Maroon, crimson, oxblood--call it what you will, but we've gone gaga for all shades of red.
Style Tip: Come fall, pair your vampy maroons with complimenting warm shades of autumn-aubergines, mustards and pumpkin spice that will warm up your style for the cooler months ahead.
FLARE picks: Hudson side-stripe flare jeans, $250, hudsonjeans.com. Denimocracy skinny jean, $189, denimocracyusa.com.
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There's no blending in with this military staple that has become a street style favourite.
Style Tip: Put the ammo in camo with unexpected touches of glamour like strict pointy pumps or ultra shine extras that will help off-set the grungy tone of the masculine print.
FLARE picks: Textile Elizabeth & James green camouflage skinny jeans, $235, shopbop.com.
Current/Elliott abstract camouflage print jeans, $198, singer22.com
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Not just for grade-schoolers! With offerings from top denim makers like Joe's Jeans and Citizens of Humanity, this elementary school staple is all grown up.
Style Tip: Fold over the overalls for a slouchy fit but be sure to pair it with feminine touches like a form fitting basic T-shirt, a hint of lace or a cheeky coloured stripe.
FLARE picks: RVCA distressed denim overalls, $100, swell.com. AG Adriano Goldschmied denim short overalls, $198, piperlime.com
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Since flares and wide leg jeans burst back on the scene, the selection has been as good as ever. From saturated brights and grandiose prints to demure indigos, there's a trouser jean for every occasion.
Style Tip: Take your wide leg blues to work with a button-down blouse layered under a metallic knit (with subtle shine), and top it off with a comfortable loafer pump to further elongate the look.
FLARE picks: Mavi dark denim wide leg trouser, $98, ca.mavi.com. Guess by Marciano beige flared trouser jean, $168, guessbymarciano.com.
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Think this look is reserved for country quilts? Think again. When design hotshots like Isabel Marant sent patchwork jeans (in pinks and yellows) down the runway, you knew a big trend was on the horizon.
Style Tip: Take a cue from Marant and wear your pieced-up blues with an air of Cali-cool (think Navajo knits and retro tees), and leave the country-cute behind.
FLARE picks: Blank NYC patchwork denim cut-off shorts, $78, blanknyc.com. Holding Horses patchwork denim boyfriend jeans, $138, anthropologie.com.
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Intricate embroidery details come in all different styles for this trend, from all-over shine to delicate florals adorning the sides of pant legs.
Style Tip: For events where you'd like to look pulled together but not too fancy, embroidered jeans add just the right amount of pizzazz to an open-weave sweater in black or navy.
FLARE picks: Joe's Jeans Black Collection metallic details, $420, mendocino.ca. Isabel Marant cropped jean with embroidery, $604, luisaviaroma.com.
DISTRESSED & DESTROYED JEANS
Hole-y jeans derived from rockers and bikers hit just the right spot between casual and too-cool-for-school.
Style Tip: Go overboard with the ripped look and you'll end up looking sloppy. Avoid the distressed extras like ripped T-shirts and holey tanks and reach for a polished blazer instead.
FLARE picks: Rag & Bone ripped flared denim jeans, $250, intermixonline.com. ASOS destroyed finish denim boyfriend jeans, $61, asos.com.
EMBELLISHED & BEJEWELLED
Glitzy add-ons include studs, sequins, beading and more, add shine and texture to a runway-ready trend fit for your off-duty look.
Style Tip: Aussie model Jessica Hart snagged the perfect mix of glamour and grunge by pairing her sequined jeans with fur and sneakers. Craving more polish? A sleek tweed jacket and pointed single-sole pumps do the trick.
FLARE picks: Siwy Denim skinny denim jeans with metallic sequin embellishment, $297, pinkmascara.com. Parasuco bejewelled embellished denim jeans, $288, parasuco.com.
Stand tall in vertically-striped bottoms that simultaneously elongate your silhouette with a sartorial nod to the '30s.
Style Tip: For maximum visual effect, wear a blouse with contrasting stripes or go wild with a colourful graphic print.
FLARE picks: Paige Denim striped denim jeans, $245, holtrenfrew.com. Joe's Jeans striped denim cut-off shorts, $155, nordstrom.com.
DUSTY ROSE HUES
Think of it as the grown-up sister of spring's pastel pinks: raspberry and salmon shades adopt a light dusting of chalk all over.
Style Tip: Treat these muted rose bottoms like your favourite khakis. Pair with a crisp white shirt for work and a rumpled version for the weekend.
FLARE picks: Skinny Jeans dusty maroon denim jeans, $159, skinnyjeans.com. Gap dusty salmon pink boyfriend fit denim jeans, $80, gapcanada.ca.
Lean, mean jean machines like Hudson and Rag & Bone were quick to hop on the tuxedo-stripe bandwagon. Also dubbed 'track pant-inspired', these side-striped bottoms are enjoying their turn in the spotlight.
Style Tip: Tuxedo-stripe jeans are easy to dress up with leather jackets, as seen on sartorial shutterbug Hedvig Opshaug, but for a casual yet chic approach, bank on bold brogues and a wallpaper-esque printed pajama jacket.
FLARE picks: Rag & Bone cream skinny jeans with black tuxedo stripe, $200, net-a-porter.com.
Cheap Monday blue cropped skinny jeans with black tuxedo stripe, $75, shopbop.com
METALLIC STAMPED JEANS
The past season has seen an abundance of jeans in solid precious metal shades of gold, silver and bronze, but metallic-patterned bottoms are taking this bold look over the top for fall.
Style Tip: High voltage brocades and paisley prints are the hottest of the pack and would fit perfectly with a denim shirt and choker necklace, or with a white tee under a sleeveless trench for transitional weather.
FLARE picks: Mother metallic paisley print jeans, $210, revolveclothing.com. 7 For All Mankind metallic pink brocade printed jeans, $230, nordstrom.com.
OMBRÉ & DIP DYED WASHES
The bleach-dipped favourite of the '80s got a second wind at Dries Van Noten last spring and has been going strong ever since--even evolving to take on a softer ombré persona.
Style Tip: Streetstyle regulars have taken to using ombré pieces to establish an head-to-toe look of gradation, so pair your pink and white ombré bottoms with white boots for a seamless look as seen as Manish Arora.
FLARE picks: Genetic Denim pink and white ombré denim jeans, $198, geneticdenim.com. Citizens of Humanity blue and white dipped denim shorts, $212, revolveclothing.com.
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