Well, These Are the Jeans Everyone Will Wear This Year


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There are a few pieces that are more or less wardrobe staples for many. And yep, that perfect pair of jeans would undoubtedly be one of said items. While you may already have your ideal cut in your rotation—perhaps a chic pair of skinny jeans or a straight-leg silhouette—we thought some fresh denim inspiration could be of interest in case you're looking to mix it up a bit. With that in mind, we're here to share a list of some of the key denim trends that are trending this year.

The trends in question made quite the impact in the spring and summer collections and have also already been showing up in the feeds of some of our favorite fashion follows for a bit. On that note, below we're showcasing the jean cuts to note right now, highlighted on a range of style setters. You'll also uncover inspired picks to shop throughout in case you're looking to test out one of the stylish silhouettes.

1. Baggy Jeans


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Loose-fitting jeans have been increasing in popularity over the last few seasons, and those wider-leg cuts have entered the spotlight in an even greater way this year as a fashion-forward denim silhouette.

2. Vintage-Inspired Straight-Leg Jeans


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Those vintage-inspired, high-waisted, straight-leg jeans will still hold strong as one of the denim cuts du jour among the fashion crowd. Modern and sleek.

3. Distressed Jeans


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Into distressed jeans? Well, you're in luck. The look is sure to be a staple for many as an of-the-moment way to bring a laid-back quality to a look.

4. Bootcut Jeans


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While flared jeans will still be around, it's the bootcut styles (with a slight flare but not as drastic) that will continue to be a go-to.

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

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.