Skinny jeans will always be around, and straight-leg jeans are an everyday classic, but long and loose baggy jeans are really having a moment in 2023. Unquestionably, they are one of the coolest ways to look on-trend this year. They've been gaining momentum for a few seasons, but thanks to their dominant presence on the spring runways, it's clear that relaxed denim isn't going anywhere any time soon.
So how should we be styling the non-skinny jeans trend this season? We turned to the French fashion set—known for their timeless and effortlessly chic style—to see how they have been wearing and embracing the relaxed-jeans trend. Get inspired below as we share the coolest pieces French women are styling with them.
With Ballet Flats
French women prove long and loose jeans don't always need heels. In fact, they love creating that "puddle" effect with their chic and classic ballet flats.
With a Fancy Top
Stylish Parisians love to counterbalance the casual and relaxed nature of low-slung, baggy jeans with a fancy and fitted going-out top. Perfect for a night out.
Classic sneakers and a simple tank are an easy way to wear the trend for a cool weekend look.
With an Elevated Knit Top
Sleek and simple, an elevated knit top in a neutral color will give long, loose jeans a touch of polish and sophistication.
With a Statement Piece
Whether it's a faux-fur coat or a sequin top, a statement piece will elevate and amp up casual baggy jeans in an instant. Keep the rest of your accessories pared back.
With a Belt
The French love to add definition and polish to jeans with the addition of a classic belt—which pulls together an outfit in an instant.
With a Classic Long Coat
Long, loose jeans plus a long classic coat equals a really good French outfit.
With Pointed-Toe Heels
Nothing adds elegance to baggy jeans quite like pointed-toe heels. Whether you go for timeless black boots or a pop of color, they will elevate an entire outfit.
With a Relaxed Sweater
For a casual look, a sumptuous oversize sweater in a neutral hue works perfectly with relaxed denim.
Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.
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