Goodbye Skinny Jeans! Here’s How to Style the Trendy Straight-Leg

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About three or four years ago now, I did something absolutely crazy for the time: I bought a pair of jeans that were—wait for it—not skinny. There was a real revolution happening. Gone were the days of “I won’t be caught dead in any type of non-skinny jeans” and in were the days of mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, vintage-fit, and old Levi’s styles back with a vengeance. All of these types of jeans can pretty much be looped into one category: the all-powerful straight-leg jean.

For a while, I was always going back and forth between my trusty ol’ skinnies and my newly-loved straight-leg jeans, but now I can pretty much say that every pair of jeans in my denim collection is straight-leg, and they’re the only ones I reach for (especially in the stay-at-home times of 2020).

Straight-leg jeans are not only versatile and easy to wear, but they’re also (most importantly) super comfortable! If you’ve been wanting to make the switch from skinny to straight-leg but aren’t quite sure how to style them, look no further.

Here are five easy and mom-approved ways to style the trending straight-leg jean:

 

1. The Light-Wash: with a tank, long cardigan & sneakers

jeans / tank / cardigan / belt / sneakers / necklace

 

2. The Distressed: with an oversized sweater, leopard mules & headband

jeans / sweater / mules / headband / bag

 

3. The Medium Wash: with a graphic tee, plaid blazer & booties

jeans / t-shirt / blazer jacket / earrings / booties

 

4. The Dark Wash: with a puff-sleeve sweater top, statement earrings & mules

jeans / sweater top / mules / earrings / tote

 

5. The Classic Black: with a chic hoodie, gold hoops & snakeskin sneakers

jeans / hoodie / sneakers / glasses / earrings / backpack

 

 

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