Joni, Jamie, Leigh, Baxter, Lucas – what might sound like a list of ex-boyfriends is actually just a few of the Topshop jean styles that have shot to fame for their cult-status fit and shape.
We’d bet our entire shoe collections that every girl owns at least one pair of Topshop jeans. In fact, our sources at Topshop HQ tell us that, over the past year, one pair of jeans is sold every 10 seconds globally. The chain’s flagship store on London’s busy Oxford Street sells one pair every minute.
Well, when they fit that well and cost under £45, we aren’t surprised that they’re flying off the rails. There are 15 key styles to get to know: which is your perfect fit? Let’s find out…
Your Topshop jeans cheat sheet
Joni jeans are super skinny and high-waisted. They’re pocket-free with a spray-on, ultra skinny leg for a smooth silhouette. Think of them as your ultimate “going out” jean.
How to wear it: Balance the skin-tight silhouette of Joni jeans with a boxy, loose-fit breton tee and western-style ankle boots.
Jamie jeans are the classic rock’n’roll skinny jeans that go with everything. They’re made with authentic denim, but give good stretch and have the classic zip fly and five pocket detailing.
How to wear it: Tuck a structured white blouse into black Jamie jeans with a belt and finish the look with high-shine, patent ankle boots.
Mid-rise skinny jeans, made with high stretch, super soft denim – Leigh jeans are all about comfort.
How to wear it: Team with a relaxed white shirt, textured biker and slip-on espadrilles. Think low-maintenance cool.
Made from low-stretch denim, these cropped, mid-rise jeans are fitted through the thigh and then flare out from the knee. They’re the coolest way to update your denim collection.
How to wear it: Pair Dree jeans with a classic tee and ankle boots or trainers for day, switch them up for evening with heeled mules.
Skinny jeans that promise not to lose their shape, Sidney jeans are a must-have for skinny jean lovers. Made from super-stretch denim they have a mid-rise fit and an ankle skimming hem length.
How to wear it: Team with classic white trainers and a denim jacket for the ultimate casual look. Dress them up with a Bardot top and heeled sandals for evening.
Look to Orson jeans if you want denim with substance. They’re high-rise with a slim leg and made with authentic, rigid denim.
How to wear it: Roll-tuck everything from printed blouses to lightweight knits and staple white shirts. Just add a belt and you’re good to go.
Baxter jeans are low-rise with a slim leg fit. They’re made with authentic, mid-stretch denim and have a wider fit hem, which sits on the ankle bone.
How to wear it: Keep it simple and pair with a silk shirt and sleek black slides. The Baxter jean is all about fuss-free style.
One of the more directional styles, Mom jeans are retro-inspired, high-waisted jeans made with rigid denim. The fit is slim with a tapered leg and a narrow fit hem that sits on the ankle bone.
How to wear it: Tuck your favourite tees into your Mom jeans and pair with mules and a blazer or bomber jacket. So chic.
Straight jeans fit tight on the leg and sit looser on the calf for an old school-cool look. They’re mid-rise with comfort-stretch denim and a hemline that sits above the ankle bone.
How to wear it: Pair with your thrift-shop favourites – this straight leg, rigid denim style looks best with tops tucked in for retro glamour.
The Lucas jean is your slim boyfriend jean style. It has a low-rise waistband as the style is worn low on the hips, a loosely tapered leg and a rolled up hemline that sits above the ankle.
How to wear it: The Lucas jean is about androgynous, laidback dressing. Wear with a soft, chambray shirt and chic white sandals for a spring-ready look.
A cornerstone of your casual wardrobe, the Hayden style is your loose-fit boyfriend jean. It’s made with drapey, authentic denim with a distressed finish and a rolled up hem that sit above the ankle.
How to wear it: For day wear, pair with a loose tee, a blazer and trainers. Take it to evening wear by switching the tee for a crop top and the trainers for strappy sandals.
Similar to the Hayden jeans, the New Boyfriend style have a looser fit made with authentic non-stretch denim. They’re mid-rise and have a slightly looser fit than Hayden and don’t have the rolled up hem.
How to wear it: Boyfriend jeans look great with a T-shirt and a blazer for a put together, casual outfit. For evening try a more fitted top with heels to keep the casual vibe with a more polished finish.
These Jamie flares are giving us serious 70’s style inspo. They have the same flattering high-waisted fit and stretchy denim as classic Jamie jeans but flare from the knees and have a hem that finishes at the floor.
How to wear it: Try a ruffled white shirt tucked in at the waist for a 70’s-style look. Pair with heeled shoes to balance out the wide leg and make your legs look longer.
Super high-waisted with exaggerated wide legs, these jeans are a great way to switch up your go-to skinny jeans for a more fashion-forward style. They’re made with non-stretch denim and have a cropped hem that finishes a couple of inches above the ankle.
How to wear it: High-waisted, cropped jeans look great with a slightly cropped top; this accentuates the waist. Team with block heeled shoes or trainers for daytime, or switch to barely-there heels for evening.
For a more daring denim style try out these wide leg jeans, they’ve got a flattering high-waist fit and are made with authentic non-stretch denim. The extra wide legs have a hem that finish at the floor; and we’re willing to bet these are really comfy.
How to wear it: Balance out the wide legs with a more fitted silhouette on top, choose a top that nips in at the waist to accentuate it. Pair with sliders for the ultimate casual summer look or heeled boots for winter.