If You Think Low-Rise Jeans Are Scary, These 9 Outfits Prove Otherwise

As someone who has practically lived in high-rise jeans for the past seven years or so, trust me when I tell you that I was skeptical when low-rise jeans started becoming a thing again. But now, many months later, here I am encouraging you to try them because they're cool. Still don't believe me? I spent the better part of an hour scrolling through only the chicest girls' Instagram feeds to prove it.

Below, you'll find nice outfits that show just how wearable the once-scary denim trend can be. The easiest-to-wear version is slouchy, baggy low-rise jeans. You might also be interested to know that very few of these outfits show any midriff, and when they do, it's just a sliver.

I, for one, am fully convinced I should give the low-rise look a try, and I even recently purchased this perfect pair of Reformation jeans. Scroll on to see the looks I'd wear them with, all of which are interchangeable between low-rise jeans and pants. Good luck. (But you don't really need it—these outfits are a piece of cake to pull off.)

Checkerboard Jacket + Jeans + Pumps
Low-rise jean outfits

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@lindatol

In case you were wondering how to make low-rise jeans look polished, here's your answer.

Cardigan + Tank Top + Jeans + Ankle Boots
Low-rise jean outfits

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@lefevrediary

This is the best way to wear low-rise jeans in the fall, hands down.

Leather Jacket + Fitted Tank + Black Pants + Platform Loafers
Low-rise jean outfits

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@anna__laplaca

This outfit is appropriate for so many occasions. You're going to want to wear it day and night on repeat.

Vest + Turtleneck + Jeans + Cap-Toe Pumps
Low-rise jean outfits

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@annelauremais

Wearing low-rise jeans with classic accessories is such a fresh twist.

White Button-Down + Baby Tee + Jeans + Platforms
Low-rise jean outfits

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@devonleecarlson

If you really miss the early 2000s but don't want to look like you're wearing a costume, copy this exact outfit.

Sweater + White Tee + Black Pants + Platforms
Low-rise jean outfits

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@louloudesaison

How to look effortlessly cool and comfortable without wearing a sweatsuit.

Blazer + Bodysuit + Jeans + Converse Sneakers
Low-rise jean outfits

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@camillecharriere

This is the perfect look if you don't want to expose your midriff and still show your low waistband.

Fleece Pullover + Camo Pants + Fancy Heels
Low-rise jean outfits

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@emilisindlev

Pairing baggy camo pants with a fleece and fancy heels is the ultimate high-low mix.

Camel Peacoat + White Jeans
Low-rise jean outfits

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@elizagracehuber

White low-rise jeans are a fresh way to wear the trend this winter.

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