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5 Non-Skinny Jean Casual Outfit Formulas

5 Non-Skinny Jean Casual Outfit Formulas

If you're a millennial like I am, then you are deeply infatuated with... SKINNY JEANS! Why? Because we were were the trendsetters when skinny jeans came onto the scene! We embraced this new trend in our early twenties or late teens, and we wore those fitted, mid- to low rise jeans and felt powerful in them. We LOVED them and styled them with everything! We paired them with heels and even wore our cowgirl boots over the top (simultaneously welcoming the low booties trend.)

Skinny jeans, over the course of our lives, have had such a big impact on the way we dress. Honestly, they became a such a core and staple piece in our wardrobe - the most reliable pair of jeans that we could throw on for a last-minute date night. So in many ways, the style and trend itself is nostalgic. It has become our comfort zone. But, as we move into this upcoming spring season, this next year, and as we embrace newer trends, we are seeing that the style is starting to push away from our beloved pair of skinny jeans, and move more towards a wider legged jean. So, how do we break away from this love affair that we have with our skinny jeans?! 

Well, while learning to embrace a new style can be scary at times, it can also be really fun! As a thirty five year old mom, I don't want to get left in the dust by Gen Z'ers by not being "on trend," but I also want to be able to embrace this new-found body and shape that I have after having children. 

So, I decided to make it easy and break it down for those of you who need to step out of your comfort zone and try a new jean style, such as a straight leg or wide leg jean. Some of you might even want to try something a bit more relaxed (let's not get TOO crazy!), such as a girlfriend or boyfriend jean.

In order to achieve this, I put together five different styling formulas that will make trying this new trend easy and take out the guesswork on how to style them.

So, take a look, let me know what you think, and give me some feedback! I hope that I can inspire you to step OUT of your comfort zone and away from the skinnies, and embrace this new season of life, this new year, and this new style for Spring denim 2023!

Let's Begin!

In all my styling photos, I made sure to keep my accessories trendy and stylish, yet simple, with timeless gold hoops, layered necklaces, a quilted crossbody, and interchangeable shoes! This is a foolproof way to elevate and accessorize whatever style of denim you choose. 

Staple Accessory Formula:

Gold Hoops + Gold Layered Necklaces + Ivory Handbags + Sneakers + Ivory Heels / Booties

Shop Staple Accessory Examples Below:

Willow Platform Sneakers

Bag featured in photos, Natasha Bag - White (In-Store Exclusive Only)

Similar Option: Make Your Mark Crossbody

Similar Boot Option:
Camille Faux Suede Boot

Now to style some Non-Skinny Denim!

1. Wide Leg Jean + Classic Sneakers + Bonus: Beanie 

Shop the Look Below:

Elle High Rise Jean


Your Favorite Boyfriend Pocket Tee-Black

Cool Mom Beanie

2. High Rise Cropped Straight Leg + Blazer + Graphic Tee

Shop the Look Below:

Heff Double Bubble Blazer

3. High Rise Mom Jean + Tank + Oversized Cardigan

Shop the Look Below:

Roxie Jean - Starlight

Similar Tank Option:

Deja Vu Ribbed Tank Top - Black

Sought After Cardigan - Kelly Green


4. Statement Denim + Fitted Sweater Top + Trucker Hat

Shop the Look Below:

[Dear John] Holly High Rise Ankle Straight Jeans-Sunset Beach

Quick Decisions Square Neck Top - Red

Trucker Hat featured in photos, In-Store Exclusive Only

Similar Beanie Option:


5. Bootcut Jeans + Tank + Casual Jacket

Shop the Look Below:

[Dear John] Jaxtyn High Rise Bootcut Jeans-Rosemont

[Z Supply] Audrey Rib Tank - Seashell Pink

Wake Up Call - Ivory

And those are 5 easy, trendy, and cute ways to style some of the new Spring 2023 denim trends! Hope you loved them!

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