Descending from the runway, the robust assortment of styles our editors are eyeing run the gamut from ’70s throwbacks (floor-grazing wide-leg jeans) to ’00s favorites (low-rise everything), all of which have cycled in and out of favorability over the years. Their modern-day return proves that you’ll continue to default to these silhouettes time and time again. Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t a few contemporary disruptors—our audit also includes the Agoldes of the world. (You know the ones, criss cross waist and all.) Whether you have an aversion to skinny jeans or you’re simply looking for some waist-down newness after a year of above-the-keyboard dressing, there’s tons in store for you.
From Khaite’s low rise jeans to Ksubi’s straight leg pairs, browse the best trending jeans of 2021 ahead—and be sure to glean inspiration from our favorite denim-clad street style moments along the way.