Fall and denim always seem to go hand-in-hand. Perhaps it is that
back-to-school feeling that makes so many of us snag a couple new pairs at the beginning of the fall season. After all, with a cooler breeze blowing, there’s good reason to stock up on new denim jackets and overalls—the best of which have been curated for you in our Ultimate Guide to Denim. From New York, to London, to Paris, many designers offered up their take on denim, giving you plenty of options come autumn. Leading the pack are Calvin Klein, bringing back the Canadian Tuxedo; Off-White and Stella McCartney, who think your denim jackets should be cropped; and Dior, where the overall is making a comeback. Trade in your plain Jane skinny jeans for newer silhouettes, including an oversized wide-leg, or a flare. Better yet, go pantless – some of the best denim this season come in the shape of dresses and skirts. Keep those legs bare until the weather turns really chilly, then pair with a slouchy boot, like Rihanna. Happy styling.
Not sure if you can pull off the Canadian Tuexedo? Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri sent a few alternatives down the runway, including a great denim jacket and wide leg pant combo, broken up with a classic tee – beret is optional.
This fall, give the overall a try – it’s now more tailored and chicer than ever. Pair it with a heel and blazer for a new take on office dressing.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Oslen, unsurprisingly, know how to create a cool and easy pair of jeans. This washed out black straight-leg jean is a must-have for fall.
The Canadian Tuxedo is back and here to stay. Layer yours with a slim-fitting turtleneck from Raf Simons first collection for Calvin Klein 205W39.
Roses are a micro-trend for fall. We’ve seen them crop up on the streets of New York and Paris, as well as on the runways. Adam Selman’s Fall 2017 collection took elements of the street and mixed it up with ladylike florals. Opt for either the denim moto jacket or high-rise jeans – you’ll be right on trend either way.
The Canadian Tuxedo doesn’t have to be a tailored dark denim look. Cult-favorite French label A.P.C. offered up the Tuxedo in a classic medium blue wash.
Channel the ’90s in Marc Jacobs’ oversized denim shearling jacket and baggy jeans, as seen on his Fall 2017 runway. Don’t forget the chunky chains.
Virgil Abloh is an expert when it comes to manipulating denim in covetable new ways. Forget the A-line denim skirt – the ruffled asymmetric denim skirt with zip-closure is the way to go for Fall.
Louis Vuitton’s fall collection featured easy pieces that offer an instant update to your fall wardrobe. This denim-inspired shearling jacket is perfect for transitional weather.
As are these denim look-a-like pants, from Louis Vuitton. Add a chic jacket, bag, and boot to elevate any denim you wear this season.
Sacai’s fall collection offered a bevy of statement-making winter jackets, including this denim trench dress with oversized cargo pockets. Styled with a pair of kick-flares underneath, this is the styling trick to try for fall.
Patchwork denim has been on the rise thanks to cool girls on Instagram who collect patches and pins and strong DIY skills. For those less handy, Coach has the answer – a great pair of home-spun quilt-inspired patched jeans that are perfect for weekends spent upstate. Add a cozy shearling for maximum coziness.
Usually it is Off-White leading the pack with a cropped denim jacket, but this season, Stella McCartney takes the win for their tailored dark denim cropped jacket. Paired with a high-rise wide leg, its the denim dare to take this season.
Mixing washes is another take on the patchworked look, first made popular again by Vetements’ patched and re-worked Levi’s. Public School’s version, especially the oversized denim shirt, is a great option for weekends in the city.
Dries Van Noten celebrated his 100th show during Paris Fashion Week, and the denim he created for this outing was certainly inspired by his most popular jeans from past collections. He has a knack for color, and this medium blue is one of the best denim shades we’ve seen in a long time.