Sweatpants, which have also been dubbed "soft pants," joggers and leggings have taken center stage in many people's wardrobes as more have worked remotely. However, as more people head back to school, work, or life in general, the age-old jean is having a resurgence.
The once-beloved denim staple never truly went away but has taken a backseat until now.
Skinny jeans, form-fitting denim pants, might be out of style, according to Gen-Z, but there are several other options that have made a comeback with an updated twist.
From upcycled looks to fierce flares, check out several options below that will not only help you ease back into jeans but also step into a new season with style.
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The company shared that dad jeans have seen a 215% uptick in purchases making it the top trending back-to-school product.
The best selling pick can be dressed up or down, and pairs nicely with just about any color.
What goes around comes around, and that's usually the case with vintage fashion. With that, Madewell's Perfect Vintage Jean (a pair that sells every other minute) has become a fan-favorite for several reasons, including its comforting fit.
While it's not quite a skinny jean or a bootcut style, this style pairs a straight-leg stretch fit with a '90s supermodel vibe.
In August, the brand also launched an updated version called the Perfect Vintage High-Rise Straight Jean.
The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean in Reinhart Wash
Available in everything from plus to tall sizes, this comfort stretch style is a pair you will want to live in.
If you think cropped hems are only for summer, think again. Several retailers have been hopping on the cropped trend for fall.
It's the perfect look to pair with boots or pumps without experiencing any bunching near the hem.
Good Waist Chew Hem Cropped Jeans
This newly launched style has a streetwear meets edgy feel that's stylish and cool.
- Good American
Recycled and revived
Keep your style sustainably amazing, when you try an upcycled, repurposed pair of jeans. Many brands have elevated their recycling efforts to create great looks that you'll want to wear again and again.
From Levis to Gap and others, you can now find denim styles that have been given a second life.
The '90s Cheeky Jean
This classic pair is available in nine color washes and is 100% cotton. Everlane's denim factory partners 98% of their water using reverse osmosis filtration and keeps byproducts out of the environment by mixing them with concrete to create building materials.
If you're ready to ditch your sweats but still prefer something you can move in with ease -- several denim labels are including stretchable fabrics throughout their jean styles.
New York & Company recently debuted its menswear collection and it features denim made with the brand's "HyperStretch" material, which allows for extra comfort and mobility.
The brand's inclusive lineup includes a range of styles from 30-40. Plus, everything is under $45.
Men's Skinny Fit Hyper Stretch Jean
This pair is perfect with a wide variety of looks and comes in several different colorways.
- New York & Company
Fit and flare
What goes around usually comes back around, and that's certainly the case with denim flare jeans.
The popular '70s style is back again and available to shop through a wide variety of brands.