The term "jeans" is no longer restricted to just denim fabrics or blue jeans. This season, complicate your fashion sense with options ranging from retro designs to plush fabrics. Prepare your wardrobe for fun, sexy, and fashion-forward jeans with 10 unconventional picks to try now.
Give your denim a futuristic vision with these blurred abstract skinny jeans from J Brand. These patterned skinnies will give your outfit a modern sensibility that is on par with this season's galactic trends. Pair with a gray T-shirt and a sharp tailored blazer for a dressier feel.
One Shade of Gray
Fifty Shades isn't the only thing having a gray moment these days. Gray denim is a great alternative to the more conventional blue pair, and will give your outfits an edgier vibe while still maintaining that casual cool denim feel. This figure-flattering pair from GOLDSIGN features crisp whiskers for a gently worn look that will make these a fast favorite.
The Modern Flare
If you thought flared denim was a thing of the past, then it's time to rethink your jean situation as the 70s silhouette is back and in a big way this season. If full on retro gives you scary flashbacks, then take the flared road easy by looking for a sleek pair with minimal features and a dark wash like these from MiH. Welt hip pockets and patch back pockets give these stylish jeans a flattering fit.
The Gilded Paisley
Give this season's baroque trend the denim upgrade by trying on these gilded paisley printed jeans from MOTHER. This lustrous pair will give your holiday wear a more relaxed feel and your everyday gear a more glamorous touch. The golden hue makes pairing easy and fun. Wear these with an oxblood hued leather jacket and a simple tee for a contrasting finish.
The Power of Black
These black brocade jeans from Zara are not only super stylish and chic, they are also very practical as they work from desk-to-dinner simply by adding a blazer and patent leather booties. The luxe brocade is lush and sophisticated, while remaining contemporary and modern. Another great feature? These stunning jeans are under $100.
Crafted from soft velvet fabric, these skinny jeans from Australian Label Evil Twin come in a magenta hue for a sultry and sophisticated combination. These soft and comfy pants are a great way to incorporate velvet into both your day and evening look. A skinny fit and high-rise make for a very flattering fit.
Hologram Your Denim
Give your jeans an iridescent upgrade with these holographic foil print skinnies from ASOS Collection. Because these skinnies are made from a soft cotton denim blend, they are super comfy to wear. Pair with neutrals and brights for casual daywear and with darker moodier colors for night.
Stripes Are Back
Stripes are definitely back and judging by several Spring 2013 collections (Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors), they are here for the long haul. To risk looking like a jailbird, look for striped separates that you can downplay with more subdued pairings. Already a fashion favorite, these J.W. Anderson for Topshop jeans feature a black and white striped pattern that is more chic-grunge than nautical, an ideal look for fall. Edgy yet sleek, you will find yourself wearing these striped bottoms all season long.
Not down with wearing real leather? Then opt for vegan leather instead. Blank Denim's faux-leather motto skinny pants are not only eco-friendly, they are also wallet friendly at under $100 a pair. A glazed finish gives these vegan pants a glam touch that is subtly sexy and slightly edgy. Perfect for a night out, these pants will quickly become one of your staples.
It comes as no surprise that one of the "it" items this season comes from "it" label, Rag & Bone. This time around, it's their embroidered jean, which features an unexpected mixture of biker accents and needlework for an edgy-cool result. Because the embroidered panels surround the ankle zips, rather than the overall silhouette, they don't overwhelm the design. The dark-rinse gives these jeans a practical and accessible look that you can pair easily with just about anything.