Are wide-leg jeans for you? You must be thinking, hey, I don’t really want to make my legs look wider, right? Surprisingly, wide-leg pants actually lengthen legs and accentuate the waistline creating a flattering silhouette for every body type. Ready to give them a try? Or restyle that pair in your closet? Here are some wide-leg jeans and tops for easy spring-to-summer style.
One pair of wide-leg jeans. Check. One floral top. Check. One plaid tie-front blouse. Check. Two easy outfits!
If you’re wondering how to style them, aside from your flowing soft “stay-at-home” style wide-leg lounge pants, here are a couple of tips:
- Pick a solid color for your first foray into this style. Opt for a dark denim color, just like with any pair of jeans for the most slimming look. But do experiment with colors and prints–especially stripes!
- As the volume in the legs is greater, you want to tuck in a fairly fitted top to give your body definition.
- Find the best length for your body type–or the ones you feel best in!
- Consider a heeled shoe to add a little height. Especially if you are shorter, like me.
Remember that these are only TIPS, not rules. Every one of us should dress to feel our best, and all of our bodies are unique and special. These tips are just some ideas for basic considerations.
Since I took the dive into wide-leg denim before, as seen in the post How to Style Wide Leg Crop Jeans for Summer, I was ready to try a new version of this trendy pant. Hence today’s post…
Wide Leg Jeans and Tops for Easy Style
Since easy style is my usual jam, and definitely required for our current limited lifestyle, I looked for a pair that was both flattering and comfy. I actually went into Target (gasp!) to pick up a prescription. As the store was mostly empty, I meandered over to the women’s clothing and took my time looking things over. I always love to see the pretty spring colors, the yellows, greens, blues, and oranges, that come with spring styles.
But first–the pants. These cream-colored wide-leg jeans first caught my eye, and then after feeling the material, I decided to bring them home and give them a look. The fabric is fairly thick, though not too heavy and with just the right amount of stretch. Being shorter in the legs, I honestly didn’t expect these to look good. Surprise! Once on, I really like them! They are supposed to be cropped, but not quite so much on me. Lol! Nevertheless, I still like the way they look, which is certainly a new pant look for me! They are from Universal Threads, whose jeans are great quality pants at decent prices.
This mellow v-neck floral top in cotton is a great companion piece to the wide-leg jeans. The top adds a little subtle color and tucked in, creates that somewhat slimmer look in the tip mentioned above.
With this ochre belt and last year’s espadrille sandals, it makes an easy cute-yet-comfy outfit.
The second top violates Tip #2 above to some degree as it’s a tie-front top so it does not tuck in. But the longer back can be tucked–or not–giving just a hint of definition. The loose comfy look, I decided, is perfect for this current environment. What do you think–tucked? Untucked?
I love the green plaid for this time of year! This top runs loose, so size down if you prefer a more fitted top.
Sheltering in place certainly calls for comfortable clothing, but it doesn’t have to be boring. You can dress comfortably yet stylishly, especially in these wide-leg jeans and tops outfits.