The Jeans Everyone Is Wearing in NYC Right Now


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I have no shortage of denim in my closet. In fact, I tend to wear denim at least three or four times a week and always have a sizable collection of jeans on rotation. While my denim tastes often change over time, lately, I’ve been a diehard fan of straight-leg silhouettes and, more recently, started wearing a leopard-print pair. Leave it to the fashion set, though, to make me ready to shake things up again with some brand-new denim trends.

Over the last few days, I’ve spotted some great new jean trends on the cool fashion girls during New York Fashion Week, straight from the street style scene. As is typical of fashion-pack looks, it should come as no surprise that all of them are cool, fashion-forward, and a bit daring. Ahead, I’m breaking down the coolest new jean trends for fall, spotted on the streets of NYC, and my edit of the best pieces to wear the looks for yourself.


Bring on the cargo pockets
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Like many of the biggest '90s trends, cargo jeans are making a return. Style them with a puffy-sleeve top to make them feel on point for 2018.


The baggier the better
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The baggy anti–skinny jean style with wide-leg cuts is picking up steam.


Every shade of the rainbow
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Ever since Ganni released a collection of colored jeans earlier this year, we've been seeing denim in shades across the board on our favorite fashion girls.


Get ready to embrace leopard
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Animal prints are huge for fall, so it's no surprise that the trend is also big in the world of denim.


Exposed stitching
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One of the great things about jeans with exposed stitching? They instantly look more polished and tailored.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.