The Jeans Styles That Are In, Out, and Classic, According to Our Editors


For a long time, my relationship with jeans was iffy. Yes, I wore them daily, but not without a groan beforehand as I anticipated the leg acrobatics that the process of putting on jeans entailed. If the image of hopping around your room to get into a pair of jeans resonates with you, then you, too, lived in the age of skinny-jeans mania. I'm talking about those skintight-jeggings days. *Shudders.* I'll say what everyone is thinking: Thank goodness those days are over. 

Jeans styles evolve like everything in fashion, and I could not be happier with the transition to silhouettes that are looser and more approachable. Nowadays, I don't mind putting on jeans in the morning. In fact, I'm a huge denim girl and love that one good pair can take you from running around during the day with cool-girl sneakers and a simple white tee to a night out with strappy heels and a statement top. I took an editor poll around the Who What Wear office on what jeans styles are in, out, and classic. The results were loud and clear: kiss those skinny jeans goodbye and make room for oversize, low-rise, and flare styles. As for a classic pick, straight-leg jeans never fail. Below, shop the cutest jeans of the moment. 


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You heard it here first—baggier is better. Pair oversize jeans with a fitted top and chunky sandals for a cool and casual look. 



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Don't write off low-rise jeans. These styles are loose, relaxed, and actually comfortable. Grab a pair in time for warm weather. You won't regret it. 



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Flares are back, but they don't feel like a '70s costume this time around. Paired with a modern top and sleek accessories, the look is perfectly fresh.



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Ah, the classic straight-leg style that goes with just about everything for just about any occasion. They're truly go-to jeans for every day. 

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