Shop The Must-Have Jeans of the Summer (Hint: It's Not Skinnies)

Step aside skinnies. This season is all about wide-leg jeans—and we are so here for it. Below are the six best pairs you can buy right now.

Four women wearing different wide-leg jeans including a black pair, medium-wash pair, striped pair, and embroidered pair.

Elevated Blue Jeans

We love a good pair of skinny and boyfriend jeans, but there's an old-school style making a comeback this season. Drawing inspo from the '60s and '70s, designers are bringing back the wide-leg style. These retro-inspired jeans are far more comfortable than skin-tight options and are a cooler pant style to wear during the warmer months.

The trendy silhouette comes in countless colors, but we suggest picking up a light- or medium-wash pair because it's incredibly versatile and practically goes with anything—you can never go wrong with blue jeans. Wear this light-colored option with a striped t-shirt and your favorite slip-ons for a casual and cool outfit. For a fun festival look, style the medium-wash jeans with a cropped blouse, fringed bag, and leather booties.

Not-Your-Average Neutrals

You may already have a pair of black or white jeans in your closet, but you're going to want to make room for a wide-leg option—they create totally different vibes. Just as versatile as skinny jeans, you can rock them at the office or dress them up for date night. Plus, the high waist flatters your figure by accentuating your curves and elongating your legs.

Try these black wide-leg jeans with a flowy tank top, blazer, flats, and a lariat necklace for a boardroom-ready outfit. When it's time to clock out, add a pair of tassel earrings and shed the blazer for a look that exudes confidence. If white jeans are more your style, pair them with your favorite button-up blouse, mules, and hoop earrings. Tie your hair back with a mini scarf to complete the sophisticated ensemble. For night: Let your hair down and move the scarf to your neck. You'll still look polished, but with a fun twist that's great for happy hour.

Unique Prints & Patterns

Wide-leg jeans already stand out on their own, but there's nothing wrong with adding a little extra flair. Try a fun color like red or pink, or pick up these striped overalls to play with prints. Their straps unbutton, so you can choose whether you want a pair of high-waist pants or a trendy one-piece. Finish the look with a simple white cotton t-shirt and wedges for a casual outfit that's ready for Sunday brunch.

No closet is complete without some edgy embroidered jeans. If your summer days consist of festivals and street fairs, then we suggest these wide-leg jeans. Their unique tribal-inspired design and red embroidery add the perfect pop to your retro ensemble. Pair them with an off-the-shoulder crop top, strappy sandals, and some Ray Ban sunglasses to make a stylish statement at your next event.