Published By: Puja Sinha

The Fav Dos: Styling Wide-leg Jeans

Taking cues from the bad-ass street style, we have let in the wide-leg silhouettes!

There are no qualms in admitting that denim is the staple of any fashion-forward wardrobe. Timeless in appeal and versatile to carry, its most cherished wide-leg jeans are also absolutely minimalist. Worn by celebrities, stylists, college-goers, professionals, and influencers, the wide-leg and flamboyant style has in no time replaced clingy and skinny jeans.

Analysing the Style Quotient 

What makes wide-leg so popular? It is not as overtly dramatic as bell-bottoms or uptight like straight-cut pants. Instead, these pants leave ample scope for your skin to breathe while fitting perfectly in the right places. It is comfortable and voluminous and definitely lets you slump back once in a while. Some beloved variations are distressed denim, patchwork, statement washes with funky dyes, and ripped jeans. Notch it up or play it lowkey, the liberty is all yours.

Styling Wide-Leg Denims

The jeans, when paired right, strike the perfect balance with feminine tops, and lend somewhat of an androgynous, laid-back look to die for. Be it a pair of high-rise or low-rise wide-leg jeans, the super-slouchy vibe works its own charm. Pairing with a crisp shirt and boots for a cowboy look or a sequin crop top for a festive look is the ultimate style extravaganza of the season. 

Top it Right!

The kind of top you wear changes the entire look. While a plain top would be summer-friendly, a chic, silk top would be an ideal option for elegant wear to some soiree. To accentuate the look, accessories like earrings, blazers, belts, and even chokers are a good fit. As far as top styling is concerned, off-shoulders, printed tops, strapless-crop tops, puff-sleeves, French tuck-a-shirt, mesh tops, and even fitted turtlenecks create a splendid, awe-inspiring look.

Shirt it Up

Printed shirts FTW. Fashionistas have been rocking the ramp with printed shirts in pop colours for a pinch of razzle-dazzle. Besides the prints, the classy white shirts are the go-to option to enhance the entire look in a jiffy and effortlessly so.

Double Denim Pump it Up

Denim jackets add a dimension to the wide-leg denim. Doing a double-denim is all about simplicity. Using two separate colours is the first step towards honing the look. A pair of light denim should work wonders with a darker tint. The choice of accessories should depend on the occasion; a pair of statement earrings will go if it is a date night. A blazer and boots are apt enough for a formal setting. Keeping the accessories to the bare minimum would bring about a classic and sophisticated aura to the look. 

Overcoat and Relax

Overcoats, puffers, and down jackets are the best matches when looking for a compatible other half with wide-leg denim. Choosing from pop and vibrant colours would add extra jazz and glam. Boxy jackets and overcoats match up to the queer volume of a typical wide-leg jeans. Besides the size and fit, do gloss over the fabric you are wearing. While soft fabrics are fit for more chilled occasions, for party night-outs, structured fabrics will bring out the beauty of the ensemble. 

The Shoe Story

The right footwear completes and embellishes the look. Heals, chunky loafers, cowboy boots, strappy sandals, pointed plumps, mules, sandals, and sneakers are two highly preferred options; but, nonetheless, what you wear should be based on the rest of the outfit. Blazers look superb with sneakers—be they in retro fashion or in classic style. Culottes are preferred to add a more distinct feminine charm. Sometimes, when completing a double-denim, metallic platform sandals fit well and scream the sought-after ‘70s vibes.