Trends Come and Go, But Denim Is Forever—5 Styles I'm Saying Goodbye To

Elena Bonvicini takes the phrase "one man's trash is another man's treasure" to a whole new level. Her love for thrift shopping and finding hidden gems was put to good use when she decided to turn her favorite finds into upcycled denim pieces. This all started in her high school days, and the reworked denim shorts she crafted gained so much fanfare she was selling them out of her locker. The brand has since evolved into a fashion-insider favorite recently seen on stars such as Justin Bieber and Bella Hadid.

If you briefly scroll through her latest collection, you'll find every summer micro-trend in stock. Since she's so ahead of the trend cycle, I had to ask her which one she's shopping for right now. While she's sending many old favorites, such as bootcut jeans and high-rise miniskirts, to her storage unit, you can't go wrong by adopting her five favorite trends into your collection. Your summer requires the best denim pieces, so shop the below trends.

Wear: Low-Rise, Baggy Jeans
Store: Skinny Jeans

Outdated summer denim trends



"I will just start with what everyone was already thinking. Don't worry—I promise they will resurface one day." 


Bonvicini designed what I would consider to be the perfect pair of low-rise jeans.

I can confirm that this is a very comfortable pair of jeans.

Just the right amount of flare.

Wear: Cargos
Store: Bootcut Jeans

"Cargos feel edgier than bootcut, and baggy feels really good to me."


I haven't seen a better pair of cargo pants in my life.

I love seeing the patchwork stitching that makes this pair feel special.

I recently wore cargo pants to a concert, and I'm telling you—they're a game changer.

Wear: Low-Rise Miniskirts and Long Skirts
Store: High-Rise Miniskirts

"I'm loving the micro skirts, and I don't think they are going away anytime soon. I'm seeing long skirts starting to come into the mix in a very fun way."


There's nothing more elegant than a long denim skirt.

We live in a world of many extremes. Let that run its course in your closet.

I can see this with a floral crop top on a day spent at the park.

As Paris Hilton once said, "Skirts should be the size of a belt. Life's short. Take risks."

Wear: Super-Cropped Flared Jeans
Store: Cigarette-Fit Pants

"I actually just cut a pair of my boyfriend jeans to see what this would look like at an ankle length, and I thought it was very fun and different."

Such a flattering pair of jeans.

Embrace a flare to make that crop even more noticeable.

Wear: Bermuda Shorts
Store: Booty Shorts

Outdated summer denim trends



"Bermuda shorts are comfortable and cool. Low-rise skirts have replaced the short shorts this season." 


Now, I'm convinced I need to wear a baggy pair of shorts to the beach.

Enhance your figure with this wide pair.