In case you haven’t heard, Gen Zers have pronounced that skinny jeans and side parts are out. Way out. Relaxed fit—nay baggy jeans—are now the look du jour in the under-drinking age set. While we can’t say that we are entirely on board with giving up our skinny jeans, a bit of breathing room is welcome. Check out a few styles that leave room for frolicking in the spring breezes; no Spanx needed.
Criss Cross Applesauce
Joni Johnson, the owner of Clairvaux, says that skinny jeans are here to stay, but they will be a bit looser and more forgiving. For some waist-line interest, invest in the slightly off-kilter homage to the stovepipe in a pale wash. The criss-cross Suburbia jean from Agolde, $168, available at Clairvaux (Fairway Shops).
In the Bag
To really get away from your slim profile, mix it up with a paper bag waistline and a rolled and cropped hem. Add patch pockets and a dose of confidence to complete the look with a crop top. Paper Bag Mom Fit by Tricot, $59, available at Kindred (Country Club Plaza).
Return of the 90s
Do you know what word we love? Relaxed. As in relaxed bootcut in a flattering medium-blue wash. With a high rise and a proper denim build (read: little-to-no stretch), these will hold you in and up in the best way without making you feel confined. Libby Relaxed Bootcut in High Road from Citizens of Humanity, $228, available at Halls Kansas City (Crown Center).