If you have been paying attention to anything Gen Z has been saying for the last few months, word on the streets is that skinny jeans are out. And while the older generation isn’t rushing to throw out their favorite pair of women's skinny jeans (nor should they) just yet, it may be time to incorporate a few other styles into your denim collection. If you are looking to spice up your closest with some new outfits, why not enjoy wide-leg jeans more? They offer a flattering silhouette and are generally comfier than skinny jeans too! In this post, we will look at some of the best tops to wear with wide-leg jeans to help you create the most stylish outfits.
If you are striving to achieve a look that is comfy and casual, yet something that exudes effortless style, pair high-waisted wide-leg jeans with a cotton white tee. It’s tastefully simple, timelessly fashionable, and so easy to put together when you don’t have much time to coordinate your outfit but still want to look and feel good.
Sticking with a women’s T-shirt like a crisp white tee tucked into your jeans will create a trendy, minimalist look, but if you want to add a little more dimension to the outfit, swap out the basic white tee for a flowy, floral, '70s-inspired blouse or a graphic tee. Finish the look with a pair of boots (or strappy sandals if you are working with a blouse), and you have the ultimate cool-girl look.
When you need a dressy casual outfit to wear to the office---something that is relaxed and trendy yet professional---dig out your wide-leg jeans and pair them with an eye-catching, stylish blazer. To keep the look more conservative and traditional, stick to neutral tones like beige, navy, black, or gray. If you want to have a little more fun with the outfit, opt for a vibrantly colored blazer like magenta or bright green. Aside from solid-colored blazers, wide-leg jeans also look great with print blazers like checkered, plaid, floral, or some other flattering design. For the first layer beneath the blazer, stick to a basic white tee (especially if you opt for a print blazer as opposed to a one in a solid, neutral color).
Having a long, lightweight coat with a pair of wide-leg jeans (or any type of wide-leg pants) creates an alluring, fashionable image. A beige trench coat can be quite flattering when paired with high-waisted or low-waisted wide-leg jeans. For your top, balance out the loose bottoms and open second layer with a fitted tank top. To accessorize, add a chunky scarf if you are piecing this outfit together during the fall season, or a soft, silky neck scarf in the spring.
Because many wide-leg jeans are usually also high-waisted, it creates the perfect opportunity to polish up the look by tucking in the top. However, high-waisted wide-leg jeans also look good with a fitted tee that meets at the waistband of the jeans. To add more dimension to this look, coordinate with a second layer too. Something like a light-colored, lightweight cardigan sweater tied around your shoulders can act as an accessory and also something practical and functional when you need a warm second layer.
Many people love wide-leg jeans for the relaxed, loose fit and the high waist. However, that doesn’t mean you always have to tuck in your top. A crop top nicely balances out the look of the wide-leg pants and can help create the quintessential spring outfit. If you are pairing a crop top with wide-leg jeans in the spring or summer months, stick to lighter, pastel, solid colors to perfect an effortlessly trendy look.
Need to create a stylish, professional outfit for work, and you want to use wide-leg jeans? Accentuate the look with a sleek, collared blouse and a second layer like a cardigan sweater. Keep the shirt untucked so that the exposed hem at the bottom and the exposed collar at the top add greater dimension when the sweater is worn over it. If you are wearing a darker-colored collared blouse, contrast it with a lighter-colored sweater and vice versa.
Everyone is familiar with a good set of linen shorts (perfect for those hot summer days), but what about a women’s linen shirt? A neutral-colored, sleeveless linen top with a pair of wide-leg trousers can create a very old Hollywood glamor that makes you look and feel amazing. Leave it untucked to create a soft, relaxed look too.
With these ideas, you can start finding the perfect tops to go with your wide-leg jeans!