The best A/W22 jeans trends: boyfriend, wide legs and low rise

We’ll say it, nothing beats great jeans. While we can happily fill our wardrobes with striped dresses, knit dresses, midaxi dresses and all kinds of dresses, jeans are a timeless classic.

Whether paired with an oversized blazer for work, a sweater and boots for more wintry weather, or statement heels for a big night out, they’re one of the few items that can be worn for any occasion. And a pair is sure to last you for years, as long as you get the fit right.

Where once skinny jeans reigned supreme, they’ve been relegated to the back of our wardrobes, pushed aside as the ultimate fashion faux pas. That drastic 180 gave way to a number of new styles, while familiar retro cuts were revived. But what styles of jeans are trending right now? A number, but these are the safest for fall.

As with most current trends, the key thing to remember is that bigger is better. Baggy boyfriend and extra baggy styles proliferate, working perfectly with everything from pumps to Converse. Wide-leg jeans join the range of other flared fits, elongating the leg with a ’70s-inspired throwback, while the low-rise leads the 2000 revival with butterfly tops and two-pieces in tow.

Finally, let’s not forget the straight leg, sister to the skinny but a modern upgrade, and that’s quite the quintuple cut to get you started. Sure, you might not want to jump into every one of these jeans, but with 15 options to choose from, you’re free to be picky.

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  • Asos Design circular boyfriend jeans in deep blue

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    A/W22 Jeans Trends: Asos Design Circle Boyfriend Jeans in Rich Blue
  • M&S Collection boyfriend jeans in recycled cotton

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    Jeans trend A/W22: M&S Collection boyfriend jeans in recycled cotton
  • 7 For All Mankind Josefina vintage luxury never better with worn hem

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    A/W22 Jeans Trends: 7 For All Mankind Josefina Vintage Luxury Never Better with Distressed Hem

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  • Frame pants the palazzo in crosslane

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    Jeans trend A/W22: the Frame pants the palazzo in crosslane

    Depending on your perspective, jeans are either an investment piece designed to last a lifetime, or an everyday basic that doesn’t have to be expensive. For all members of the first group, we encourage you to try Frame. In a palazzo pant style, these jeans work to elongate the leg while adding subtle volume to your figure.

    Shop the Frame pant the palazzo in crosslane, £250

  • Albaray pure cotton wide-leg jeans

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    Fall-Winter 22 denim trend: Albaray wide-leg jeans in pure cotton

    Cropped but with a classic wide fit, these jeans are another everyday essential. Made from organic cotton, they’re slightly better for the planet and will only get softer with wear. Whether paired with a simple t-shirt as pictured or a fitted shirt for more formal occasions, they are sure to be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

    Shop Albaray Pure Cotton Wide Leg Jeans at M&S, £69

  • Levi’s 70s high waisted flared jeans

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    Fall/Winter 22 jeans trends: Levi’s 70s high flare jeans

    Very few brands are as famous as Levi’s when it comes to jeans – they’ve been making blue denim pants since 1873, after all. Continually creating new cuts, this slightly baggy style is a great reimagining of the classic.

    Shop Levi’s 70s flared jeans, £120

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Straight cut jeans

  • Lee Classic Straight Plus Half Evita

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    A/W22 jeans trends: Lee classic straight plus mid-Evita

    A longtime classic, straight jeans have been adored for many decades, working well with long and short boots, sneakers and pumps. Incredibly easy to wear and similar to the skinny style, there’s very little that won’t work with this classic blue pair.

    Buy Lee classic straight plus mid-Evita, £95

  • Reformation Addison Relaxed Low Rise Jeans

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    Fall Winter 22 Jeans Trends: Reformation Addison Low Rise Relaxed Jeans

    Combining two on-trend styles in one, these Reformation jeans are low-rise with a classic-yet-relaxed straight fit. Of course, you don’t have to pair them with a crop top – a simple shirt or sweater will also work wonders.

    Reformation Addison Low Rise Relaxed Jeans, £155

  • Straight denim pants Cos

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    Jean trend A/W22: straight denim trousers Cos

    A go-to for well-made merchandise, Cos is hard to beat when it comes to high-priced fashion finds. These dark wash jeans are the perfect example, in a relaxed straight fit, long and with a clean structure.

    Shop Cos Straight Cut Denim Trousers, £69

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