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The 8 denim trends worth Afterpay-ing in 2018

As daylight savings ends we officially wave summer goodbye. Enter: Denim Season (Winter to some). While most of us slip into jeans most days of the week, there is no denying with a new change of temperature comes new trends to experiment with.

Denim is now an established clothing category within many of our retailers. One that is exploding with innovation!  Two-toned, deconstructed, crop-flared, it doesn’t stop there. After browsing (not without a few Afterpay purchases) our retailers extensive selection of jeans, we have pulled together the trends we are most excited to try in 2018.

INDIGO HUES

Dark denim is back. While it never went away… it has certainly been out played by black denim and vintage washes in previous seasons.

Clockwise from top left: Alice McCall, Bluesy Jeans Indigo ($260), David Jones Boyfriend Jean ($99), NEUW Denim Marilyn Skinny ($179.95), Rollas Admiral Cord Pant ($129.95) 

MINOR DETAIL

Make a statement with exposed zippers, lace up detail & chains. Team with a simple white tee and you’re on point!

Clockwise from top left: GUESS 1981 Lace Up Jean ($169.95), General Pants Bobby Chain ($14.99), THE ICONIC Mid Jewel Embellished Mom Jeans ($79.95), General Pants PAIGE High Rise Jean Sarah Straight ($399.00)

TURN IT UP

Hold the alterations… Dramatic cuffs are dominating the hemlines of jeans this season.

Clockwise from top left: Rolla’s Original Straight – Turn Up Worn ($129.95), Glassons High Waisted Deep Hem jean ($59.99), THE ICONIC Levi’s 501 Jeans ($149.95), Cotton On Baggy Boyfriend Jean ($49.95)

STRAIGHT UP

Straight is the new skinny. These jeans will be your best friend/go-to/staples this winter. May as-well buy them in every wash…They’ll be getting a workout.

Clockwise from top left: Glassons Ripped Hem Straight Leg Jean ($59.95), A Brand A Venice Jean ($119.95), THE ICONIC Levi’s Wedgie Straight Jeans ($149.95), Rolla’s Original Straight ($129.95)

COLOUR

Red denim seems to be coming in strong once again this season. We are also loving the addition of muted tones such as blush & minty blue.


Clockwise from top left: Ksubi Chloe Wasted Kandy ($189.99), NEUW Lola Mom ($159.95), THE ICONIC Anja Cuffed Cropped Skinny Jeans ($149), Dr Denim Nora jeans ($109.95)

THE SPORTY STRIPE

It was only a matter of time before the athleisure movement entered the denim market and we are into it!

Clockwise from top left: NEUW Lexi Slim Straight ($199.95), The fifth Label Offshore Jean ($99.95), Tuchuzy MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray jean ($349), P.E Nation Passing Shot Jean ($220)

 BAGGY 90’S DENIM

After a solid decade of skinny jeans holding it down as our go-to we are SO ready to relax and throw back to this 90’s silhouette.

Clockwise from top left: Tuchuzy Alexander Wang Stack Tie Bleach Denim Jean ($500), Glue Store 90’s Slouch Denim Jeans ($89.95), Ksubi re-Lax jean Chillz ($214.95), General Pants Insight Skye Skater Blue Tide ($99.95)

KICK FLARE

Favorited by it-girls and street-style stars alike, the cropped flare has earned its place in the mainstream market as a staple for 2018.

 Clockwise from top left: Wrangler Lou Lou Jean Bonet Vintage (129.95), Just jeans Riders By Lee Kicker Jean In Botanica Blue ($99.95), Rolla’s Eastcoast Crop Flare ($139.95), Lee Mid Kicks Crop Blue Gem ($159.95)
Cover image courtesy of Glue Store