Denim defines the season of autumn each year. It is the most universally worn item no matter your age, sex or location. Everyone has something denim in their closet.
Denim transcends most typical seasonal trends in the fact that most styles are timeless. For instance, let’s look at skinny jeans. While you will hear Gen Z say skinny jeans are “cheugy” they still have their place in our closets. While skinny jeans may be taking a back seat on what is considered “on trend” this year they aren’t completely out of style. There is a very cyclical rotation when it comes to jeans. One style may be on the back burner this year, but I like the phrase, gone but not forgotten. Chances are in two to three style cycles your fit will be top tier again.
But let’s talk about what is happening this fall. Denim is denim in most aspects but there are small tweaks that will happen from season that makes them continue to be a trending piece of clothing. I wanted to run through a few different pieces you will see this fall and a few things I think you need to incorporate.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I really thought that we would never see knee length denim skirts with front slits again after the early 2000’s. However, they are back, and I am excited to see it. styling these with a cropped jacket and long boot is going to be the perfect dinner and drinks look. I purchased on from Old Navy a few weeks ago and I really like the fit.
We all have one. Most of us have a graveyard or an archive as I like to call it. This year we are going to see more structured jackets with puff sleeves, extended collars and longer lines. Last year was all about the crop and they will still work but I love these longer lines on this jacket. The one I am wearing is from GAP and I found a similar one at Old Navy.
Wide Leg Denim
This is the part when people are going to get mad. Skinny jeans are not trending. Does that mean you cannot wear them? No. They are, in my opinion, a staple that will always have its place but if you notice they are harder to find this year in stores it is because in 2023 it’s all about the wide leg.
Let’s talk about this a little bit. Wide leg does not mean oversized. Wide leg does not mean baggy. Wide leg should fit in the waist and hips and then widen at the base of the hip or right below you butt. A few things to consider. Wide leg can and will make you look taller. It can also give a really nice line to your legs. If you are someone who really likes to showcase your rear, then these are perfect for you too. When trying them on make sure they are fitting nicely in the hips to get that cute booty bump.
As for length, unlike skinny jeans a wide leg needs a little more attention to the hem line. For me, I like mine to be a few inches above my ankle. This allows me to show off my shoes and also not drag my pants on the ground. I encourage you to try them on and cuff the hem to see what length feels the most comfortable for you.
Denim on Denim
What can I say, blame Jenna Lyons. Denim on Denim is a fresh way to do effortless. Like any monochromatic look accessories are going to be your friend. Find a good belt and a fun necklace to make this look stand out.
I will send with the same pep talk I give all the time. First, we wear what we want. Second, if wearing trends makes you happy and feel good then try them. If they make you feel stressed out and uncomfortable, don’t try them. At the end of the day, it is your beauty, your standard. Do what makes you feel your best. I am simply here to give you ideas and a guide but how you feel about what you wear is the most important thing.