Given that we’re in the midst of Denim Week here at Who What Wear, we couldn’t think of a better time to discuss the jeans that we editors are coveting for fall. We’ve seen all that’s out there thus far when it comes to new denim styles, and we’re happy to report that it’s going to be a very good year for jean lovers.
When it comes to essential fall purchases, a new pair of jeans is at the top of the list. And we couldn’t help but notice that brands’ offerings are more interesting than ever this year. Interesting details and updated cuts abound. There once was a time when it was a challenge to find much beyond classic skinny jeans, but those days are long gone. With characteristics like frayed hems, patchwork, embroidery, reworked vintage, cropped flares, and stepped hems to choose from (among others, believe it or not), the denim possibilities are endless.
Despite all the options we’re presented with on a daily basis as editors, we narrowed it down and selected the jeans that we’d be remiss not to add to our closets for fall. Read on to see what they are and shop them for your fall wardrobe!
“Ever since Selena Gomez wore these, I’ve been eyeing them. They look super flattering and have that coveted vintage feel.” — Kat Collings
“I recently realized my denim collection is missing a pair of cool, slightly distressed jeans. This pair will solve that problem.” — Michelle Scanga
“These jeans have a classic wash and silhouette, but the split hem gives them a cool, on-trend twist. Plus, 3x1 has the stretchiest jeans that are really comfortable, so you can’t go wrong.” — Erin Fitzpatrick
“Medium rise: check! Straight leg: check! Interesting wash: check!” — Nicole Kliest
“It’s no secret that I’m all about the cropped flare but this pair is something else. The thick material has the look and feel of a trouser almost, but fits tight and perfectly like a jean. Plus the hem is only subtly frayed, which means I can still wear them to work and feel somewhat professional.” —Nicole Akhtarzad
“While these clearly aren’t for me (although I’d like them to be!), I’ve had my eye on this two-tone pair since I first spotted them at the Rachel Comey preview. The frayed flared crop is incredibly current, and the contrast between the two colors is so forward.” — Bobby Schuessler
“I’ve been on the hunt for subtle embroidered jeans, and this perfectly worn-in pair instantly spoke to me. I can’t wait to wear them with a plain white T-shirt.” — Allyson Payer
“I’ve been contemplating how I’d style these cool paneled jeans ever since I laid eyes on them. They’re so special and different from anything I own that I don’t think I have the willpower to pass them up.” — Allyson Payer
“I’m a sucker for a great pair of vintage Levi’s, so when I saw these, it was a done deal. I love everything about them, from the frayed uneven hem to the Vetements-inspired back pockets.” — Lauren Eggertsen
“I’m loving the kick flare look for fall, and these M.i.h high-rise jeans may be the coolest take on the trend around.” — Aemilia Madden
“I recently purchased these jeans from Gap, and I can’t stop wearing them. They touch on the two-tone trend and are super flattering—not to mention affordable.” — Aemilia Madden