Denim Is the Star of Our Fall Wardrobes (Duh)—These 4 Styles Are Always Winners

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When it comes to the amount of denim one should own, the limit does not exist. I've long accepted my fate as a denim lover, so this season, I turned to a handful of stylish people—content creators Claire Most and Mecah Wirht and WWW editors Indya Brown and Anna LaPlaca—for some insight about where I should get my next pair. The vote was unanimous: AG. But when I tried to decide which style should I get, well, that's where things got tough. While one friend made the case for a classic straight-leg, another made a convincing argument for the trendier boyfriend style. And don't get me started on the wide-leg and bootcut fanatics. So many denim trends, so little time, am I right? At the end of the day, I'm going to try all of them. But if you want to know which hero style is worth investing in for fall, keep scrolling to see how fashion editors and influencers are styling each pair, and decide for yourself. Hint: There's no wrong answer.


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"I've been wearing straight-leg jeans for the past couple of years because they go with everything. Plus, they're super comfortable. I truly believe that if you're feeling uncomfortable or constricted in your clothes, it brings your overall confidence down. So feeling good in my jeans is super important for me! I think that denim works for all seasons, but I styled this pair with a leather jacket to bring a more seasonal vibe to the outfit. The sneakers keep it casual, but heels or boots could make this look more elegant. The outfit is simple (and incredibly easy to put together) yet elevated!" 


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"A good pair of vintage jeans can be really hard to find, so when I saw the Clove, I knew this pair was going to be a staple in my wardrobe. The boyfriend style looks and feels like that perfect pair of vintage jeans. They look great with a messy roll-up at the ankle or fully unrolled. You could wear this look anywhere and everywhere. Throw on a slide and go to lunch on the beach. Throw on a loafer and hit the city. Throw on a heel or boot and go to dinner. It's such a classic look." 


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"I'm a curvy girl, so wide-leg jeans are my go-to silhouette. They accentuate my proportions nicely, and I never have to try on several pairs before finding the right fit (like I do with straight-leg or skinny jeans). I fell in love with these as soon as I slipped them on. They're really comfortable and aren't too restrictive, which is usually my biggest gripe with expensive jeans. I'm really into double-denim looks at the moment, and these two pieces are a dream team because the jacket is cropped while the jeans are high-waisted, ultimately balancing the proportions. I threw in some gold jewelry and a white tank (my holy-grail combo), and I received so many compliments on my entire outfit."


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"As an editor, I always have my finger on the pulse of what's trending, and I've noticed that sleek bootcut silhouettes are bubbling up a lot more this fall. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to test out the denim trend for myself. I love how the subtle flared-out shape makes my legs look miles long, especially when paired with a heeled shoe like the boots I wore with this look. Whenever I try a new trend, I like to make it the main event of my outfit and keep the rest pretty classic, so I wore the jeans with a simple knit turtleneck and an oversize vegan-leather jacket. Easy, sleek, and highly repeatable." 

Anneliese Henderson
Senior Editor, Branded Content

Anneliese Henderson is a Los Angeles–based senior editor on the branded content team at Who What Wear where she covers the latest in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. When she’s not writing about her favorite trends, you can find her reading a book by the beach or spending money on overpriced smoothies at Erewhon.