The fall 2020 runways were ripe with exciting trends, from sophisticated capes to victorian necklines and sumptuous leather separates. But it's the hardest-working item in our closet we're taking a closer look at today: jeans. There were some refreshing denim trends that emerged from top designers—from boot-cut and wide-leg styles that leaned into the '70s to '80s tapered silhouettes along with faded black and ivory hues.
Given denim's versatility and value (and the fact they look good with pretty much everything in our closet), now is the perfect time to invest in a fashion-forward pair of jeans for the upcoming fall season ahead. Scroll below take a look at some of the biggest denim trends we spotted on the F/W 2020 runways and shop the trends before everyone else.
Wide-Leg and Flared
Seventies-inspired styles continue to be a huge inspiration this fall, with high-waisted, wide-leg, and flared jeans reigning supreme. Lean into the free-spirited decade and pair these trouser-like silhouettes with earth-tone hues.
Bldwn High Rise Wide Leg Jeans ($268)
Topshop Two Rigid Flare Jeans ($58)
H&M Wide High Jeans ($40)
The '80s were also a key decade of inspiration on the runways. High-waisted tapered silhouettes were omnipresent (predominantly spotted tucked into slouchy knee-high boots), as seen at Alberta Ferretti and Ulla Johnson.
J Brand Carey High Rise Tapered Jeans ($268)
Bdg Bdg High-Waisted Slim Straight Jeans ($64)
H&M Slim Mom High Ankle Jeans ($30)
A fashion-girl favorite, straight-leg jeans remain as popular as ever, seen in high-waisted silhouettes in a plethora of washes. We'll be styling ours like Kaia Geber at Fendi with a chic oversize check blazer.
Citizens of Humanity Charlotte High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($196)
Topshop Considered Bleach Straight Jeans ($95)
H&M Vintage Straight Jeans ($50)
Agolde Lana Low Rise Vintage Straight Jeans ($188)
The slouchy silhouettes spotted on the runways are ideal for those looking to lean into more relaxed vibes this fall season. Go for a late '60s look and style with a peasant top, aviators, and headscarf (as seen at Gucci).
Citizens of Humanity Citizens of Humanity Annina Trouser in Blue Rose ($238)
Eloquii Straight Leg Jean ($80)
Skinny-jean lovers, rejoice! The versatile silhouette is here to stay for fall 2020—spotted on major runways from Brandon Maxwell to Celine. The coolest way to wear them is tucked into a pair of knee-high or over-the-knee leather boots.
Madewell 9-Inch Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hayes Wash ($135)
Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Jeans ($70)
AG Jeans The Prima Ankle ($225)
Paige Margot Ultra Skinny ($179)
If you love a winter white look (like us) ground your fall ensemble in ivory hue jeans, and pair with similar neutral hues. So chic.
& Other Stories Tapered High Rise Jeans ($79)
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean in Cloud Lining ($135)
Slvrlake Grace Frayed High-Rise Flared Jeans ($285)
Continuing with the '70s theme, boot-cut jeans are an easy-to-wear alternative for those who don't want to go full-on wide-leg but are craving a welcome alternative to skinny jeans. Play up the bourgeois look as seen at Celine with foulard blouses, blazers, and boots.
Vigoss Jagger Bootcut Jeans ($68)
Madewell High Waist Skinny Flare Jeans ($128)
Citizens of Humanity Citizen of Humanity Emanuelle Slim Bootcut Jeans ($198)
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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