From interesting finishes and unconventional cuts to modern, size-inclusive labels, denim is in an exciting place right now. There’s a lot of variety and even more creativity happening in the industry. That said, a good number of denim trends that made baby steps in 2016 will likely hit peak ubiquity in 2017 while others that hit hard will likely become less prevalent. Here, some ideas if you’re looking to build a better denim wardrobe this year.
Pump the brakes on: Stretchy, legging-like fits
Add to cart: Rigid, vintage-inspired denim
Following a boom in demand for vintage and old-school jeans, brands are releasing their own ultra-stiff, retro-inspired denim. While breaking them in can be a process, the structured fit is a fresh and flattering alternative to the paper-thin stretchy fabric that has dominated shelves for years. Your bum will thank you, trust us.
Pump the brakes on: Restrictive ankle cuts
Add to cart: Wide-leg and bootcut hems
A slim-cut jean will never go out of style but if you’re eager to branch out, 2017 is all about bigger, breezier hems. From ultra-wide legs, cropped flares, ‘70s bells, and modern boot-cut silhouettes, ankle-strangling fits might start to feel downright restrictive this year.
Pump the brakes on: Cheap and easy distressing
Add to cart: White, ivory and sand colour jeans
Hard-earned fading is one thing, but we’re tired of the machine-made, dialed-in distressing you see on every other pair of jeans. This year, break in a pair yourself or go for a deeper, darker wash. Or, for something new entirely, try a pair of jeans in a hard white, not-quite-white, or an earthy tan hue. These neutral-colour jeans still go with everything in your closet — try a pair this winter with an oversize black sweater and black boots — while appearing more like an “outfit” than your standard baby blues.
Taken from GLAMOUR US. Click here to read the original.
Another jean-ious trend we’re loving right now? Embroidery! See 5 ways to rock the pretty look, here.