high rise slouchy jeans
Isabel Marant Etoile Corby Jeans

High-rise, non-stretch, vintage-inspired straight leg jeans are everywhere right now, from high fashion to high street, mostly thanks to RE/DONE and, of course, the eternal Levi’s 501. They’ll probably never really go out of style, either, because they’re timeless, flattering, and democratic. Everyone can find their perfect pair.

But more and more I find myself craving something more different, a longer length, a darker wash, a sexy pair of jeans that actually “demands” being worn with some kind of heels. Not that I am anywhere near ditching my beloved sneakers. But I am more than ready to add some SHOES again to my wardrobe.

Having previewed tons of fall and winter 2018 denim collections, like Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE, Closed… just to mention a few, the tendency to “back to regular inseams” is un-denieable, and so are the darker washes as well.

stretch jeans
Closed Britney Left Hand Blue Stretch Denim

And yes – I have also asked the RE/DONE guys and they have confirmed that their new, soon to be launched, fall collection will include tons of new styles in a long inseam and also darker, somewhat less distressed – but still vintage – washes. Hint: think Levi’s 505 jeans.

dark blue jeans women
RE/DONE High Rise Jeans

New York brand 3×1 just came out with a new style, the Addie, which is a long wider leg style, not really a wide leg, but also not a straight. I just recently posted about these guys – you can read my post here. Yes, they are in a lighter and more distressed wash, but as for fall I am sure they will be coming out in darker washes as well.

black split seam jeans
3×1 W25 Mid Rise Split Seam Bell Black Stone

Even Grlfrnd denim, who became known for their vintage-y distressed denims (they are actually not claiming that they are producing refurbished denim, but just re-creating the look of vintage jeans). Well, also they have included cleaner and darker washes as well as longer hems in their newest fall collection.

flare jeans
Grlfrnd Carla Flare Jeans

This said, we have chosen a few very new and very hot styles here – let us know which one you prefer. Or even if no way you are leaving your cropped and embarking on the new wear-with-shoes denims!

wide leg jeans
Nili Lotan Savina Wide-Leg Jeans
wide leg side button jeans
Topshop MOTO Side Button Wide Leg Nonstretch Jeans
flare jeans
Hudson Holly High Waist Flare Jeans
raw jeans
Helmut Lang High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans

And yes, skinny jeans of course included – they’re generally going to be back with longer inseams and much less distressing as well:

skinny jeans
rag & bone/JEAN Heritage Mid-Rise Skinny Vintage Jeans
skinny high rise jeans
AG The Farrah’ High Rise Skinny Jeans