Jeans and denim garments are something that is present by default in the wardrobe of virtually any gal, irrespective of her age, body size, and style. One way or another, all ladies wear jeans. It is the ultimate fashion staple that stands strong for decades and works hard throughout the whole year. However, fashion trends are constantly shifting and the same is true for denim styles and silhouettes. Along with classic models confidently stepping from one season to another, you’ll find some new hits that will keep you on the fashion edge and introduce some new ideas to your style.
Thus, much-loved skinnies and traditional straight cuts still hold their positions but the ways to wear them widely vary. Plus new pieces in denim show up on runways worldwide and quickly creep into everyday fashion. Even the recent designer collections of Gucci, Givenchy, Celine, and Prada bow to timeless denim and showcase many models in this fabric. Infused with vintage-inspired designs, modern denim trends abound in such fancy names as “culotte jeans”, “cropped flare”, and Bermuda jeans. So, to give you some cues on how to wear denim in a fashion-forward way, let’s take a look at the hottest seasonal formulas.
Just like wide-leg trousers trending right now, high-waisted wide-leg jeans are also on the rise. Exceptionally comfortable and flattering on all figures, this denim cut is an absolute must for any modern gal. Besides, high-rise wide-leg jeans are extremely easy to style and can be built into a whole variety of looks. Thus, block heel boots, a cotton button-up, and a posh velvet blazer will dree your humble blue pair of wide-leg denim to work. And a beige trench atop will make the look appropriate for a colder season.
Throwing us back to the '80s, tapered silhouettes are coming back to the fashion scene this season and appear in reiterated modern looks. Wearing those slouchy models tucked into patent knee-high boots is an absolute hit. Casual by nature, on the top, this image allows for anything from a chunky knit to a flirty blouse or a sleek blazer.
The flares from the '70s are given a new lease of life. Tried and tested mid-calf, knee, and wide-leg flares are much favoured by reputed designers and are going to be huge in the upcoming seasons. Meanwhile, boot-cut flare is a new and irresistibly cool modern twist that offers elegance and structure of flared cuts and waist-cinching and elongating effect of high-rise fits. Play it safe with trainers and a boxy blazer for the comfortable casualty.
The blast from the past, cropped jeans are booming again. Inspired by Capri trousers extremely popular back in the '50s and '60s, cropped jeans have a strong vintage flair and a really big styling potential. A fashion monger and styling guru, Rosie Huntington Whitely couldn’t but embrace the trend by mixing navy cropped jeans with tan heeled mules and a short tank top into a sharp casual look.
Jeans cuts aside, new denim trends offer a lot of fresh and reinvented styling ideas. A full denim formula is an effortless way to strut in style this season. We are talking about matchy-matchy denim combos. The main trick is that denim ensemble should either look like an entire coord or consist of contrasting denim pieces. Thus washed out straight jeans work like a charm with a ripped denim jacket in the same shade.
Celebs also don’t stand aside from this trend. Thus, Rhianna hist the streets in an all-navy outfit made up by a cropped denim jacket, mini skirt, and heeled knee-highs in a matching colour. In this case, denim gives some special touch to a monochrome look.
Modern styling formulas give a thumbs up to trousers tucked into knee-high boots. The same trick works for jeans. If you’ve been thinking about fashionable ways of wearing shoes with skinny jeans, it’s high time to fetch out your favourite skinnies and wear them with straight-shaft knee-highs like leather riding boots and a cashmere coat.
Similar to skinnies, more voluminous jeans can be integrated into boot-over-jeans outfits as well. White mom jeans tucked into slouchy heeled boots blend into a street-chic look with a fancy teddy jacket.
Once forgotten, patchwork steps out from the shadow this season and comes revitalised in the collections of Tom Ford and Isabel Marant. If you crave for extraordinary, patchwork jeans with a borg denim jacket and white trainers will surely make you stand out from the crowd.
Though cuffed jeans are certainly not new, recently, the design translated from common smaller relaxed cuffs into deliberately long ones that usually come sewn into place. A plaid shirt thrown over navy blue cuffed jeans sets a comfy menswear-inspired outfit with a vintage touch to it while patent leather boots nail it down to present time.
Denim in colour is an option for the boldest fashionistas and those who have all basic items and are looking for something special. The best thing is that the colour palette is not limited. With pistachio green and lavender hues taking the lead, you are free to pick any colour you like or that flatters you. Thus, yellow tapered jeans, a neat white turtleneck, and a beige loose blazer work wonders with a matchy mules-and-bag combo in light mint colour.
And a pinky purple blazer with matching wide-leg jeans and a humble white tee is a sort of casual look with a touch of hot chic. Silver slingback heels make it even edgier and rolled bottoms give the whole outfit an expressly fashionable look.
Chances are great denim will stay with us forever, which is no wonder given its versatility, combinability, and styling potential. Just follow the seasonal trends to give your denim collection a fashionable spin every now and then.