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By Caitlin Burnett
Each season we’re presented with a slew of new trends to examine and decide which we’re adding to our wardrobe and which we’re skipping.
When we do choose to buy into a new trend, it’s a bit of a gamble, but that said, the trend will stick around for a few seasons. After all, the trend cycles are faster than ever, so we see aesthetics come and go, Pantone colors rise and fall, and silhouettes ebb and flow in popularity at record speeds.
But one item that remains constant in every wardrobe, year after year without fail, is denim. It’s one of those rare pieces that will honestly never go out of style.
Denim trends have a much longer lifespan than most pieces, and while they may fluctuate in popularity, they never go away.
We scanned all the go-to retailers for the chicest options for each denim trend and below we’re highlighting ten of the best jeans to shop right now if you’re looking to add a pair (or three) to your closet.
You can never go wrong with a classic blue jean, and Levi’s is as timeless as it gets.
Versatile as ever, this is one of those pieces you’ll buy now and wear forever, thanks to a fit that feels equal parts modern and classic.
This high-rise, the straight-leg silhouette is perfect for tucking into boots with a light sweater or adding sneakers on the weekends.
Wide-leg silhouettes are seeing a huge resurgence, and this pair from Australian brand DISSH checks all of the trend boxes.
The inky blue color feels current and adds a more polished touch, so you can easily dress them up or down.
Cue the “are those vintage” questions. With a wash that looks like it’s been worn for years and a classic denim texture, these Reformation jeans will have people thinking you struck vintage gold.
Everyone needs a good pair of skinny black jeans in their wardrobe, and this pair from Citizens of Humanity does not disappoint.
High-rise with a slim leg and a bit of stretch, these are not only flattering but also insanely comfortable. Your boots just got a new best friend.
The perfect straight-leg jean does exist. Another vintage-inspired wash worthy of a place in your denim collection, this pair from GRLFRND is exactly what your sweaters and ankle boots are missing.
The lighter wash will also allow them to transition seamlessly into future seasons.
Washed black is trending hard this year, offering a more lived-in quality than the traditional stark black.
This makes them feel like they’ve been part of your wardrobe for years, providing a cozier touch to any outfit.
Talk about a figure-flattering silhouette.
The Frame mini boot cut jeans are slim throughout the hips and thighs with a slight flare at the ankle to create the illusion of mile-long legs.
The flared hem also allows you to pair these with various shoe options, from ankle boots to sneakers.
Blank NYC jeans have a cult following for a reason. Everything about this pair looks and feels luxe, from the fit to the fabric to the white wash.
A simple sweater-and-jeans combo becomes an outfit when your jeans look this good.
Ultra-dark denim is the real star of the show, and this Ulla Johnson pair nails it.
The contrast stitching adds interest to the inky blue denim, while the straight-leg silhouette provides a modern feel.