Joni to Jamie: A guide to EVERY Topshop jean style

Joni, Jamie, Leigh, Baxter, Lucas – what might sound like a list of ex-boyfriends is actually just a few of theTopshop 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 nine 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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