2018 Denim Trends: The Denim Trends We'll Wear in 2018

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Meet the Denim Trends You'll Buy and Wear in 2018

Street style in high waist denim jeans
Spring fashion trends - jeans trends. Christian Vierig / Getty Images

From anti-fit baggy jeans to embellished denim, straight leg jeans, cropped length denim, and high waist styles, there are tons of wearable denim trends coming your way in 2018. We've combed through the 2018 fashion runway collections to bring you the top denim trends for this year. We break down every street style denim trend and show you how they're worn by real, fashionable women whose style we admire, to give you ideas for putting together outfits with your own closet basics. So click through, get outfit inspiration, and start planning the gorgeous jeans outfits you'll be wearing in 2018.

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Straight Leg Jeans

Woman in straight leg jeans and blazer and white boots
Timur Emek/Getty Images

Straight leg jeans are back in style for wearing through 2018. What's different about the trend this year? While last year's straight leg jeans were all about paler, vintage washes, this year we're also seeing darker washes hit the market in this fit. This is a welcome development, since dark wash jeans are more versatile for wearing to work, and dressing up. Here, a stylish New Yorker looks super chic in an effortless daytime outfit of straight leg blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a boyfriend style blazer, and trendy white boots.

Get more fashion inspiration for wearing straight leg jeans now.

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Straight Leg Jeans

Street style woman in straight leg jeans and orange jacket
Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Straight leg jeans will still be around in a lighter wash this year, and are especially well suited for polished weekend wear. We love the simple, chic way they're styled by this fashion influencer, with a colorful fall jacket, turtleneck sweater, and high quality leather accessories. We'd wear this pulled together daytime look out to weekend brunch, visiting the antiques market, or gallery hopping.

Learn how to dress up all your basic jeans to look chic.

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Baggy Jeans

Street style in t-shirt and baggy jeans
Street style in t-shirt and baggy jeans.

Take the fashion wayback machine to the 1990s with this year's popular baggy jeans trend. You'll be seeing a more relaxed jeans fit for women everywhere this year, as slouchy becomes the new skinny. Here, a guest at Paris Fashion Week shows you how to style them for effortless weekend style, with a basic white t-shirt, white sunglasses, and white sneakers (plus a cute metallic bracelet).

These fashion tips instantly upgrade your jeans and t-shirt outfits.

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The Denim Skirt

Street style in denim skirt
Denim skirt trend for spring fashion. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

The denim skirt is back — long live the denim skirt! If you're proud of your legs, why not show them off this year in a trendy denim mini skirt. Match a cute, short or medium length jean skirt with a lightweight, long sleeved sweater and chic leather accessories to look polished (not under dressed) for daytime wear.

Get street style inspiration for wearing a denim skirt.

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Cropped Jeans

Street style in trenchcoat and cropped jeans
Wear a trenchcoat over cropped jeans this spring. Timur Emek/Getty Images

Cropped length jeans are an influential fashion trend that have become a wardrobe staple over the last couple of years. We'll be seeing these jeans everywhere in 2018, especially on movers and shakers. Here, a fashionable attendee at Paris Fashion Week styles an effortlessly cute outfit by layering a classic navy trench coat over trendy slim cropped denim jeans.

Get more ideas for styling jeans to look chic for casual days.

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Cropped Jeans

Street style in cropped jeans and ankle boots
Street style spring outfit in cropped jeans and ankle boots. Timur Emek/Getty Images

Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova (@karolinakurkova) was photographed wearing the cropped denim trend for 2018. The Victoria's Secret model paired her cropped length jeans with a belted tunic, showy high heel ankle boots, a designer handbag and a cute woolen hat,  a great outfit idea for transitional weather days.

Wear a jean jacket on transitional weather days with our fashion #inspo.

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High Waist Jeans

Street style in t-shirt and jeans
High waist jeans are everything for spring fashion. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Looking current in jeans this year is all about the rise. The fashion-forward set will be favoring jeans with a high waisted fit that sits above the natural waistline, as seen here on a guest at New York Fashion Week. Belted or unbelted, this style will be a popular fashion choice for the year ahead, whether you're dressing for casual weekends, denim-friendly days at work, or dressing up to go out.

Get more awesome outfit ideas for high waisted jeans.

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High Waist Jeans

Street style in blazer and jeans
Cute office outfit idea for spring. Timur Emek/Getty Images

Wear the high waist jeans trend to the office, as pictured here on a guest at the Chanel Paris Fashion Week show. Belt your jeans over your favorite white blouse for work, then layer on a cute jacket in a cheerful color or pattern (we love the fashionable polka dot style pictured here). Complete your chic office outfit with stacked heel shoes and a great leather bag.

Get tips on what shoes look best with cropped jeans lengths.

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Details and Embellishment

Street style jeans and lace top
Cropped embellished denim and lace top for spring. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Denim fashion right now is full of references to the 1990s, when embellished denim was a thing. Here, fashion blogger Rosa Crespo (@rosacrespo) shows off her style in vintage inspired, high waist cropped jeans that feature cheeky patches and badges on the leg.

Learn how to care for your trendy jeans the right way.

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Dark Denim Dress

Street style in denim dress
The denim dress is back!. Timur Emek/Getty Images

This fall, pull together an easy, trendy outfit by matching a dark wash denim dress with a pair of trendy white boots and your favorite leather bag, as shown here on model Bregje Heinen. This is a great look for a date night out.

Get more fashion #inspo for how to wear denim on a date.

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Details and Embellishment

street style cropped jeans with pearls
Jeans with pearls? Why not!. Edward Berthelot / Getty Images

Here's the 2018 detailed denim trend done in chic Parisian style. Cropped boyfriend leg jeans are embellished with faux pearl details, for a super glamorous take on this spring's popular slouchy jeans, as seen on this stylish Paris Fashion Week goer.

Get inspired to style your boyfriend jeans with these outfit ideas.