There’s one wardrobe staple that fashionistas worldwide can never get enough of. It’s versatile, timeless and transcends seasons. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. And it goes with just about any outfit.
Step forward, the pair of jeans.
Invented in the 1800s as workwear for labourers, jeans may not have been worn by the masses until the 1960s onwards. However, since then, their popularity has skyrocketed. And seen as though they come in different cuts, colours and designs, it’s now impossible for this type of trouser to go out of fashion.
Speaking of, there are 5 denim trends on the high street and influencer style scene that we’re currently crushing on. Include them in your spring 2020 collection to stand out for all the right reasons this season.
1. The Straight Leg
Firstly, nineties kids rejoice! The simple straight leg jean you wore while you were growing up is back with a vengeance — and it has never looked so cool.
Whether you rock a light blue acid-wash pair (like these Denim & Co. Acid Wash Skinny Jeans) or a grungy grey number (like these Boden Straight Leg Jeans), team yours with a crop top and Converse trainers for a fun, retro look.
2. The Balloon Shape
At the other end of the spectrum but still relevant to the nineties and noughties eras, baggy jeans big enough to fit your Dad are also making a comeback.
Even though these NEXT Boyfriend Jeans would serve as comfy and effortless casualwear, this type of jean is finding fame on the fashion scene when paired with a fitted blouse and heeled sandals for a smart-casual occasion.
Now, that’s what we call “tres chic.”
3. The Hippie Flare
Following in the footsteps of designers such as Alberta Ferretti and Fendi, who showcased hippie-inspired shapes and prints from the late sixties and early seventies era in abundance, flared jeans are seeing a resurgence.
4. The Classic Neutral
Are you a fan of the neutral minimalism trend that has been around for the past couple of seasons? Well, good news — this is now translating to denim.
Opt for jeans of the white, black and beige variety to stay ahead of the style pack this spring. (For instance, these Per Una White Denim Jeans, and Mac Black Jeans are all good options as they can be worn with any outfit colour palette.)
5. The Edgy Rip
Finally, take inspiration from the nineties-influenced grunge trend that first hit the high fashion catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2019 and make ripped denim your go-to jean style for Spring/Summer 2020.
Whether you champion little rips (such as these Juicy Couture Jeans With Rip Detail) or get full-on holey (like with these Old Navy Mid-Rise Ripped Jeans), combine your key piece with a band tee and combat boots to channel edgy femininity that packs a real fashion punch.
Identifying Denim Trends That Fit Your Personal Style
If your jeans collection is in desperate need of an update, there’s no better time than now to invest.
After all, there are so many options available at the moment that are affordable and on-trend.
Just ensure that you achieve the perfect fit and there’s no reason why your pair(s) won’t withstand the test of time.