9 New Denim Styles That Are Better Than Your Best Pair of Skinny Jeans

September 3, 2014 by Justine Schwartz
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Super distressed: This is the type of jean that would make your mother cringe. "Did your jeans get caught in a lawn mower?? You PAID for them to be like that?" Yes, mom--worth every penny! [Photo: Creatures of Desire]

Shop super distressed: BLANKNYC Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans ($98)

Shop super distressed: CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Fling distressed mid-rise boyfriend jeans ($270)

Patchwork: Patchwork is not just for bottoms, as you can tell from this story, but it is one of the most pervasive denim trends of the season. The patches can be leather, other denim swatches, actual patches (like the embroidered kind you sewed to jeans in middle school or wore on your Girls Scout uniform--yes!)--it's a more, the merrier type of look. [Photo: Honey N Silk]

Shop patchwork jeans: CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Fling patchwork mid-rise boyfriend jeans ($240)

Shop patchwork jeans: Current/Elliott The Patchwork Fling Jeans ($238)

Knee-length jean skirts: Another nostalgic denim trend that is back with full force, denim pencil skirts are what to wear when you want to be funny, but also a little bit country. Take a cue from actress Ali Larter and where them with a fitted sweater and black or nude pumps. [Photo: Splash]

Shop knee-length jean skirts: MOTHER High Waisted Patchie Skirt ($205)

Shop knee-length jean skirts: One Teaspoon Freelove Denim Skirt ($120)

Overalls: A trend beloved by celebrities and street style stars, but not totally embraced by the masses--yet. Overalls are coming for you this season. Watch out. [Photo: Lee Oliveira]

Shop overalls: Wildfox Ladonna Overalls ($268)

Shop overalls: Levi's Vintage Clothing Bib & Brace Youthwear Overalls ($385)

Boyfriend: This relaxed style jean style is not for every body type, but if you can pull them off--enjoy! They are infinitely more comfortably than skinny jeans, and just might be the jean trend that finally dethrones them. [Photo: Cheetah Is The New Black]

Shop boyfriend jeans: KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' Destructed Slim Boyfriend Jeans ($39.75)

Shop boyfriend jeans: Treasure&Bond Boyfriend Jeans ($88)

Normcore: Much to the chagrin of hipsters everywhere, this "normal", Seinfeld-inspired trend is going to be everywhere this fall--and it all starts with the perfect pair of light wash, high-waisted jeans. [Photo: Creatures of Desire]

Shop normcore jeans: Nasty Gal Denim – The MILF ($88)

Shop normcore jeans: Topshop Moto 'Hayden' Frayed Boyfriend Jeans ($84)

Printed: If you're sick of basic denim trends (although the ones on this list are pretty cray if you ask me), try a printed pair, like Stella McCartney's star jeans or this diamond pair spotted by street style photographer Lee Oliveira in Milan. [Photo: Lee Oliveira]

Shop printed denim: Stella McCartney Star Skinny Boyfriend Jeans ($465)

Shop printed denim: Rag & Bone JEAN The Splatter Paint Skinny Jeans ($242)

Sweatpant jeans: Okay, forget boyfriend jeans, these are actually the most comfortable jeans ever. Wear them on your fat days, when you have your period. We especially love Rag & Bone's version--they look exactly like jeans! [Photo: Bows and Sequins]

Shop sweatpant jeans: rag & bone JEAN Miramar Denim-Print Cotton Terry Pants ($297)

Shop sweatpant jeans: Stella McCartney Lea Trousers ($960)

Slim boyfriend: The ever-popular boyfriend jeans have been revised a bit for those of us who can't wear the super slouchy version. The slim boyfriend is slightly more relaxed than a skinny jean, and is more appropriate for things like work or date night than the extra baggy boyfriend. [Photo: A House In The Hills]

Shop slim boyfriend: FRAME DENIM Le Garcon mid-rise slim boyfriend jeans ($210)

Shop slim boyfriend: KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' Boyfriend Jeans ($79.50)

Shop slim boyfriend: Paige Denim 'Callie' Boyfriend Jeans ($199)



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