From time to time (pretty much every season, it seems), there's a trend that everyone and their mother seems to invest in. For example, I think it's going to be chain-link jewelry that everyone will buy in to—just a hunch. A few years ago, it was raw-hem jeans, and now I bet there are donation bins all over that are being filled with the once-massive trend. I know this because I am one of the people who might have overinvested in the trend, and it seems I'm not the only one who's grown tired of it. I reached out to Who What Wear's commerce strategist who confirmed that "so far this year, we’ve seen the biggest declines in raw-hem jeans at about 34% compared to this time last year." So the last time I went to purge my denim stack, I found myself with a lot more pairs of raw-edge jeans than I knew what to do with.
Luckily, having to buy new jeans isn't exactly the worst problem to have, and there are plenty of current denim trends that have struck a chord with me. Also, luckily for you, I've been chronicling them, so scroll on to see the five new denim trends that I'm replacing my frayed-edge jeans with.
In case you haven't heard, relaxed jeans are the number one trend of 2020. With the current situation, the comfortable slouchy fit is all I want to wear right now.
High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
Wide-leg jeans have been percolating for a while now, and those with a trouser-style high rise and full length have earned a spot in my heart (and several spots in my closet).
Slim-straight jeans are proving to be the updated answer for anyone who's tiring of skinny jeans. I predict this trend will continue to dominate for at least several years to come.
Modern Flare Jeans
Flare jeans have returned this year, but for 2020 they're coming with subtler flared hems and an overall streamlined silhouette that feels so modern and fresh compared to retro versions.