Seasonal Style: Upcoming Denim Fashions for Fall 2009

by Jaime on July 16, 2009

While “upcoming” may not be the right term to use for this, it certainly works in many respects. These fashions will, if the Boyfriend style has anything to say about it, last for a good couple of seasons.

1. Boyfriend:

Loose and comfortable, the boyfriend jean is here to stay… at least for two or three more seasons. Whether you like the less fitted, casual distressed look of the Current/Elliott Boyfriends or prefer a more tailored fit like that of, say, the April 99 BF, you’ll find one that works for you. Still hesitant to try out the trend? Check out this season’s boyfriend shorts. Cute and not overly baggy… with enough length to keep you from looking like you want to be 18.

2. Studded:

Studding (like those amazingly perfect and wonderful Hysteric Glamour jeans that I’m so desperately in love with) is beyond in… because, in my opinion, if you’re only going to choose one fashion trend to run with this season, this one is it. Current/Elliott has made a great option for these as well. (The pair show below are courtesy of Cheap Monday.)

3. Super Skinny/Legging-style Denim:

I made myself try on a pair of the Current/Elliott “The Legging” cut while I was in Seattle at Aritzia…. and I also happened to see the Faux-Denim Leggings, courtesy of Rock & Republic. While I don’t like the latter, the former is a great blend of light, fitted skinny denim. As for the faux-denim? I wish it would die.

4. Ankle-length Zip Skinny:

I’m not just saying this because I own these, but because everywhere you turn, every single “upcoming denim” thing you see… these are it. They are so back that there are no words. Whether you like the Genetic Denim Recessive Skinny Ankle Zip, the J Brand Deal Skinny Zip, or one of the countless other styles out there now, you’ll be able to find one that works for you. Plus, they work great for tucking into boots come colder weather…. just sayin’.

5. Tie-Dye:

While I’m not a fan of this and genuinely hope that it will go away, part of me knows it won’t. How to resign yourself to the style/find the right one that works for you? Stay tuned. I’ll post it for you soon.

6. Super Distressed:

From the Siwy Hannah Distressed to the large majority of Current/Elliott styles… well, virtually every single brand out there today is making distressed denim. This trend just isn’t going anywhere, so don’t expect it to. Interested in doing it to your own jeans so you don’t spend a crapload of money? I’ve done it, and posted a DIY step-by-step here. Go check it out.

7. Colored Denim:

Bright is back. Whether you like the subtle greens and blues or a vibrant red or yellow, the allure of plain denim just isn’t really cutting it anymore. There are some colors that I’d avoid at all times (pink tends to be one of them, particularly if you’re a redhead!), but most of them are good to go. My favorites are the Rich & Skinny coloreds as well as some of the color options available through the wallet-friendly (and aptly-named) brand Cheap Monday.

Anything you think I missed? Let me know!


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