Skinny jeans might have fallen out of favour with the fashion crowd a few years ago, but there wasn't one obvious alternative to skinnies with the same mass appeal—until now. Last season, straight-leg jeans were the hero silhouette for many brands, from Joseph and Marques Almeida to high-street denim trend-setters like Weekday. And it looks like this is becoming a commercial hit that might just rival the skinny this year.
This vintage-style jean—think of the ones Bruce Springsteen wore on the Born in the USA album cover—suddenly feels really current. Weekday's creative director, Louise Lasson, previously explained to Who What Wear UK that the most popular denim style are vintage-wash light-blue denim with straight legs, however, there are plenty of variations getting our attention, from white Princess Diana–esque jeans to Simon Millers ankle-split jeans.
Keep scrolling to see how the Instagram crowd is styling their straight legs, and shop our edit of the best pairs around.