Bored of Your Skinny Jeans? Here Are 5 Trendy Denim Styles to Wear Now

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Are you feeling jean fatigue, even though you have approximately a dozen pairs of skinnies, mom jeans and kick flares in your wardrobe? Uh, same. And that’s partially due to the fact that those styles are on their way out and being replaced by some more modern silhouettes. So, if you’re in the market to upgrade your go-to jeans, check out these five styles that will be trending throughout 2019.

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long hem jeans

Long Hems

Bad news for short girls but great news for the leggy ones among us: Hemlines are going long. That is, cropped denim is so last season and heel-grazing blues are stepping in as the must-wear trend. Grab your favorite pair of heels, make sure your tailor is on speed dial and let those hems go.

Get the look: Good American ($179); AG ($178); Goldsign ($275); Trave ($268); Dries Van Noten ($320)

wide leg jeans


It’s time to give your thighs (and calves, for that matter) a lot of breathing room. Wide silhouettes are slowly infiltrating stores—for good reason. Unlike a flare, the width of these jeans is almost the same from hip to heel, in a way that flatters almost every body type. Keep in mind that these jeans shouldn’t look sloppy, so make sure they still fit snugly at the waist! This will help make sure you don’t get lost in all that billowy fabric.

Get the look: ASOS Curve ($56); Topshop ($90); Habitual ($228); Citizens of Humanity ($240); Ksubi ($260)

faded jeans
Free People

Faded Gray

Feeling bored of your stark black jeans? Try a pair of faded denim that’s a shade or three lighter than noir. They offer a bit of a vintage touch to T-shirts, prim blouses and oversize blazers, but don’t require digging through piles at a thrift store. Find a shape that suits you best (cropped, skinny, baggy, etc.) and learn the real benefit of these: They can be dressed up or down so easily.

Get the look: Zara ($40);  B Sides ($145);  Boyish ($168); Madewell ($198); Re/Done ($250)

pleated jeans
11 Honoré


Listen, if Chrissy Teigen can wear these pleated pants, so can we. Sure, a front pleat is a total surprise (honestly, did our dads inspire this trend?), but it’s surprisingly chic—when worn with a tight top that shows off your curves. Opt for a style that has a high waistline, so it nips you in at the tiniest part of your torso.

Get the look: Mango ($60); Levi’s ($98); Madewell ($100); Agolde ($168); J Brand ($248); Mara Hoffman ($325)

relaxed straight leg
Helm Co

Relaxed Straight Leg

If a skinny jean and a boyfriend jean had a baby it would be...a relaxed, straight-leg style like this. Much more comfortable than your skin-tight skinnies, these loose blues leave you plenty of room to move around, chase after your kids and do, well, anything you want. Plus, this is the style you want to reach for to balance out this season’s billowy blouses, especially those with oversize pouf sleeves.  

Get the look: Gap ($50); Madewell ($90); Mother ($228); Citizens of Humanity ($268); AMO ($308)

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From 2019-2021 Dena Silver held the role of Fashion Editor covering product recommendations, trends, and what you should be shopping this season.