Relaxed, Full-Length Jeans: 4 Ways I’m Wearing Those (yup) Dad Jeans

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Why yes, I am still talking about Dad Jeans. And while my Levi’s 501s are still my undisputed favorites in the genre, I was intrigued enough by the idea of full-length Dad Jeans…that I picked up this pair, too.

If you want to see all of the gory details of the try-on and decision process, I wrote an article about it: Finding the Best Dad Jeans: A Try-On Adventure. It is just a ridiculous as you might expect.

But here’s the thing: After more than a decade of skinny jeans, and 6+ months into a stay-mostly-at-home, pandemic situation, we’re all just so intrigued by the concept of relaxed jeans. They’re still high-rise (and therefore — one could argue — leg-elongating,) but also super-comfy and not a chore to put on.

4 Ways to Style Topshop High-Waist Dad Jeans

So I grabbed my latest purchase and put the jeans to the test. I wanted to come up with a few outfits that were — legitimately — cute outfits (barring the pandemic situation) but yet…not a bridge so far that I wouldn’t actually wear them now.

Unsurprisingly, soft tops and face masks feature prominently.

1. Casually Chic: Elevated Sweatshirt & Cool Sneaks

The key to high-rise dad jeans seems to be showing off the waist. And I appreciated that this soft, cozy sweatshirt looks elevated…yet doesn’t need to be tucked in. I’ve been throwing it on over all sorts of tucked-in tees and camis when running out the door. It’s a good one.

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

jeans (size 26) – at Nordstrom, or Topshop | sweatshirt (xs) – also on sale at Shopbop! | sneakers (almost sold out), or similar | backpack | mask (my favs)

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

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2. A Little Fancy (& Date-Night Ready)

This is my speed on date nights these days: a T-SHIRT. Granted, it’s a little fancy with a bit of a puffed sleeve, but make no mistake…it’s still just a tee. Also, if you are ever in the market for walkable high heels, I highly recommend Naturalizer.

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

jeans (26) – at Nordstrom, or Topshop | tee (xs) | heels | bag (similar – mine is my mom’s old prom purse) | earrings (similar)

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3. A Warm Fall Solution: Sweater Tee & Boots

I adore this boxy EILEEN FISHER sweater. So much so that I wrote a whole ode…I mean post about it. People keep stopping and asking where I got it — it’s that good. And it’s currently 40% off, soooo…

Also, this sweater is covering my waist, yes. But I think because it’s both short and swingy enough that it doesn’t matter. The hint of waist is still there.

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

jeans (26) – at Nordstrom, or Topshop | sweater (xs/s) – on sale! | boots | bag (on sale!) | mask

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

Shop This Look


4. Rule Breaker: Oversized Everything

I know I just said that the waist (or the hint of a waist) has to show with dad jeans…but I do also like a giant, oversized sweater and rugged heeled boots. The long-over-long proportion just works.

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

jeans (26) – at Nordstrom, or Topshop | sweater (xs) | boots | bag (on sale!) | mask

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

Shop This Look

Rest assured, Gang, that I did get my hair cut and colored several days after these photos were taken. Kindly refrain from calling the Fashion Blogger Police — I’ll be fined for sure. (“NO MORE TASSELED EARRINGS FOR YOU, MOM EDIT!”)

xo,

S

ps: This one’s for the pinners

We're so intrigued by relaxed, straight-leg denim -- still high-rise, but also super-comfy. Here are 4 cute ways to style the Topshop dad jeans.

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  1. Question: do these suggestions apply to boyfriend jeans? My boyfriend jeans seem similar in the leg but are not high rise… more mid-rise I would say. Thanks in advance for your advice😊

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