The fall 2020 runways were ripe with exciting trends, from sophisticated capes to victorian necklines and sumptuous leather separates. But it's the hardest-working item in our closet we're taking a closer look at today: jeans. There were some refreshing denim trends that emerged from top designers—from boot-cut and wide-leg styles that leaned into the '70s to '80s tapered silhouettes along with faded black and ivory hues.
Given denim's versatility and value (and the fact they look good with pretty much everything in our closet), now is the perfect time to invest in a fashion-forward pair of jeans for the upcoming fall season ahead. Scroll below take a look at some of the biggest denim trends we spotted on the F/W 2020 runways and shop the trends before everyone else.
1. Wide-Leg and Flared
Photo:Courtesy of Chloe
Seventies-inspired styles continue to be a huge inspiration this fall, with high-waisted, wide-leg, and flared jeans reigning supreme. Lean into the free-spirited decade and pair these trouser-like silhouettes with earth-tone hues.
Photo:Alberta Ferretti, Victor Boyko/Getty Images
The '80s were also a key decade of inspiration on the runways. High-waisted tapered silhouettes were omnipresent (predominantly spotted tucked into slouchy knee-high boots), as seen at Alberta Ferretti and Ulla Johnson.
3. High-Waisted Straight
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A fashion-girl favorite, straight-leg jeans remain as popular as ever, seen in high-waisted silhouettes in a plethora of washes. We'll be styling ours like Kaia Geber at Fendi with a chic oversize check blazer.
Photo:Courtesy of Gucci
The slouchy silhouettes spotted on the runways are ideal for those looking to lean into more relaxed vibes this fall season. Go for a late '60s look and style with a peasant top, aviators, and headscarf (as seen at Gucci).
Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell
Skinny-jean lovers, rejoice! The versatile silhouette is here to stay for fall 2020—spotted on major runways from Brandon Maxwell to Celine. The coolest way to wear them is tucked into a pair of knee-high or over-the-knee leather boots.
Courtesy of Celine
Continuing with the '70s theme, boot-cut jeans are an easy-to-wear alternative for those who don't want to go full-on wide-leg but are craving a welcome alternative to skinny jeans. Play up the bourgeois look as seen at Celine with foulard blouses, blazers, and boots.