How To Style Wide Leg Jeans in 2024 & Chic Outfits To Try

Wondering how to style wide leg jeans in 2024? Check out these chic wide leg jeans outfit ideas for your next cocktail hour, the office, grocery store run, and more! 

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Originally published April 21, 2023, Updated November 10, 2023

How To Style Wide Leg Jeans

First, it was skinny jeans, then we fell in love with the straight cut, and now in 2024, it seems bootcut, baggy, and wide-leg jeans are back in the spotlight! I love this trend and have been experimenting with wide-leg denim styles myself. 

If you’ve been searching for modern ways to style wide leg jeans, you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing my fave wide leg jeans outfit ideas and how to rock this look for any occasion! 

close up of a woman wearing a distressed leather jacket, a YSL t-shirt, wide leg jeans, and Mary Jane flats

How do you style wide leg jeans?

When it comes to styling wide leg jeans, there are many different options. The best choices include:

  • with a button-down shirt and flats
  • with a fitted tee or tank top and heeled sandals
  • paired with a cropped jacket and heeled boots
  • with a chunky sweater and loafers or ballet flats
  • with a blazer and heels or mules
  • paired with a t-shirt and sneakers

I always recommend pairing wide leg jeans with a simpler top. Whether you are putting an outfit together for a night out or running errands, wide leg jeans are a closet staple you can wear for multiple occasions. 

Best Tops To Wear With Wide Leg Jeans

My biggest tip for wearing any type of wide leg jeans, is to make the denim the focal point of your outfit. Keeping your top half more subtle will allow your jeans to be the star of the show. Read on to see how I’m styling different tops with my wide leg jeans. 

1. Button-Up Shirt

Woman wearing a white button-up shirt with loose-fit wide leg jeans, a black belt, and black ballet flats

get the look:

One of my favorite tops to pair with wide leg jeans is a simple button-up shirt. I recommend wearing a button-up shirt that is fitted or slightly oversized. 

You can tuck the blouse in to define your waist, or leave it untucked and open with a tank top underneath for a more casual, “I just threw this on” look.” Either way, you’ll achieve a casual chic style with your wide leg denim!

2. Fitted Tank Top

Image of a woman wearing wide leg jeans and a black bodysuit.
@sylviemus_

get the look:

Looking for a way to style wide leg jeans in the hotter spring and summer temperatures? I’ve got you.

I love how Sylvie pairs her wide leg denim with a fitted tank top, tucked into the waistline for a casual look in the outfit above. Her wide-leg jeans are full-length, creating a stunning elongating effect. I recommend this style if you are on the shorter side. 

3. Blazer

get the look:

As summer fades to fall, I like to transition the way I style my wide leg jeans. A blazer is my favorite option for staying warm on chilly evenings, while still showing off my waist and elongating my legs.

A classic or oversized blazer will easily add texture and interest to your outfit, and allow you to play with the wash of your denim. Here I paired a classic black blazer with blue wide-leg culottes and sleek black leather ankle boots

This wide leg jeans outfit is classy and sophisticated yet versatile enough for a professional event or an evening out. 

4. Chunky Sweater

get the look:

For fall and winter, I love to style my wide leg jeans with a chunky or oversized knit sweater. For this look, you can tuck the sweater into the waist to show off your waistline and lengthen your legs. Or, keep the sweater untucked for a casual, comfortable look. 

I opted for a pair of sleek pair of ballet flats, and for the Net-a-porter look ankle, the model is wearing flat mules. But, heeled ankle boots or sneakers would work here as well depending on how dressy or casual you want your outfit to look. 

5. Graphic or Basic Tee

get the look:

I love mixing feminine and masculine styles. Here I’ve paired a vintage-inspired t-shirt with loose-fit wide leg jeans and a distressed leather jacket. The look is edgy and casual, but the Mary-Jane flats add a feminine touch. 

Wide leg jeans always look good with a simple t-shirt for casual days. I would wear this outfit to school drop-off, running errands, or meeting a friend for lunch. 

6. Muscle Tank

woman wearing a black muscle tank with wide leg jeans and heels
@annavschilcher

This outfit on Anna Schilcher shows how you can balance out the statement of wide leg jeans with a simple tank. The sharp cut of the tank and the addition of shoulder pads balance out the width of the jeans, creating the illusion of a smaller waistline. 

