How to Wear Low Rise Jeans in Spring 2020

Get ready; low rise jeans are making a legit comeback.

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What goes around comes around, and that’s true of even the most controversial fashion trends of decades past. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that one of the more contentious styles of the 2000s, low rise jeans, are now making a comeback.

Understandably, you might have less than positive associations with low rise jeans. This is primarily in thanks to their sister trend… the whale tail (shudder).

But, when styled the right way, low rise jeans can not only look modern, but also classy and chic.

If you’ve got no clue how to wear low rise jeans, I put together three cute looks as inspiration. Hopefully these outfits will inspire you to give the trend a second chance.

{See Related: The Hottest Denim Trends of 2020}

Keep scrolling for my outfit picks!

Low Rise Jeans Outfit #1

Outfit 1: white button up blouse, dark wash jeans, striped espadrille shoes, black oversized sunglasses, gold earrings, and a brown bucket bag

Products: Shirt – Mango, Espadrilles – Old Navy, Jeans – Old Navy, Earrings – Shopbop, Sunglasses – Mango, Bag – Mango

This outfit features simple elements and clean lines. It’s perfect for those who are looking for how to wear low rise jeans in a more classic and timeless way than typically associated with the trend.

To begin, put on a crisp white puff sleeve shirt cut in the a-line silhouette. Next, add a pair of low rise skinny jeans in dark wash.

Keep jewelry and other accessories to a minimum to keep it classy. I picked out a pair of chunky mini gold hoops, along with oversized black sunglasses.

Choose a simple shoe style like these striped espadrilles and grab a woven bucket bag. Now you’re all set!

Low Rise Jeans Outfit #2

Outfit 2: white and yellow sporty polo, low rise boyfriend jeans, dark blue denim jacket, tie dye sneakers, brown leather crossbody bag

Products: Polo – Madewell, Jacket – Gap, Jeans – H&M, Necklace – Madewell, Bag – Madewell, Sneakers – Madewell

If you were a fan of the preppy trend that dominated much of 2000’s and want to know how to wear low rise jeans in that way, look no further.

Pair a boxy striped polo with low rise boyfriend jeans. Unlike the jeans featured in outfit #1, these ones boast deconstructed details, making for a more relaxed look.

A denim jacket adds to the laid back vibe of this look. A daisy pendant necklace and tie dye slip-ons really bring home the throwback vibe.

Looking for a bag? This circular leather crossbody pulls the entire look together.

Low Rise Jeans Outfit #3

Outfit 3: black top, black jeans, pink heeled sandals, gold bag

Products: Top – Zara, Heeled Sandals – H&M, Jeans – Mango, Blazer – H&M, Earrings – Revolve, Bag – Zara

For the final outfit, I put together a modern day version of the 2000’s “going-out” outfit, which often consisted of a dressy “going-out top,” jeans, and heels.

I chose to create this particular outfit in all black with pops of bright pink and gold. However, feel free to experiment with different color combinations depending on the type of look you’re going for.

To wear this outfit, start off by putting on a flowy babydoll top and add a pair of coated low rise skinny jeans.

A black blazer with a cool pearl closure strikes the balance between classic and edgy, while bright pink heeled sandals and starburst earrings truly make the outfit feel special.

To finish off the look, go for a bag that’s equally statement making, such as this metallic gold faux crocodile.

What do you think?

Have you ever worn low rise jeans? Would you ever try wearing them (again) now? Which is your preferred rise of jeans?

Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “How to Wear Low Rise Jeans in Spring 2020”

    • It’s always good to know what you like! 🙂 On that note, you could definitely try some of the pieces featured here with different jean styles, too!


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