No, finding the perfect pair of straight-leg jeans is not exactly breaking news, but the fact that I have discovered that & Other Stories‘ Keeper Jeans tick all my boxes feels like a small win, and honestly, I’ll take all the wins I can get right now. As I have discovered, purchasing straight-leg denim seems to be that little bit harder than shopping for, say, skinny jeans or “mom” jeans. Why? Well, the definition of “straight” seems to be loosely interpreted across the market, with some inching towards a wide leg and others being more akin to a slim fit. Maybe it’s just my fanaticism when it comes to fashion, but there really is a fine balance to be found when it comes to denim, so bear with me.
& Other Stories’ Keeper Cut Cropped Jeans have it all: a high-waisted fit, a not-too-baggy fit, weighty fabric and a neat leg opening. I mean, was that really too much to ask? Yes, probably. They’re the sort of jeans that will look so good with just a white tee and sandals and equally as chic with a fancy top and heels if the occasion demands (bring on April 12). Best of all, they come in at £65, which, in my opinion, is pretty good for the perfect pair.
I’m wearing a size 28, which is my usual size, but I did find them a little on the snug side for my liking, so if you have a curvier silhouette or simply prefer a looser fit, I would recommend going one size up. Scroll down to see the jeans and to shop similar styles.