Whether you're going back to school, hanging out with friends or even dressing up for work, there's always room for some new denim duds in your life. And this fall, there are plenty of "jean-ius" ways to work denim into your wardrobe. Take your pick from these trends:
—Skinny jeans still rule. These are the go-to everyday jeans that have become the denim equivalent of leggings. The best skinnies are made to stretch for added comfort. For a twist, try a cropped skinny jean. Or buy them in a dark wash this fall with a touch of ombre detail at the hem. (Mossimo at target.com)
—Get distressed by it all. Worn and torn is the mantra for the latest "destroyed" jeans that sport rips and raw edges. You don't have to worry about breaking in these denim pieces that come with their own distressed personalities. Throw in a little bleach-like splatters and you've got even more distressing news. (Asos at asos.com)
—Go steady with a new boyfriend. These may actually be some of the most comfortable jeans you can buy this year. A little bit on the slouchy side, these roomy baby blues are cuffed for more nonchalant style. Wear them with ankle boots or dress them up with high heels. (Denim & Supply at ralphlauren.com)
—Flare up with wide legs. The '70s are also making groovy fashion statements this fall, and the wide legs are coming back. These trend-setting styles in dark washes are perfect for spicing up a work wardrobe. If you prefer a little less flare, try a flattering boot-cut pair of jeans. Team them with menswear blazers or long vests for an edgy professional look. (Levis at levis.com)
—Decorate it. Your denim jackets, jeans skirts and shirts can become your own artistic canvas. Embellishment is the key trend for denim that pops with patches, embroidered flowers, stitching, logos and more. DIY or buy your denim already decorated. (Lulus at lulus.com)
—Make it a mini. The short denim skirt is another way to do denim this fall. They come with button fronts, patch pockets or wrap styles...all ready to wear on their own or layered over tights and paired with boots. (Guess at guess.com)
—Double down on denim. Wearing denim from head to toe, once a major fashion "don't" is now a big fashion "do." So don't be afraid to experiment with this trend, and top off your jeans with denim jackets, chambray shirts or cropped tops. Then accessorize with more denim delights — bucket hats, totes and even boots. Have fun with all your favorites and do denim in a big way.(SET CAPTION) Distressed denim is a major fashion trend this fall. Shown STS Blue "Taylor" destroyed boyfriend jean. (nordstrom.com) (END CAPTION)"
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