Bridgerton Stars and Fashion Experts Keep Wearing Mango’s Anti-Skinny Jeans

After 15 years in fashion I have lived through many a pair of It jeans. Some I’ve invested in, some I’ve swerved, but while trends come and go, all of the biggest hitting denim buys have always had the same thing in common: they’re really easy to wear. That might sound obvious considering we’re talking about the world’s most relied-upon go-to item, but there have been some pretty wacky and wild jeans created over the past few decades and the more extreme they are the more dated they look. Many of the past’s It jeans could still stand up as solid choices today. Current/Elliot’s original baggy boyfriend jeans are in my wardrobe and remain useful; J Brand’s Lovestory flares are still some of the best out there for that silhouette; Levi’s 501s will never, ever die and Agolde’s crossover straight-leg styles continue to spark many an imitator.

Simone Ashley wearing Mango’s Greta jeans. So it’s interesting to see a denim fan club uniting over a pair of high-street jeans because normally this kind of cult status is reserved for designer pairs only. Just this week did rising star Simone Ashley (of Bridgerton fame) cement the position of Mango’s wide-leg, low-slung cargo jeans, wearing them out and about in New York after the Met Gala. Pairing the Greta jeans with a cropped white tee, “dad” sneaks and a studded leather jacket this look was indicative of the era we first started to see this denim style emerge during: the ’00s. Many an influencer has followed the same kind of formula referencing back to when low-slung baggy jeans were last in vogue, but we have also witness of slew of others totally reframing them too. You’ll find Grece Ghanem making them look rather posh with a twee cardigan and heels or Jen Azoulay giving a cutesy spin with a pink bouclé jacket. The Gretas are surprisingly versatile but that’s precisely what makes a pair of It jeans last. Keep scrolling to see who has worn them (and how) plus shop them for yourself. 

For a great weekend look channel this outfit with a suede jacket and fisherman sandals.

You can wears yours lower á la Y2k. Jen combines a sweet jacket with strappy heels for a fancier look.

Grece smartens the casual jeans up with a cardigan and heels.

These jeans come in a lighter wash too—which is very well suited to a going-out combination like this.

This clean blue wash will go with so many staple and extravagant items.

The lighter wash feels more beachy and bohemian.

Perfect for wearing with a variety of different shoe styles.

A very smart cut for the minimalists out there.

Weekday’s wide-leg Ace jeans are very popular.

An ankle-grazing option for those of you who don’t want hems to drag on the ground.

Looking for something more directional? Here it is.

These darted jeans have extra volume in the leg if you’re looking for a baggier fit.

For more of a ’70s vibe, choose these.

I could imagine Hailey Bieber in these. Up next, the best high-rise wide-leg jeans available now.