was famous.
Emily Ratajkowski has gone on to appear in Sports Illustrated. She’s also walked in several fashion shows, including Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu. But she’s not just a pretty face, ladies and gentlemen. Ratajkowski parlayed her famous looks into an acting career, most notably appearing in Gone Girl. Ratajkowski also appeared in We Are Your Friends, along side Zac Efron, and in Netflix’s Easy.
While Emily Ratajkowski may actually be too hot to ever be considered a "girl next door" type, she certainly does dress the part. In fact, she makes this casual style look even hotter than a bikini.
11 Jenny From The Block Is Also The Girl Next Door
I’m about to say something kind of shocking: Jennifer Lopez is 48 years old. I’m serious. THAT is the body of a 48 year old. Then again, Jennifer Lopez hasn’t really aged a day in 20 years. It’s kind of creepy, but we’re also not complaining. The flawless mother of two does the jeans and a t-shirt thing all while still showing off her toned body, because if you have it, flaunt it.
Jennifer Lopez is particularly interesting in that her career has always straddled singing and acting. In the late ‘90s, Lopez gained musical success with “If You Had My Love” and acting success with Out of Sight and Selena. There was “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and Enough, then “I’m Real” and Maid in Manhattan. Many other celebrities must take the leap from music into acting or vice verse but J-Lo has always done it all, including her crunches and squats by the looks of it.
10 Charlotte McKinney For The Win
24-year-old Charlotte McKinney knows the power of dressing like a girl next door and the power of a good Instagram feed. That's right, Charlotte McKinney’s rise to fame came from her Instagram account. Welcome to 2017, y'all.
On her account, Charlotte McKinney posts very steamy photos of herself, which has helped her amass a following of over 1 million people. McKinney used her Internet fame to land a campaign with Guess, star in a Carl’s Jr. commercial, and appear on season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. In 2017, Charlotte McKinney launched herself onto the big screen with Batwatch and Flatliners. While neither movie will win her an Oscar or anything, it's still pretty impressive for someone who started on Instagram.
Even in jeans and a t-shirt, it’s clear Charlotte McKinney is very curvy. That’s the thing about jeans and a t-shirt; the outfit can still subtly show off a great body without being too over the top. And that's really the allure of the girl next door. She's not over the top.
9 Selena Gomez Keeps It Simple And Adorable
From dressing up the look to really, really dressing it down, here we have Selena Gomez doing her girl next door thing.
Selena Gomez is one of the few stars to have transitioned from Disney to adulthood without, uh… Well, without going the Britney Spears route. Though, you can’t really fault Britney Spears for her breakdown. I mean, imagine being THAT famous. It’s just too much. Though, Selena Gomez very much can imagine being that famous, as she’s the most followed person on Instagram with 127.7 million followers. No biggie.
The 25-year-old powerhouse sometimes sticks with an easy wardrobe of just jeans and a t-shirt. Hey, when you’re balancing being the most popular person on the internet, a chart-topping music career, and a new venture as the executive producer of 13 Reasons Why, it can be hard to really dress up every day. Selena Gomez, of course, proves that you can look just as adorable while you’re rocking comfortable jeans and a white t-shirt. But also, Selena Gomez is one of the most beautiful women in the world, so there’s that too.
8 Sophie Turner Makes The Look Tough
Sophie Turner is best known for playing Sansa Stark on HBO’s hit Game of Thrones. On the show, she wears gorgeous dresses that I’d love to wear too, but I have no where to wear them. My own envy aside, Turner looks beautiful in the feminine clothes of Sansa Stark, but she also looks just as beautiful in jeans and a t-shirt.
Seen here, Sophie Turner is rocking black jeans with a tied up t-shirt, showing off her toned stomach. Very out of her Sansa Stark character, Sophie Turner is also rocking blonde hair, which is her natural hair color. Yes, Sophie Turner is NOT a natural redhead. I know, I probably just destroyed your world, right? Well, Turner is naturally blonde and that's just the way things are.
Sophie Turner’s take on jeans and t-shirt teaches us all that you can still show off your toned bod, even if you’re wearing comfortable clothes.
7 Kendall Jenner Makes It Chic
Kendall Jenner may be part of the Kardashian/Jenner family, but she doesn’t necessarily look the part. This is to say that Kendall Jenner doesn't really have the curves for which the Kardashians and Jenners are known. Instead, Kendall has a naturally tall, athletic body. She’s an actual model, guys!
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are an inseparable model duo, linking arms nearly every single fashion week. Like Gigi Hadid (and really every other model), Kendall Jenner knows that rocking a sleek pair of jeans and a t-shirt can make you look low-key fashionable. To dress it up a bit, Kendall added a flashy belt.
Even with a flashy belt, this look is much more everyday than how some of the other members of her family dress. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are rarely seen in jeans and a t-shirt, as they dress more glamorously. At the same time, Kim and Kylie also have very different bodies than Kendall and it’s all about dressing for your body type.
