How To Style Straight Leg Jeans Outfits

This post is about straight leg jeans outfits and how to style this trending denim.

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Straight leg jeans have made a significant comeback from the 90s. This denim trend is a nice change from skinny jeans and is a bit more flattering — in my opinion.

This style of denim can be flattering on so many body types. However, there are a few ways to keep it from looking frumpy and outdated.

I’m going to share how to wear straight leg jeans and how you can get the most out of your favorite denim. I’ll also share some of my favorite jeans and where you can buy them.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STRAIGHT LEG JEANS

You would think the name would be sufficient, but there have been so many variations of straight leg jeans, that I thought we would break down the characteristics of a true straight leg jean. 

Straight leg jeans have the same leg width from the hips all the way down the leg to the hem. Some manufactures have gone on to call it the boyfriend jeans.  

*Please note that the boyfriend jean is not a true straight jean.  It has a more baggy fit with more room around the hips.  Straight jeans are more streamline with a true straight fit from hips to hem. 

These jeans are a great option if you're looking to create proportions.  Especially if you have wider shoulders or a larger bust.  

This style works well dressed up or down. But if you're just not ready to part with your skinny jeans, I would recommend a mom jean.  Mom jeans are a little roomy around the hips and fall straight down but taper a little at the hem.  


HOW TO WEAR STRAIGHT LEG JEANS

Because straight leg jeans have more volume below your waist, you will want to accentuate the waist to create shape.  Wearing an oversized tee will surely swallow your body, especially if you are petite. 

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Accentuate the waist by tucking in your shirts and/or wearing a belt. Tucking in your tops will also create better proportions by elongating your legs.  

Your jeans should fit right at your belly button.  This will bring the eyes to the smallest part of your waist.  

Opt for a slightly cropped pair to highlight footwear.  For shoes options, I like to pair straight leg jeans with a shoe that will show a little bit of ankle. 

During the winter, or colder months, pair your straight leg jeans with boots.  I recommend an sleek ankle boot or Chelsea boot.  No over-the-knee or tall boots.  Stuffing them inside the boot will make you look look too bulky -- save these for leggings or skinny jeans. 

  • Button-down blouse + Pointy-toed pumps
  • Stripped tee + Chelsea Boots
  • Cami + Blazer + Sandals
  • Cardigan + Heels
  • Graphic tee + Sneakers 

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STRAIGHT LEG JEANS BRAND RECOMMENDATIONS

FAVORITE BRANDS:

  • Madewell (tall and petite sizes)
  • Levi's
  • Abercrombie (extra short to extra long options)
  • Agolde
  • Topshop

FAVORITE JEANS:

I hope this was helpful in styling your straight leg jeans. This is only a guide and not a rule book.  Obviously, you know your body best and your style preference so definitely wear what you want how you want it. 

 I do hope that it brought you some outfit inspiration to style your straight leg jeans going forward. 

This post was all about straight leg jeans outfits and where to find the best fits. 


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2 Comments

  1. 1.15.23
    Nana said:

    Great effort
    In the first picture, I wish you compare with the same jeans!
    cropped jeans most of the time save the stimulation, it was useful to show the tips with long one.
    ** i don’t think that straight leg is the same of boyfriend jeans as you mentioned!

    • 1.16.23

      Great idea! Will definitely add a few more examples soon!

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