If you haven’t already discovered how great Marks and Spencer’s jeans are, let us be the ones to introduce you. As well as offering an affordable way to update your denim collection, the high-street hero’s jeans impressively come in five (yes, five!) different leg lengths—extra short, short, regular, tall and extra tall—so whatever your height, you’ll find a pair that hits your ankles at just the right spot. Particular highlights included the trendy new wide legs and the flattering slim-fit jeans—skinnies are back, by the way—but there is one style that takes the crown as the best pair of jeans to slot into your everyday wardrobe. In our opinion, M&S has totally nailed the straight-leg shape.
And here’s the best bit: there’s not just one, but two cuts to choose from. The more affordable pair, at just £23, features a mid-rise waist and a bit of stretch. The other is a little pricier at £45, but it is made from slightly sturdier denim. Personally, I like a high waist, so the latter pair has won me over, but it really depends on your preferences.
There’s also a range of wearable washes available, each of which opens up a whole new set of outfit options. To demonstrate, I’ve rounded up my four go-to looks for you to recreate, all involving these versatile straight-leg jeans—alongside some more M&S hero buys, of course.