If there’s one clothing item that you just couldn’t live without, we’re willing to bet it’s a pair of jeans! A perennial favourite for their classic appeal and versatility, there’s really no limit to the number of ways you can style them. Add a statement top and a pair of heels and you’re ready for a night on the town, or – at the opposite end of the scale – pair them with sneakers and a T for a super easy casual chic look.
While their position as an absolute wardrobe staple won’t be changing anytime soon, trends in the denim arena are always subject to change. Stretchy, tight-fitting skinny jeans have dominated the space for a couple of years now, but we’re here to give you the heads up on the new denim trends that will be big news during 2017.
Keep reading to discover the 3 new denim trends you need to know about to stay ahead in the fashion stakes, plus where you can shop them now.
TREND 1: the VINTAGE INSPIRED FABRIC
Style Notes: Vintage style jeans (think your classic old school Levi’s) are making a massive comeback. The fit may vary from slim-fitting straight leg, to baggier mom or boyfriend-style jeans, but the key difference is in the fabric. Unlike the thin, stretchy fabric that we’ve been buying for seasons now, the vintage style is all about a more structured, rigid material. This can look incredibly flattering as it does a masterful job of hiding our less-favourite ‘wobbly bits’.
TREND 2: the CROPPED FLARE
Style Notes: A nod to the bootleg styles that were so popular in the past, you can keep the flare subtle or go full on 70’s style. Just keep keep the length just above the ankle – perfect for showing off a pair of statement boots or heels.
TREND 3: the STEPPED HEM
Style Notes: If you’re a die-hard skinny jeans fan and can’t bear the thought of relinquishing them yet, then this is the denim update for you. The stepped-hem trend involves an uneven, roughly cut hem line at the bottom of your jeans, just adding that bit of extra interest to your look. Added bonus: you can DIY them yourself!