There have been some good recent posts on current denim styles. I’m not typically a quick adopter of trendy denim, because I have strong flattery preferences and tricky fit issues (short rise, long legs, wide hips, thick thighs).

I bought these 7FAM “Jo” wide leg jeans in NY in September, and it took me a while to actually wear them. When I first put them on, I felt a bit conspicuous, but I wore them a couple of times at home and now feel better about them.

I know this is a really basic boring styling — I’d like to step it up next time with a jacket and more refined footwear. I need to experiment a bit since this silhouette is a bit out of the norm of the past decade. But here they are in a super simple jeans-and-sweater ensemble from yesterday. I wore them in a similar outfit a couple days before. They’re pretty comfortable, but the high waist doesn’t stretch and does dig into my waist after a long day.

I kind of wish there were a lower waisted option, but for now these do make my shortest sweaters more wearable. This sweater is Rebecca Minkoff from about 3 years ago.

Pics 2 and 3 were trying on two different vests before I stepped out to get my flu shot and make a quick Target run. I ended up not wearing either but going for an old lightweight black jacket instead.

I’m wondering what other footwear will look most current with these jeans. It seems that they require something with some visual presence. Nothing delicate. Pointed toe boots seem a little “early aughts” but are an option. I have cowboy boots too. Lug sole boots? I don’t like very rounded toes with these wide hems. What do you think?

I welcome styling suggestions to get the most wear out of these jeans. My default answer is pairing them with more cropped/short tops and jackets, but perhaps longer jackets would work too.

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