Hey you! Step away from the skinny jeans!
As I have mentioned before, skinny jeans have become a staple now and instead of being the trending jean, they have taken a backseat. When we think of jeans that are fashionable and on trend, we look to flares, boyfriend jeans, dad jeans, mom jeans… Anything that isn’t tight and skinny. We have stepped away from the skinny, and into the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. This has slowly been happening over the last few seasons, and I’m sure you’re aware of it, but since this is now at its peak, I had to do a blog post on it.
Literally every brand is producing baggy, loose fit jeans, and stepping away from the skinny. I’m not saying skinny jeans are redundant by any means, they are still worn tucked into long boots, and they’re still worn with casual outfits like a pair of Converse and a sweater. But what is the difference here? The skinny jean is a basic now and such a classic that it’s no longer worn for fashionable, on trend outfits. Who would have thought that would have happened? It took a long time though, that’s for sure.
So what denim cuts are we seeing now? We are still loving cropped inseams, so instead of a skinny ankle jean, we have flared ankle jeans, almost like culottes, and they can be worn dressed up if they have a sewn hemline, however if they have a raw hem, they look great with sneakers. We are seeing baggy dad jeans that are very reminiscent of the 90’s, and the inseam is longer, bunching up around the sneakers. We’re still seeing mom jeans as those are not going anywhere, and then we have cross-over jeans, like I mentioned before, and trouser style jeans that are flared, as well as a tapered, paperbag kind of fit. Literally everything but a skinny jean, and you’ll be on trend! I’ve selected 15 of the coolest pairs around, and you can shop them below, but what do you think of this trend? Have you put your skinny jeans away?