You may be too sweaty at the moment to accept it, but fall isn't all that far away. Stores are starting to stock next season's slickest ankle boots and most pettable sweaters, but if cozy staples still feel a bit too foreign to tackle just yet, here's one thing you can start shopping for now: denim. So what do experts consider the best jeans to invest in this season? We tapped a few of our favorite brands to share the trends that are going to be huge for the rest of 2018.
"The biggest denim trend for fall is silhouettes with volume in rigid denim, whether it's a serious wide leg or just an easy fitted relaxed straight and authentic wash. They look great with boots and are a much-needed update from fitted skinnies that have dominated past cool weather seasons." — Kelly Urban, AMO co-founder and designer
"Western details and denim have always gone hand in hand—it originated as workwear. For fall, we are introducing our capsule, Giddy Up, which incorporates fringe, tooled leather, rhinestones, and metal hardware into modern fits." — Tim Kaeding, co-founder and creative director, MOTHER
"The '90s straight-leg and slightly tapered denim are big trends for Fall 2018. Edgy mid-blue, gray, and black washes with exposed zippers and button flys are key details that will be prominent come fall." — J Brand
"People are looking for that vintage-looking denim but often find true vintage fabrics extremely uncomfortable and unflattering to wear. We craft fabrics that look and feel aged but are extremely comfortable and low impact in terms of the environment." — Sarah Ahmed, CEO and creative director, Warp + Weft