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Straight-Leg Jeans Have the Cool-Girl Stamp of Approval

Straight-leg jeans on the streets.

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It wasn’t the dramatic coats, beaded bags or piles of accessories that caught our eye on the streets during fashion month. It was the shape of the jeans. Classic straight-leg jeans didn’t go unnoticed against all of the look-at-me peacock pieces. And it is clear that no denim wardrobe is complete without a versatile pair of straight jeans.

Not to be confused with skinny jeans, straight-leg jeans have a less tapered shape. As the name implies, straight jeans go straight down from the hip with a consistent leg width. They’ll fit tighter on the hip and looser on the leg. The rise can vary, but a classic mid-rise or high-rise are the most popular. This more relaxed silhouette makes straight-leg jeans a better option for bottomless brunches compared to super skinny styles. Unlike some denim silhouettes that can be fashion Marmite (see: ultra low-rise jeans, dad jeans and some of Vetements’ more infamous offerings), straight-leg jeans are more user-friendly and have widespread appeal. Some could argue they’re less divisive than mom jeans or bootcut jeans.

Straight-leg jeans done the street style way.

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Choose a pair of straight-leg jeans in a versatile mid-blue with a classic not-too-high, not-too-low rise and they will look as effortlessly stylish in a few years as they do today. We also have some options for those who want to make more of a fashion-forward statement with their denim. (Note the side zippers, patterns, uneven hems, etc.) These offerings show that there is a pair of straight-leg jeans for all, no matter someone’s budget, size or aesthetic.

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