Back-to-School Denim Report

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Back-to-School Denim Report

No matter what season or time of year, a new pair of jeans just feels so right. Whether breaking in an oversized jean jacket or testing a new cut for your everyday office button down, nothing quite says back-to-school like a fresh pair of pants or a twist on one of your favorite denim looks. Culling the racks, we rounded up our top five trends for BTS denim this fall, and we’re happy to announce, or, at the very least, reiterate, the ‘90s are not going anywhere, and heavy-duty functional denim styles are the mode du jour.

Check out our list below for our top denim picks for style’s favorite time of year.

1. Slinky Boyfriend Button Down

btsdenim1.png Sidney One Pocket Boyfriend Shirt via Levis, $55

Fitted button downs will always have their place in our hearts, but the oversized, comfy fit of a boyfriend style has the breezy, carefree attitude we crave. For an office-friendly look, pair with high-waisted black denim and platform creepers. Try a one-pocket style or go for shinier, silkier made denim, more so than last year’s chambray, to give this boxy cut a touch of femme.

2. Wide Legged Culottes

btsdenim2.jpg Indigo Sabrina Pant via Loup, $125

While we love a lean jean, looser fits are proving to be just as flattering in the hip and rear. Try a flood length pair with this season’s platform trend and peasant top to go full boho chic, or try a neutral flat and knit top for a sportier look. Either way, a pair of culottes will be sure to keep you high and dry in this perfect summer to fall holdout.

3. X-tra Large Jean Jacket

btsdenim3.jpeg Tommy Jeans Boyfriend Jacket via Urban Outfitters, $199

Be sure to tap into your inner ‘90s goddess with an oversized men’s jean jacket. A baggier fit than the traditional trucker cut, All-American old school brands like Tommy Hilfiger are collaborating with retailers to revamp some of their time-honored looks, and we could not be happier. Go full denim with a skinny jean to contrast the looser style or toss over a little black dress for date night.

4. Lighter Wash Denim

btsdenim4.jpg Boy Vintage via Acne Studios, $290

Gone are the days of pin straight skinny jeans. A relaxed fit and vintage wash, wearable comfortable looks are taking center stage this season. With a looser fit and straight leg line seam, cuff at the bottom or try a pair perfectly broken in, these jeans are the chameleons of the denim world and just basic enough to stand up to a host of dynamite, heavy duty accessories like layered cuffs, rings and chokers. The lighter wash hearkens back to the early ‘90s, and we are not mad about that.

5. Blue Minis

btsdenim5.jpg Warehouse Denim Fitted Dress via ASOS, $73

Last but not least, the denim minidress is one of the easiest ways to put together a look and stick with it all season long. Simple and chic in its construction, find softer cotton denim, layer with tights, ankle boots and a leather tote for the collegiate coed look and BTS dressing is complete with just a snap of a button. Minidresses are the perfect seasonal transition staple as they can be layered for cooler mornings or left as is when those late summer heat waves pass through. Just innocent enough, pair with rich browns and blacks to edge out the style for city tromping.