Since its inception, jeans have become one of the most versatile piece and at the same time, an essential piece of clothing in the wardrobe. Here’s looking at some trends and the best ways to wear them. By Team Viva
It was back in 1873 when two visionary migrants conceptualised what has now become the ultimate and the most popular apparel on earth — blue denim. Since then jeans have never gone out of style, rather have become a part of our fashion comfort, utility and sensibility. It is definitely the most chosen garment ever since.
What is better than to experiment with new styles this season while giving a new twist to the old. Take your pick from skinny, straight fit, bootleg, two-toned, flared, carrot or embroidered as all of these styles have a fresh spin on denim apparel and deserve a dedicated space in your wardrobe.
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The carrot cut is loose at the top and fitted at the calves. They are slim-fits, but not skinny. Easy to maintain and providing an ease of movement, these denims look best when paired with a pair of sneakers and a hoodie. The recommended styles are from Inkast men's carrot jeans.
While other categories still remind of some things vintage, one of the new comforts that are for the season and very well matched with the style statement are ‘zero-gravity’ denims. These Numero Uno’s jeans are made for people who want to look stylish and at the same time they want the comfort of chinos as they want to feel easy. The weightless element makes them super comfortable. Its material is light-weight, cool and quick dry. You can pair them with your semi-formals and hit the office or mix it with linen blend shirts for hitting the club in the evening. There are of course some styles which are timeless and can never go out of fashion.
A snug fitting jeans highlights your calves and thighs. A pair of skinnies is a staple in the wardrobe as it is both flattering and timeless while being available in a wide range of sizes, colours and washes. Pair it with a cardigan top and pumps to make a style statement. Some of the recommended styles are Spykar men’s skinny fit jeans and Levis women’s skinny fit jeans.
This is a well-proportionate style of jeans, which doesn’t emphasise on any particular part of the body. Crafted for comfort, a straight fit is the perfect combination of style and ease. However, plain and assuming you think they are, they form the backbone of your outfit. Pair these jeans with a pair of loafers for that added zing. Some of the recommended styles are Wrangler men’s straight fit jeans and United Colors of Benetton women’s straight fit jeans.
Bootleg jeans are slender at the top and flared at the bottom. This versatile pair can be worn in a number of ways, for instance, paired with a blazer or a simple V-neck blouse. These denims elongate the legs and hug the torso. This style screams retro. Recommended styles are from Wrangler men’s and women’s bootcut jeans.
They have been climbing the popularity charts steadily this season. A good pair of high-waist jeans can add length and grace to the look. These edgy jeans can be worn with a crop top or a plaid shirt. The recommended style is Only women’s high-waist jeans.
Flared jeans are great if you’re looking for an interesting twist on classic denims. These jeans are tight-fitted around the thighs and flare from the knees down. The flare can be subtle or exaggerated depending on one’s style. Tuck in your t-shirt or tank top and add a light jacket to complete the outfit. The recommended styles for straight-flared jeans are Vero Moda women and United Colors of Benetton women.
Patchwork denim is back and how. Instead of choosing between a lighter or darker shade, one can pick the best of both worlds. Usually marked with two different washes on the front and back or two different types of denim sewn together, these jeans look best when paired with a simple t-shirt. UCB women’s two-toned jeans is the recommended style here.