Just a few more weeks and we'll be turning the calendar on another summer. And given it's been way too hot and humid to even think about slipping our gams into a pair of jeans, we're counting the days until we can give in to our best new blues. We've got our eye on seven fall denim trends that will be giving us a fresh new perspective on blue jeans. But really, each of these "new" cuts is actually a classic that's been recast in a new light. From seriously pigmented skinny jeans to a '50s-chic pedal-pusher, find out which cut and style is shaping up to be your new-blue go-to.
1. Paneled Denim—Evolving from last season's slashes and cut-outs, this fall's paneling styles are giving off a sort of western-meets-modernist vibe.
2. Cropped '50s Style Jeans—In slim straight cuts, dark washes, and with zippered ankles, the new mid-century pedal-pusher jean is pretty much what Betty Draper wanted to wear but never could.
3. Graffiti Print Denim—The '80s acid wash trend grew up and subsequently got super hot with artful graphic patterns we seriously cannot get enough of.
Above, from left: Proenza Schouler x J. Brand Graffiti Jeans, $550, available later this month at Proenza Schouler; Proenza Schouler fall 2010 runway look, via Proenza Schouler; Tory Burch Super Skinny Printed Jeans, $225 each, available at Tory Burch; Diesel Black Gold Patchwork Jeans, $650, available at Diesel 5th Avenue.
4. Skinny Cargo Jeans—We realized a few years ago that classic boyfriend cargos are just not flattering. Hence, the new skinny cargo brings utility and femininity together all in one sleek package.
5. The Straight Slouch Jean—Part ex-boyfriend jean, part mom jean, the new straight slouchy style is perfect for all you ladies who want a slightly more tailored pair of blues that still feel like you've had them your whole life.
6. Denim In Saturated Fall Colors—Colored jeans come and go every season, but this fall we've got a serious crush on all the rich, autumnal shades of velvety eggplant, deep olive, and antique mustard gold.
7. Revamped '70s Style Jeans—Let's just say when the high-waist returned to the denim world...the R29 office rejoiced. And this fall, we're happy to see even more streamlined '70s-inspired styles that range from crisp trouser cuts to a more modified boot-cut.