7 Denim Trends Models Are Wearing to Work (That Aren't Skinny Jeans)

It's hard to wrap your head around this, but for modelsfashion month is their job. Just like many of us go to an office, they travel to do multiple runway shows several times a year, and they get photographed numerous times while they're at it. With the meteoric rise of street style photography and Instagram, we get more model-off-duty content than ever before, and that means we get to see what trends they're endorsing basically the day they wear them.

Denim has always been a staple in models' fashion month wardrobes (as it is for us normal folks' daily life wardrobes), and they're acutely attuned to the freshest trends, so who better to look to for inspiration? And yes, many models still wear skinny jeans, but it's become more common to see them wearing alternate styles that feel a little more forward. We studied all the fashion weeks that have happened this year and narrowed the most popular model-off-duty denim trends down to these seven. Scroll to see how they're styling them and shop them all.

The Trend: Knee-Slit Jeans

Adut Akech street style

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Adut Akech isn't the only model that's proven the return of distressed denim. Gigi Hadid is also a fan of knee-slit jeans. 

The Trend: Dark Denim Trouser Jeans

Elsa Hosk's dressy denim look is made possible by her dark-wash, high-waisted jeans. This look is appropriate for work even if your profession isn't that of a model.

On Elsa Hosk: Burberry The Mid-length Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat ($1990); Etro shirt and Pegaso Bag ($1140); Celine boots

The Trend: Flare Jeans

Kaia Gerber flared jeans

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Kaia Gerber has been wearing flares more than any other denim trend as of late, confirming the return of the '70s look.

On Kaia Gerber: Celine jacket, bag, and jeans; By Far Sofia Boots ($562)

The Trend: Baggy Light-Wash Jeans

Spring 2020 denim trends

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HyunJi Shin's light-wash baggy jeans are the perfect jeans to wear with sneakers this spring. Seriously, prepare to see fashion girls everywhere wearing this style soon.

The Trend: Low-Rise Jeans

Bella Hadid low-rise jeans

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Leave it to Bella Hadid to always be wearing the latest jeans. If you're ready to come back to the low-rise look, choose a baggy pair and wear them just as effortlessly as she did.

On Bella Hadid: Eytys Bronco Jacket ($1100), Lopes Vest ($210), and Titan Max Jeans ($330)

The Trend: Classic Straight-Leg Jeans

Straight-leg jeans outfit

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If you have classic style, follow Carolyn Murphy's lead and stock up on straight-leg jeans. This trend isn't going anywhere.

The Trend: Washed Black Stovepipe Jeans

What jeans to wear in 2020

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Mica Argañaraz's relaxed washed black jeans can easily be dressed up or down, making them one of the most versatile denim trends of the season.

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