Over the last week, we’ve seen the coolest denim trends grace the runways during fashion week. It was a sweet reminder that denim *truly* so universal and has its own unique way of still feeling new season after season after season.
Designers from labels such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Isabel Marant, Giambattista Valli, Gucci (and honestly, so much more…) showed us just how very relevant denim is no matter *what year* it was made, with new innovative styling trends that we already know will become a wardrobe necessity for your #WFH outfits over the next few months.
A Rundown of Our Favorite Denim Trends from Fashion Week
#WFH Outfit Inspo Hot off the Runway: Denim for the Workplace
Isabel Marant’s Resort 2021 collection made a big statement by taking a pragmatic approach to the creative process that is more aligned for the times. The collection had a sophistication from the workplace but was balanced out with an edgy “streetwear vibe”, with tons of acid-washed denim in the form of cropped jacks with a classic 80’s puffed sleeve, high-wasted stirrup pants and midi skirts (vogue.com).
The Matching Top + Bottom Trend Isn’t Going Anywhere
Designers like Chanel, Giambattista Valli and Balenciaga served up matching top and bottom sets that showed off the entire spectrum of denim washes. We love that matching sets mean that you don’t need to give much thought to looking chic, and the versatility in silhouettes and shape-use means that there are tons of different cuts that flatter all body types. We love that Balenciaga tied the whole look together with a bright red pair of chunky-heeled thigh-highs.
Fashion Week’s Ultra-Wide 70’s Bell Bottoms are Debuted Everywhere! Courtesy of Gucci and Friends
Long live the 70’s! There’s nothing quite like a solid pair of bellbottom jeans, and lately everyone has been about that #vintageaesthetic (well, at least their Pinterest boards and their grainy, desaturated Instagram feeds say so). What we love most about bellbottoms is that they are flattering for all body types and give the illusion of longer legs (especially if you wear an extra long pant that covers your chunky platform shoe or heel — umm, Glamazon Central). Gucci was particularly memorable in debuting the ultra wide bell-bottom trend and truly has outdone himself in showing us that it doesn’t matter how you style it… 70’s bell bottom jeans look good with literally everything. If if you layer everything you raided your Grandma’s closet over them.
A Timeless Classic: The No-Nonsense Straight Leg
This look is pretty self explanatory, courtesy of NYC’s Rag + Bone Resort 2021 collection. Keep your denim no more than 1 inch above the ankle and pair it with your favorite loafers. Another style tip is that if you don’t have a pair, just repurpose a an old pair of jeans that you already have! Put them on and use a sharpie to mark where you will cut the tips off, resulting in the raw hem will rest just above your ankle. If you’re a commitment-phobe, simply roll them up — but only once — never double cuff! ;).
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Are you as obsessed with denim as much as we are? Check out our denim style edit for more creative inspiration to repurpose your old jeans!