Straight-Leg Jeans Outfits That're Straight-Up Perfect

It's not just you—straight-leg jeans are the new skinnies. This simple vintage-inspired staple has become a favorite of style mavens in NYC, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. But, as with any changing trend, sometimes it takes a bit of inspiration to know the subtle changes to make when swapping from your old go-tos. There's no right or wrong when it comes to how to wear straight-leg jeans, but there are a few outfits we constantly have in our arsenal.

Whether it be a work-appropriate look with heels or something more casual for weekends spent with friends, these looks will inspire you to make these pants your go-tos this year (even for those die-hard skinny jean fans). Find our picks below along with links to shop styles we're loving.

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Collage Vintage

2018 is all about color, but a straightforward pair of jeans is a great way to bring balance to your ensemble. Try a red top and jacket with your denim and then finish with a cool pair of statement shoes.

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Style du Monde

Since straight-leg jeans tend to skew more casual, one way to dress them up for the office is by styling them with classic pieces like a sleek blazer and pointed ankle boots. We love the pop of color that a scarf adds as the finishing touch too. 

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Collage Vintage

If you'd categorize your style as sophisticated, one of our favorite ways to style straight-leg jeans is with a simple fitted knit and a pair of heels. You can add a belt to accentuate the high waist of the jeans and finish with a structured bag.

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@ada_oguntodu

We're proponents of denim on denim for all occasions, but what makes this ensemble especially cool is the use of key trend pieces, like white boots and a beret, to elevate the ensemble. 

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@itsmekellieb

The simplicity of straight-leg jeans makes them an ideal blank canvas for building a look around. Try leaning into pieces you wouldn't normally pair together like glitter boots and a leopard-print coat.

Available in sizes 24 to 32. 

Now you're armed with all the outfit inspiration you need.

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Style du Monde

A great pair of vintage-style, straight-leg jeans is ideal for putting together a cool day-to-night look. Add a structural top and sleek boots and you'll be good to go.

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Collage Vintage

A darker wash looks instantly polished, which is why we love it when styled with a pair of ultra-trendy cowboy boots and a structured jacket.

Available in sizes 8 to 20. 

Now you're all set to rock this cool denim style.