How to wear: Straight leg jeans
Stretch straight leg jeans
Bing Shopping | Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
Flared legs tend to cover most of a shoe and skinny jeans get lumpy when tucked into boots, but straight legs avoid both those traps. Just cuff them a little if necessary, or even if not: it'll highlight great shoes even more.
The straight leg jeans, $208, Current/Elliott, shopbop.com; collection handknit beaded cable sweater, $299, jcrew.com; jewelry petite signet ring, $350, Ariel Gordon, shopgoldyn.com; nubuck ankle boot, $495, Rag and Bone, neimanmarcus.com
Distressed straight leg jeans
Bing Shopping | Distressed straight leg jeans
Choose a super-faded or distressed wash and straight legs don't have to be safe and classic. Pairs like these mix well with grittier things like a smoky eye and studded moccasins. Go a size up and wear them slightly slouchy for added swagger.
The "halsy" jean, $176, mih-jeans.com; mohair curly knit jumper, $34.99, mango.com; the ultimate jet black eyeliner collection, $20, Black Magic, sephora.com; studded moccasin with fringers, $49.99, zara.com
High waisted straight leg jeans
Bing Shopping | High waisted straight leg jeans
Straight legs look especially awesome when they're high-waisted; they make legs look so, so long. And with the right additions, they can spin an outfit into French gamine territory, which is never a bad thing. We could totally see Inès de la Fressange or Carla Bruni wearing this ensemble.
"Harley" high waisted jeans, $229, Citizens of Humanity, shopbop.com; sandtrap/martin red striped cotton t-shirt, $130, Ralph Lauren, stylebop.com; "seaport grand" gold watch, $225, Kate Spade, nordstrom.com; Lattice D'orsay flats, $525, Jenni Kayne, shoplesnouvelles.com
Cropped straight leg jeans
Bing Shopping | Cropped straight leg jeans
Skintight cropped denim isn't friendly to all leg shapes, and cropped flares look best with super-chunky heels. But cropped straight legs are much more versatile. The breathing room between the denim and the leg is slimming, especially around the ankle. Pair it with pointy-toed heels and add a pretty blouse on top for a polished look.
"Paris" cropped mid-rise jeans, $175, Mih Jeans, netaporter.com; classic cream lipstick, $30, Dolce & Gabbana, sephora.com; "eve" pleated tuxedo shirt, $120.33, BCBG Max Azria, amazon.com; "jennah" pointy toe pumps, $40, Cosmopolitan, jcpenney.com