Every single year, we hear of new trends that are taking over the streets. From fur to a whole lot of leather, keeping up with street style isn’t an easy task. Which is why, getting your hands on staples is the smart, off-duty model-thing to do. And what’s more staple than a pair of jeans?
But here’s the thing, gone are the days when we kept just the one-off pair in our wardrobes. Today’s sartorialists keep more than their fair share of denim because they understand and marvel at the versatility of the piece. Whether it’s a pair of extra flare jeans for drinks with the girls or a cool pair of boyfriend jeans for a grocery run, a good pair, and style, of jeans today can take you a long way.
So, here’s our roundup of the jean styles you need in your wardrobe, stat!
The Boyfriend Jeans
And, at the top of the list are Boyfriend Jeans, not just because they’re insanely comfortable, but also because you can wear them anywhere. Our personal favourite is the model pairing where you wear them with either a cool, body fitting crop or a chic bodysuit.
The Mom Jeans
Our earliest and coolest memory is of Monica Geller from F.R.I.E.N.D.S sporting a pair in practically all of Season 1 and Season 2. The 2022 rendition, though, comes in multiple washes and demands a cooler pairing. A statement blouse, chic bag, and some heeled mules is a good place to start.
The Flare Jeans
Possibly our favourite for drinks with the girls, a good pair of flair jeans is a must in your wardrobe. Sport this pair to work or a meeting with a long blazer and a fitted tee. That’s how the fashion front runners wear it. And if you’re in a casual daze, style your favourite pair with an oversized sweatshirt or tee for a maximilist effect.
The Classic Skinny Jeans
Yes, they’ve been around for a while, but every girl needs a good pair of skinny jeans in her wardrobe. You can wear them with classic shirts, oversized sweatshirts, statement blouses, the options are aplenty. The current obsession, however, are ankle grazers paired with a midriff-baring blouse or preppy sweater.
The Paperbag-Waist Jeans
The latest style on the block, Paperbag jeans deserve a place in your closet. We like to wear ours with a fun bikini-style top for a cool vacation vibe. Or, you could also go the monochrome route and pair them with a skin-tight bodysuit in the same colour, and cool heels to match.
The High-Waist Jeans
These are our Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants-jeans because you’ll always look good and feel good in them. The winning combination though is a solid button-down and a statement belt. In fact, throw in a pair of sky-high heels for good measure.