Every now and then it’s a good idea to update your denim. Take inventory of what you have, what you actually wear, and what looks and feels good. Donate the pairs that don’t work for you anymore and then have fun filling in with some of the latest trends. Having a curated selection of perfect pairs that you can reach for and rely on is the #goal.

Here’s a look at some of this year’s trends and eight great pairs available now (hello instant gratification!!) at two local shops:


Racer Stripes
Side stripes aren’t new, but this color combo is. The black denim with contrasting ivory racing stripes is super fresh and can be styled seven ways to Sunday (think more stripes, florals, solids, graphics.) The uneven hem ups the cool factor. Race over to Kloth before these are gone. (Already got mine!). Pictured: Mother Insider Crop Fray $218. Available at Kloth.


Pin Stripes
The menswear as women’s wear trend makes a chic appearance in denim with these unexpected charcoal pin stripes. I didn’t have a chance to try these on, but last time I checked, vertical stripes were elongating so expect these to be flattering and versatile. Juxtapose with a graphic tee and cardigan or play up the trend with a crisp button down and blazer. Pictured: McGuire Newtown Skinny in Pinstripe $225. Available at Kloth.

The slit hem gets a makeover with double the fun. Featuring cuts on the interior and exterior, these McGuire jeans have visual interest and make for a nice update on the classic skinny. Pair these with your favorite booties, flats, or sneakers. Pictured: McGuire Bootie $225. Available at Kloth.


Reverse Step Hem
Another way to update your classic skinny is with a reverse step hem. We’ve come to know and love the step hem, and now Paige denim has literally turned it around. This pair is low in the front, higher in the back and looks super cute on. Pictured: Paige Ankle Slanted $219. Available at Assembly Showroom. (15% off through Saturday 1/12.)

Cropped Kick
If your closet is full of skinnies, add these for a fun change of pace. Flattering on most people, this silhouette is easy to wear and looks good with anything from sneakers to stilettos. This rich black pair from Paige fits like a glove and feels really comfy. Trust me, you should try these on! Also available in dark blue denim. Pictured: Paige Crop Flare $198. Available at Assembly Showroom. (35% off until Saturday 1/12.)

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Wide Leg
Boho babes rejoice. These wide-leg jeans are retro and ultra-modern at the same time. Juxtaposed with the sea of skinny jeans, which have become a staple in most closets, the wide-leg cut channels a more relaxed, of-the-moment vibe. Pictured: Mother Tom Cat Roller $230. Available at Kloth.

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A sleek coated pair can round out your wardrobe and help step up the drama for a night out—or a coffee run if that’s your thing. The Agolde high-rise skinny cropped leatherette is perfect for the colder months (aka NOW unfortunately). Enjoy the fact that these look like leather but come at a much cooler price. Pictured: Agolde Sophie High Rise Skinny Crop $198. Available at Assembly Showroom. (35% off until Saturday 1/12.)

Cuffed Cuties (Sale Alert!)
You can find lots of great jeans on sale, too. Assembly is in the midst of a major winter sale (all denim is 15-45% off through Saturday 1/12) and Kloth has an awesome denim section organized by size making it super easy to browse the bargains and find gems like these cuffed cuties. The exaggerated cuff adds the perfect amount of interest. And at 40% that’s a stylish steal. Pictured: Mother Pony Boy Ankle Fray on sale for $176.25 (40% off original price). Available at Kloth.