Olivia Wilde Wore the Latest Anti-Skinny-Jean Trend to Get Behind

As far as celebrities go, Olivia Wilde is one that we always look to for denim inspiration. She wears jeans a lot—even on the red carpet from time to time. Flared, straight-leg, baggy, skinny—you name it and she's worn it. But for a day out and about in Los Angeles earlier this week, Wilde wore a style that's new for her, and it's one that always comes back around: sailor jeans.

Sailor jeans are basically high-waisted jeans that are fitted at the top and wide-leg toward the bottom. They often have details such as patch pockets, double buttons, and trouser hems, and they can very easily be dressed up or down. Like skinny jeans, they often have stretch in the denim, so if that's what you love about skinny jeans but are ready for a change, perhaps Wilde's sailor jeans will inspire you to shop for a pair.

Scroll to see how Wilde styled hers (simply, with a cropped sweater-vest) and shop some of the best sailor jeans on the internet.


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On Olivia Wilde: Yuhan Wang vest; Veronica Beard jeans; Saint Laurent bag


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This post was previously published and has since been updated. 

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.