At one point or another, we’ve all taken a hard look at our wardrobes and decided we can’t possibly justify buying even one more pair of jeans. And somehow each season, despite our promise to focus on the denim already in our closets, we find ourselves gravitating toward the latest arrivals, wondering how we could possibly live without an exact cut we already own when it now features an of-the-moment frayed hem.
Some might call it an addiction, but we say we know a good investment when we see one. Eternally cool and easy to style, jeans work tirelessly as the wear-anywhere staple you can count on whether you’re dressing down or dressing to impress. With that, scroll down to see the best new denim styles angling for a spot in your closet this season.
Unlike the capris of warm seasons past, these cut-offs take a cue from the ’90s with their high-rise waist and straight-leg silhouette. Banana Republic Fray-Hem Vintage Straight Jean, $124
The fashion version of the cheekbone-enhancing makeup trick, two-tone jeans offer a slimming effect as vertical bands create a sculpted look. Levis Women’s 501 Skinny Altered Jean in Moody Blues, $148
The Hi-Lo Hem
Denim makers have carried this cut into fall and for good reason: uneven hems lend a decidedly DIY feel while showing off your favourite flats, heels and ankle boots. Fidelity Denim Mila, $208
Work the crafty trend through the colder months with fall-appropriate patterns that pair perfectly the season’s midi boots and chunky knits. NYDJ Sheri Slim Ankle with Embroidery, $216
The button fly is popping up again to give the latest high-rise jeans a ’70s vibe. Team this pair with a turtle neck and shearling moto jacket for a current way to wear the throwback style. Madewell 10 High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $179