I Basically Only Wear Relaxed Jeans Now—5 Simple Items I Wear With Them

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Skinny jeans used to be my denim cut du jour. While I still consider the silhouette to be a classic choice, I don’t wear them as much and favor more relaxed styles now. In fact, I feel like my go-to jeans have been getting baggier and baggier over the last few seasons. And that brings me to why I’m here today. I thought I’d highlight a few of the pieces I wear with said coveted denim styles to bring you some styling and shopping inspiration. 

Given that simplicity is often the name of my fashion game, I primarily reach for easy items and elevated basics when styling my baggy jeans. The denim style is forward on its own, so opting for simple items (that have modern design details) is really all it takes to create effortless and of-the-moment looks.

Keep scrolling to check out the items, showcased on me as well as various fashion follows I routinely turn to for inspiration. 

Striped Tops

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A striped top—whether in the form of a blouse, tee, or sweater—is a classic piece that looks modern with baggy jeans.

Leather Jackets

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I love a leather jacket moment, especially the oversize styles (like the one showcased here). Sure, a leather piece is more statement-making, but it's simple in that you can toss it over anything for a cool look.

Relaxed White Shirts

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This is me in one of my uniforms: a relaxed white shirt teamed with relaxed jeans (love the two together). The sweater around the shoulders brings an extra dimension to the look.

Crew-Neck Sweaters

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You just can't go wrong with this outfit formula—a crew-neck sweater and jeans. No-fail.

Long Coats

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For an elevated yet low-key vibe, I also often toss on a maxi coat (a looser cut is super comfy) with jeans and sneakers.

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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 retailers 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.