Whether styled casually with sneakers or dressed up with heels, we are endlessly reinventing ways to wear this wardrobe staple. And while the summer heat wave has yet to cease, we can start thinking about retiring our cut-offs and transitioning towards our favourite fall fashion fixture.

This season, we’re seeing a range of denim across runways, however, there are three standout styles that have caught our eye.

 

STRAIGHT LEG

Move over, Mom Jeans, there’s a new denim trend taking over. This season, we’re loving the long sophisticated silhouette created through the straight leg jean. Some skim the ankle (cigarette), and others gently flare for an elegant Jane Birkin vibe. In comparison to the nostalgic Levi’s 501 stiff denim, straight legs tend to have a touch more stretch in the material so they’re as comfortable as they are chic. We’re dying to get our hands on model-approved pairs from Re/Done and Reformation – two sustainably focused NY-based companies that are finally entering the Canadian market.

Left: Julia High Waist Cigarette Jeans ($176.30) REFORMATION. Available at Nordstrom

Right: Blue Original Loose Jeans ($370) RE/DONE. Available at SSENSE

 

SKINNY

Versatile and flattering, skinny jeans have been a standby in our closets for years. The classic style is now written in royal history, as HRH Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle rocked a pair of ripped Mother jeans at the Toronto Invictus Games last September. If you’re going to be living in your jeans, why not find a pair that feel like a second skin? We love these GSTAR and Diesel options for their stylish details and extra stretch.

Left: Arc 3D Mid Waist Skinny Jeans ($160) G-STAR RAW. Available at g-star.com 

Right: Slandy 084UF ($228) DIESEL. Available at diesel.com

 

WIDE LEG

The boyfriend jean got a glow up. That’s right: the fashion crowd is broadening their denim horizons – and pant leg circumferences. The tailored cut of this weekend staple will elevate your look. We suggest going for a pair that crop just above the ankle, skimming the top of your staple ankle boot. Throw on a t-shirt or swap in a chic pair of heels; the wide-leg option is an effortless way to stay comfortable and stylish all autumn long.

Left: Stage Pant, Classic Denim ($339.79) KOWTOW. Available at kowtowclothing.com 

Right: Joan High-Rise Flare Jean ($228) JBRAND. Available at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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