At a recent Monday team meeting, S asked me to look around for what she thinks are called “drop yoke jeans.” Linzi interjected and said she thinks they’re called “double yoke.” (And the yoke’s on S, because the internet world seems to agree with Linz.)
Just to add to the confusion, most jeans have a v-shaped seam (yoke) in the back, so the double yoke refers to jeans that have that v-shape in both the back and the front. Ahhhh….now we know.
Regardless, some readers might recognize the style of jeans we’re talking about — S and Linz swear they were HUGE in the ’80s.
On-Trend: Front Yoke Jeans
After doing some research, I realized there are all different types of yokes, but we’re talkin’ the ones that have an unexpected v-shape seam — ’cause these days it’s coming back in full force in the front. It’s meant to help in the flattering-fit-department. They have all the cool detail of those paperbag waist jeans…but without the added bulk.
Here are a few of our current favs…
How To Style Front Yoke Jeans
With any new denim trend, we’re always a little hesitant because…shoes. Do our existing shoes & boots work, or are we going to run into nothing but problems? Well. Don’t consider this our last word on styling yoke jeans, but after perusing the internets for inspo, here’s how we’re getting started….
1. Style Front Yoke Jeans For Spring, With Mules
We love what these yoke jeans do for basics like a button-down shirt. Tuck it in, and add a pair of mules for a look that might even work for Casual Friday at the office.
2. Dress ‘Em Up
The slight tomboyish vibe of these carpenter yoke jeans is so freaking good with stiletto booties and a pretty top….but any of the front yoke jeans would work with this killer boots + feminine blouse combo.
3. Classic White Tee, Upgraded
We’re wearing lots of white tees over here at TME. And finding another way to make them interesting (with denim, no less) is a total win. Appreciate that the yoke jeans look good with a half-tuck too, if the full tuck isn’t your thing.
4. Keep it Cozy
Probably the most simple, everyday yoke jeans with the medium wash and slim-fit. The perfect color denim for a pop of red and brown booties.
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