If there’s one thing we know to be tried and true, always and forever, it’s that our beloved denim will never let us down. From our trusty jean jackets to our favorite pair of lived-in jeans that we almost never wash (emphasis on almost), a good pair is a must-have staple in your capsule wardrobe. If you’re wondering what styles we’ll be seeing everywhere come September, check out these five fall denim trends, from a Monica Geller-inspired ‘fit to the chicest way to wear non-blue jeans.
5 Fall Denim Trends You’re About to See Everywhere (& 1 to Retire)
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1. Neutral-colored Jeans
You know that “rule” that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day? Forget it. Fall 2022 is all about those dreamy, neutral-colored hues. From khaki and beige to wheat and light brown, every and all shades are welcome. Pair with a matching cream-colored sweater for a monochromatic vibe or use neutral pants as a base for a bold top.
Shop the trend: Revolve ($69; $51); Abercrombie & Fitch ($90; $77); Everlane ($108)
2. ’90s-inspired Denim
Yes, the ‘90s are continuing to provide major fashion inspiration. What we love about this throwback fall denim trend is that it’s slightly dad-like in the best way possible. To keep baggier jeans from looking sloppy, pair them with loafers, a simple T-shirt (tucked in is best) and a statement-making coat, like the one pictured above, to achieve a Monica Geller-approved ‘fit.
Shop the trend: Abercrombie & Fitch ($90; $77); Saks Fifth Avenue ($295; $111); Everlane ($118)
3. Baggy Jeans
Good news for haters of skinny jeans: This loose denim look, deemed the puddle pant, has one mantra: the baggier, the better. Often worn low on the hips, like the pair above, this style, which has been gaining popularity among fashion risk-takers, can be thought of as an alternative for sweatpants (because sweatpants are so two years ago). To rock this relaxed outfit, we suggest playing around with proportions up top. Stick to a form-fitting bodysuit or do as the Parisians do and opt for a chic cropped (or slim-fit) vest to balance the dramatic silhouette.
Shop the trend: Urban Outfitters ($79; $20-50); Banana Republic ($130); Frame ($278; $139); Good American ($149)
3. Denim Skirts
We’re calling it: Denim skirts are making a comeback. That’s right, folks. We’ve seen celebs like Bella Hadid and SZA rock this love-it-or-hate-it style and we’re predicting it’ll stand the test of time come fall—just in slightly longer lengths. If you do opt for a midi or maxi length, consider finding one with a slit or other modern detailing to keep the vibe fresh.
Shop the trend: Banana Republic ($60; $24); 7 For All Mankind ($188; $132); Khaite ($440)
4. Bootcut Jeans
When Gen Z nixed skinny jeans over a year ago, some millennials feared their slim-fit faves would never be in style again. Fear not, though, because ultra-flattering bootcut jeans, which give you that fitted look up top and volume toward the hem, will be huge this fall. We love how this denim trend compliments every body type by hugging the thighs and flaring out just below the knee to harmoniously marry the skinny and flare look. Pair yours with a slight heel for maximum leg-lengthening.
Shop the trend: Zara ($46); Reformation ($118); Madewell ($128)
One Trend To Retire: Cropped Cuts
From flowy culottes to slim-fitting skinnies, it’s time to set aside our cropped jeans for the fall. Not only do we want more covered-up styles as temps drop, but cropped silhouettes cut you off at the calves, creating the illusion that your legs are shorter than they are. And while we love to show off our bold boots and dainty ankles, we’re tossing our cropped jeans in storage for this season.
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