May 152018

When it comes to new denim trends, keeping an open mind is always my objective going in, especially when it’s one that’s endorsed by Net-a-Porter. But this look is one that’s certainly a departure from the rest of my denim collection, which mostly consists of straight-leg styles, cropped flares, and the occasional pair of skinny jeans. So back to Net-a-Porter, they just posted a story on their site pinpointing “the new jean shape”, and I was intrigued to see that the look that was all over the runways of S/S 18 (including Alexander Wang and Monse) has officially hit the mainstream: baggy-yet-tapered jeans (many of which are distressed). Another way of classifying them is high-waisted boyfriend jeans.

This emerging denim trend is a shape we last saw in such a big way in the ‘90s (which explains the resurgence, since everything from that decade is cool again), and it’s basically the antithesis of skinny jeans. So what’s the key to pulling it off? Opt for a pair with a slightly cropped length, pair with heels, and keep the rest of your outfit clean and simple. Now all you have to do is choose a pair—below are the ones my open mind is currently considering.

This is a good “starter” option. Available in sizes 23 to 32.
Polished enough for the office. Available in sizes 0 to 12.
’90s, but make it 2018. Available in sizes 0 to 10.
I’d gladly wear these with crisp white tops all summer. Available in sizes FR34 to 44.
This Saint Laurent pair looks just vintage enough. Available in sizes 24 to 31.

It Might Take Me a While to Get Used to "The New Jean Shape"
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