If I glance at my denim options in my closet, I see a lot of dark, skinny jeans. While I still think there is always a place for that style of denim in my wardrobe, I’m really enjoying seeing the more relaxed and lighter washes for Spring.
I found a great pair of cropped straight leg denim from Target that I’ve already worn a handful of times. They have just the right amount of distressing without looking too casual. I like wearing a dressier top with pointed-toe heels to balance the casual nature to the jeans. But they are also a great “weekend”, throw-on pair that goes easily with a t-shirt and sneakers.
Here are a few of my favorite straight leg denim options, from chic ankle-grazing dark denim to more casual, distressed lighter washes.
Hover over the image and click on the “plus” sign near the number to shop the product.
I’ve worn my stovepipe jeans from J.Crew a lot already this spring. I love the wash and texture of the denim, and they have a nice amount of comfortable stretch as well! Old Navy makes a really nice straight leg jean called the “power straight” and it comes in a dark, classic wash.
The denim I’m wearing in the above photographs is the Universal Thread high-rise distressed straight cropped jeans from Target. I would have NEVER bought these based on the image online (why the socks and clogs?!?!?!), but in person, they are a great cropped option.
I’m curvy and wear a size 8, so cropped denim really has to be on the slightly longer end so it doesn’t cut my leg in half. These were just the right length, and the high-rise is a nice addition as well.
In a recent Trunk Club, Ari (my stylist) sent me these Paige jeans. I actually wish I would have sized down to my regular size (29) but there was a 30 in my box so I kept those. They are comfortable and relaxed, but I wish they fit a little tighter since they are a lighter wash.
P.S. If you are looking for tops and accessories to pair with these jeans this upcoming season check out my post “Trends for a Casual Spring Wardrobe”.