There’s nothing like finding that perfect pair of jeans. You know, the ones with the just-right fit, cut and color. They’re the first thing you reach for … and eventually they’re the only pair you wear. We all fall into a denim rut—but there’s no reason to stay there. We rounded up the season’s key trends from standout brands to show how easy it is to kick up your casual look with some small style updates. Finding the perfect pair is the hardest part, and that’s what we’re here for. Let our stylists know which looks you like and we’ll get you set up with some new favorites for your rotation.
Baggy is back in a big way. These relaxed-fit favorites from Topman have a vintage ‘90s vibe, with a dark wash that’s prefaded for a long-loved look. The loose cut is all about casual comfort, so you’ll want to pair it with laid-back pieces. We took a cue from skate style for this outfit, adding an eye-catching T-shirt and windbreaker along with some iconic kicks.
Straight-leg jeans are your everyday essential, and this pair from Levi’s® illustrates everything we love about the style. The old-school blue is lightly faded and whiskered, but it still looks fresh. They’re cut for comfort, with room through the hip and thigh and a classic straight silhouette from the knee down. While you can wear them with anything, a colorful undershirt and hoodie make this the ultimate casual uniform.
Despite what we’re seeing at the extreme end of this trend, distressed doesn’t always mean full of holes. This pair from Acne Studios features frayed edges and heavy sanding, and the loose, comfy cut gives you room to move. To balance the outfit out, we went with a slim-fitting button-up and a crisp denim chore coat. Double denim can be a tricky trend to pull off, but mixing blue and another hue is one easy way to do it.
Uniformly faded denim is just as versatile as a deep, dark wash. And while the style might seem suited to warmer weather, you can work it into your wardrobe now by wearing it with something darker. With a T-shirt and a blazer, this slim-fitting pair from A.P.C. can take the place of your chinos for Casual Friday.