5 Ready-Made Spring Outfits to Wear With These Perfect Straight-Leg Jeans

When it comes to shopping for jeans, we’re positively spoilt for choice. Some would say too much choice, in fact. With so many brands, cuts, styles and price points, it can be really, really hard to know where to start. 

But that’s why we’re here to be your fashion-agony saviors who do the legwork researching, trying and analysing the best jeans out there so you don’t have to. Then, we cut through the noise and bring you the pairs we actually rate as editors and the ones Who What Wear UK readers are genuinely buying again and again (a sure-fire sign of a winner).

This happens to be the case with & Other Stories’ Favourite Cut jeans. We can see from our data that they’re not just favourite in name; they’re the most popular style featured on our site by a mile, and over 750 of you have invested since the high-street brand overhauled its denim department and introduced them a few seasons ago. 


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They’re such a versatile jeans style.

It’s unsurprising, really, since they’re pretty perfect straight-leg jeans and come in every denim colour you could want (seven shades to be exact), and there’s even a cropped version for us petite people. They may not be the latest flared, low-rise or ’90s trend-led style, but if you’re looking for modern yet timeless jeans for under £100, they’re a bona fide wardrobe classic (made from organic cotton) you’ll wear again and again. What’s not to like?


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Influencer Marianne Smyth wears & Other Stories’ Favourite Cut jeans in Mid Blue

The neat tapered ankle also makes them perfect for pairing with lots of different shoe styles, from sandals to loafers and boots, which brings me to the reason we’re here today. One of the hardest things when buying a new pair of jeans, as well as thinking about how you’re going to start incorporating them into your current outfit rotation, can be figuring out which pairs of shoes to wear with them.

So to help you get a head start for spring, rather than just listing a bunch of great & Other Stories jeans for you to shop below, I thought I’d curate five ready-made spring outfits to help you figure out how to wear your new "favourite” pair of jeans, including which shoes—new or already in your closet—to wear with them. 

From an easy outfit for the pub to date-night and work-appropriate attire, keep scrolling to see and shop these outfits featuring the Favourite Cut jeans.

1. Pretty Top + Caged Sandals = Pub Drinks


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2. Jumper + Ballet Flats = Weekend Brunch


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3. Blazer + Ankle Boots = Date Night


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4. Shirt + Kitten Heels = Dinner With Friends


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5. Blazer + Loafers = Day of Meetings


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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.