The next big non–skinny jeans trend is here, and it couldn’t be chicer. While skinny jeans will truly never die, nor do we want them to, we’ve spotted several emerging denim trends that are pretty much the antithesis of skinnies. We’ve already mentioned how flares and loose jeans are on the rise, and, well, we’re adding another of these non-skinny styles to the top of our lists: high-rise wide-leg jeans.
These are full-length jeans with a trouser-like wide leg and a high rise. We know that wide-leg jeans can be intimidating if you’re not used to wearing them already, which is why we’re here to give you some outfit inspiration. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are by Frame and Agolde, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as high street styles from & Other Stories and M&S, a Who What Wear editor favourite.
To highlight this chic new denim trend, we rounded up the freshest wide-leg-jeans outfits that fashion people are wearing now and included our favourite pairs to try out.
Style Notes: Go big, or go home—Caroline makes us all want to wear super wide-leg pairs thanks to this effortless shirt and jeans uniform. It’s all about sticking to staple separates with this one, and wear a heel so your jeans aren’t sweeping the floor.
Arket is the best destination for striped shirts.
These are so leg-lengthening.
The distressed details add a laidback feel.
A thing of beauty.
Style Notes: If you go for a wide-leg straight pair with a slight crop, you’ll be able to show off a great pair of shoes. Minimalist Sylvie keeps the rest of her look simple by going for all black.
Naturally we want the matching shirt.
This trench coat is designer quality on the high street.
The most stunning crescent moon shaping.
The modern ballet flat.
Style Notes: There’s something about an oversized blazer with baggier jeans that just looks so polished. Make like Renia and wear white jeans with a matching top, bold blazer and neutral accessories.
You can purchase the matching trousers to style as a suit.
These have such a nice low-rise fit.
The best brand for great-quality mid-price bags.
So easy to elevate a pair of baggy jeans.
Style Notes: We love a good Canadian tux—just add a vest top and trainers to keep the look fresh like Kellie.
Don’t overlook Weekday’s basics.
These are such a good fit.
We’re all about that slouchy feel.
Veja trainers will complete this look.
Styles Notes: This head-to-toe baggy look proves that you don’t need to wear anything fitted to look put-together. A slogan T-shirt with a shoulder bag will give your denim look that ’90s feel.
Everyone needs a throw-on baggy T-shirt.
Worth every penny.
Such a stunning shape.
What’s not to like about these?
Styles Notes: High-waisted slightly flared denim always works so well with a nice top for a night out—if it isn’t broke!
Aje isn’t just the go-to for great dresses.
& Other Stories denim is always loved by editors.
Ready for stacking.
You’ll wear these on heavy rotation.
This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.