Simplification is virtue when it comes to the jeans in your closet, especially if you’ve been moved to pare down lately. But how do you know exactly what pairs you need to have? We’ve narrowed down a few styles that are always on trend to help you decide. These are the jeans you should always have in your closet:
The Dark Skinny
Skinny jeans in a dark wash with structured fit are a fashion unicorn: They can be dressed up or down, they are universally flattering, and you can wear them year round. Dark skinnies are a closet staple and can take you from the office to a night out to the weekend without missing a beat.
…and I don’t care what anyone says, skinny jeans are not dead. I will defend them until the end of my denim days.
The Casual Boyfriend
Finally, a boyfriend without commitment issues! This casual style is here to stay and with good reason. Boyfriend jeans scream “cool girl” on those days when you don’t feel like squeezing into skinny jeans. Paired with flats or sandals, boyfriend jeans are awesome for when you’re out and about. Or wear them with a heel — we like neutral wedges — and a dressy top for an instant fashion-forward look.
Boyfriend jeans are great because you can wear them year-round. We like switching out pairs with different hem lengths and destruction details as the temperatures rise and fall. For spring and summer, cropped, light wash and distressed boyfriend jeans are a good full length style with an airy lightness. For fall and winter, boyfriend jeans with longer inseams, medium washes and minimal destruction give you the same casual look but without the breeze.
The Daring Pair
It’s hard to narrow down a single “daring pair” of jeans, but you’ll know it when you see it. These are your fashionista jeans that keep you on the leading edge of style and on trend whatever the season may be! And why buy every daring pair you want to try when you can rotate jeans based on the season?
Colored jeans are an awesome way to add a pop to your outfit. Pastels such as rose or mint are a fun way to add a feminine touch while stone grey and sand pair with everything for a lighter feel.
Denim skirts are back with a vengeance with mixed washes and hem details that make these an awesome, on trend alternative to shorts.
Coated denim is a great way to bring in a leather-like texture to your jeans while keeping stretch and airiness. These are great to dress up or for a little edginess in an outfit.
Cool little details like button front closures, higher rises, and destruction can make any jean more daring and fashion forward.