Although denim is never out of style, different nuances are gaining stream for the coming year. Denim is truly the workhorse of your wardrobe – there are so many ways to wear it. While skinny jeans may be your old go-to choice, there are some fresh new denim alternatives that you’ll want to experiment within the coming year. We’ve put together a guide to some of the latest denim trends you’ll want to try yourself in 2019.
Trend #1 – Embellished Denim
According to Who What Wear, embellished and embroidered denim is hot for 2019, and it’s been seen on the runways by designers like Alexander McQueen. Embellished denim offers a feminine touch to any type of jeans or a denim jacket.
If you’re going for embroidered jeans, go with a relaxed, straight silhouette and embroidery that’s fairly small for the perfect balance of feminine and masculine. An embroidered denim skirt like the one Katie Lee wore looks great with asilk blouse in a fun print. Other embellishments to look for on denim include faux fur trim, bows, self belts, and even sequins.
Trend #2 – Sporty Stripes on Denim
Sporty stripes on jeans are a fun new trend to try, and they make legs look longer, too. Skinny stripes, glittery stripes, and bold red stripes all look great and elongate the legs. These racetrack-inspired prints weren’t just hot on the runways, but they’ve been seen on celebrities like Alessandra Ambrosio as well.
The addition of the stripes adds a sporty feel to jeans, and they’re an athleisure choice that looks better than track pants. A cropped hoodie or a plain white button-down shirt both look great with side striped jeans. If you’re sporting red stripes, bring out the pop of red with red booties.
Trend #3 – Back to the ‘90s
If you’re going with the cuffed look, go with a smaller cuff like Selena Gomez did to keep the style fresh. Pair wide-leg jeans with a block-heeled ankle boots for a chic look and make sure you choose options that are slightly cropped for a streamlined effect. You may even want to combine the wide-leg and cuffed looks together like Karlie Kloss, pulling the look together with a knotted t-shirt and a small, structured handbag.
Trend #4 – Deconstructed Denim Looks
From undone hems to off-kilter buttons to frayed edges to shredded effects, deconstructed denim looks will definitely grab some attention if you’re ready to try something new in 2019.
Models and celebrities like Bella Hadid, Rihanna, and Kerry Washington have all got on board with the deconstructed trend. Make your look effortlessly cool by pairing deconstructed jeans with a fun crop top, a big white shirt, or even a deconstructed denim jacket for the “Canadian Tuxedo” style we all know and love.