How To Wear The Wide Leg Jean
In the lead up to Paris Fashion Week, focus turns to the romantic European Capital and those who populate it.
Standing as the birthplace of Haute Couture and arguably the most fashionable city in the world, exactly where does the humble pair of jeans sit in the Parisian Fashion hierarchy?
Beige Renegade’s Jiawa Liu, doesn’t originally hail from the city of lights but since relocating there, has perfectly adapted to life as aParisian. She explains that since moving to Paris, she has developed a new, fun relationship with denim and that Paris is actually “where all great denim fashion movements exist in harmony”.
One such movement is the high rise, wide leg denim jean.
“Walking down Rue des Barres, modern day Jane Birkin’s can be seen in their high waisted, wide-leg jeans, fisherman’s basket in tow. Carrying themselves with that same off-handedness they approach everything in life, making each look so very ‘now’.”
Offering the perfect solution to the woman seeking a skinny-jean alternative, Jiawa explores how to best incorporate our Milla Wide and Freya Wide Jeans into the modern Parisian uniform;
The Staple, White Oversized Shirt
It’s true, sky-high rises and authentic fabrications perfectly compliment, crisp, white coordinates. Jiawa stresses, when it comes to the classic white shirt, it’s not only “denim’s best friend”, but the bigger, the better. If you can’t steal one from your boyfriend’s wardrobe, opt for one with exaggerated proportions like our Bennett Shirt Classic. Styled back with Freya Wide Jean Exceptional, which features a super-high rise perfect for an array of tucking and styling options. Finish the look with a pair of oversized earrings for a considered look.
Taking the plunge into the world of the wide leg can be daunting for a strictly skinny jean girl. We get it, not all of us can survive on a diet of espresso and French romanticism! Jiawa, a self-confessed woman of “generous sized buns and thighs”, suggests a wide leg jean may actually be the secret weapon for curvier ladies. Constructed with just the right amount of stretch, our Freya Wide Jean's extremely high waistline and fitted seat is designed to comfortably accentuate your curvaceous assets. Jiawa pairs with a pointed pump to further elongate the leg.
A classic denim-on-denim ensemble perfectly captures Parisian effortlessness. To replicate, Jiawa pairs Milla Wide Jean Renewed with Original Jacket Unique, taking advantage of the Milla Jean’s Super-High rise by tucking the jacket in to achieve “a jumpsuit optical illusion”.
For an office appropriate, post work drinks by The Seine ensemble, Jiawa opts for a wide-leg fit in black denim. Our Milla Wide Jean Stellar, Silk Cuff Shirt Fine Stripe and Classic Leather Jacket perfectly capture the ideal day-to-night look. The addition of a bold red lip drawing a distinct line between work and play.