Not gonna lie, I’m not particularly jazzed at the idea of reconfiguring my entire (extensive) denim collection, but, unfortunately, I don’t get to choose what’s cool in fashion and what’s not. I’m just the messenger, and the message is that exposed ankles are on the way out, and longer jeans are on their way in. But before you bust out your floor-skimming bell-bottoms, let me get into the specifics.
This shift in trendy denim is actually quite subtle—nonetheless, it's still very important. Think a one- to two-inch increase in the optimal jean length, so whereas right above the ankle used to be the sweet spot, now it’s just before the top of your foot. A perfect example being the above snap of street style star Nausheen Shah at New York Fashion Week taken just a few days ago. If, like me, you’re on the shorter side, this could mean simply skipping the tailor next time you buy jeans, but for others, it might involve actively seeking slightly longer pairs. Either way, I’ve got you covered with the coolest non-cropped jeans for the season ahead, all in one place. Just keep scrolling to start shopping.
Kendall Jenner would create the perfect vintage-inspired pair.
Goldsign Benefit High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($295)
These gray jeans are the perfect change-up for your usual all-black look.
Cotton Citizen High Split ($295)
The black stitching makes these summer-ready ecru jeans a cool fall and winter option, too.
Good American Good Boy Ripped High Waist Fray Hem Jeans ($175)
The perfect faded blue wash.
Re/Done 90s Jean in OD Black ($350)
You can't go wrong with Re/Dones.
GRLFRND GRLFRND Mica in Another Life ($248)
I have these, so I can vouch for how good they are.
Mother Denim The Trickster - Portal To The Other Side ($345)
You already know these will look good with ankle boots, so it's an easy decision.
Levi's Ribcage Straight Full Length Jeans ($98)
I love that you can always count on Levi's for an on-par, under $100 option.
Denim Forum The Nina Stovepipe ($110)
These have all the flattering qualities of a skinny jean just with a slightly wider fit at the bottom.
RTA Dexter Straight ($325)
A built-in belt always helps.
Zara ZW Premium Straight Paperbag Jeans ($70)
Style tip: Paperbag jeans look especially good with tighter tops and sweaters.
Helmut Lang Masc High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($290)
Throw on a pair of square-toe boots and you're good to go.
Denim x Alexander Wang Cult Flip Jeans ($295)
Alexander Wang always adds a cool factor.
L'Agence Oriana High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans ($275)
We all need a flattering black jean.
Violeta Straight-Fit Theresa Jeans ($80)
Great jeans and an even better casual Friday outfit idea.
Eve Denim Carolyn High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($370)
Cargo details are a definite yes in my book.
Agolde Boyfriend jeans ($168)
For a baggy fit that's still flattering.
Paige Hoxton Straight 32” in Black Shadow ($179)
Everyone needs a flattering pair of black jeans in their life.
Topshop Mid Blue New Boyfriend Jeans ($80)
Did you know Topshop sells (most of) its jeans with inseam options so you can choose the length that's right for you?
Khaite Danielle High Rise Stovepipe Jeans ($420)
Khaite's denim is garnering cult status among the fashion set, and it's clear why.
Isabel Marant Étoile Neko high-rise jeans ($400)
Long enough for even the tallest girls.
Tibi Vintage Stone Denim Pleated Pants ($450)
One of our editors says this is the biggest denim trend of 2019.
J Brand + Elsa Hosk Sunday Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($248)
These mid-rise jeans look perfectly relaxed when paired with heels and a tank.
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