6 Every Body Type Looks Amazing In Jeans And A T-Shirt
Sure, jeans and a t-shirt may look stunning on someone with the body of a Victoria’s Secret Angel or an actual Victoria’s Secret Angel, but the girl next door look is really for every single body type. Case in point: Ashley Graham.
At this point, Ashley Graham isn’t just one of the most well known plus-size models in the world, but she’s also just one of the most well known models in the world, period. Ashley Graham has appeared on covers of Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated, and many others. She’s appeared in a campaign for Levi’s, because duh. Girlfriend looks fire in jeans.
No, Ashley Graham is not a size 2. She doesn’t have a thigh gap or a six-pack. But Ashley Graham still looks absolutely stunning in jeans and t-shirt. You don’t have to have what is considered "a perfect body" in order to look good in jeans and a t-shirt. Every girl can be the girl next door.
5 Oldest Sister Kourtney Kardashian May Rock The Look Best
At 38 years old, Kourtney Kardashian is the oldest of the Kardashian and Jenner sisters. But hey, she may still be the hottest. The five-foot mother of three has made her body top propriety, as is evident on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, on which Kourtney makes an effort to eat clean and work out often. And it shows. Girlfriend looks GREAT in destroyed jeans and a t-shirt.
Despite being, arguably, the most beautiful of the family members, Kourtney remains one of the more private members of the family. Sure, she allowed the cameras to literally film her giving birth on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but she’s less active on social media sites and attends far fewer events than her sisters. Let’s just say that the elusive, older Kardashian can truly rock the girl next door look, even if that isn’t really the Kardashian thing.
4 Jennifer Aniston Is The OG Girl Next Door
Jennifer Aniston’s California girl beauty has helped her become the ultimate girl next door. That’s right, no one does girl next door better than ol' Jen Aniston.
Obviously, Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Green from Friends was a girl next door of sorts. I mean, she literally lived next door to Chandler and Joey. But it’s more than that. There was something approachable, friendly, and sweet about her character. Also, playing the role of Rachel Green pretty much made every single guy in America fall in love with Aniston.
Jennifer Aniston has gone on to play less girl next door-y characters in Cake, Horrible Bosses, and Office Christmas Party. However, quite a few of Aniston’s most bankable films – The Break-Up, Marley & Me, and He’s Just Not That Into You – have all cast her in the role of the sweet, reliable girl next door. Hey, Jennifer Aniston as the girl next door just works. Maybe it’s because she looks so good in jeans and a t-shirt.
3 Even Royalty Can't Resist The Appeal Of Jeans And A T-Shirt
Even Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, can’t resist the comfort of the girl next door look. Yes, even royals get down with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Of course, Kate Middleton’s take on the look is a bit more prim and polished than your average girl next door, but she’s royal, so what do you expect?
Pairing jeans with a white and navy striped t-shirt and a navy blazer, Kate Middleton manages to make this look work for her. Also, it matches her insane engagement ring, which may leave you wondering if Kate matches her outfits to her ring. If she actually does, you can’t blame a girl for coordinating with a 12-carat sapphire ring, can you?
With two children and a third on the way, throwing on jeans and a t-shirt is a go-to uniform for many moms, even the royal ones. So, next time a girl is rocking jeans and t-shirt, she’s not dressed down. She’s just dressed royally.
2 Let's Hear It For Selena Gomez One More Time
Of all the stars on this list, Selena Gomez’s jeans and t-shirt looks are the most casual. Gomez truly just embraces the white t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers for a relaxed look. Like, she could truly run errands or have a Netflix marathon in this outfit. It's that versatile, guys!
When it comes to being the girl next door, Selena does it in an athletic, everyday kind of way. And who doesn’t love that casual girl next door? Obviously, Justin Bieber did. While Selena and Justin have been broken up for a few years, there is still news of run-ins and songs being about one another. It’s the relationship that just won’t quit.
However, Gomez is in a new relationship with The Weeknd, who had previously dated Bella Hadid. You know, because apparently everyone in Hollywood hooks up with everyone in Hollywood. The Weeknd seems to be a fan of ladies in jeans and t-shirts, as both Selena and Bella rock this look. We see you, The Weeknd.
1 Friends Who Wear Jeans Together, Stay Together
Did I have to come back to Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner? Yes. Duh. There’s really no one in Hollywood who loves wearing jeans and a t-shirt more than these two models. Of course, their legs are 100-feet long and their bodies are perfect, so why shouldn’t they love jeans and a t-shirt?
The trick to wearing jeans and a t-shirt and looking as good as the ladies in this article is spending some money on good jeans and good t-shirts. None of the ladies on this list are getting their jeans at Walmart or Target. They are wearing well-made, designer jeans that fit their bodies like a dream. So yeah, these jeans and t-shirts are not cheap, but they make our favorite stars look relaxed, low maintenance, and chill. These jeans and t-shirts, whether dressed up or worn more casual, make your favorite stars look like the girl next door. And who is hotter than the girl next door?
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