Fall Denim: Sewing the Trends

IMG_6779The much-anticipated fall fashion season is quickly approaching, and this means it’s time to ditch the Levi’s high-waisted cutoffs for a fresh pair of chaps.

Move over, skinny jeans!  The mom jean (yes, that’s right), is a combination of your favorite high-waisted skinny jean and the comfy boyfriend jeans.  They are meant to fall a little bit below the belly button, unlike high-waisted jeans.  Mom jeans look best with a light or medium-light wash, and destroyed or vintage touches also help to define the trend.  Mom jeans can be dressed up, worn with a pointed toe pump and a blazer, or dressed down, with a cropped tank and loafers.

Boyfriend jeans are also on point this season.  The most flattering boyfriend fit should feature a tapered leg and be slouchy, but not falling-off-of-your-hips slouchy.  Wear a basic white tank top or tee with kitten heels to give the look a feminine finishing touch.

High-rise cigarette jeans instantly add inches to the leg.  The jeans should be skinny and as streamlined as possible to enhance the length of the leg.  Try wearing a crop top or a tight, tucked in tee with the high-rise cigarette jeans.

Along with the high-rise cigarette jean, destroyed denim is super popular this season.  Anything ripped, torn, bleached, shredded or stained is best, and DIY denim is making a serious comeback this fall.  This trend is all about being casual, cool and looking like you’ve had them for years.

The fitted ankle crop jean looks chic paired with a minimalist nude heel, blouse and leather jacket.  Sometimes the leg opening of the jeans will have a slight flare, making the cut flattering on the leg and ankle.  Try wearing a blouse with more volume to balance out the skinniness of the denim.

It’s second nature for most of us to grab our favorite pair of classic skinnies while planning our outfits, but try branching out and rocking one of these new trends.  This fall, it’s all about being adventurous!

 Photo by Amanda Hunt