The must-have of the week, baggy-cut jeans

What are they?

While baggy jeans have been at the forefront of popularity in recent months, the coming seasons will take this trend to the next level. For FW22 and SS23, designers have been leaning towards loose oversized jeans, which were born from the fusion of two popular trends: the loose fit and the low waist. Also known as “dad jeans,” these pants are made from denim and have an exaggerated silhouette that hangs from the waist, and are similar to those chosen by hip hop stars and skaters of the 90s. seen mostly on menswear runways this season, the lookIt has also been adopted by popular female celebrities and appears in genderless designer collections, each bringing their look to this re-emerging style.

Why would you want them?

Like the relaxed fit, loose jeans or baggy jeans are here to replace ‘mom’ and ‘skinny’ styles, as Generation Z has spoken out in favor of more comfortable and inclusive denim. This model emerged when the young public began to be inspired by the fashion of the past, specifically in the 90s and 2000s, which have merged to form the Y2K trend, which is slowly taking over the catwalks and brands.

Nostalgic pieces like baggy jeans have led this movement, with many of the younger shoppers embracing basic styles and then experimenting. Loose jeans connect with lifestyle trends that prioritize comfort and the benefits of the “work from home” culture that has taken hold in the last two years.

Where have we seen them?

These on-trend jean was seen on the catwalks of various junior fashion brands, which aimed to catch the eye of younger consumers. For JW Anderson’s eccentric collection, for example, oversized jeans were paired with slouchy bike handlebar jumpers or layered cropped T-shirts.

Hed Mayner showed off multi-pocket jeans alongside a denim bomber jacket. For its part, Y/Project by Glenn Martens put a twist on the relaxed fit using gathering techniques to create unique silhouettes in the pants. Vetements’ non-binary collection featured simpler versions, with looser or floor-skimming pants.

Louis Vuitton, in its Virgil Abloh farewell show, explored the music-oriented origins of the baggy jean, where it was shown alongside a backpack turned boombox.

How to wear them?

Whether you’re looking for inspiration from the early days of baggy jeans, skate nostalgia, or hip-hop clothing from the ’90s and early ’00s, be sure to update and tailor that look for a young, hip audience. For example, pair the jeans with an oversized sweater, layered over a collared shirt and skate shoes, incorporating chain necklaces and other simple accessories.

For girls, you can add tank tops or crop tops to the look, similar to those of the most daring icons, and add a striking belt and colored accessories to add a playful touch to the outfit. Don’t be afraid to go with the baggy style, as this jean look can also work with other oversized pieces.

You can follow the trend and catch the attention of the younger generation with casual pieces inspired by “vintage” designs. Baggy jeans are a perfect way to appeal to the comfort trend and its link to the Y2K movement that is present in fashion today.

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