What to Wear with Wide Leg Jeans: Outfit Ideas for Women

Here’s exactly how to style the hottest denim trend, wide leg jeans.

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This post will show you the best wide leg jeans of the season, with 15 outfit ideas for how to style wide leg jeans.

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Wide leg jeans are one of the latest denim trends to take over the fashion scene, and we are obsessed. The total opposite of skinny jeans, wide leg jeans make a bold statement and are ultra eye-catching.

You may have seen this trend all over social media, but you might not be sure how to wear these jeans in your daily life. Their wide silhouette can seem intimidating at first, but don’t worry – we’ve got 15 outfit ideas featuring this season’s top wide leg jean styles with totally wearable looks for every season of the year.

These outfits will take you from school to brunch and everything in between, with the right proportions to flatter your physique and navigate this denim trend like a pro.

Styling Ideas for Wide Leg Jeans

Wondering what to wear with wide leg jeans? We’ve got so many ideas for you! Read on for our favorite wide leg jeans outfit combinations that are totally on-trend.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Faux Leather Jacket

Every college girl needs a faux leather biker jacket in her wardrobe, and it just so happens that biker jackets look amazing with wide leg jeans.

The slim-fitting design of a biker jacket balances out the wide silhouette of the jeans for a cool, stylish look that is ideal for a night out with friends.

If you’re hitting the town, be sure to wear heels, too – these will help full-length wide leg jeans flow when you walk (rather than drag on the floor) and give the full effect.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Bodysuit

Bodysuits are the perfect complement to wide-leg jeans thanks to their body-hugging fits, which offset the looser fit of the denim – it’s all about proportions here.

Pair your wide-leg jeans with a fitted bodysuit, like this ribbed seamless hook and eye tank bodysuit. The hook and eye design is similar to that of corsets, which are especially on-trend this season.

Strappy heeled sandals and a black handbag bring the ensemble together, along with your favorite pieces of jewelry.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Sweater Vest

The sweater vest trend is one of our favorite looks, and there’s arguably no denim style that pairs better with a sweater vest than wide leg jeans.

The proportions are just right and they play to the sweater vest’s vintage vibe. Add to the throwback styling with some retro-inspired aviator sunglasses and a small shoulder bag, plus some Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Cute Blouse and Heels

For a dressier look that you’d wear to brunch or on a date, you can’t go wrong wearing your wide leg jeans with a pretty blouse and heels.

A top or blouse with cute details like floral print, puff sleeves, etc. will give your wide leg jeans a more feminine look, especially when worn with platform heels.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Hat & Hoodie

When you’re about to reach for your sweatpants, consider some wide leg jeans instead! You can wear them in an ultra-casual, comfortable way that isn’t far off from the comfy feeling of sweats.

For a laid-back look, style them with a graphic print t-shirt, a baseball hat, sneakers, and a hoodie. This easy outfit would be great for school, attending a sporting event, or hanging out with friends.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Shacket

While we’ve talked about proportions and balancing out wide leg jeans with cropped or more fitted tops, the opposite can also look stylish: a loose-fitting top or jacket with wide leg jeans is a total vibe.

An oversized shirt jacket or shacket can look super cool with wide leg jeans, and is a great outfit combo in the spring and fall seasons. Try this look with ankle boots or combat boots.

Wide Leg Jeans with a T-Shirt and Low Top Sneakers

A basic outfit is anything but boring when wide leg jeans are in the mix. Add a *little bit of spice* to a plain t-shirt and white low-top sneakers by opting for a pair of wide leg jeans. They’ll make your outfit stand out while still looking laid-back.

Printed Wide Leg Jeans with a Cami and Sneakers

Printed denim has become a big trend this year, especially when it comes to wide leg jeans. Bold prints give these jeans a fun, retro feel.

These adorable printed wide leg jeans feature a flower and smiley checkered print throughout for a ’70s-inspired vibe.

