The 20 Best Straight Leg Jeans to Refresh Your Wardrobe

There’s been a lot of talk about jeans lately, especially with Gen Z holding their own in their strike against skinny jeans (and side parts). As for me, my closet is jam-packed with an undisclosed amount of denim. Every pair of jeans holds a special place in my heart, but there’s just something about a pair of straight-leg jeans that strikes a different note. Now that I’m no longer wearing my best work from home, I’ve found that I’m turning to pairs of jeans that I know will work for me.

The straight-leg silhouette is a comfortable classic, designed to sit high on your hips and drop right down to the hem. Not only has this style stood the test of time and changing trends, but it can also be worn any time of the year. Make this silhouette your summer go-to by complementing your jeans with a simple tank top and sneakers or slip on a strappy heel and bra-like crop top to beat the heat. Keep scrolling to shop my favorite washes, cuts and brands.

Light wash straight jeans

With the perfect amount of fade, lighter washes have a beloved summery feel. Find yourself a pair of slightly faded straight leg jeans that fit like a glove and you’ll find that you can wear them with just about anything.

Genuine blue straight jeans

Not quite clear and not quite black, these true blue hues are the perfect option to keep on hand. A classic blue wash never goes out of style, so stock up.

Detailed straight jeans

Not all jeans have to look the same. Make room in your collection for options that feature distressed or on-trend design details to show off your fashion savvy.

Faded black straight jeans

Everyone needs vintage-inspired black jeans. The perfectly faded wash gives the denim a worn-in look like you’ve owned it for years.

White straight jeans

Get yourself a clean pair of white denim just in time for summer. An ultra high rise and cropped hemline for a relaxed look. Pair them with a simple cardigan and kitten heels for a sweet lunchtime option.