From anti-fit baggy jeans to embellished denim, straight leg fits, cropped lengths and high waist styles, there are tons of wearable denim trends coming your way in 2018. We've combed through the 2018 spring/summer fashion collections to bring you the top denim trends for this year. We break down every street style denim trend and show you how they're worn by real, fashionable women whose style we admire, to give you ideas for putting together outfits with your own closet basics. So scroll down to get outfit inspiration, and start planning the gorgeous jeans outfits you'll be wearing all year long.
Earlier this week, we shared the skinny jeans our editors swear by, and while the style is a wardrobe classic and a timeless denim silhouette, today we’re slightly shifting gears and focusing on the denim trends for the upcoming season.
“Fit takes center stage for spring, with a particular emphasis on silhouettes: straight-leg, high-rise, cropped lengths, and forward wide-leg shapes all meant to be worn from day to night.”
Powdered color tones
“The color palette for spring highlights the staple shades every woman needs in her wardrobe for the season: soft pastels in an off-white macadamia, pale pink, and light minty blue.”
“Denim materials range from true rigid denim to our trusted softer fabrications that empower her to wear her favourite jean styles around the clock. Many with interesting hemlines that keep your wardrobe fresh for the season.”
Straight Leg Jeans
Straight leg jeans are back for another spring fashion season. What's different about the trend this year? While last year's straight leg jeans were all about paler, vintage washes, this year we're also seeing darker washes hit the market in this fit. This is a welcome development since dark wash jeans are more versatile for wearing to work, and dressing up. Straight leg jeans will still be around in a lighter wash this spring, and are especially well suited for casual weekend wear. We love the simple ones that can be styled with classy pieces, like a navy raincoat, cross-body bag, and basic sneakers.
Take the fashion wayback machine to the 1990s with this spring's baggy jeans trend. You'll be seeing baggy jeans everywhere this year, as slouchy becomes the new skinny.
Cropped length jeans are an influential fashion trend that has become a spring staple over the last couple of years. We'll be seeing these jeans everywhere this spring fashion season, especially on movers and shakers.
High Waist Jeans
Looking current in jeans this spring is all about the rise. The fashion-forward set will be favoring jeans with a high waisted fit that sits above the natural waistline. Belted or unbelted, this style will be a popular fashion choice for the year ahead, whether you're dressing for casual weekends, denim-friendly days at work, or dressing up to go out. Wear the high waist jeans trend to the office. Belt your jeans over your favorite white blouse for work, then layer on a cute jacket in a cheerful color or pattern. Complete your chic office outfit with stacked heel shoes and a great leather bag.
Details and Embellishment
Denim fashion right now is full of references to the 1990s, when embellished denim was a thing. Show off your style in vintage-inspired, high waist cropped jeans that feature cheeky patches and badges on the leg. You can even try on cropped boyfriend leg jeans embellished with faux pearl details, for a super glamorous take on this denim trend.