5 Easy Ways I've Worn My Favourite Straight-Leg Jeans Recently

If you regularly find yourself reading my Who What Wear articles, you'll probably know I'm a big fan of Arket—and especially their denim. Last year I invested in their Jade Cropped Slim Stretch Jeans in a classic blue and raved about them here—they're such an easy slim leg jean to style. After wearing those on repeat and being impressed with the lasting quality, this year I decided to try the brand's new straight cropped stretch jeans (yes, the names are a bit of a mouthful, but stay with me).

Although similar, this new pair has a slightly looser straight leg and I got these in a washed black colour as I was really missing ta darker pair from my collection. What impressed me most with the first pair I bought was how comfy the addition of some slight stretch is. I'm usually a fan of vintage-style rigid denim, but after getting firmly acquainted with leggings and tracksuits in recent years, I needed something a bit comfier to wear day to day. I was so glad to find this new pair were equally as comfy, and still with no unsightly sagging denim in sight.

Unsurprisingly, I've barely taken these jeans off since I got them. So, I thought it might be helpful to share five of my favourite outfits I've styled them with recently that are all easy, polished and prove how versatile these jeans are. For reference I'm 5'2, size 10 and I sized up to a 29 to get a bit of a looser fit. I've also added in product links below for you to shop out the looks. Happy scrolling! 

1. Bouclé Jacket + Ballet Flats


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2. Trench Coat + Shirt + Ankle Boots


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3. Knit + Knee-High Boots


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4. Knit + Trainers


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5. Blazer + Heels



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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.