What’s the first pair of jeans you reach for when getting ready? For a long time (we’re talking the last decade or so), your gut instinct was probably your go-to skinnies. But that’s likely changing. While skinnies haven’t gone out of style (promise!), there are two new denim trends fashion editors—and the industry at large—can’t get enough of these days: step-hem and side-stripe jeans.
It can take a bit of trial and error to figure out how to style a new silhouette in a way that feels second nature, so today we’re taking some of the pain out of the process. With a little help from cool-girl brand MOTHER, we’re breaking down exactly why these styles are trending and offering up some tips on how to wear 'em just right. Trust us, you’ll soon forget about how much you love your skinnies.
Keep scrolling to see some of the go-to outfit formulas we like to pair these new denim with.
Frayed Step Hem
MOTHER Flirt Fray ($265)
Have you SEEN how good a step hem looks with a tucked-in silk blouse? The look is incredibly chic and easy to re-create. And don’t forget about your shoes—we recommend point-toe flats or block-heel pumps. Bonus: This pair features that on-trend undone hem everyone’s so crazy about these days.
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MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray ($228)
Taking cues from the athleisure trend that has been dominating the last few seasons, the side-stripe detail on these jeans is an unexpected way to add some novelty and playfulness to your look. Plus, this styling detail does wonders for elongating your legs. Pair yours with a tucked-in tee and you’re good to go.
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Which trend will you be trying? Tell us in the comments below.