Outfits That Transition from Winter t...
After a long reign over our denim drawers, it seems skinny jeans finally have a viable contender to face. Straight-leg jean silhouettes have been on the rise since last summer, and while they crept in slowly at first, the trend has become a new go-to for stylish women in the know. The look is elongating and flattering, so it's not hard to love—but in case you need help easing into straight-leg territory, we put together this handy cheat sheet.
The straight-leg denim silhouette is... well, straightforward! Spruce it up with different washes and fabrics that complement the top you’re wearing. A vintage wash with light distressing, shown here, looks on-point with a comfy tee or sweater. We also love straight-leg jeans in soft textures, like corduroy, which look best when balanced with crisp, tailored shirts.
Embroidered and embellished jeans are on our trend radar right now, and a straight shape is the perfect canvas for elevated details. Choose jeans with subtle embroidery, like small-scale flowers, in an all-over motif. Here, we’ve chosen a near-tonal white on a light wash that looks sophisticated instead of excessive.
We love a good mix-up. Switching out a classic, recognizable detail can completely transform your denim. A velvet tuxedo stripe down your side seams is not only flattering, it’s an elegant accent that dresses up an otherwise ordinary pair of jeans.