Move Over, Step Hems—These Jeans Are Exploding Right Now

Despite the constant headlines that skinny jeans are over, most of us aren't ready to give up on what has become something of a second skin over the past decade. One new jeans trend that is taking over from step hems and raw edges is split-seam jeans, and this includes both flared and skinny styles. Lyst, the global fashion search engine, previously told us that this trend is being led by 3x1, 7 for All Mankind and Grlfrnd (though 7 for All Mankind is its best seller). Last year, Lyst revealed: "The category is new, so we can’t evaluate based on rising popularity, but it is now the second most searched type of jeans behind skinny, with 6000 people searching for this style the week before Coachella." Like most fashion trends, this also has something to do with Bella Hadid, as she is often spotted wearing black 3x1 split-seam jeans. Scroll below to shop our edit of the best split-seam jeans to buy now.


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Style Notes: Pernille's split-seam jeans are perfect for showing off her green party pumps. 


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Style Notes: The split really does draw your eye to your shoes by making them the focal part of your look. Perfect if you've got some new box-fresh trainers to show off.


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Style Notes: Bella shows that they look amazing when worn over a pair of heeled ankle boots.

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Emma Spedding