Jeans are a-changing. Some embellishment is back, but not in the same bedazzled pocket way. You’ll find embroidered jeans and even a little sparkle. You’ll also find major changes in the hem, and these changes are found in all styles: cropped, flared and full length.
Three styles we are seeing the most of are the split-seam (also called side-split and split-hem), the flared crop and the frayed hem. While some of these have been around for a couple of years, there is a new emphasis here. We’re looking at each of these styles today by highlighting three pairs in each category that show off the style well.
We talked about this look last week when we highlighted the major trends of the upcoming season. The split-seam look is flattering, and it’s fun. If you embrace this trend in your jeans, just know that it’s likely not going to be quite as on-trend in a few years, but hey, you’ll wear them so much that it’s okay!
Cropped and Flared
This look has been sneaking its way in, but it’s a serious contender now. It’s flattering to many and much easier to wear for certain body types over the skinny crop. But inches matter here, so make sure your length is below your calf and above your ankle for the most flattering length. While these are cropped, think of them more like “shorter ankle jeans.”
While not a new look per se, it’s one that has hit mainstream in a huge way this fall. While jeans with holes are still prevalent, it’s this relaxed hem that is the most on-trend, whether the rest of your jeans are in perfect shape or a bit tattered.