Sorry, Skinny Jeans—These 5 Denim Trends Are Crushing You Right Now

Ever since skinny jeans saw their decline among the fashion set, there has been a shift in the denim world to bigger and baggier silhouettes. But it doesn't end there. Now, you can expect a variety of denim styles to pick from, some gaining rapid popularity like never before. Denim can be seen as fashion folks' key ingredient when creating their looks, especially in the colder months, so it's no surprise people are getting creative with their options. From ultra-high-waisted jeans at Loewe S/S 24 to Bottega Veneta's mind-blowing jeans that are actually leather pants, even the luxury world is cashing in on new ways to wear denim. 

Below, you'll find a quick guide to the best denim trends to shop this fall and winter. We trust that there will always be that one pair of jeans you'll continue to rely on on the regular, but there's no harm in adding a new wash, cut, or silhouette to your wardrobe this season. 

Cargo Jeans


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Cargo pants offer a more relaxed alternative to jeans—so why not combine the two for the ultimate look? 

Barrel-Leg Jeans


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If we had to pick the leading trend of the bunch, it would be barrel-leg jeans. Why does everyone love them so much? We think it's because they offer both a baggier silhouette and a tapered bottom, blending two worlds of jeans together.

Cuffed Jeans



The bigger the cuff, the better the look. Give this trend a shot this season, whether you want to buy a pair of jeans that come pre-cuffed or DIY with a pair of jeans you just keep forgetting to take to the tailor. 

Denim Skirts


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A lot of people had varying opinions when denim skirts came back into style, one of which being that they're a fad. Months later, the trend is still going strong, and we can't wait to see them styled with coats, sweaters, and boots this season.

Denim Accessories


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Jeans are already such a versatile wardrobe item, so we can only imagine how much wear denim accessories can get.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.