Our Favorite Fall Jeans—and What to Wear ’Em With

Patterned, metallic, and colored denim are all big this season.

Jeans may be your faithful wardrobe standby—but they don’t have to be boring. This fall, denim gets an upgrade with patterns, bright colors, and metallic finishes. Here, we show you a few fun—and Washington-appropriate—ways to style them. Time to leave plain old blue behind.

This trend instantly dresses up any denim look. Pair with a sophisticated blouse and a supple leather bag.

Top: 7 For All Mankind jeans, $198 at Shopbop; Emma Cook blouse, $505 at Net-a-Porter; and Edie purse, $238 at J.Crew.

Bottom: J Brand legging jean, $238 at Ron Herman; embellished panel top, $22.80 at Forever 21; and Evan cross-body bag, $150 at Banana Republic.

If you’re afraid of looking too busy, pair these with a solid-color top. For a funky weekend look, we like gray leopard print with a cozy sweater and wedge sneaks. Feeling more adventurous? Try a kaleidoscope-print pair with a bright blouse. Finish off with your fave black booties.

Top: BDG cigarette jeans, $68 at Urban Outfitters; Alexander Wang knit sweater, $158 at the Outnet; and Ash wedge sneakers, $246.62 at Asos.

Bottom: Snake-print ankle jeans, $98.50 at Madewell; split-V blouse, $46.90 at the Limited; and Jessica Simpson bootie, $79.95 at DSW.

Summer’s biggest denim trend is sticking around for fall—and you’ve got more choices than ever before. Balance out a bright pink pair with a gingham top and studs that sparkle. A muted lavender color goes well with rich burgundy and a long art deco necklace.

Top: 1969 skinny jeans, $69.95 at Gap; silk gingham shirt, $110 at Madewell; and crystal studs, $48 at Kate Spade.

Bottom: Lavender jeans, $19 at Old Navy; cashmere long-sleeve tee, $188 at J.Crew; Madeleine necklace, $98 at Loren Hope.

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