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Straight-leg, skinny, and boyfriend jeans are mainstay silhouettes in most denim wardrobes. But for an au courant refresh, look no further than the best crisscross jeans of the season. Featuring overlapping waists from high-rise to low-slung, this asymmetrical denim look flaunts a freshness that reads subtle and not overly trendy. Instead, it’s a restrained play on modernity that celebrates the timelessness of denim, whether you style yours with a tailored shirt or blazer, a feminine blouse, or effortless basics like tees, tanks, and knits.
On the matter of styling, look for inspiration to celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Bieber, who have taken crisscross jeans for a spin. Heatproof possibilities include teaming a crop top and lightweight duster with a high-rise, slouchier pair á la Bieber—the proportion play reads well balanced and sophisticated with heels as the finishing touch. On casual days, emulate Jenner’s low-key tailored take with sneakers and a boxy jacket.
When jeans seem out of the question on sweltering days, crisscross shorts are a cooler choice. Highlight the waist detail with a slim-fit bodysuit or tank and layers of jewelry for effortless polish. Alternatively, you can half tuck an oversized button-up or style in a waist-skimming blouse. Finish it off with slide sandals or a barely there heel for an equally poised look.
Whether you tend toward faded washes with vintage character, dark-rinse denim for an air of refinement, or tattered detailing for an edgy offset to prim pieces, keep scrolling to discover 15 pairs of crisscross jeans to put a literal twist on your denim style.
A white crisscross jean is a perfect way to nail the trend for summer.
This rigid straight-leg is an ideal way to try the crisscross look at the office.
Lean into ’90s nostalgia by styling these jeans with a minimalist tank top and heels.
This classically ‘90s style is a favorite among notables like Devon Windsor, Amaka Hamelijnck, and Jenny Suet In Tsang.
Master everyday effortlessness by pairing these wide-leg jeans with a T-shirt and mules.
$425.00, LUISA VIA ROMA
This wrap-waist design guarantees impact through clever cutouts for a chic reveal of skin.
This crossover short is destined for beach days or weekend errands.
$155.00, EB DENIM
Say hello to the perfect true blue pair of crisscross jeans.
A pair of stilettos will instantly elevate these distressed crisscross cutoffs.
Master the modern slouchy look by offsetting these roomy jeans with a crop top á la Chrissy, Kendall, and Hailey.
Offset the playfulness of these printed jeans with a pared-back top and polished jewelry.
A kicky cropped flare brings a ’70s touch to the crisscross-waist trend.
This sustainably made pair is crafted from upcycled vintage denim sourced in Los Angeles.
$245.00, EB DENIM
A pair of mom shorts feels infinitely cooler with a crisscross waist.
$50.00, AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
Balance out the distress on this black jean with a tailored blouse and elegant handbag.
$50.00, PULL & BEAR
Originally Appeared on Vogue