Paris Street Style: Relaxed Wide-Leg Jeans

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How French Women Are Wearing the Wide Leg Jeans Trend

Paris street style woman in wide leg jeans
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We all love to get fashion inspiration from street style influencers — especially the women of Paris, who always seem to be ahead of the latest trends. Right now, the stylish citizens of the French capital — from models and fashion stylists to regular women like the rest of us — are stepping out in the fashion trends the rest of us are going to be scrambling to copy over the next few months. 

Just take a look at how French women are embracing the trend to relaxed, slouchy, wide-leg denim now. We've rounded up the best street style photos of relaxed jeans outfits from Paris, so you can steal a page from their fashion style.

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Under a Long Coat

Woman wearing long coat and wide leg cuffed jeans
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It's great to see a denim trend that's wearable for stylish women of all ages. Here, Parisian model Juliane Diesner shows off a fashionable spring or fall outfit that you could wear easily to brunch or shopping with friends.

High-waisted, relaxed Levi's jeans with casually rolled cuffs add a youthful vibe to a simple, white pullover and long wool coat. A cross-body bag and black ankle boots are trendy accessories that keep this fall fashion look modern.

Check out more stylish ways you can wear high-waist jeans.

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With a Leather Jacket

Wide leg jeans look fierce with a biker jacket and stripes
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There's nothing more French than wearing a biker-style, leather jacket over relaxed jeans and Breton stripes. Here, blogger Irina Lakicevic steps out in Paris wearing a BLK DMN leather jacket, vintage Levi's jeans and classic stripes. Like a true French woman, she then makes the look her own with smartly chosen, high-quality accessories, including a skinny Prada scarf, Jimmy Choo shoes and an autumn-colored Celine bag.

See 28 more chic ways to wear your jeans with a leather jacket.

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With a Belted Blazer

Street style woman in white blazer and wide leg jeans
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Here's an easy way to wear wide leg jeans to the office, when denim is allowed. Layer on a fitted blazer and cinch it with a skinny belt, to create a more structured look in jeans that's entirely appropriate for most workplaces. You can add chic accessories, such as the trendy sunglasses and block heel slides pictured here, to add interest and style to this office outfit in jeans.

Get more ideas for wearing jeans to work here.

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With a Striped Top

Paris street style photo of woman in ripped jeans and designer top
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Now is the time you can take those casual, weekend jeans you might have saved for cleaning the house and use them to create a street style-inspired fashion outfit. The trick is pairing them with designer (or designer-look) separates, for a high-low fashion combination that feels fresh for fall fashion. Here, a guest attends the recent Paris fashion shows dressed in lightweight, ripped wide-leg denim trousers, a striped Dries Van Noten shirt and Jimmy Choo bag.

Take a look at more trendy street style outfits with stripes.

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With a Denim Shirt

Paris street style photo denim on denim style
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The denim on denim look (aka "double denim") is a perennial denim trend that looks up-to-date now with a relaxed jeans silhouette. Here, Paris model and fashion student Laura Tonder wears Seafarer wide-leg flare jeans with a cropped Zalando jean jacket, Dr. Denim plaid shirt, Carolina Herrera sunglasses and Karl Lagerfeld bag. Belting relaxed jeans is a great way to show off your shape at its slimmest point, and prevent getting lost in voluminous pants.

Check out more stylish ways to wear a denim jacket in your wardrobe.

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High Waist Jeans and Crop Top

Paris street style crop top and boyfriend jeans
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If you've got a crop top in your closet, here's how you can transition it through the seasons and look up-to-date. Here, model Elena Perminova is snapped outside the Paris fashion shows wearing high-waisted, relaxed jeans with a bright Emilio Pucci coat, Christian Dior shoes and a Versace crop top. Take a look at how she rolled her jeans cuffs high on the leg, to balance her short top.

Get inspiration here for wearing cropped jeans lengths.

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Grey Jeans and Orange Jacket

Paris street style photo of woman in grey relaxed jeans and orange coat
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Grey jeans are perennially stylish — and look great paired with shades of orange, as seen on this model snapped recently in Paris. Super-slouchy, cuffed grey jeans look effortlessly cool, when paired with a band t-shirt and a pumpkin-orange fall coat. Basic white sneakers are a smart choice to maintain the cool, youthful vibe of this outfit.

Get more ideas for what to wear with grey jeans.

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Androgynous Style With a Moto Jacket

Paris street style woman wearing biker jacket and ripped mom jeans
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Here's another option for wearing a leather jacket with trendy relaxed-fit, wide leg jeans, if you prefer a tougher, masculine vibe in your outfits, as pictured here in the streets of Paris. Stylist Tanya Jones poses in high-rise, relaxed mom jeans with wide cuffs, worn with a leather jacket, soft grey T-shirt, and brown leather boots.