How to wear fall’s 4 hottest denim trends


Denim never goes out of style, we see it season after season. We asked stylist Allana Schmidt of why that is and she broke it down to two key reasons. “One – denim looks good on everyone, and two – it comes in every piece of clothing imaginable, from skirts to tops, to jeans of course, jackets, even bags! Because of its versatility, it will never be too far from our closets.”

Since we’re always looking for ways to update our classic blues, we browsed the Centre stores to see what’s new. This fall, denim trends are hotter than ever! Here are four of our favourites and some ideas on how to incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe.

Fall trend: acid wash skinnies
Yup, acid wash is back! We were a little skeptical but fashion has always been cyclical  - it’s just a matter of keeping it fresh. Schmidt recommends pairing acid-wash jeans in a skinny style with more conservative or dressy toppers, like this animal print cardigan, to keep it from veering into 80’s territory (and work-friendly!). Keep your accessories modern with streamlined designs and pops of current colours.

Fall trend: denim on denim
The Canadian tuxedo is back and it’s chicer than ever. The key is really keeping a strong contrast amongst the denim shades, tones, and textures. A lighter chambray button-down on top with darker denim bottoms breaks up the denim overload, so reach for different washes when putting your head-to-toe denim look together. We love dressing up this look with a pair of show-stopping floral heels.

Fall trend: denim jacket
We’ve always got some sort of denim jacket in our closet, since it really does go with everything. We especially love this ‘of-the-moment’ moto silhouette with mixed materials in the leather arms. It brings a tough girl vibe to the sweet girlish lace and tulle details of the party dress. In jacket form, a conservative denim blazer is also a wardrobe workhorse and completely office appropriate, not just for casual Fridays. “As long as the denim piece mimics a typical office style piece, you're good to go!” says Schmidt.

Fall trend: distressed
According to Schmidt, distressed denim is normally more of a spring/summer trend, but we’re definitely seeing a comeback for fall. Pair laid-back ripped denim with other casual pieces like these easy slip on shoes and draped jacket. Think relaxed, but not sloppy. We’ll definitely be wearing this look out for weekend brunch on those transitional fall days.

Are you a fellow denim lover? What denim trend most excites you for fall? You can also visit us on Instagram (@stvitalcentre) for first looks at all the fall trends in Centre.

Love what you see? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks:

Look #1 (acid wash skinnies):
Black/white sweater: Le Chateau, $49.95
Jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters, $49.95
Multicoloured heels: Hudson's Bay (Material Girl), $69
Bib necklace: Aldo, $35
Assorted bracelet set: Call it Spring, $14.99 (set of 6)
Pearl earrings: Aldo, $16 (set of 6)
Mint floral lasercut purse: Boes (INZI), $85

Look #2 (denim on denim):
Chambray top:  American Eagle Outfitters, $44.95
Skinny jeans: Aeropostale, $37
Floral heels: Call it Spring, $49.99
Necklace: RW&CO, $28
Silver cuff: RW&CO, $20
Square bling earrings: RW&CO, $14
Belt: RW&CO, $35.90

Look #3 (denim jacket):
Lace/burgundy dress: Le Chateau, $169.95
Denim/leather jacket: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $514
Leather ankle heeled boots: Aldo, $130
Square bling earrings: RW&CO, $14
Spring ring: Call it Spring, $5.99
Gold ring: Aldo, $12 (set of 3)    

Look #4  (distressed):   
Plaid top: RW&CO, $65.90
Distressed jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, $59.95
Grey pleather jacket: Bootlegger, $89.50
Metallic flats: Aldo, $45
Assorted bracelet set: Call it Spring, $14.99 (set of 6)
Pearl earrings: Aldo, $16 (set of 6)
Spring ring: Call it Spring, $5.99

*product availability may vary, please check stores for details.

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