This outfit is fresh and modern yet versatile enough for different occasions.  

How to Wear Wide Leg Crop Jeans

Wide leg crop jeans are a great option in the fall for taller women. For a classic layered look, I recommend you pair wide leg cropped denim with simple sweaters and overcoats. Below are some chic wide leg jeans outfit ideas with a cropped denim style.

I am wearing the wide leg culottes from Mango. They are comfortable and classy, while still being casual enough for everyday wear. 

1. With Western-Inspired Boots

woman wearing an ivory knit sweater with cropped wide leg jeans and suede western ankle boots

get the look:

Western-inspired boots have been all the rage in 2023, and this trend is set to continue into 2024, according to Footwear News. Pairing cropped wide leg jeans with western-style ankle boots (or even knee-high boots), gives the boots a little more attention as you can see more of the details. 

Above, I matched my suede western boots with a suede belt and kept my upper half simple with an ivory knit sweater. The jeans and boots are the star of the outfit! 

2. With Ballet Flats

woman wearing a chunky black half-zip sweater with cropped wide leg jeans and black ballet flats.

get the look:

In my opinion, ballet flats and cropped wide leg jeans are a match made in heaven. The “bigness” of the jeans is balanced out by the “dainty” feel of the shoes. 

Here I paired my black ballet flats with the jeans and created the “sandwich effect” with a matching black knit sweater. This also helps the jeans to stand out and gives the whole outfit a balanced feel. 

Below is a similar cropped wide leg jeans outfit with flats and a basic tee. It showcases how you can easily style off-white wide leg jeans.  

Image of a woman wearing cream wide leg jeans and a plain white tee.
@kendieeveryday

get the look:

3. With Heeled Sandals

get the look:

Heeled sandals look super chic with cropped wide-leg jeans, especially in the spring and summer. These two outfits show exactly how you can wear your cropped wide leg jeans for date night, out with friends, or to the office on Casual Friday. 

How to Style Wide Leg Jeans for Work

If you want to transition your wide leg jeans to the office but don’t know how, I can help! 

woman wearing a brown blazer over a brown top with wide leg blue jeans
@jeanwang

Adding a cropped jacket such as a tweed jacket or cropped blazer to your wide leg jean outfit will elevate the look to business casual. I recommend a tailored black blazer or a plaid blazer to keep the look classy and professional.

Go with a pair of pumps to finish off the look, and you’re ready to tackle your work day while still looking high-fashion and fabulous!

Should Curvy Girls Wear Wide Leg Jeans?

While wide leg jeans look great on all body types, they are great for accentuating curves. But, curvy girls should stick with full-length, high-waisted wide leg jeans. This silhouette will hit the smallest part of your waist, lengthen your legs, and highlight your backside. 

Full-length, high-waisted wide leg jeans can be paired with many different tops. For the most flattering look, we recommend a figure-hugging top tucked in or a tighter-fitting bodysuit. Add a pair of block heels to lengthen your legs even more, and your curves will be turning heads no matter what room you walk in. 

If you’re in the market for curve-friendly wide leg denim, Abercrombie offers tons of styles in tall, petite and curvy.

Image of a woman wearing white wide leg jeans and a black bodysuit.
@kendieeveryday

shop curvy jeans:

More Wide Leg Jeans Outfit Ideas To Inspire You

If you want even more outfit inspiration, below are a few more of my favorite looks from the most fashionable style influencers!

woman wearing a cropped jacket with a black belt and wide leg jeans and boots
@margieeev

 

woman wearing a button down blouse over a tank top and white wide leg jeans
@amaliemoosgaard

 

Final Notes

I hope you have enjoyed these many ways to style wide leg jeans for different occasions in 2024. If you were on the fence about the wide leg jean trend, I think it’s safe to say the silhouette is here to stay!

Remember, wide leg jeans are the focal point of your outfit. Stick with neutral, figure-hugging tops to accentuate your waist and show off your curves. Additionally, add a pair of pumps, heeled sandals, or boots to lengthen your legs even more. 

Happy shopping and styling!

 

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