From the wild, wide-leg styles of the early aughts to the skinny jeans obsession, denim trends come and go — but never really leave. As we transition gradually into fall, we’re looking ahead to some of the biggest denim trends that will dominate 2022.
Although it’s still too early to make any definitive judgments about what’s going to be cool next fall, we have a feeling that many of the looks from previous years will stick around. In addition to our beloved mom jeans, straight leg styles and baggy silhouettes are back in a big way this fall — and we can only expect them to get bigger.
Keep reading for s looks you’ll be obsessing over in 2022.
1. Flared Jeans
As you plan your outfits for the coming months, there is one trend you should try (or continue to wear) — flared jeans. The retro style has been popular for several years now, but it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. They’ll continue to dominate fashion for the foreseeable future.
But if you’re not about that high-waisted life, don’t worry. There are plenty of other awesome denim trends coming your way in 2022 — from classic washes to fresh silhouettes.
2. High Waisted Jeans
High-waist jeans have been around for quite some time, and they are still not going anywhere. They are a part of the ‘90s trend that has been trending for a while now. High-waisted jeans can be worn with almost anything – crop tops, or even hoodies, and they will still look chic. We are seeing more of them in 2022. This look is perfect if you want to show off your figure but still feel comfortable in your clothes.
3. Mom Jeans
Mom jeans were one of the biggest denim trends in 2021, and we will continue to see them in 2022. The wider, more relaxed silhouette is comfortable and fashion-forward at the same time. This style first became popular in the 1980s and has made a comeback several times over the past few years. With that said, this is easily one of the most classic jeans styles out there and will never go out of style.
4. Ripped Jeans
Ripped jeans are another trend that is here to stay. This trend is great because you can add a little bit of edge to your outfit by wearing ripped jeans with a simple t-shirt and sneakers, or even heels and you will still look cool!
If you want to be ahead of the pack when it comes to jeans, we’ll let you in on a little secret: Ripped jeans aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. That’s why if you don’t already have a pair in your closet, it’s time to add them to your cart ASAP.
5. Wide Leg Jeans
If you love the vintage vibes and want to feel like you stepped straight from the ‘70s, go for wide-leg jeans! These jeans give out strong ‘70s vibes and they can be worn with almost anything. You can dress them down with t-shirts or up with blouses – it’s completely up to you!
6. Straight-leg Jeans
Straight-leg jeans are another timeless style that has remained popular through various decades. They have straight legs that are not too tight or too loose, and they typically sit at the waistline or just below it.
Straight-leg jeans were trending in 2021 and will continue to be a must-have staple in 2022. This style is flattering on all body shapes and can be worn with anything from sneakers to heels.
This style is perfect for those who want the comfort of slouchy jeans without sacrificing their silhouette. Like mom jeans, they work well with a variety of outfits, though they tend to be more casual than dressy.
7. Relaxed-fit jeans styles
Relaxed-fit jeans styles have been trending for a few years now, and they are here to stay! This includes boyfriend jeans, dad jeans, and all other denim styles with a more relaxed fit.
These relaxed styles give off a sporty vibe that can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats or sneakers.
Girlfriend jeans have a tighter fit through the legs than boyfriend jeans and hit just above the ankle. This style is more feminine than boyfriend jeans, so it’s perfect for girls who want a more relaxed look but still want something that feels girly.
What kinds of jeans are in style?
There are many different types of denim out there these days (mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, high-waisted jeans), but if you’re looking for something that’s on-trend right now and will likely continue being popular into late 2022, then look no further than straight-leg and relaxed-fit styles. These are the two new silhouettes that are currently creating quite a buzz.