Sorry, Skinny Jeans—This Denim Trend Is Going to Be Huge

Before we dive in, let’s just remember that in reality, skinny jeans could basically be considered a classic at this point. Sure, people may have varying views on the cut, but they’re more or less timeless. That said, a style on the other end of the denim spectrum continues to increase in popularity—and definitely will thrive come spring. Yep, we’re talking about those loose, straight-leg jeans. More specifically, the silhouettes that are especially relaxed.

In fact, since making an appearance again last year, loose-fitting jeans are still very much a present part of the autumn/winter 2021 line-up. Well today, we thought we’d dive in a bit deeper with some visual inspiration on how fashion people are wearing loose-fitting jeans because it's continuing well into 2022, we think. With that in mind, keep scrolling for a range of outfit ideas featuring this top-notch denim silhouette in varying cuts. You’ll also uncover inspired shopping picks on how to master each look as well.


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Team a pair of high-waisted loose jeans with a white tee and blazer for a polished, effortless vibe.

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Take a '90s route and pair your jeans with a waist as a top.

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Try a blazer as a top with high-waisted blue jeans for something unexpected.

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A white T-shirt paired with ripped jeans and sneakers is no-fail.

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A simple statement top with baggy jeans and trainers makes for an easy weekend look.

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Try the denim on denim vibe with contrasting blues.

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Y2K tops like handkerchiefs are back, and they're a perfect partner to baggy jeans.

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Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.