It’s already February tomorrow and that means that Spring wont be too far away. With warmer weather and a fresh new season, it’s time to get some brand new denim or break out your past pairs from Summer. What’s the best cut for Spring and one that looks so simple and easy? The boyfriend jean of course!
Coming in a range of fits from cropped to full length, slim to baggy, light to dark and skinny to straight, there really is a pair of boyfriend jeans for everyone. I’ve rounded up the 15 newest as well as the most classic boyfriend jeans for the season, so you can get your hands on some new staples. Check out these options below!
New year new trends! I’m always excited to see trend forecasts, especially denim trend forecasts. 2016 is going to be a big year for denim, it’s already started the year off with a bang and it can only go up from here. Denim has taken an interesting turn, going from tailored and tight to baggy and cropped with new trims and treatments that are ever changing. Right now 4 trends really stick out and are going to make a big impression this year, the coolest part? A lot of them are easy to find and some even easy to DIY. Come along, let’s look into the future of denim (this year)!
Frayed denim ruled the fashion world in the late 90s/early 2000s. Whether it was a frayed hemline or a frayed waistband, the finish (or not finished) was everywhere. It was a big part of pop star culture at the time and it influenced the denim world. 16 years later, we’re back at frayed but in a whole new way. I’m seeing the trend popping up at the bottom of jeans, as a finish throughout the whole garment, and on accessories making it modern and trending all over again.
Distressing has been popular on jeans for decades now and over the last 10 years or so, I would say it’s been a prominent part of denim, with most styles featuring some amount of distressing or rips on them somewhere. It adds to that casual sense of simplicity and it adds to the effect of the wash, making them look worn and used, mostly in a natural way.
With leather pants becoming a staple in a lot of premium denim brands collections and more and more people opting for their own styles, it was only fitting that the trends in denim follow suit. We have seen ankle zips and hip zips transition into leather already, just like denim, as well as more colours and detailing, so it comes as no surprise to me to see distressed leather jeans on the market right now.
Brands like J Brand and RtA have released their take on distressed leather pants, creating rips and tears around the knees, giving them that worn out and used feel that jeans often resemble. I was really intrigued as to how they managed to get these kinds of rips in their leather pants as obviously leather isn’t made up of the same fibers as denim is, but it looks like the brands have cut holes in the leather and distressed the lining underneath the pants or added a little ripped denim at the knees, creating a very similar effect to jeans.
With the distressing being done that way, I think there’s no end to the designs and unique styles that leather pants can take on. I can see some brands bringing out styles with slashes all up the thighs and some even creating more distressing all over as well. It will be interesting to see if anyone takes on multiple trends in one though and combines moto leather pants with zips, distressing and rips. I’ve included some options to buy in this post along with a couple of styling images too, so be sure to click this post!