As much as we’d all love to make leggings and sweatpants the official business-casual dress code ASAP, we’ve unfortunately got a ways to go before enjoying such sartorial comfort. That said, until then, there’s no two ways about it – jeans are the way to go on days when you only have the energy for a laid back outfit, but want to look effortlessly put together. Of course, no two jeans are created equal – in fact, a more than a couple of jeans trends are enjoying a moment in the spotlight right now – but the best wide-leg jeans are indeed the quickest way to get a denim look that feels put together and polished.
It goes without saying denim is having a big year (just ask brands like Diesel), but it’s not all denim cargos and straight-leg jeans, as much as we’re still committed to channeling the ’90s and 2000s. Alongside them, the ’70s are back, just in time for the carefree moment we’re having in fashion. As far as styles that offer the best of both worlds go, wide-leg jeans tend to cover all the bases (read: their statement silhouette naturally lends them a more “done up” appeal, and their roominess ensures they’re simultaneously beyond cozy), and they pair just as easily with a casual tank top as they would a chiffon blouse. Ahead, here are a few styles that are guaranteed to elevate your everyday looks instantly.
Lee High Rise Wide Leg Crop Jean
Fall is on the way, and these jeans will have you wanting to style them with boots all season long.