Meet 2021’s revamp of the boyfriend jeans. They’re a cross between dad jeans and skater jeans (the baggier, the better!), worn low on the hip.
Designer label Off-White is all about wear and tear (literally!), showing a frayed style on their autumn/winter runway.
As for how the stars are styling their pairs? With sporty sneakers or mid heels. If wearing them low like ’90s hipsters isn’t your thing, hitch them up with a belt to create higher-waist pants.
Indigo jeans are still trendy and very much an office-appropriate shade. But if you’ve already got a sea-of-blue-denim drawer, try washed blacks and charcoal greys. They give off a fashion-forward vibe without trying too hard – simply style a straight pair with a crisp white top.
White jeans are a no-no, though. Instead, opt for a milky ecru colour or soft brown. These hues make for a nice palette cleanser when you’ve had enough of your baby blues.
Billowing barrel denim has hit the streets and it’s proving to be a hit with the fash pack. This style sits mid-rise and billows out at the side seam, creating an exaggerated silhouette.
Go casual with sneakers or slides, or try elegant heels and a sweet blouse to give the look a girlie twist.
Double denim – aka the Canadian tuxedo – is having a moment. Dark and icy coloured pair-ups are dominating the runways, as are boilersuits.
Key learnings from the street stylers: tuck in a heavy-weight denim shirt (rather than a bulky jacket, unless it’s cropped), and then add some height with heeled boots. Ensure the shade of your denim top is as close as possible to your jeans.
Whether you call them the skinny bootcut or slim straight jeans, they’re the easiest of the bunch to wear. With their flattering high-rise waist and a no-frills silhouette, they’re the perfect pull-on pair for those “jeans and a nice top” days.
You’ll find the fashionistas in the longer lengths that sit over the shoe, but there are also plenty of cool cropped styles.
“We can’t get away from the high-rise straight leg – ultra easy and equally flattering to take you through the seasons,” says Von Dadelszen.