Fall Denim Trends

The Scrub oak on the hills fades to orange and red, the Aspen trees cast their yellow glow, nighttime temperatures hover above freezing and the days break crisp and clear. Fall has arrived in the Roaring Fork Valley, and with it comes chunky sweaters, pumpkin spice everything and, of course, denim. The work horse of autumn, denim eases the transition into cooler weather by looking good with everything. This season’s denim trends include everything from acid wash to wide cuff and everything in between, but as with every new style, it’s a delicate balance between what appeals and what flatters. Luckily, there’s a stylish fit for every body type. At hollyann this season, you’ll find tried and true favorites, as well as styles that invite you to leave your denim comfort zone. And with jeans starting at $64, why not? Here’s a look at fall’s denim trends and how to wear them.

 

Cropped Boot Cut

Curve hugging boot-cut jeans are a perennial favorite because they’re flattering on any body type. This season’s version trims the hem a few inches, the perfect change to show off you’re your new suede booties. Our Colette Jeans by Driftwood feature floral embroidered cuff details, dark washed denim and a cropped, playful fit.

 Cropped Boot Cut jean

Cropped Boot Cut jean

‘80s Distress/Acid Wash

As much as you want the eighties to just disappear, the decade somehow works its way into the fashion world’s inspiration book every year. Brands like Miu Miu and Stella McCartney are cosigning the return of the acid wash. This year’s adaptation is bleached, but subtle and pairs well with autumn knits. Mavi’s Adriana Tribeca wash is highlighted with subtle destruction around the knee and pockets for a live-in look that makes for the perfect all-purpose jean.

 Acid Wash jeans at hollyann

Acid Wash jeans at hollyann

Wide Leg

It’s hard to branch out, literally, after years of skinny jeans, but wide-leg denim is refreshing in its versatility and flattery. Pair this groovy look with a French tucked sweater and heels or a simple tee and ankle boots.

 

Patchwork

Another trend borrowed by a decade from the past, patched-up denim is part art, part throwback and can be seen in everything from pants to outwear this season. Contrasting hems and vertical stripes require quieter tops, meaning the basics in your closet will find new life over these vintage inspired bottoms. Opt for Mavi’s Adriana Patched demin, repaired with love-worn layers of contrasting denim for an authentic vintage look.

 Patchwork denim, great for fall.

Patchwork denim, great for fall.

 

Side Stripe

You’ll find the side-stripe trend in relaxed, full-length straight jeans or gently flared silhouettes. Go bold and pair with a matching denim jacket for a sporty look or play it down with a simple button-up for a fresh new look. Some designers wash the stripe right into the denim, others add contrasting ribbons and piping. We love Mavi’s Tess Super Skinny in Ink Stripe, which have a blue-black tone perfect for the transition from fall to winter and a red and navy grosgrain stripe down the side for a tuxedo-inspired twist.

 Side-striped denim.

Side-striped denim.

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