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Straight-Leg Jeans Outfits That're Straight-Up Perfect

It’s not just you, straight-leg jeans are the new skinnies. This simple vintage-inspired denim has become a favorite of women in NYC, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. But, with any changing trend, sometimes it takes a bit of inspiration to know the subtle changes to make when swapping from your old go-tos. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to how to wear straight-leg jeans, but there are a few outfits we constantly have in our arsenal. 

Whether it be a work-appropriate look with heels, to something more casual for weekends spent with friends, these looks will inspire you to make these pants your go-to this year (even for those die-hard skinny jean fans). Find our picks below along with links to shop styles we’re loving. 

2018 is all about color, but a straightforward pair of jeans is a great way to bring balance to your ensemble. Try a red top and jacket with your denim, then finish with a cool pair of statement shoes. 

Available in sizes 23 to 25. 
Available in sizes 14 to 20. 
Available in sizes 23 to 32. 
Available in sizes 23 to 31. 
Available in sizes 24 to 32. 
Available in sizes 25 to 30. 
Available in sizes IT36 to IT46. 
Available in sizes 14 to 24. 
The simplicity of straight-leg jeans make them an ideal blank canvas for building a look around. Try leaning into pieces you wouldn’t normally pair together like glitter boots and a leopard-print coat.
Available in sizes 29 to 32. 
Available in sizes 24 to 32.  Now you’re armed with all the outfit inspiration you need.
A great pair of vintage-style straight leg jeans are ideal for putting together a cool day-to-night look. Add on a structural top and sleek boots and you’re good to go.
Available in sizes 23 to 30. 
Available in sizes 14W to 26W. 
A darker wash looks instantly polished, which is why we love it when styled with a pair of ultra-trendy cowboy boots and a structured jacket.
Available in sizes 0 to 14. 
Available in sizes XS to L. 
Available in sizes 8 to 20. 

Since straight-leg jeans tend to skew more casual, one way to dress them up for the office is by styling them with classic pieces like a sleek blazer and pointed ankle boots. We love the pop of color that a scarf adds as the finishing touch too. 

If you’d categorize your style as ladylike, one of our favorite ways to style straight-leg jeans is with a simple fitted knit and a pair of heels. You can add a belt to accentuate the jeans high-waist and finish with a structured bag.

We’re proponents of denim on denim for all occasions, but what makes this ensemble especially cool is the use of key trend pieces like white boots and a beret to elevate the ensemble. 

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