A new season is a good time to stock up on the basics, and it’s hard to think of a staple that’s more essential than a great pair of jeans. Whether you’re into classic styles or fashion-driven cuts, the best fall jeans are those that you reach for even when leggings and joggers beckon: They offer put-together style with a healthy dose of comfort, too.
The Most Popular Fall Jean Styles
Trending silhouettes included flared jeans and wide-legged pairs, nods to the '70s and '90s. The shapes are surprisingly easy to wear; they dress up nicely with a sleek top and a statement heel but look fresh and modern over a pair of white kicks with a striped tee. The high-rise straight leg jean sits on the cusp of classic and trendy; it’s a rare style that can be sophisticated or rock-and-roll, so it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to get in on the season’s trends.
In terms of classic shapes that are always popular? Some have wondered whether skinny jeans are out, but I disagree: they appear every year on the runway and there’s not a better cut for knee-high boots. Plus, it’s certainly easy to find comfortable variations with plenty of stretch if you don’t fancy raw denim. But for people who prefer a relaxed cut, the boyfriend jean is a slouchy alternative that never feels out of style, and, of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without a pair of distressed denim for texture and edge (although with maybe fewer rips than a pair you reach for in the summer).
Below, you'll find seven of the best jeans to wear all season — and beyond.
Shop The Best Fall Jeans In a hurry? Here are the seven best fall jeans: 1. These Levi’s That Are The New "It" Jean: Levi's 724 High Rise Straight Jeans 2. A Pair Of '70s Style Flare Jeans That Are Having A Moment: Sidefeel Flared Jeans 3. And The Jeans With The Classic Fit: Lee Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jean 4. This Pair Of Skinny Jeans With A Massive Cult Following: Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Modern-Skinny Jean 5. Some Plus-Size Ripped Jeans That Look So On-Trend: ALLABREVE Plus Size Ripped Stretch Jeans 6. These 100% Cotton Mom Jeans: ruisin Vintage High Waist Jeans 7. A Pair Of Slouchy Boyfriend Jeans For Effortless Style: KUT From The Kloth Catherine Boyfriend Jean 1 These Levi’s That Are The New "It" Jean
The style-savvy have called out the
high-rise straight leg jean as a must-have silhouette, which can be cuffed at will and worn with almost any shoe. Meanwhile, the high rise is perfect for tucking shirts and tees into under layers like blazers and cardigans. This pair is made from mostly cotton blended with polyester and a touch of spandex for just enough stretch. Meet your new everyday jean. A glowing review: “The shape, color, and quality have all held up beautifully and they still look just as great as the day I got them. The fabric is soft, stretchy, and comfortable enough to wear all day, even on days when I work double shifts and am running around for 11-12 hours.” Available washes: 16 | Available sizes: 24 — 40 (short and regular) 2 A Pair Of '70s Style Flare Jeans That Are Having A Moment
The '70s are once again having a moment, and these long and lean
flared jeans combine a retro cut with the pleated jeans detailing that's trending for a vintage nod that is thoroughly current. A belted waist dresses up the denim pants. Wear them with heels or wedges for dinner dates and happy hours, or pair them with a graphic tee and white sneakers for casual vibes. In cotton and polyester with a bit of elastane, they'll feel comfortably stretchy all day. A glowing review: “These will be my go to pants! I love an elastic waist! These are super cute and flattering on. I'm 5'5" and they are the perfect length for a flat or small heel.” Available washes: 26 | Available sizes: Small – 4X-Large 3 And The Jeans With The Classic Fit
Lee jeans are those wear-everyday jeans that quickly become part of a daily uniform. With a relaxed, straight-leg fit and classically cool denim washes, these jeans move with your body while holding their shape. They also come in both short and long options, which reviewers love. Sporting a high waist, these jeans are also ideal for moving around on the job or at home, as one reviewer notes below. A glowing review: “I use these pants for my job in a grocery store. I’m able to bend and reach comfortably without anything ‘coming out’. Pockets are usable, sometimes difficult to find in womenswear. They have not faded as much as I expected after many many washes.” Available washes: 9 | Available sizes: 4-18 (short and long) 4 This Pair Of Skinny Jeans With A Massive Cult Following
comfortable skinny jeans have over 7,600 reviews from raving fans on Amazon because they “fit perfect” with “a ridiculous amount of stretch” — and hundreds of reviewers dubbed them a “new favorite.” They have a comfortable mid-rise and are fitted to the ankle, so they're perfect for tucking into boots — and the stretchy denim blend will hold its shape all day long. These skinnies are offered in four different lengths for a truly great fit. Add this staple to your cart for days you need a pair so comfortable, you forget you're wearing jeans. A glowing review: “I’ve now been wearing these jeans for 6 months (I have multiple pairs!) and I bumped up the rating from 4 to 5 stars. [...] I wear them so often. They are my favorite jeans and go with everything. I don’t even wear my high end expensive jeans, I always reach for these Levi’s!” Available washes: 10 | Available sizes: 2 — 28 5 Some Plus-Size Ripped Jeans That Look So On-Trend
distressed jeans have a slim, leggings-esque fit without the discomfort of stiff denim material. Made from a blend of cotton, polyester and spandex, these jeans are made for easy movement and comfort. They also look equally at home with heels and a cocktail or dressed down with a hoodie and a latte. A zipper at the ankle adds some rock star glam, and that angled back yoke was designed to make your butt look amazing. A glowing review: “I haven’t worn comfortable jeans in such a long time. Most of the jeans I get are usually a struggle to put on due to there low cut on the back and being so tight on the thighs. I am a big girl of 220lb with a big behind. The Allabreve jeans I got from Amazon are perfect fit and stretch. Soft to touch and feel.” Available washes: 12 | Available sizes: X-Large — 5X-Large 6 These 100% Cotton Mom Jeans
mom jeans have a high rise and baggy cut with a tapered leg for all your throwback moments. They’re made from soft and breathable 100% cotton for a solidly durably pair that's only going to get more comfortable with repeated wear. Style yours with everything from a cropped sweatshirt and combat boots to a plaid blazer and horse-bit loafers. They also come in multiple lengths, just like a good denim line should. A glowing review: “I have ordered these in three washes, the fit is crazy flattering. The waist measurements align with Levi’s, with a little extra room (really high comfort factor in these.)” Available washes: 5 | Available sizes: 24-34 7 A Pair Of Slouchy Boyfriend Jeans For Effortless Style Boyfriend jeans, with their slouchy mid-rise and straight leg, will always be pitch-perfect for heading to class or the farmers market. This premium pair is perfectly oversized and made from 99% cotton (with a hint of spandex) for a quality feel and just enough give. A glowing review: “I have looked high and low for jeans that were comfortable enough to travel in yet looked good on my 5'3" frame. These fit the bill! They're comfortable and just stretchy enough.” Available washes: 11 | Available sizes: 0-16
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This article was originally published on
Oct. 25, 2020