frayed hem jeans

There’s a new style that’s recently caught our eye, and that’s mostly due to the fact we’re starting to see it everywhere. Direct your attention to Kendall Jenner’s two-toned pair. The look is a continuation of the Vetements-led, DIY-inspired movement we’ve seen sweeping the fashion world for a couple seasons now.

Usually, the style is to have raw hems that are shorter in the front and longer in the back, however, the supermodel’s had other plans. Her step hem is smack dab in the middle showing the two different lengths of denim right in front. (Cool, right?)

Obviously, you wear them like you would any other jean, but they’ll definitely add some edge to your outfit. And if you really want the detail to pop, limit your top and your footwear to solid colors. Busy prints will have on-lookers’ eyes elsewhere.

Want to give the style a try? Check out the below “Kenny-inspired” options:

H&M Straight High jeans, AG Phoebe Two-Tone Step Hem Jeans, GRLFRND Helena High Rise Straight Crop, Express Pieced Mid Rise Raw Hem Rigid Girlfriend Jeans, and J Brand Selena crop (on sale for $98!).

step hem jeans


  1. The hem and 2 tone look good. Can’t really see if they flatter her body or not. If jeans don’t flatter, the details don’t matter. Looks like relatively tight no stretch denim. In the top picture, it looks like they may be flopping over under the seat. Based on the recent lamb skinny pictures posted here, I suspect that the the flop over may not be the fault of the jeans, though.
    No stretch denim breaks in and bags out in the same way that stretch denim does, so it requires a cut that looks good when bagged out. If denim could be made to keep its shape, tailoring and purchasing would be easier. Until then, I’m looking for jeans that will look good bagged out, which requires that they start out a bit loose, or skinny jeans that stretch properly and hold their shape, which are very rare.

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