Image by LeRamz via FlickrAs an avid denim fan and denim buyer for The Denim Shop, I see a lot of jeans, but this coming fall season definitely stretches the limits of denim. After looking at 1000's of pairs of jeans for fall and finding motivation to blog from Seventeen Magazine's Fall Denim Preview (August 2009), I've narrowed the styles down to my favorite All-American Girl must-have jeans for Fall. If you have a favorite that didn't make the list, let your voice be heard by adding a comment below.
- Boyfriend & Cropped Jeans- Summer's trendy Boyfriend Jean still continues to be a hot look for fall and has led to a the reemergence of more fitted cropped jeans. This streamlined style can hold up to more voluminous tops and bigger layers than the relaxed boyfriend jean which looks better with slim tees, tucked in tops and sleek blouses.
- Bootcut- This look never goes out of style. The Bootcut Fit just keeps getting revamped through more current washes and more modified pocket treatments. This season continue to look for bold stitching, both dressy and damaged washes, dark denim and unique pockets.
- Bleached and Colored Denim- Although these are not necessarily my favorites, they will definitely give your wardrobe a young, funky boost and can be integrated into your eclectic mix of rock tees, hoodies and cardigans. These 80's inspired jeans have been on the verge of a comeback for at least 2 seasons now, but they are finally making a statement for fall.
- Skinny Jeans- This trend has gone from fad to to fashion mainstay with fits that flatter a variety of body types. That's right- skinny jeans are not just for skinny bodies! Just make sure that the waistband is high enough to prevent bulging above the belt and balance curvier figures with tunic tops and fitted layers.
- Denim Leggings- This is one style I had to think about for a while. Staring at you on the rack, they are not the most attractive looking jeans, but throw them on with a tunic and a fabulous pair of boots and they look super cool. A zippered ankle adds a little more edge.