So, as much as I love skinny jeans, let's diversify, people. A girl does need SOME non-constricting jeans in her Ikea wardrobe. (Erps, that'd be me. Stoopid no-closets Brooklyn brownstones!)
Anyway, I'm more than willing to make room in my wardrobe and heart for some wider-legged jeans, though I draw the line at Kate Moss '70-style jeans so wide that if you sewed up the legs and cut them apart down the middle, there'd still be so much fabric that I'd look like a denim-clad Hassidic mermaid.
Sophisticated trouser-style jeans in a nice dark shade is where it's at.
Which is why I love these Flying Monkey jeans:
($51, Flying Monkey, Lulus)
These are a great winter-spring transitional jean, they look great with a wider heel, and hello, they're like $50 bucks!