It's hard to remember a time when straight-leg jeans didn't live in our wardrobes, but alas, that time did exist. Before the straight-leg popularity spike, skinny and boyfriend jeans were the dominating styles, with few options in between. Bridging the gap, straight-leg jeans boast the streamlined silhouette skinny-jean devotees love while featuring a relaxed cut reminiscent of the looser boyfriend fit. This combination is precisely why fashion people love them—they're not too tailored, nor are they too undone. They strike the perfect jean balance.
Although they're easy to wear, coming up with new and exciting jeans outfits can be a struggle, especially if you've been living in little else but hoodies of late. In the nick of time, however, just as spring begins to catch up with us, a slew of our favourite social media dressers have been showcasing new and chic straight-leg jean outfits to inspire us. They're the ideal accompaniment to statement tops, sleek blazers and trending shoes alike. Keep scrolling to see seven incredible straight-leg jean outfits, and then shop any pieces you might be lacking to re-create them.
1. ADD A BLAZER
Style Notes: Who said jeans had to be blue? One of our favourite styling tricks is wearing similar shades top to toe to create a pulled-together ensemble, much like Abi has done here with her beige jeans, burgundy boots and creamy top.
3. OFFSET STATEMENT TOPS
Style Notes: Blame it on the inordinate number of Zoom calls we've been on, but statements tops are continuing to be a sweet spot for us. Monikh's blue straight-leg jeans make for the ideal accompaniment to her dramatic-sleeve checked blouse.
4. REDISCOVER MONOCHROME
Style Notes: Although black-and-white outfits never really go out of style, they aren't always necessarily on-trend. A major look on the S/S 22 runways, monochrome is back in a big way this season, and Hannah's ecru straight-leg jeans and black blazer present a simple but stylish way to channel it.
5. BREAK OUT THE STAPLES
Style Notes: Assembling a wardrobe of versatile staples is key, especially when you don't have time to outfit plan. Marianne knows this and has invested heavily in her straight-leg jean collection, which she can pair with everything from classic stripes to black sandals for fast, fashionable results.
6. DRESS THEM UP
Style Notes: For all the occasions in your now busy diary, just add a satin top and mid heels to your straight-leg denim to strike a high/low balance. Good for every occasion from brunch outings to dinner plans, this pairing will go the distance.
Style Notes: Accessories can make or break an outfit, but when straight-leg jeans and a simple sweater act as your backdrop, you can afford to wear more statement add-ons. We love how Jessica has chosen strappy sandals and a crossbody bag that match the shade of her white straight-leg jeans.