There’s a big debate about how to wear slouchy jeans—yes, the relaxed style that dominated your teenage wares—and it goes very much like this: Should you wear heels or flats? And as for tops? Some argue that to counteract the looser fit, you should opt for something more fitted to elevate the denim to a more sophisticated look. Others say that you should embrace the slouchy style and choose a chunky knit and trainers.
Much like skinny jeans, we imagine that a pair of slouchy blues are lurking in your wardrobe. But thanks to other styles getting more attention (straight legs or cropped flares, for example), perhaps they haven’t been your go-to for some time. But when you look at some recent street style pictures, we’ve noticed other fashion types haven’t been so quick to forget about them, and perhaps it’s high time we dug out our own pairs once more.
Turns out there are plenty of top influencers who can’t get enough of the slightly oversized, low-slung silhouette of these ’00s jeans. Further proof that you shouldn’t give up on them—at least, not until you revisit them and draw a conclusion for yourself.
The key to making these jeans look the 2021 part lies in the styling. Now, you can push beyond the plain-T-shirt box—even if it is a look that continues to serve us, and Sylvie Mus, well. If you’re feeling bold, why not integrate some trend-led pieces to lift these jeans to cool new heights? Make Ellie from Slip Into Style your muse on that front.
If you’re curious about how to wear slouchy jeans now, we’ve found eight prime examples of said styling to inspire you. And should you find your wardrobe lacks any of the items needed to re-create these looks, we’ve shopped them out for you.
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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.