"Skater" Jeans Are the Cool New Denim Trend to Try This Fall

Not too long ago, I reached out to some of my favorite shopping experts to get the inside scoop on all the best fall items we should be snapping up on the earlier side of the season. From sweater vests to heavy chains, they really hit the nail on the head, but there was one must-have fall item that stood out to me amongst the rest: skater jeans. Celenie Laura Fleur Seidel, senior womenswear fashion editor at Farfetch, identified this denim trend as one to watch out for this season, and I couldn't agree more. "Big and baggy, the skater jean is a new favorite for fall. Offset with feminine elements like a neat cardigan or a little ladylike bag for an unexpected interpretation of the look," she said. 

This baggier denim trend gives hints to that skater-girl vibe when paired with Vans and oversize striped tees, but as Seidel said, when juxtaposed with a tiny bag, kitten heels, and maybe even some pearls, this casual denim trend can instantly read elegant and forward. But don't be mistaken—this look is taken straight from the late '90s skater kids we all secretly wanted to be, but the style is officially back and it's better. Based on the versatile styling ideas alone, skater jeans seem to be a great denim choice for the season ahead. Throw in the fact that looser clothing, in general, has officially begun to suit our more casual lifestyles due to the pandemic and you've got yourself a must-have new denim trend to try this fall. 

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This fall, a pair of skater jeans and a neutral coat could easily become your new favorite outfit formula. The combination of the relaxed fit with the cool-girl oversize silhouette is always a recipe for success. 

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Take a cue from Hailey Bieber and go for the "oversize everything" look. Grab your favorite cozy knit and your new skater jeans and get ready for yet another foolproof and insanely easy casual fall look. 

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Dua Lipa is the queen of nailing a loose jean. We love how she contrasted the bigger shape of jeans with a tiny top. While hers certainly bares it all, a cropped cardigan in the fall would give the same effect. 

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Considering we've all likely been living in loose clothing since March, the skater-jean trend will be just the style to help us ease back into all pants that aren't made of sweatpant material. This head-to-toe baggy look is proof you don't need anything tight or tailored to look pulled together. 

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Get into full skater-girl mode by layering a long-sleeve shirt underneath your favorite tee. Pair with some Vans and you'll be looking like Avril Lavigne. 

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Perfect for staying in or going out, skater-girl jeans are oddly proving to be one of the most versatile denim trends of 2020. 

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A white tee and classic sneakers are all this denim trend needs. 

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Calling all California girls. This trend screams stereotypical Cali style in the best way. 

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