In the fickle world of fashion trends, denim usually occupies more than its fair share of space. In recent years we’ve seen options that run the gamut from way out there (a.k.a. Vetements’ butt-zipper jeans and the asymmetric Balenciaga jacket) to more toned-down, approachable pieces, like crop flares and sailor-style bottoms. For 2019, we don’t seem to have such a clear-cut trend winner as we have in previous seasons so we took to street style to investigate which trend (or trends) will have the most impact this year.
Ahead, we’ve broken down five of our theories to test just how on-point our prediction prowess really is. From unexpected hem details to an aughts-inspired jeans rise, we bet you’ll find something that’ll make you swap out your skinnies.
Raw hems are not new—they’ve come and gone for what seems like ages now. However, this year, it seems like the detail is taking an adventurous leap forward from a simple detail on the bottom of your jeans to cool takes including jackets and summer shorts.
Long Denim Skirts
While a mini is a classic summer staple, a ’70s-inspired long denim skirt is the nostalgic denim trend that dreams are made of.
This subtle detail is surprisingly flattering and pushes your jeans into the oh-so-cool territory.
Low Slung and Straight
Not ready for baggy jeans? Opt for a low-rise, straight-leg silhouette instead for similar effect but more styling options.
It seems like every year we try to bring back Bermuda shorts. This time around, it seems like anything goes, and the long, slim short-pants (pant-shorts?) have finally made their comeback.