As the fashion community readies itself for autumn — and transitional-weather dressing — it's time to key into one piece that truly sings this time of year: denim. Rain, sleet, or snow, a pair of jeans goes with virtually everything, whether it be a bulky sweater or the tank you've layered beneath it. One denim trend has emerged victorious with the new fall 2019 jeans, as well; vintage-inspired denim, from the '70s to the '90s, is still the key trend to add to your closet this year.
And it's everywhere, primarily when it comes to a looser, straight-legged fit and higher rise. Club Monaco's new denim capsule just revealed the brand's Relaxed Slim jeans, a nostalgic pair that retails at $129.50. Sustainable denim brand Everlane's new Cheeky Bootcut Jean is a modern take — it streamlines the '70s flare, but leaves in a contrasting denim swatch for the $85 "Classic Blue Wash" colorway. And Levi's new Dad Jean (available for just $98) is the loose, comfortable pair you've probably desperately longed for in the past; the quintessential denim brand credits the '90s as inspiration for the "dadcore" aesthetic, noting in a blog that you can size up in the Levi's style to achieve a throwback, baggy look.
Moreover, vintage-inspired detailing is having a moment in the sun, too. Jordache's new $355 Tie-Dye Logo jeans are the 2019 version of an 80's acid-wash pair — a mix of textures, colors, and shades create a bleached-out tie-dye effect. On the other hand, Good American's new Good Vintage Western Yoke jeans add a throwback southwestern twist to slim-fit, straight-legged denim, retailing for $179 on the brand's website.
Which segues into one important note regarding vintage inspiration: You get to choose which decade to incorporate into your closet. (Though be prepared for plenty of high-waisted pairs, regardless of if you go for the '70s, '80s, or '90s.) So, before you begin swapping out your summer wardrobe for autumn, keep scrolling down. 10 new denim styles to consider for fall 2019 are below — all of which prove vintage-inspired denim isn't going anywhere.