Emma wears Re/Done barrel-leg jeans.
I want to start this by saying that just because there's plenty of evidence to suggest that no one is really wearing skinny jeans right now, that doesn't mean you have to get rid of them entirely. Fashion is fickle but it loves nostalgia and resurrecting trends, so it's very likely that at some point in the not-too-distant future, drainpipes will once again be à la mode.
For now, though, the hottest silhouette around is the barrel-leg jean. Now, what does that actually mean? We first had these style of jeans on our radar way back in 2017 when Whistles launched its version and we saw it taking off. The Whistles signature barrel-leg jeans have a high-rise waist, loose-fitting legs and are cropped just above the ankle. I consider them akin to mom jeans but smarter. With jean trends and denim, in general, a huge trend for 2023, it's no surprise that the style is a consistent best-seller.
Anna wears blue denim barrel-leg jeans with a leather jacket.
Imani wears high waisted barrel-leg jeans.
When I spoke to Net-a-Porter, it revealed that this type of jeans style is very much what everyone seems to be after right now. The barrel leg jeans from both Agolde and Totême are very popular right now, but they were surprised at their popularity. NAP says it "knew it would be a great trend for the season but the demand has been unexpected and we predict the trend will stay for a few seasons to come." While the Whistles intel suggests this is a lasting look, this just confirms that this isn't just a flash-in-the-pan trend that you'll be sick of wearing in a few months but one that has lasting power.
With that in mind, keep scrolling to shop the best barrel-leg jeans available right now.
Shop the Best Barrel-Leg Jeans:
If you're not a fan of the cropped silhouette, this full length pair should be on your radar.
Crafted from organic cotton, this Toteme pair is a strong staple.
Wear with chunky lug-soled boots, a Breton knit and an oversized biker jacket for easy weekend outfit.
If your not keen on a slim fitting jean these are just the ticket. The wide leg gives them a relaxed feel.
I've had my eye on this Toteme pair for a while. White denim can work just as well with chunky knitwear as it can with summer-friendly tops and sandals, too.
The combo of the faded black wash and the ankle crop silhouette ensures these are my current go-to.
When you want to make a statement, this pink pair is just the ticket.
Jeans made from a mix of recycled cotton and organic cotton, and at under £60? Yes please.
I see your curved barrel leg and I am here for it. Add bold accessories for a cool outfit.
I'm a big fan of a high rise fit, no matter the style. Just add a cropped cable knit jumper and heeled boots.
The styling opportunities are endless... I'm picturing these with strappy heels and a body for my next date night.
The black version of the best-selling Whistles pair is going straight on my wish list.
Just add a leather blazer and square toe ankle boots for an easy evening outfit.
I'm obsessed with the minimal wash on this pair. They would go with just about everything in my wardrobe.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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