9 Back-To-School Jean Styles You Need Before Fall

I don't want to admit it, but summer is coming to a close, meaning you're going to have to get your fall wardrobe on fleek. Sweaters, jackets, and back-to-school jean styles are just a few things on your list to check off before the fall season whisks you away and summer comes to a close. Trust me, I'm dreading it as much as you are. It seems like it just started yesterday!

Back-to-school shopping was one of my favorite activities. Although it meant that beach trips, pool days, and hanging out with my friends 24/7 were all going to quickly disappear, it meant a new beginning. And of course, new clothes. And shoes. And accessories. Aside from the new closet goodies, though, I also loved getting all new pens, a fresh agenda, and a dope new backpack. Basically, back-to-school shopping meant you could finally ball out and buy everything you've been eyeing since the beginning of summer.

Nothing says fall quite like a good pair of denim. Whether you're rocking them with boots, sneakers, or even sandals for when it's warmer outside, they always look cool, casual, and chic. There's something about good denim and a tailored jacket that looks so incredibly chic, it hurts. And, the best part is that they're easily dressed up or down—just throw on your favorite crew neck or silky top.

In honor of the school year quickly approaching us, these are the denim styles that are going to be huge for fall 2016.

1. The Flare Jean

R1893 Bootcut Jeans, $39, Sears

These may have disappeared in the late 2000s, but they're back and better than ever, thanks to a resurgence in '70s fashion. Pair these with your favorite clogs and suede jacket, and you've got one groovy look.

2. The Raw Hem

Levi's 501 Raw Hem Jeans, $90, Shop Bop

The raw hem is everything right now. And the best part? It's easily done! Just take a pair of scissors and cut any pair of jeans, then try to pull out some of the threads for that distressed look.

3. The Mom Jean

BDG Mom Jean, $39, Urban Outfitters

How cute are these styled with sneakers and a basic tee?

4. The Skinny Jean

R1893 Skinny Core Jean, $13, Sears

The skinny will never go out of style!

5. The Boyfriend Jean

Topshop Hayden Bleach Ripped Boyfriend Jeans, $80, Nodstrom

With a light jacket, these jeans slay.

6. The Two-Tone

Pierced Raw Hem Girlfriend Jeans, $52, Express

You've seen models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner rocking these lately. These are going to be huge this fall season.

7. Patched Up

Missguided High Rise Patched Ripped Slim Jean, $42, ASOS

Or, if you're savvy enough, you can make these yourself!

8. The Jean Jacket

Levi's Boyfriend Trucker Denim Jacket, $88, Nasty Gal

You didn't think I'd forget a jean jacket, did you? Jean jackets are the ultimate fall outerwear. They're super easy to pack and go with practically everything.

9. Vintage Levi's

Levi's Jeans for Women 501 Jeans - Laurel Haze, $98, Nasty Gal

Vintage Levi's jeans are everywhere, especially on fashion bloggers and it-girls alike. You're going to want to get your hands on these! Luckily, Nasty Gal and Urban Outfitters are one of many retailers that sell them!

Hopefully, these inspired you to actually get excited by the prospect of going back to school. You may have to say goodbye to sweet summertime, but at least you're saying hello to some dope fall fashion!