Jeans Fall Style Trends at White House Black Market
Let’s talk about a wardrobe staple we can’t live without: jeans. And more specifically, what jeans fall style trends are we seeing? Are skinnies in or out? What new shapes are out there in fashion land? What translates to the real world; will we actually wear the trending jeans styles?
Jeans styles have been fairly stable for the past ten or so years, and skinny jeans have been our go-to for all ages.
But in fashion, nothing stays the same; designers like to push fashion boundaries. And at the same time, jeans styles are meandering back to flares and wide leg styles that we all loved in the 1970s (if you were there). Everything old is new again!
And, hallelujah! High-rise jeans are back!
Good news: If you’re a jeans lover and wearer, this is your season! There’s a style for everyone.
Of course, every designer and retailer will put their own spin on styles. It’s a pretty good bet that your favorite retailer will carry new jeans styles that are curated just for their niche customers. And that’s a good place to start if you’re looking to update your jeans look for fall.
(Other good news: If you have a closet full of skinny jeans, you can continue wearing them. You won’t be out of style–proof: this InStyle magazine article with ways to refresh your skinnies.)
Jeans Fall Styles from White House Black Market
Have you shopped White House Black Market for jeans? WHBM has its own line of jeans in a range of styles. And the jeans selection includes trending shapes and features that we’re seeing in the fashion world.
I love that WHBM’s jeans are great quality, include fit elements that make them flattering and comfy, and that they offer many styles in curvy, petite, and long options.
Another plus is that WHBM jeans are more budget friendly than many premium and designer brands, while offering elements that place them head and shoulders above other popular, mid-priced premium brands.
One thing to note: comfort is a focus with WHBM jeans. They get a thumbs up from me in the comfortable department. At the same time, the comfort comes from stretch, and I’ve found that most often I need to size down with this brand from my standard jeans size.
I visited my local WHBM to check out their jeans style offerings. And they hit just about all the trends, as well as standby styles.
Come along–let’s go shopping!
Slim Straight Jeans
The slim straight style is a great way to transition from the skinny style you may have been wearing for years to a bit of a wider leg opening. It’s an updated style but not a huge leap if you’re feeling hesitant about jumping into the wider leg jeans trends.
The straight style leg opening is a tad wider than a slim straight. It has a very up-to-date feel while not getting too out there. I loved the fit and style of these jeans, plus they’re made from WHBM’s “Sculpt” denim (as are several other styles in this post): “Sculpt denim is made to lift and sculpt your body for a customized fit.”
I didn’t love the length for me as we’re going into colder months, however, looking at them now, I think the length is perfect. They’d look great with short boots and casual sneakers. (They come in long and short options. For reference, I’m 5’6″ with long legs and short waist.)
So what’s the difference between girlfriend jeans and boyfriend jeans? That was my question.
Girlfriend jeans have a relaxed fit but are a little more fitted than boyfriend jeans that are typically a little baggy and sit lower on the hips. This style is very comfy and flattering. The dark denim of this style is a nice pairing with the casual silhouette.
Bootcut jeans are pretty familiar to most of us, as their popularity has done some back and forth over the past several years. It’s truly a classic.
The bootcut leg opening is between a straight leg and flare. The leg opening balances out the hips, making the style super flattering on most body types. Bootcut styles typically have a more tailored, closer fit than flared jeans
Keep in mind that that bootcut jeans are designed to be worn with boots (hence the name 😉), so you should plan on wearing them with some type of boot or bootie with a little heel lift for the best look.
Slim Flare Jeans
We all fondly remember flare jeans. I wore them in high school, and they’ve popped back into vogue the last few years.
Flare leg opening measurements range from smaller, like these skinny flares, to pretty wide. In fact, some designers and retailers use the term flared for very wide leg openings.
Like bootcuts, flares are universally flattering as the wide leg opening balances the hips. They look best with a heeled shoe or boot as it’s elongating to the legs, although I’ve seen many who style flared jeans with flat shoes as well.
Utility Trouser Jeans
Utility jeans styles incorporate “functional features like patch pockets, hammer loops, zip pockets.”
These have a pseudo trouser shape and incorporate a loose-ish leg with a flare size leg opening. This style has a high rise and come with a removable tie belt.
Very casual with the faded rinse and super soft and comfy.
Cargo (or carpenter) styles are currently a popular trend and designers are incorporating cargo details (looser fit, large utility type pockets on legs) into not only pants but dresses and skirts as well.
Cargo style jeans offer an easy way to play with the trending style, and these have a flattering silhouette. The dark rinse elevates this pair above a carpenter work pants vibe.
The cargo style works well with very casual shoe styles and is really fun dressed up with boots or heels.
Wide Leg Jeans
Wide leg jeans have definitely claimed a space for themselves in popular and trending jeans styles. And I’m not mad about it!
Wide leg jeans are very flattering and slimming. The style moves from laid back to easily taking on a dressier look, especially in a darker rinse. The slant pockets in this style give a trouser-y vibe. Try them with a point toe heel or boot–beautiful!
I’m a fan!
Check Out This Past Jeans Trends Series
To see some of these jeans trends styled, check out my jeans series from a couple of years ago. Some of these jeans styles were introduced back than and have now taken hold in the “what real people are wearing” fashion realm. It’s a fun four-part series in which I styled a variety of jeans shapes, some that are featured in this post and some that didn’t really stick around: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (this last part includes tips on shopping and laundering jeans).
Other Trending Jeans Styles
Some other trending styles we’ll be seeing: split hem (splits can be in front, side, or back), ombre jeans, and barrel leg or balloon style jeans. Take a look at a few styles from other retailers below.
I tried these tops as I was cycling through the jeans styles. Each is very comfortable, easy to wear and, maybe except for the shirred sleeve t-shirt, can go casual, business, or dressy.
Click the images to navigate to the WHBM site with more details of each (other colors available).
Here are some fun jackets that can refresh your fall jacket options.
The first is coated denim–can go casual or look great great with a dress or office outfit.
Number two is a fun take on a fitted cargo type jacket with a feminine peplum detail.
Third is a beautiful blazer in the current oversize style. This is such a versatile style. It won’t hang in the closet much!
WHBM Jeans from the Post
Modeled by Not Regular People 😉
Please don’t be put off by the slim models. Jeans styles and other clothing come in a wide range of styles, including many that are available in curvy and petite sizes. Click on the images to navigate to details.
Tops & Jackets from the Post
Quick links below (click on the image) for these featured styles that are included in the post.