Fall 2021 is fast approaching, which means it’s time to dig out all of your favorite cozy women’s sweaters and get ready for some autumnal magic. We’re talking crisp air, cozy nights, beautiful foliage, and maybe even that pumpkin patch or apple-picking photoshoot you’ve been dreaming of since last year. And with this seasonal shift in the air, we also know that our wardrobes will need to follow suit. While fall is the official start of sweater weather, it’s also time to debut your cutest scarves, booties, and, of course, your most stylish jeans.
Jeans are a fall staple. The temperature outside is just right for them, meaning you’ll be comfy all day. Jeans also make the perfect bottoms for many fall looks, from the trendy to the timeless and everything in between. And just like the changing leaves, it might be time for you to refresh your denim rotation this season. If you’re on the hunt for a few new pairs or simply want some inspiration for fun ways to style the current pairs you already have awaiting you in your closet (bye, cut-off shorts! We hardly knew thee), read on for a list of the must-have jeans for this upcoming fall.
When it comes to women’s jeans trends for Fall 2021, you’ll be glad to know that bootcut jeans are back in full swing. Bootcut jeans are form-fitting and have clean lines through both the hip and thigh. The bootcut leg tapers through the thigh then flares through the knee, creating a fit that’s flattering on every body type. For a classic fall-ready pair of boot jeans, go for a midrise option in a classic blue denim wash or a deep indigo shade.
These jeans look amazing with your favorite fall tops. Try them with a button-down Oxford layered under a cashmere crewneck sweater and either leather or pleather boots for a timeless and stylish seasonal look.
High-rise jeans are flattering on everyone and can be some of the comfiest jeans available, as they sit at the natural waist and stay in place as you move about your day. While high-rise jeans are available in an array of styles and cuts, you’ll want a pair that has a wide-leg, swingy silhouette in a light denim wash for the fall. These jeans are comfortable, formfitting in all the right ways, and trendy with just the right hint of retro chic.
Pair this perfect pair of wide-leg high-rise jeans with a cropped sweater or a tucked-in turtleneck. The best shoes to wear with this style of jeans will be mules, ballet flats, or low-rise sneakers, depending on where your day is taking you (We hope it’s to an apple orchard, for the record!).
This wouldn’t be a list of must-have jeans for Fall 2021 without mentioning ankle-length straight-leg jeans. Straight-leg ankle jeans are more formfitting in the hip and thigh and roomier throughout the legs, stopping right around the ankle for a comfortable fit and chic silhouette. This style has been rising in popularity and doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon, which is a great thing because this style of bottoms is as flattering as it is versatile.
Straight-leg ankle jeans will also serve as the perfect base for any of your go-to fall tops. Try pairing these cute and flattering jeans with a tucked-in short-sleeved V-neck T-shirt and an open or button-front cardigan. Try a white T-shirt, a leopard or cheetah print cardigan, and a light-wash pair of denim for a perfectly on-trend and autumnal look.
Now that we’re entering the chillier months, it’s time to start thinking about darker shades of clothing again. Of course, you might be someone who wears black year-round, or someone who simply likes to stick to cheerful, bright shades no matter the weather. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you land on, women’s black jeans are a must-have for fall. That’s because this shade of denim can be paired with other dark hues or serve as a canvas for rocking all of your favorite colorful, vibrant tops.
Opt for a pair of versatile and super flattering mid-rise straight-leg twill jeans in deep black to pair with a black or navy blue cashmere sweater or cotton turtleneck and black ankle booties. You can add a light jacket to this, like a black denim jacket or a barn coat. To give this look a splash of color, swap the dark top out for a bright-hued, fall-friendly flannel, like one in pink, white, and orange.
With these five pairs of jeans in your fall rotation, you’ll be set to enjoy any of your favorite autumn activities in style.