We don’t plan on retiring our go-to skinnies or ditching our basic jean jacket any time soon, but it’s always fun to mix things up where our wardrobes are concerned. From denim skirts you can wear to a nice dinner to—gasp—the return of low-rise, here are five denim trends we expect will be huge this year.
Denim jumpsuits aren’t exactly new, but the slouchy, belted variety is particularly of-the-moment. Thanks to a button-down front and loose fit, it’s super-comfy and surprisingly versatile. You could dress it up with pointy-toe heels and a silk neck scarf or go a bit more relaxed with your go-to sneakers and a casual ponytail.
Denim minis were a staple of our early 2000s wardrobe, but like us, they’ve come a long way. Instead of skirts so short, you’re uncomfortable sitting, look for dressier, more grown-up versions in an A-line or midi silhouette. Gaze at the gorgeous outfit above and tell us you wouldn’t wear that out to a nice dinner with pals.
Low-Rise Boyfriend Jeans
We regret to inform you (and your granny panties) that low-rise denim is back. Luckily, unlike the Britney-Spears-inspired low-rise styles of yore, this year’s are a touch more forgiving, since they’re in a boyfriend silhouette instead of, say, a skinny. Tuck in your blouse for extra coverage and polish.
This dramatic look works best with really long jeans (so short ladies, listen up) and is especially cool if they’re high-waisted and fraying at the bottom. In addition to being a fun, unexpected update on one of our go-to styling tricks, exaggerated cuffs are perfect for showing off a killer pair of shoes.
Yes, still. This look has been going strong for a while now and for good reason: It’s edgy yet sophisticated and looks good on just about everybody. This year, expect misaligned edges on dresses, skirts and even jackets.