How to Style and Wear Wide Leg Jeans This Season

We have lived through the skinny, the low rise, the boyfriend, the flare and the mum. This season wide leg denim cuts are trending and we are here to help navigate how to pull this look off no matter your height, shape or size.

  1. Choose the Right Fit of Jeans:

Before diving into styling, it's crucial to find wide leg jeans that fit you well. Opt for a pair that skims the hips and thighs before cascading into a wide silhouette. The right fit will not only enhance your figure but also create a flattering canvas for your sneakers or flats to shine. There are so many cuts of wide leg jeans on the market it can be overwhelming. We think leg length is crucial to nail this look. For the taller women we love the cut that Outland Denim has just released, Ellie High Wide Leg. For those of us on the shorter side, we are loving the Tariff Jean from Zoe Kratzmann and the Ribcage Wide Leg from Levi's.

      2. Embrace High Waisted Styles:

High-waisted wide leg jeans add a touch of vintage flair to your outfit while providing a sleek and elongating effect. Tuck in a blouse or a fitted tee to accentuate your waistline and create a well-balanced silhouette that complements the relaxed vibe of wide leg jeans. While voluminous top options with a wide leg may work on a taller lady, those that are more petite may opt for a more fitted top to balance out the volume to the jeans.

      3. Loafers: The Epitome of Classic Chic:

Loafers are a timeless footwear choice that effortlessly combine comfort and style. When paired with wide leg jeans, loafers create a polished look that transitions seamlessly from day to night. Opt for neutral tones like tan, black, or white to keep the ensemble sophisticated.  Frankie4 has released some on point loafers this autumn and Eclectic House staff have been road testing them - here are our three favourite to pair back with a wide leg jean: Harlow Flat, Octavia Loafers, Cole Camel Weave Flat.

      4. Play with Textures and Patterns:

To add visual interest to your outfit, experiment with textured wide leg jeans or patterned loafers. Consider jeans with subtle stitching details, and pair them with loafers featuring unique textures or patterns. This subtle play of textures will elevate your overall look without being too overpowering. When it comes to styling, balance the volume of the wide-leg jeans by pairing them with a fitted or tucked-in top. T-shirts, blouses, or crop tops work well to create a harmonious look.

      5. Crop it Right:

When styling wide leg jeans with flats, consider opting for a cropped length. This showcases your footwear and prevents the ensemble from appearing overly casual. The hem of your jeans should graze the top of your flats, creating a visually appealing and balanced outfit.

      6. Accessorise Wisely:

Complete your look with carefully chosen accessories. A statement belt can define your waist and add a touch of personality, while minimalist jewellery enhances the overall elegance. Consider a structured handbag or a classic tote to tie everything together.

Styling wide leg jeans with loafers and flats opens up a world of possibilities for creating effortlessly chic ensembles. By paying attention to fit, embracing high-waisted styles, and playing with textures and patterns, you can curate a wardrobe that seamlessly blends comfort and style. Whether you're strolling through the city or attending a casual event, the combination of wide leg jeans and classic loafers or flats will have you exuding timeless elegance with every step.