Q&A: Great Tops for Wide Leg Jeans

August 29th, 2008

Q:  I am loving the whole relaxed boyfriend jean or wide leg jeans but I feel I have very limited options when it comes to tops to wear with them.  What are my options for casual tops, and what tops can I wear for a more formal feel?

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A:
Wide leg jeans can actually be pretty versatile–here’s how to wear them:

Start with a dark rinse jean.  The darker the wash of the jean, the more versatile it will be.  A dark rinse jean pairs well with fresh whites, bright colors, and even other dark colors. 

Wear a fitted top.  Create a classic small-over-big silhouette with a fitted top to balance out the volume of the wide leg jeans. 

Slip on a pair of heels.  The elegance of wide leg jeans comes from the long, clean leg line that they create.  Add to the illusion of mile-long legs with a pair of high heels.

The three tops shown here all straddle the border between casual and formal, and can be dressed up or down with the appropriate outerwear and accessories.  More casual options include sailor striped tees, tanks, henleys, and brightly colored sweaters. To give your wide leg jeans a more formal feel, choose drapey tops in sumptuous fabrics.

What do you wear with wide leg jeans? Share your style with us in the comments!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cutemiauw  |  August 29th, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Thanks for the tips! I’ve been looking for this myself. But I think I’ll pass until I find one that fits without the necessity of high heels.

  • 2. Key Wii  |  August 30th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I was wondering the same thing; it seems wide-legs don’t have much casualty to it. I see ppl in school with them, but their tops aren’t a match. I’ll try the tops above. Thanks for the tip :)

  • 3. Trisha  |  August 31st, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Wide leg jeans can be more casual, but you’re right in that they’re inherently more formal looking. Try a pair of espadrilles for a more casual (yet high heeled) look :)

  • 4. Marlene  |  April 21st, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I am 5′7” and slim, I have a boyish shape to me but now purchased a wide leg demin to try a different look for summer. But know I’am stumped as to what tops to wear. I see the three featured tops above but I like to wear flats, sandals, or flip flops with most of my casual attire. So my question is, with a small bust and a laid back sense of style what kind of tops would be best for me?

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