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Your guide to fall denim: five styles and trends

When it comes to creating a covetable fall wardrobe, it’s really all in the jeans. After all, nothing’s quite as easy or versatile as denim, which is why jeans have become our go-to pant; from chilling around the house, to jetting around town to hitting up your favourite dinner spot.

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Trouser jean. MOTHER (left) and Gap

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Jewel tones. Gap (left) and Forever 21

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Coated denim. J.Brand (left) and &DENIM

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Metallic skinnies. Zara (left) and Joe Fresh

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Boot-cut jeans. Sequoia (left) and American Eagle

Ellen Pompeo (Keystone Press)

Ellen Pompeo (Keystone Press)

When it comes to creating a covetable fall wardrobe, it’s really all in the jeans. After all, nothing’s quite as easy or versatile as denim, which is why jeans have become our go-to pant; from chilling around the house, to jetting around town to hitting up your favourite dinner spot. We put a lot of expectations on our jeans, which is why you might find it tough to find your perfect pair.

We’ve rounded up five fun styles to bring your denim up-to-date this fall, with splurge and save options for each. Jeanious!

Slimmed-down boot-cuts
The Appeal: Boot-cuts have always been a fan favourite, with just enough flare to balance out proportions and make legs look extra long. The latest versions have been streamlined and slimmed-down for the woman who wants a flattering, skinny jean alternative.

The 411: Wear them with pointed-toe shoes, wedges, or any of your fall boots. A distressed wash denim is the perfect weekend wash while a dressier, dark denim is extra slimming.

Splurge: Sequoia Low-Rise Skinny Boot, Fidelity Denim, $198
Save: Slim Boot Jeans, American Eagle Outfitters, $39.57

Metallic skinnies
The Appeal: Gold jeans are an easy way to channel your inner Balmain rock-goddess. They’re fun, a little flashy and perfect for the fearless fashionista. At under $60, even the splurge version lets you try the trend without breaking the bank.

The 411: Wear your golden girls with a black tank, black booties and a gold cuff for the club or tone it down for day with a crisp white shirt, a blazer and heels. Bring them into the holidays with a chunky knit cream sweater and cozy wedge boots.

Splurge: Gold Jeans, Zara, $54.90
Save: Slim Gold Jean, Joe Fresh, $29

Coated denim leggings
The Appeal: For the past several years, leggings have become wardrobe must-haves. Since they’re stretchy and fitted, they’re comfy without looking sloppy. Coated denim leggings give you the same sleek look of a legging with way more polish.

The 411: Wear them under all of your boots – from knee-highs to riding boots to short booties. For a great laid-back look, pair them with your favourite ballet flats and a luxe-looking sweater.

Splurge: J. Brand 901 Coated Glory Legging, The Bay, $219
Save: &DENIM Waxed Slim-Fit Jeans, H&M, $39.95

Jewel-toned skinnies
The Appeal: Fall’s fashion palette is usually a lot more subdued than the happy hues of summer. This season, you can rival the brilliant autumn foliage in bold, bright skinny jeans.

The 411: The easiest way to rock bright bottoms is to wear something neutral on top. Just resist the urge to match your shoes (or your bag, or your eyeshadow for that matter) to your pants.

Splurge: 1969 Mid-Weight Legging Jean, Gap, $79.95
Save: Coloured Skinny Jeans, Forever 21, $27.80

Trouser jeans
The Appeal: Seventies style is still in full swing this fall – trouser jeans let you pay homage to the era without going over-the-top.

The 411: Tuck an ultra-feminine bow-blouse into your trousers and cinch at the waist with a skinny belt. Finish off the look with a pair of platform heels.

Splurge: MOTHER The Drama Wide Leg Trouser Jean, revolveclothing.com, $220
Save: 1969 Mid-Weight Slim Trouser Jeans, Gap, $89.95

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