Denim Trends of 2009

Everybody loves a great pair of jeans. They can take you from Casual Friday at the office to weekend shopping with the girls and everywhere in between. When buying jeans this season, check out the hottest trends and then incorporate a little bit of your own personal style.

Dark Denim
For a more “dressed up” look, choose dark washed denim. Dark denim is suitable for the office and looks perfect in trouser or skinny styles. Pair dark jeans with a blazer and pumps for work or a peasant top and sandals for a casual date.

Paige Premium Denim - Manning FlareFlared Jeans
If you were never quite hip to the skinny jeans trend, you might take notice that flared jeans are making a comeback. Flares aren’t the same as wide leg jeans (which many people hate). This silhouette is more fitted, like skinny jeans, but flares out from the knee down. If you like the Bohemian or hippie-chic look, these jeans will fit right into your wardrobe. Add a fringed handbag and pair of wedges.

Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans don’t have to be overly baggy or sloppy, as made famous by Katie Holmes. Wear these relaxed fit jeans and still look pulled together by adding a belt and rolling up the cuffs to show off your shoes. For some nice contrast, pair boyfriend jeans with a romantic ruffled top or flowery prints.

Gap Light Grey Skinny JeansColored Jeans
Skinny jeans will continue to be popular throughout the spring and summer. Try something different by sliding into a pair of colored jeans. Grey and khaki are top choices. Don’t think you have to be super skinny yourself to wear skinny jeans. Many denim companies are offering a more relaxed version of skinny jeans that is flattering to all figure types.

Ripped Jeans
Torn denim is back again. The destroyed denim trend was a popular fixture in the grunge look of the 90s and now it’s resurfaced. This time, it’s more sexy than dirty. Strategically placed tears are revealing a lot of skin on the runways and the city streets. You don’t have to take this trend to the extreme. You can instead wear gently worn jeans with frayed edges.

Whatever type of jeans you prefer, make sure they fit. When trying on jeans look in the mirror from all angles. Bend over, squat, kneel and move around to make sure they don’t bind, tug or reveal too much. You want to be as comfortable in your favorite pair of jeans as you are in your own skin.

Photo credit: Paige Premium Denim – Manning Flare Jeans in Power Blue – $179
Gap – Light Grey Skinny Jeans in Fog Grey – $59.50

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    • http://www.shiningtrends.com Shining Trends

      I wrote a similar post on jeans trends for this new season but I seem to have forgotten about colored jeans :). I actually have a pair of purple ones, so cool!

    • chrissy

      I LOVE dark denim- it’s so flattering. I hope it continues to be in for a long, long, time! Right now Worn is my favorite brand, but I’m always open to new ideas…

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