5 Straight-Leg-Jean Outfits That Will Convince You to Put Away Your Skinnies

As I’ve highlighted before, I’m a true skinny-jean lover. Sure, the style skews on the polarizing side at times with fresh denim cuts entering the scene every season, but skinnies work best for my style. That said, I’m always open to trying new trends. However, for me personally, the extra-wide jeans fashion people are wearing right now are just a bit out-there. But cool straight-leg jeans? Now there’s a silhouette I’m down to test out.

And honestly, given that it’s more or less the go-to favorite among the style set right now, there’s an endless flow of style inspiration on IG. The silhouette is basically begging for me to give it a whirl. What do you think? Are you a tried-and-true skinny-jean person? Would a bit of forward outfit inspo featuring straight-leg jeans convince you to step out of your comfort zone? Well, let’s see. Ahead, I’m showcasing five of-the-moment denim ‘fits (complete with shopping recommendations) that just might convince me to give up my skinnies (at least for now).

Style Tip: If you’re looking for an easy yet forward outfit combo, don’t underestimate the power of a trendy cropped cardigan with your jeans and flat sandals.

Style Tip: Go for the layered look with an unbuttoned white blouse underneath a slouchy blazer, complete with your straight-leg jeans and square-toe boots.

Style Tip: Toss on a leather jacket—especially a blazer iteration—to bring that modern effortlessness to your simple denim fit.

Style Tip: A reworked trench is so of-the-moment, and it will take straight-leg jeans and a white T-shirt to the next level. 

Style Tip: Into the cardigan idea like the above? Consider the matching set look with your darker straight-leg jeans this spring.

Shop the matching cardigan here.

Next, check on the anti–skinny jean trend that’s coming back this season.

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