In the running tally of ubiquitous trends this year, you might as well place baggy denim at the very top. While three-piece suits and cargo pants certainly have their respective spots on the most talked-about trends of 2021, baggy denim arguably trumped them all. With a little help from the current wave of 90's nostalgia and the widespread embrace of low-key dressing, loose cuts have become so pervasive it's almost impossible not to spot it everywhere you turn. When it's a staple this repeated, that's usually a good clue it's at least worth trying for yourself.
Whether you're a faithful adherent of all things baggy or are simply in the mood to try out an insider favorite, consider this your guide to mastering the trend. From outfits made up of the basics to more experimental takes, I've assembled 11 different ways to showcase fashion's most beloved staple of 2021. Keep scrolling to see them all.
One thing to keep in mind when styling baggy jeans: go big or go home. In the same vein as your loose jeans, stick with similarly oversize shapes for an elevated look.
Loose jeans already make a statement on their own, but you can take them even further with a sheer turtleneck.
In the book of cozy outfits, this look would probably be front row and center: from the shearling mules to the knit beanie and shirt jacket, this ensemble is equal parts low-key and chic.
Few things pair as beautifully as baggy jeans and an equally baggy blazer. The addition of a graphic neck scarf really adds a "wow" factor that feels effortless.
Now you know what to do with that growing collection of shearling jackets—coordinate them with your best loose jeans of course.
Think about adding a graphic coat (in the brightest color possible ideally), to your jeans for an outfit that truly captures everyone's attention.
If you're a believer in freeing the midsection, may I suggest these trendy low-rise jeans and a keyhole micro cardigan? Cool coat optional.
Meet your new weekend errand fit. Cool sneakers and a sporty sweatshirt will never steer you wrong.
The key to a successful outfit is to think carefully about proportions: the elements here are relatively simple, but it works because of the contrast between the fitted cropped top, the long baggy jeans, and the loose zippered jacket.
Take a page out of your favorite French girls' playbook, and style your jeans with a boxy blazer and Chanel-inspired cap-toe ballet flats.