Despite the fact that I remember straight leg jeans from the 90’s and also despite the fact that they give off a serious mom jeans vibe, I am digging them for one reason, I’m so tired of squeezing my body into skinny jeans. When I look at straight leg jeans, I can actually hear my body let out a sigh of relief. Maybe it’s because I’ll be 47 soon or maybe it’s from months of living casually, but I don’t feel like squeezing my body into anything anymore.


So hooray, straight leg jeans are a thing. Now, all we have to do is figure out how to style them. Sure, I guess we could look back to see how we styled them years ago, but that’s probably not the best plan. Want to see a photo fo me in straight leg jeans from the 90’s?

Yea, I’m not wearing my jeans like that again. Not unless my arms get that skinny again. And could my jeans be any higher on my waist? I am pretty sure I had mono in this photo.

Okay, let’s take a look at five ways to style straight leg jeans for this century using this pair from Everlane. And take a look at more pairs at the end of this post.

Outfit #1

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Straight leg jeans work well with a variety of shoe styles, which I find surprising, I don’t know why. I guess it’s because so many jeans styles have limitations. In this outfit, I styled these jeans with a silk blouse from Joie, a navy blazer from J. Crew, and finished the look with red flats from Linea Paolo, a warm grey bag from Marc Jacobs, and silver threader earrings.

Outfit #2

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For the casual day (which is like every day these days), I styled these straight leg jeans with a cozy ivory sweater from Free People with a pair of fun printed sneakers from Madewell, a brown circle bag from Sole Society, and statement earrings from Anthropologie.

Outfit #3

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I styled this easy and elegant look with a tunic button-up shirt from Lyssé, a burgundy croc-embossed bag, linear earrings from Anthropologie, and gold heeled loafers from Kate Spade.

Outfit #4

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In this cozy fall look, I styled these jeans with an olive sweater from ALLSAINTS, a pair of cognac boots from the comfort brand Clarks, a plaid scarf from Asos, gold hoops from Kendra Scott, and a brown crossbody.

Outfit #5

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For a mid-casual look, I styled these jeans with a burgundy t-shirt, oatmeal-colored cozy cardigan from Nordstrom, taupe booties from Lucky Brand, and backpack from Sole Society.

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