Everyone Will Toss Out Their Skinny Jeans for These 2020 Trends


(Image credit: Collage Vintage)

A new season always feel like a breath of fresh air, especially when it comes to denim. While jeans—be them skinny, flared, baggy, or straight-leg—truly never go out of style, there are certain nuances that gain steam during one season versus another. So what are the denim styles to know for 2019? After a little investigating, we got the inside scoop.

We reached out to Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars, the co-founders of the Amo denim brand, to learn all about the denim trends that are going to reign supreme season. Since we knew you love to shop, we included shopping picks for each of the six major spring denim trends below. Much to our surprise, the highlighted styles are already bubbling up, meaning come summer 2019, they will be all anyone will care about. 

Go on to read all about the spring 2019 denim trend highlights from Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars. 

Embroidered Denim


(Image credit: Amo Denim: PICTURED: Loverboy With Rosebud Embroidery (available later this month at AmoDenim.com))

"As women owners and designers, we are always adding a feminine spin on denim classics. One of our favorite trends is embroidered denim. We took our best-selling Loverboy, a slightly relaxed, higher-rise, cropped, straight silhouette, and updated it with tiny rosebud floral embroidery. The result feels like something truly special, but the vintage wash keeps it feeling a bit tomboy. We love that it's a balance of masculine and feminine and is surprisingly easy to wear." — Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars

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Low-Slung Straight


(Image credit: Amo Denim; PICTURED: Syd in Sea Salt (available in March))

"While we are still loving and wearing high-rise denim, there is something really interesting about denim that sits a bit lower (just above your hip bone) with a classic straight leg. We're not talking the type of super-low-rise skinnies from the past that you have to buy special underwear for; this is more low-slung than low-rise, and yes, there's a big difference, in our opinion. Low-slung denim feels more modern and is very flattering as it kind of just sits on your hips and has a bit of ease to the fit. It feels effortless and relaxed, like the type of jeans you could wear all day no matter what you're doing." — Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars

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Hem Details


(Image credit: Amo; PICTURED: Amo Tie Ankle Jean in Black Magic ($280))

"We love a classic mid-rise fit with a little something extra at the hem. Our Tie Ankle jean is just that—it takes your classic black skinny jean and adds a flirty, unexpected twist. The inseam is cropped above the ankle so that it works with both longer and short inseams, so no hemming is needed!" — Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars

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Longer High-Rise, Straight-Leg Denim


(Image credit: Amo Denim; PICTURED: Layla Straight Leg in Charmer With Destroy (available in January 2019))

"One of our favorite new fits for spring is a long, straight-leg vintage-inspired fit, like our Layla in rigid denim. While we still love the cropped-at-the-ankle look, we are excited to have a longer, un-cropped straight-leg option for spring and are really into our take on this in a beat-up vintage-looking wash." — Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars

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(Image credit: Amo Denim; PICTURED: Amo Pixie in Cherish (available now))

"Pintucks down the center leg is such a nice detail in denim as it really slims and elongates the leg. We finished ours with a little ankle slit and kept the wash clean and dark. The result is a jean that feels special but one that you can wear every day." — Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars

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(Image credit: Amo Denim; PICTURED: Ribbon Loverboy (available January 2019))

"Sometimes it's just a little twist on a classic that can get us all giddy about wearing jeans. Our Ribbon Loverboy for spring is one of those styles for me (Kelly). It was inspired by the type of satin ribbon bows my mom used to put in my hair when I was 5. I have this memory of me riding my bike with those tassels on the handlebars, and I had pigtails with these satin ribbons bows in them. For whatever reason, those satin ribbon bows always made me super happy, and to this day, that colorful satin ribbon makes me smile. We updated our Loverboy jean with this two-inch-wide satin ribbon down the outseams, in wearable colors like navy, adobe, and pale pink. It feels very fresh and springy and, of course, very nostalgic." — Amo co-founders Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Up next, 7 skinny jean outfits that won't feel dated in fall 2019.

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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

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