6 Out-There Trends I Plan on Casually Wearing With Jeans


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Is it just me or are all the biggest new trends getting weirder and weirder than usual these days? From the electrifying neon colors we're seeing all over Instagram to the "extreme sports" aesthetic that's officially a thing, I wouldn't blame you for shying away from the eclectic fashion trends of the moment. Since you're reading this, though, I have a feeling you're interested in which of these out-there trends I fully plan on partaking in.

I won't lie: The following six trends certainly aren't for the faint of heart, but it's my opinion that there's nothing too out-there that can't be made to look more down to earth when styled alongside a good old pair of jeans. While admittedly I might just be dipping my toes into the following styles, my ever-growing denim collection will never bite the dust. If you're with me, go on to see and shop the eclectic fashion trends that will liven up your denim outfits in seconds.



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In case you haven't heard, the '80s are back, and it's the decade's maximalist energy that I'm currently channeling. First up is a color so intense that it's garnered the word "hate" by many. But fear not: The easiest way to test it out is to marry the loud color with a trusty pair of jeans.



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The athleisure trend has taken a decidedly futuristic spin lately, and it looks a lot like Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century meets the Tour de France. Sounds pretty out-there, right? Well, this trend just might be the unexpected element your jean outfits have been craving.



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I don't think anyone spotted this "ugly" trend coming, making it all the more unexpected to see all over Instagram and the street style set. To offset its irreverent nature, look for neon green pieces in classic shapes and silhouettes, like a structured handbag or simple turtleneck.



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This one may be far less out-there if you live in a climate where hiking boots are simply a practical footwear choice, but for others, the heavy-duty boots are an eclectic pick indeed. I, for one, am pumped to style the boots with high-waisted jeans and a chunky knit sweater once the temperatures begin to plummet.



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I said it once, and I'll say it again: The '80s are a huge source of inspiration right now. If you spent any of your adolescent years during the decade, you might cringe at the thought of revisiting your iridescent and metallic pieces. Now, though, it's finally time to reconsider them for all hours of the day and night.



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I'll withhold the Matrix reference that you were anticipating for this one, but I will add that a vinyl jacket worn with jeans and ankle boots should 100% be your fall uniform. Just saying.

Now you have 18 more ways to freshen up your jeans outfits right now.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.