Life is boring and tedious if we know what's coming around the corner. It's good to be surprised once in a while. (For the record, I would not like to be surprised by any future pandemics.) Ultimately, not having the answers to everything keeps stuff interesting. That's especially true of the fashion world. Last month, we published our denim report, telling you about the biggest trends, what the cult brands are and how denim is the trend of 2021. While our denim insiders told us that barrel legs and patchwork are arguably two of the bigger trends to watch out for, there are a few other surprising ones we've recently discovered.
First, there are the tied-ankle jeans which we've spotted on Rochelle Humes. Then, slightly scarier are the low-slung jeans that require showing off the top of your knickers. That look has already been spotted on singer Dua Lipa. Finally, two other looks which we've seen filtering into stores are stirrups and extra-ripped jeans—meaning there's barely any denim left for all the tears and holes. While the jury is definitely out among the Who What Wear team on which, if any, of the above trends they'd try, you might find that they're right for you. Keep scrolling for the most surprising and controversial jeans trends of 2021 we've seen so far.