STRAIGHT LEG JEANS:
The Summer Style Guide
Denim is a year-round staple, and the ever-popular straight leg style is a versatile must-have for the summer. Break out your designer straight-leg jeans for effortlessly chic outfits that will keep you feeling comfy and cool in the summer sun.
In this summer style guide, discover our favourite straight leg jean styles and the best ways to style them in the summer.
Can you wear straight leg jeans in summer?
Straight-leg jeans are a versatile, on-trend choice for the spring-to-summer transition. They offer a roomier fit around the leg and knee, creating a fashionable straight shape and appreciable breathability for the warmer months. With a more comfortable and relaxed shape, this denim style is the perfect bridge between skinny and wide leg jeans for the summer.
With a relaxed fit, straight leg jeans come in a number of styles that work perfectly for the summer months. From chic white denim to distressed jeans with a vintage flare, explore Trilogy’s extensive collection of designer straight leg jeans to find your perfect summer pair. Otherwise, explore some of our favourite styles of straight leg jeans for summer below.
90s straight leg jeans
The 90s trend is back in full force, and straight leg jeans are a fantastic way to flaunt this retro aesthetic. Think high rises, light washes, and looser fits that go well with a tank top and chunky sandals for an off-duty summer look. Agolde's 90's Pinch Waist Jean features a high waist, soft fading, and is accented by vintage-inspired details such as whiskering.
High-rise straight leg jeans
High-rise straight leg jeans are a wardrobe staple that will easily take you from day to night. Complement the straight leg fit with a tucked-in, oversized blouse and strappy heels for a chic office ensemble, or pair with a cropped tee and trainers for a casual day out.
Agolde's High Rise Stovepipe Jeans elongate your figure with their slim leg shape. They are also made with organic cotton and a slight stretch, making them incredibly wearable on warmer days.
White straight leg jeans
White denim is a summertime essential, and white straight leg jeans are no exception. With a modern and refreshed style, pair with more simple or neutral tops and allow the jeans to be the focal point.
AG’s Saige High Rise Straight Jeans are versatile and effortlessly styled in Authentic White. Create a chic monochromatic outfit by matching the jeans with a white linen shirt or an eyelet blouse.
Light wash straight leg jeans
Light wash straight leg jeans are a summer wardrobe staple that offer both comfort and style. Washed-out denim with a straight leg cut is perfectly on trend for the sunny season. Tuck in a designer tee and wear them with mules for a chic daytime look or dress them up for a night out with a silk blouse and heels.
Raw hem and distressed straight leg jeans
For an effortlessly cool look, style your summer outfit with frayed hem straight leg jeans or distressed denim. These will add an edgy touch and can be easily paired with a muted tee and chunky sandals for a relaxed, off-duty aesthetic. Juxtapose the distressed look with a sleek top and strappy sandals for easy outfit elevation.
Cropped straight leg jeans
An ideal cut for hot weather, cropped straight leg jeans are a popular style that can be easily dressed up or down for any occasion. They fall just above your ankles, allowing your legs to breathe and conveniently showing off your summer sandals or heels. Citizens Of Humanity’s Daphne Crop High Rise jeans add a raw hem to the cropped look - a laid-back fit that pairs well with oversized shirts and flowy blouses.
Here are some of Trilogy’s top style tips for wearing your designer straight leg jeans in the summer.
Pair with a tank top and oversized blazer
For a chic and sophisticated look, pair your straight leg jeans with a tank top and oversized blazer. This outfit is perfect for an evening out or a casual day at the office. Choose a blazer made of lightweight material like linen or cotton, and find a tank with cut-out effects to keep you extra cool. Finish the look with some strappy sandals or heels.
Pair with a muted tee
Pair your straight leg jeans with a muted tee for a relaxed yet stylish summertime look. Choose a shirt with neutral colours like white, blue, or grey, and tuck it into your jeans for a figure-flattering fit. A tee with stripes or a pop of pattern will perfectly complement a pair of light-wash jeans. Finish the look with some simple trainers or chunky sandals.
Pair with a crop top
For a bold look, pair your straight leg jeans with either a crop top or a shorter top that will show off your waistline. If you are wearing high-rise denim, accentuating your waist is an easy way to balance your outfit and allow your designer jeans to be the focal point.
Pair with a flowy blouse
Add a touch of femininity to your straight leg jeans with a flowy blouse and delicate colours. Half-tuck the blouse into your straight leg jeans and accessorise with gold jewellery for a weekend-ready brunch outfit.
Tips for wearing straight leg jeans in summer
Opt for stretch denim straight leg jeans
Straight leg jeans with stretch denim will allow you to move freely and feel comfortable while still maintaining a fitted look. Make sure the stretch denim is made from high-quality material. Find your perfect summertime fit by booking a denim consultation with Trilogy.
Mix it up with cropped straight leg jeans
Cropped straight leg jeans are a great way to mix up your denim game. They show off your favourite summer footwear and allow for as much breathability as possible.
Lighten your look and remove the belt
For an effortless and more lightweight look, remove the belt from your outfit and opt to accessorise in other ways. Let your straight leg jeans sit comfortably on your waist while adding flair to your outfit with a statement necklace or a pair of gold hoops.