Read on for all the reasons to retire your standbys and try a little something different.
You already know and love Rebecca Minkoff’s bags and shoes, but it turns out that the designer makes a mean pair of colored jeans, too. The designer’s new denim line is complete with all the essentials, including a pitch-perfect skinny version in four different washes, a boyfriend iteration, and a vividly printed pair. And there’s even more beneath the stylish surface: the entire collection is made in Los Angeles with locally-sourced fabrics, and a donation is made to the charity No Kid Hungry for every purchase.
Jane Skinny Jeans ($118) in Dark Gray
Jane Skinny Jeans ($118) in Blue
Minimalism is the name of the game for New York-based brand 6397, whose fuss-free, perfectly worn-in wares are at the top of our fall shopping list. Featuring slouchy, boyish shapes, we’ll be playing up the menswear vibe of these jeans by pairing them with blazers and cool oxfords.
Lazy Jeans ($295) in Distressed Black Wash
Skinny Jeans ($295) in Distressed Medium Wash
Founded by a trio of siblings, Vancouver-based Triarchy is the perfect antidote to this season’s sweet pastels for those of you who prefer leather over lilac. Thanks to eldest brother Mark’s love of vintage motorcycles, Triarchy is firmly rooted in a rough-and-tumble biker aesthetic—hence the intricate, studded detailing, and coated metallic jeans.
Gold Studded Jeans ($425, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Skinny Jeans ($245) in Silver
Former Swedish model Erika Stromqvist created classic, understated styles using vintage selvedge denim for her new line, Strom. Using her knowledge of fit and technique that she picked up during her days modeling for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and more, Stromqvist designed a variety of blues in timeless silhouettes, including the cropped, boyfriend, cigarette, and skinny.
Nio High Rise Jeans ($179, 323.651.4129) in Blackbird
Nio High Rise Jeans ($242, 323.651.4129) in Selvedge Street Wash
There’s little we love more than the feeling of slipping on our favorite, perfectly worn-in jeans. The Los Angeles-produced brand A.N.D. seems to agree with this sentiment, as they’ve set out to mimic the softness of old jeans by offering styles in different levels of “wear” rather than traditional “washes.” You can officially kiss stiff, sandpaper-like jeans goodbye.
Hayden 150 Wears Denim Leggings ($225) in Pride
150 Wears Rolled Skinny Jeans ($225) in Sand
Having previously designed for Joe’s Jeans and Gap, it’s safe to say Marianne McDonald knows a thing or two about denim. Mixing utilitarian details—like exposed zippers—with luxurious fabrics and feminine silhouettes, her newly launched line McGuire is poised to become a fashion industry favorite.
Gotham Slim Jeans ($228, 323.651.4129) in Malechite
Majorelle Flare Jeans ($228, 323.651.4129) in Revel Revel
Already spotted on stylesetters like Kristen Stewart, RtA—which stands for Road to Awe—is a new Los Angeles-based line founded by Eli Azran and David Rimokh. The designers have created cool jeans and leather pants with a rock’n’roll vibe that are so desirable, we have a feeling many a style star will be wearing the covetable duds come fashion week.
Boyfriend Relaxed Skinny Jeans ($225, 1.800.558.1855) in Gray Repair
Skinny Was Destroyed Jeans ($245, 323.651.4129) in Blue/Black