The 12 Biggest Trends in Denim Right Now
Jeans will always be an integral part of our wardrobe, but sometimes we get a bit tired of our go-to skinnies and ’70s-inspired flares. We’re certainly not suggesting you ditch either of those styles anytime soon, but we do think you should open your mind to the following 12 denim trends we’re predicting will be huge throughout the rest of 2017.
Yes, still. It feels like we’ve been telling you to wear this look forever, but that’s only because it’s still going strong. And we’re not mad about it: Raw-edge jeans are super cool. If you’re a holdout who thinks the frayed ends look sloppy, consider pairing them with ladylike pumps and see how put-together they can look.
It’s no secret we’re denim jacket devotees, which is why we’re so psyched they’re such perennial fashion favorites. This year we’re especially digging looser, boxier cuts that are a bit more androgynous. Pair yours with something girlier, like a pleated skirt, to create a cool juxtaposition.
Or, if you’re experiencing jean jacket fatigue, consider an updated silhouette. We love the idea of a denim trench or duster, which can look a bit more sophisticated than your go-to Levi’s boyfriend trucker you’ve had for years.
Craft night, anyone? All you need is a fun patch or two (that rings in around $4) to get in on this fun and quirky trend that’s a little throwback to the ’60s. You could, of course, also buy a pre-embroidered pair if upcycling sounds exhausting.
Most, if not all, of your jeans probably have a zipper, so why not switch it up with a snazzy button-front, a subtle detail that gives run-of-the-mill denim a textured touch. Just be sure to stick to higher-waisted pairs, since low riders that button up the front are giving us weird Britney-and-Christina flashbacks.
Remember those high-low dresses that were everywhere a few years ago? This is similar to that but with denim (and cooler). These jeans should fit a bit looser than your skinnies, and the front should be cut a couple of inches higher than the back. (News flash: You can also DIY that.) Then this silhouette is awesome for showcasing a killer pair of shoes, so choose wisely.
No disrespect to white jeans (we still wear ours on the reg), but we’re adding a slight variation of the classic into our pants rotation this spring. Jeans in off-white colors like cream and eggshell are unique without being too out there.
You know shirtdresses and you love shirtdresses. These have been a spring and summer staple of ours for quite some time, but this year we're mixing things up with updated denim details, like raw-edge and uneven hems. Trust us: Come July, this is all you're going to want to wear.
The New Canadian Tuxedo
Real talk: We’ve started to get a little bored of our chambray button-downs. But that doesn’t mean we’re ditching the idea of an all-denim look; we’re simply updating it. This year, instead of doing double-denim in the form of pants and a top, try pairing a denim jacket with a denim miniskirt—or better yet, a denim pencil skirt.
Speaking of shoes, who says denim has to be worn in the form of pants or a jacket? Certainly not us. From light chambray loafers to heeled mules and lace-up sneakers, denim kicks add an interesting new color and texture to any ensemble.
Confession: We’ve always kinda thought denim bags were tacky. That is, until we saw them (finally!) in some chic crossbody shapes with tough hardware. And the best part about a bag in denim is that, like jeans, it goes with pretty much anything, meaning you’ll get way more use out of it than you might think.