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Article: What Shoes To Wear With Straight Leg Jeans.

What Shoes To Wear With Straight Leg Jeans.

Before we talk too much about styling and finding the perfect pair of shoes to compliment your denim ensemble, let's take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the infamous straight-leg jeans......

What are straight-fit jeans?

Straight fit means the jeans fall from the hip to the ankle without flaring.

What are the different leg lengths of straight-leg jeans?

For a traditional fit, straight-leg styles should be hemmed just below the ankle, right before your foot starts. But right now, we are starting to see more straight-leg jeans in relaxed silhouettes along with the ever-popular crop and ankle-length styles.

What body shapes do straight-leg jeans suit the best?

The hourglass and apple-shaped silhouettes will both look great in straight-leg jeans. Athletic body shapes also tend to gravitate to this style as the cut of these denim is extremely flattering. This denim style also comes in low-rise for off-duty weekend styling or high-rise for a more polished look.

2024 Trends: Straight Leg Jeans

Now let's see what all the fuss is about and why 2024 is the year of the looser straight-leg silhouette.

Straight jeans are often seen as smarter than their skinny counterpart and most consider them the most universally flattering style of jeans. A wardrobe staple and universally loved jean style, straight-leg jeans offer comfort and style with a slightly laid-back fit. A wider shape than a classic skinny style but more fitted to the leg than a wide-leg jean, straight-leg jeans are a firm favourite for women thanks to their effortless versatility. Drawing influences from heritage denim styles and 90s casual-cool, straight-leg jeans are the ultimate go-to.

Straight Leg Denim Styling

The beauty of straight legs is that they can be worn with almost any outfit. Dress them up for a night out or keep them casual for the school run, straight leg jeans are extremely versatile.  The easiest way to sharpen your denim is to add in some tailoring. Enter the blazer, which has become a mainstay in our everyday wardrobes. Whether you opt for a pop of colour or keep it classic in black, a blazer will instantly smarten your jeans. For a classic daytime look, layer your blazer over a simple white tee and your favourite trainers.

For a chic, Parisian-inspired look, team straight-leg jeans with a classic white shirt or blouse, an oversized blazer and classic loafers. As the jeans are straight, don't be afraid to add volume to the top half of your outfit, whether it be a puff sleeve, structured shoulders or oversized oversized fits.

We couldn't talk about straight-leg jeans without mentioning one of the biggest fashion trends for Spring/Summer which is the ballet pump! These flats had a resurgence in 2023 and this has definitely continued into 2024.

As we know, the pointed-toe shoe can elevate any ensemble. This is definitely true for the ballet flat. Try a neutral colour to elongate your legs or go with a metallic hue to be bang on trend. Why not add a pop of colour like red or cream or even another texture like mesh to give the wow factor?

What not to do with straight-leg jeans!..........

Longer than ankle length with straight-leg jeans is going to hide your ankle and go right into your shoe, which gives a blocky leg look. So keep it ankle bone length or shorter.

No tuck- not tucking in your top can make you look frumpy so avoid this and always tuck in to define your waist.

Consider the fit on the thigh. Never buy a size too small! Trust us, this is never flattering.


However, if you decide to style your jeans we know you'll enjoy picking the perfect shoes. This is the most vital part of every outfit choice. So, with a spring in your step, happy shopping!