The baggy denim renaissance is understandably divisive; not everyone wants to relive this thoroughly noughties trend. But love it or hate it, all it takes is a scroll through Instagram to see a rush of fashion people wholeheartedly embracing the slouchy look. Sitting on the opposite end of the spectrum to equally polarising skinny jeans, roomy denim is having its moment in the spotlight.
We’re here (along with some of our most trusted influencers) to convince you that these trending jeans are, in fact, worth your time and money—and not just because of the comparative comfort they offer. Let’s face it—as chic as straight-leg cuts are, sometimes they feel slightly restrictive. Baggy jeans, on the other hand, look and feel wholly more relaxed. And then it’s up to you whether you lean into the casual look or add a dressy flourish to your denim.
If you’re wondering how to make this laid-back shape feel more elevated, you’ve come to the right place. All you need is a couple of items to take your loose-fitting jeans from Y2K streetwear to modern must-have, and I’ve found six outfits that do just that.
Scroll on to see the looks, and prepare to be converted.