Fashion People Wear This Anti-Skinny-Jeans Trend With These 5 Basics


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In reference to denim categories, skinny jeans basically fall into the "classics” section. They’re no-fail and still a go-to for many fashion people. That said, in terms of other trending denim silhouettes, the relaxed style (skewing wide-leg) is the cut du jour for many. In fact, we recently shared the shoe trends style setters are wearing with this anti-skinny-jeans trend. And next up, we thought we’d highlight the basics that are front-runners paired with relaxed jeans.

Given that this denim trend essentially falls into that elevated-basics category, so many basics can team flawlessly with them. But there are a few elevated styles that look particularly chic with wide-leg denim. 

Keep scrolling to check out the best trend-forward basics to wear with relaxed jeans to create effortless looks. 

1. Leather Jacket


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A leather jacket—especially one that's distressed—makes any outfit all the cooler. This look is particularly noteworthy as well with the layered denim jacket with the baggy jeans.

2. Oversize Half-Zip Sweater


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Oversize knits reign supreme in the elevated-basics category. Consider a chic half-zip style with the anti-skinny-jeans trend.

3. Longline Coat


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A longline coat brings instant polish to any look, including this A+ ensemble with the sweatshirt and jeans.

4. Button-Down Shirt + Polished Jacket


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A tailored jacket (like one in tweed) is trend-forward but could fall in that basics category because it's very versatile. Team one with another It staple—a button-down shirt—and you have yourself a standout look.

5. Relaxed Blazer


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Rounding out the list is one of the key basics fashion people swear by: a relaxed blazer. This trusty staple works with so many outfits, including a cool denim look.

This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

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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.