Blue jeans are still the backbone of most wardrobes. They’re the reliable player that lets us pull off more daring styles, like sheer dresses or tops trimmed with feathers or sequins. But that doesn’t mean a good pair of jeans can’t be the star of an outfit.
Statement blue jeans have risen in popularity since this year’s “campy” Met Gala. And nonbasic blue jeans are a great way to try camp fashion IRL. We’re not just talking about distressed or embellished jeans. The best styles create different impressions coming, going and sometimes even from the side. In other words, they’re awesome Instagram bait. (The street style set’s already all over the nonbasic jean trend.)
By now you’re probably asking yourself: “Do I really need another pair of blue jeans?” Yes, because these jeans don’t look like anything you already own. Some styles are more extra than others so there’s something to match any comfort level.
Ahead, shop 14 pairs of nonbasic blue jeans that will add oomph to your fall wardrobe.