8 ultra-hip new ways to wear denim jeans

Ditch the classic straight or the ole’ skinnies. The new-season denim boast playful details, outrageous proportions and big, big rips. 

Seventies wide-legged jeans
Seventies wide-legged jeans
05 Apr 2017

Seventies wide-legged jeans

Remember those days of wild afros and mega-chunky platforms? Relive the swinging Seventies with these retro-inspired wide-leg jeans. Looking a little like skater jeans but with more flare at the calves, these are best suited to lanky folk as they can make petite girls look even shorter.

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Get the look:

Love Moschino Denim Culottes, $211.15, from ASOS

Mom jeans
Mom jeans
05 Apr 2017

Mom jeans

Yes, it’s true. Mom jeans are finally a style statement – and not in a bad way. The key difference between mom and boyfriend jeans is in the cut. The latter features a relatively straight cut, while the former features a mid-rise waist, baggy seat and thighs, and tapers slightly towards the ankles. The effect may not be sexy, but can lend a nonchalance to a look, as Jade shows here.

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Get the look:

Topshop MOTO ocean bleach mom jeans, $89.90

Baggy workman’s pants
Baggy workman’s pants
05 Apr 2017

Baggy workman’s pants

Baggy, cropped and sometimes featuring pleats at the top, these workman pants were designed to for utmost comfort and durability for heavy-duty manual labour (like working in the mines), so it’s not surprising that they aren’t flattering in the slightest. But as Narelle Kheng from The Sam Willows shows, the unique silhouette can look utterly indie-chic when paired with a fitted tee and cool kicks.

Photo: Instagram/@narellekheng

Get the look:

Only Wide Leg Crop Jean with rips, $101.35, from ASOS

Frayed hem jeans
Frayed hem jeans
05 Apr 2017

Frayed hem jeans

Lots of interesting details are popping up at the hem of the new-season jeans, from frayed, asymmetrical hems to tassel fringes and patchwork, reflecting the rising popularity of customized denim. The fun part? You can try to DIY this, with just a pair of old jeans, a strong pair of scissors and some patches and crafty stuff.

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Get the look:

Zara mid-rise boyfriend jeans with frayed hem, $79.90

The embroidered boyfriend jean
The embroidered boyfriend jean
05 Apr 2017

The embroidered boyfriend jean

The boyfriend-cut jeans have become a new wardrobe staple, thanks to its louche, relaxed fit and cool, not-trying-too-hard look. The new slew of boyfriend jeans feature a high waist, cropped length and arty details, like pretty embroidered florals or patchwork.

Photo: Instagram/@jadeseah

Get the look:

Glamorous Petite boyfriend jean with painted floral, $101.35, from ASOS

The ripped ankle grazer jean
The ripped ankle grazer jean
05 Apr 2017

The ripped ankle grazer jean

There’s distressed denim, and then there’s ripped. The new slew of ripped jeans are for folks who are not shy about exposing large swathes of skin, because the rips are enormous. Most feature completely exposed knees, like Carrie’s skinny and cropped version here.

Photo: Instagram/@carriewst

Get the look:

New Look petite blue ripped knee ankle grazer skinny jeans, $30.90, from Zalora

The ultra-baggy skater jean
The ultra-baggy skater jean
05 Apr 2017

The ultra-baggy skater jean

Skater jeans are not for the faint-hearted (or those who like to flaunt their svelte figures), and these new super-baggy versions are more of an avant-garde fashion statement than form-flattering additions to the wardrobe. Kewei rocks an oversized pair with ultra-wide legs like a street style star, but for a slightly less dramatic effect, we like this unique wrap-front version from the House of Holland x Lee collaboration.

Photo: Instagram/@keweitay

Get the look:

House of Holland X Lee Wide Leg Jean with Wrap Front, $422.30, from ASOS

 

The high-waist ultra-skinny
The high-waist ultra-skinny
05 Apr 2017

The high-waist ultra-skinny

The main difference between this and your regular skinny jeans? The new ultra-skinny jeans are so sculpted to the body that they almost look like jeggings. Cropped lengths and interesting hem details like lace and tassles make for an eye-catching denim look.

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Get the look:

Bershka high-waisted skinny jean, $46.43

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