5 Jeans Trends Everyone Should Own in 2023 and the Best Versions at Nordstrom

I wear jeans almost every day and basically shop all day for work, so you can believe me when I say that Nordstrom might be the best place to shop for jeans on the whole damn internet. It has the classics, the latest trends, and options at every price point. It's basically a denim lover's dream.

If you want to shop for the best jeans on Nordstrom and want a little 2023 denim trend brush-up, you chose the right story to click on. There are five specific trends that are already everywhere this year and that Nordstrom's team of buyers has seriously invested in, so I did lots and lots of scrolling (just as I did recently with flat shoes) to bring you the very best of Nordstrom's current denim selection. 

Keep scrolling to upgrade your own denim collection for the year, courtesy of your favorite retailer (just a guess).

Flared Jeans


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Fashion people are throwing it back to the 1970s (again) with the revival of flared jeans. High-waisted styles will give you the sleekest look while low-rise ones will give you a 1970s/2000s combo. 

Shop My Flared-Jean Picks

Cargo Jeans


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Perhaps the trendiest style on this list, Nordstrom has a surprisingly hefty supply of cargo jeans. There are subtle pairs and extra cargo-y ones to choose from, so pick your poison.

Shop My Cargo-Jean Picks

Low-Rise Jeans


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In case you've been living under a rock, low-rise jeans are back and as mainstream as ever. The easiest-to-wear versions are on the baggy side, and Nordstrom has plenty of options that meet both criteria.

Shop My Low-Rise-Jean Picks

Barrel-Leg Jeans


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With their high waist, balloon-like legs, and tapered hems, barrel jeans are ideal for anyone who's still in their '90s era (which I fully support).

Shop My Barrel-Leg Picks

Puddle Jeans


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They may not be practical for every situation, but puddle jeans are beloved by the fashion crowd right now. The fun part is that you can adjust your shoe pairing depending on the amount of puddle you want.

Shop My Puddle Picks

Next up, 46 excellent pairs of under-$100 jeans.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.