Home FashionLadies Style A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

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Including slingback heels and breezy blouses.

Last week, I decluttered my denim collection and parted with 15 bottoms. However, out of all the silhouettes, I kept a vast amount of wide-leg jeans thanks to their flattering design that lengthens the leg and has a retro look. Wide-leg denim is also so easy to wear, transcending from season to season; Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, and Jennifer Garner all repeat-wear the style.  

5 Editor-Approved Wide-Leg Jeans

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

Buy on Amazon $98

    Levi’s Ribcage High-Waist Wide-Leg Jean, $98; amazon.com Madewell the Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Crop Jean, $128; madewell.com NYDJ Teresa Trouser Wide-Leg Jean, $60 (Originally $119); amazon.com  Spanx Cropped Wide-Leg Jean, $148; spanx.com Mother Hustler Sneak Wide-Leg Flare Jean, $258; nordstrom.com 

Even though wide-leg jeans are simple to style, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have a fashion dilemma again. That’s why I’m sharing the wide-leg denim outfit combos I can’t quit wearing this summer, below, including comfy sneakers, breezy tops, woven purses, and more.  

Comfy White Sneakers 

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

Buy Now $85

    Cariuma Oca Low Canvas Sneaker, $85; cariuma.com Løci Low-Top Origin Sneaker, $160; lociwear.com Reebok Club C Vintage Walking Shoe, $60 (Originally $90); amazon.com Veja Ucre CWL Sneaker, $180; nordstrom.com

There’s nothing more foolproof than a pair of white sneakers—and when coordinated with a pair of loose jeans, you’ll look cool and casual. I own the Cariuma Oca Low Canvas Sneaker and the Løci Low-Top Origin tennis shoe. Both provide ample cushioning, a durable sole, and chic, lightweight design that lets me walk for miles. The Reebok Club C Vintage Walking Shoe is yet another classic at an affordable price, while the Veja Ucre CWL Sneaker comes from a Kate Middleton- and Reese Witherspoon-worn brand. Opt for a cropped jean to show off your shoes, or let the spacious leg cascade over the sneaker for a laid-back approach. 

Staple Tank Tops

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

Buy on Nordstrom $30

    Nordstrom Rib Scoop-Neck Cotton Tank, $30; nordstrom.com J.Crew High-Neck Linen-Blend Tank Top, $20 (Originally $40); jcrew.com Hanes Scoop-Neck Cotton Jersey Tank, $8 (Originally $12); amazon.com Madewell Supima Rib Cutaway Tank, $30 (Originally $38); madewell.com

No one wants to be sticky or run extra hot during the summer, so consider a staple tank top similar to those worn by Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, and Taylor Swift. Whether you opt for a printed linen-blend version from J.Crew or an $8 option from Hanes, you can look forward to a perfectly balanced ensemble that lets your shoulders do the talking. This high-neck Madewell find is extra sexy, while Nordstrom offers a deep scoop neck in bright seasonal colors.      

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Easygoing Woven Bags

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

Buy on Katespadeoutlet.com $459 $179

    Kate Spade Ellie Straw Large Tote, $179 (Originally $459); katespadeoutlet.com Charles & Keith Ida Knitted Hobo Bag, $76; charleskeith.com Madewell Leather-Trimmed Straw Tote, $128; madewell.com Banana Republic Paper Straw Shopper Tote, $41 (Originally $110); bananarepublicfactory.gapfactory.com

Wide-leg jeans are so perfectly relaxed that they need an equally easygoing purse to go with it. My solution? Woven straw totes. Whether they include a leather trim, unique geometric details, or dumpling-like bodies, a straw bag hangs effortlessly on the shoulder. You can even make your outfit a bit more elevated by snagging this natural shoulder bag from Kate Spade, which is currently 61 percent off.          

Slingback Kitten Heels

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

Buy on Amazon $115 $81

    Franco Sarto Racer Slingback Pump, $81 (Originally $115); amazon.com Steve Madden Mesh Legaci Slingback Pointed-Toe Pump, $100; nordstrom.com Dolce Vita Pointed-Toe Slingback Kitten Heel, $120; nordstrom.com Vivaia Pointed-Toe Slingback Heel, $119; vivaia.com 

I like to add a bit of extra height when wearing wide-leg denim, and that’s not just because I’m under 5-feet-tall. Slingback kitten heels—like these buttery yellow Franco Sarto pumps or mesh Steve Madden shoes—boost the frame, offsetting the oversized pants. Slingback heels also elevate the overall look, making your once casual denim perfect for wearing to dinner, date night, and girl’s night out.      

Breezy Blouses

A fashion editor’s favorite summer outfit formula consists of wide-leg denim paired with white sneakers, tank tops, straw totes, slingback heels, and breezy blouses. Shop the seasonal staples starting at $8.

Buy on Amazon $45 $34

    Prettygarden Lace Embroidered Blouse, $34 with coupon (Originally $45); amazon.com J.Crew Smocked Cap-Sleeve Top, $70; jcrew.com Hill House Home Cropped Paz Nap Top, $128; hillhousehome.com Simplefun Boho V-Neck Blouse, $19 (Originally $33); amazon.com

You can’t have a summer-perfect ‘fit without a breezy seasonal top. Prettygarden is offering a steal on its lace puff-sleeve blouse, while J.Crew knows you can never have too many ruffles. The Hill House Home Nap Top is a more casual version of its best-selling Nap Dress, and the Simplefun V-Neck shirt offers a versatile separate that can be worn to brunch, picnics, and bike rides.     

There’s no doubt about it: each item looks stylish with wide-leg denim on its own. However, when you mix and match the pieces together, your outfit is taken to another level—just think of those bright Franco Sarto pumps with that chic Kate Spade bag. Whatever styles you choose, you’ll be sure to have statement-making ensembles this summer.

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