Before we go any further, I want to clarify the difference between these relaxed fits and classic straight-leg denim. The two are similar, but there’s an important distinction. While straight-leg jeans are a specific denim shape, relaxed jeans describe the type of fit, so you could have a pair of straight-leg jeans that have a relaxed fit, but you could also have a straight-leg pair with a classic fit instead. In short, the two aren’t mutually exclusive.
To get a better idea, I’m sharing a handful of relaxed jeans that run the gamut, from wide-leg to bootcut shapes and, yes, even some straight-leg pairs. Shop the best relaxed jeans on the market right now, and see how fashion people are styling the top denim trend in the coolest ways.