Let’s face it—shopping for a new pair of jeans can be daunting, which is why we’ve declared this week Denim Week on Who What Wear UK. For the last few days, we’ve equipped you with all the info you could possibly need so you’ll be excited to start your hunt for your next pair of jeans. But today we’re doing the opposite. Here’s everything you need to know about the weirdest jeans trends we’re not sure if we understand… yet.
"Feeling like a grandma" alert! Here's where we admit to not "getting" certain aspects of fashion. Today we're on the case of jeans—but no ordinary jeans. We've come a long way since the trusty wardrobe classic Levi's 501s entered our closet and the skinny jean became an every day staple. But at some point denim was bound to have a crazy moment. Right now we're in the midst of a strange time for denim, where alongside simple styles gaining popularity, we've also witnessed many an odd style on street stylers and in shops. It's not that we don't appreciate a spot of avant-garde design, and we're all for people wearing whatever they want, but is there something going on in the world of wild denim we don't know about? Keep scrolling… if you're daring enough.
Style Notes: We're not even going to ease you in here: This is a jeans/skirt hybrid. We're still on the fence about this one—although no one can deny it's a good layering trick during another freakish cold snap.
Style Notes: Yep, you can buy these.
Getty Images; PICTURED: Balenciaga S/S 18
Style Notes: The high waist and tapered hem are flattering. But do you really need that many pockets?
Style Notes: Appliqué? Cute. Looking like you've been rolling around in the mud? Very Woodstock.
Style Notes: Look, ripped jeans are fine. But why wear fishnets underneath? The rips don't provide any function, and neither do the tights. Yes, we have just transformed into your mother.
Style Notes: The chance of catching them on table edges, door handles and other people's clothing is high.
Getty Images; PICTURED: Lacoste S/S 18
Style Notes: Elasticated hems should probably remain on jogging bottoms, or are we not moving with the times? Thoughts on a postcard, please.
Style Notes: We've repeatedly told you the '80s are back—and these acid-wash jeans prove it.
Style Notes: The hybrid of baggy shorts–attached-to–skinny jeans has been trending around the street style circuit—think you could dip into this more experimental silhouette?
Style Notes: Literally take any other pair of jeans in your wardrobe right now and turn them inside out for the same effect.
Getty Images; PICTURED: Faustine Steinmentz S/S 18
Style Notes: Points for the gorgeous colour and shape of these jeans. The only problem is they look as if they're falling apart.
Style Notes: Are the zips functional? Why? What for? We have so many questions about these seemingly simple black skinnies.
Style Notes: No one can escape the crazy-jeans trend—have the men in your life discovered these yet? And, yes, that is a zip that goes round the whole crotch.
Fancy testing a pair of these out for yourself?