How To Style Baggy Jeans — The Anti-Skinny Jeans Trend Taking Over


It’s been years since mom jeans reentered the sartorial zeitgeist, but they quickly became everyone’s denim style of choice. And if you take a day off from those beloved high-waist, vintage-inspired jeans, then it’s usually the skinny jean that takes its place. It’s hard to recall what it feels like to wear jeans with a waistband that doesn’t crush your ribcage, or seams that don’t cut into your thighs. But that’s exactly what the newest denim trend is all about. It's time to re-learn how to style baggy jeans.

Relaxed, with a loose-fitting, sometimes low-rise waist and slouchy leg, baggy boyfriend jeans have suddenly hit the scene as the denim style du jour. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re surprisingly chic when paired with the right accoutrements. Whether you go for something wide-leg and ‘90s-inspired, or opt for a straighter, elongated silhouette — which you can cuff or uncuff as you see fit — oversized jeans look best when you keep a few things in mind. First, create a shape. If you wear loose layers on top, a belt can help balance the bagginess on bottom (unless you prefer the oversized look — that's cool too). Second: Get some height. Heels, however small, can help keep ultra-laidback denim from seeming too lax.

Below, find out how to wear your baggy blues and shop slouchy styles to recreate the look. (Raiding the closet of any fashionable guys in your life is also a totally acceptable option.)

Cardigan + Jeans + White Boots

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Take your cues from Bella Hadid and lend a sensual touch to boyish blue jeans with a soft knit cardigan worn without anything underneath. How many buttons you choose to leave unfastened is entirely up to you.

Classic Cardigan



The Loose Jeans



Annina High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans


Citizens of Humanity

Axel Block Heel Boots


Sol Sana

Sheer Blouse + Jeans + Pumps


A romantic sheer blouse is just the kind of contrast you need to balance out oversized, raw-hem denim. Complete the feminine ensemble with a pair of classic cap-toe pumps for extra sophistication.

Smith Top Set


Amanda Uprichard x Revolve

Fluffy Straight-Leg Jeans



High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans


Vetements x Levi's

Leah Cap-Toe Pump


Sam Edelman

Blazer + Jeans + Heels


As anyone who’s ever worked in an office can attest: A blazer is a lifesaver when you need to transform a low-effort outfit into something polished and classy. The same holds true when you add a tailored menswear jacket with baggy jeans. It instantly pulls the look together.

The Oversized Blazer



Classic Boyfriend Fit Jeans


Unravel Project

Dropped Pocket Wide-Leg Jeans


Maison Margiela

Slingback Leather Pumps


Yuul Yie

Oversized Topper + Jeans + Boots

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Baggy on top plus baggy on bottom is doable, but carefully. The key here is to diversify the fit of your layers (e.g. a fitted blue turtleneck peeking out from a voluminous wool jacket), and also to cinch at the waist in some way. A casual semi-tuck can have a big impact.

Turtleneck Sweater


Tory Burch

Bellac Wool Jacket



Criss-Cross Jean



Piper Bootie


By the Way

Fitted Top + Jeans + Kitten Heels


An easy, no-fail rule of thumb is to wear something cinched at the waist or more fitted on top when you’re going big and loose on the bottom. A simple white tee tied-up or layered under a cropped bustier top is an unexpected and unique way to do it.

Nylon Gabardine Bustier Top



Arrow Straight Jeans



Monroe Selvedge-Denim Jeans



Polka-Dot Slingback Pumps


Paul Andrew

Boho Blouse + Jeans + Colorful Shoes

Who said flared denim is the only way to do bohemian chic? Wide-leg trousers look perfectly suited to that free-spirit vibe with the help of a flowy floral blouse and thick brown leather belt. Accessorize with suede extras to make the most of the motif.

Winter Forest Floral Blouse


Needle & Thread

PSWL Cuffed Jeans


Proenza Schouler

Blue Corsy Jeans


Isabel Marant Etoile

Lia Suede Slingback Pumps



Denim Jacket + Jeans + Sock Boots

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If you’re daring enough to take on baggy jeans and double denim, a longline jacket or shirt dress worn open will help break up the look and add dimension. With so many blouson layers going on, a fitted black turtleneck and ankle-hugging sock boots act as a necessary base layer for this look.

Oversize Denim Jacket



Brown Shirt Dress



Log Loose-Fit Jeans


Acne Studios

Bleached Asymmetric Jeans