Style them with a sweet cami top, t-shirt, or cardigan sweater plus some white low-top sneakers, like a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Camel Coat and Booties

Give your wide leg jeans a polished look with heeled ankle booties and a camel-colored coat. This outfit, which would work especially well in the fall, has an elevated look that is fashionista-approved.

You can wear anything from a crop top to a button-down shirt under your coat, depending on where you’re heading. The coat will give the jeans some structure, and its neutral tan color always looks chic.

Wide Leg Jeans with a Varsity Jacket and Sneakers

An oversized jacket like a varsity jacket or bomber jacket is going to give your wide leg jeans a cool, sporty look, especially when you add sneakers like Nike Dunks or Air Jordans.

Since both the jeans and the jacket have loose fits, try wearing a bodysuit or crop top underneath to balance them out and emphasize your waist.

Wide Leg Jeans with Combat Boots

Combat boots are another excellent footwear choice to wear with your wide leg jeans. They add to the denim’s edgy vibe, and their chunky, lifted soles are great if your jeans are on the longer side.

Corset tops are a huge fashion trend right now, and their feminine, body-hugging look is perfectly contrasted by the grunge look of the combat boots and the loose fit of the denim.

Wide Leg Jeans Outfit Ideas for Every Season

Still don’t believe that wide leg jeans are super versatile? In that case, read on to see how you can wear wide leg jeans all year round. These seasonal outfit ideas for styling wide leg jeans prove that they are a staple denim style.

Wide Leg Jeans Outfit for Spring

For a cute, casual spring look that has major model-off-duty vibes, wear your ripped wide leg jeans with a graphic print crewneck sweatshirt in a short or cropped length. The short length of this sweatshirt works well with the high rise of the jeans.

Lifestyle sneakers like New Balances are trending right now, and this navy pair matches the navy hue on the sweatshirt, as does this cute baseball hat.

By adding on some jewelry like a gold layered necklace, you’ll give this outfit a more elevated, put-together look that is totally #ootd-worthy.

Wide Leg Jeans Outfit for Summer

Summertime is the perfect excuse to break out your white denim (though we’ve proven you can wear white jeans all year round, too) and a wide leg style is ideal when trying to beat the heat. Does anyone really enjoy having your skinny jeans “stick” to you on a hot summer night? No, thank you!

That’s why a pair of white culotte jeans, which are cropped and have a wide leg, are great for the summer thanks to their relaxed fit.

Dress them up with a cute crop top, like this black linen halter neck top, along with some hoop earrings and sandals. These sandals feature a woven block heel that matches the woven look of the straw clutch bag, both of which are quintessential summer materials.

Wide Leg Jeans Outfit for Fall

Fall is the ultimate season to wear cardigan sweaters, and a cropped, fitted cardi is going to look amazing with high-waisted wide leg jeans.

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The rust hue of this cardigan has an autumnal vibe, and even matches the Nike swoosh logo on these platform sneakers for a cohesive look. (BTW – platform sneakers are a great way to give yourself a boost if your jeans are full-length and you don’t want to wear heels.)

Gold jewelry, like a layered pendant necklace and stacking rings, adds the finishing touch to this look.

Wide Leg Jeans Outfit for Winter

Cropped jackets and coats have become a stylish outerwear option in the wintertime, and their short length will pair perfectly with some high-rise wide leg jeans. This faux suede sherpa-lined cropped coat will look ultra-chic worn with a pair of black high-rise wide leg jeans when it’s chilly out.

Add height with some platform ankle boots; these cream Chelsea boots tie in all the colors of this outfit, and their lug soles will give you some added traction for winter weather conditions.

Don’t forget a trendy handbag, like one with a gold chainlink strap, to complete the look.

What do you think of our wide leg jeans outfit guide?

For more denim styling tips, see our guide to the best girlfriend jeans outfits to try. Would you wear wide leg jeans? Which outfit idea is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!

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