A year of quarantining at home has led to a rise in nostalgic decor, hobbies and fashion spanning any number of decades and trends. But the latest iteration of something old becoming new again hits much closer to home than other repeats. In fact, it was only six years ago, back in 2015, that this particular denim style took our drawers by storm, and it looks like it’s already back for round two. We are, of course, talking about two-tone denim.
Colorblock, pieced denim, two-tone—whatever you want to call it, these multi-wash styles have been slowly but surely popping up in new collections for brands like DL1961, Jordache and Good American. They take the form of racing stripes, legs of different washes or even jeans where the front and back are two different shades. And while they’re definitely not as busy as patchworked or embroidered denim, they still feel funky enough to stand out from a sea of classic blues in the same way that a fringe-trimmed LBD is so much more fun than a minimalist, fringe-free black dress.
Considering it hasn't been that long since two-tone denim’s last spike in popularity, it’s entirely possible you might still be holding onto your beloved Vetements pair from the last go-around. But just in case you donated them or if you’re looking to upgrade to a new style, here are 11 2021-approved pairs to shop now.