I'm in a relationship with extensive leg pants – skinny denims are the collateral harm


I'll be right out there and say it: Skinny jeans are officially being removed from my closet. Sorry if that sounds a little dramatic, but let me explain. No matter how you feel about classic denim, there's no denying that looser trouser shapes are the predominant silhouette when it comes to jeans and trousers, and my own closet is proof of that.

I recently did a massive clean of the closet and found that almost all of the pants and jeans I threw overboard were thin and snug. I owned several pairs at one point, but have since become more drawn to relaxed pants silhouettes, and the fashion world is completely in agreement. Voluminous wide-leg pants undoubtedly have something cool about them, not to mention they make more sense than ever this year as comfort when getting dressed has become our number one priority. The relaxed but still polished pants may be the answer to avoid another sweatpants slump.

I have a strong feeling that once you've seen how chic the fashion world makes wide-leg pants look, you'll agree with me. So keep scrolling for some styling ideas and shop for my favorite pairs.


Melinda Martin