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Millennials, Here’s How to Replace Your Skinny Jeans

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Some might call it the end of an era. Gen Z is a powerful force that often rallies around social causes like sustainability, anti-bullying, and now, to many millennials’ dismay, skinny jeans. Earlier this year, the group turned to TikTok to take aim at the style—in addition to side parts and emojis—and left some millennials feeling sartorially lost.

A key part of women’s wardrobes for the past two decades, the skinny jean served millennials for the majority of their lives. But now that trend forecasters are documenting a shift to looser styles, it might be time to start phasing out all of those snug fits. Rivet rounded up some loose-fitting denim styles to make the transition easier.


Piclro

The shift away from your beloved skinnies should be fun. These slim-fit jeans from Pilcro at Anthropologie feature a playful tie dye effect to lift your spirits and breathe new life into your closet.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Good American

You may have forgotten how flattering a flared jean can be. This style from Good American is loaded with stretch for a comfortable fit.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone’s relaxed fit will reboot your love for denim. The cropped style gives off an effortless vibe that can be dressed up with a pair of strappy heels.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Frame

Tap into both the loose fit and patchwork trends with these straight-leg jeans from Frame. Displaying a full range of denim washes, the style will complement virtually any outfit.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Agolde

Channel the ’90s supermodel look with this pair from “cool girl” denim brand Agolde. The relaxed fit and washed black will pair perfectly with a simple cami.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Asos

Go even more casual with a slouchy mom jean from Asos. The extreme distressing and rips at the knees afford an effortless look that’s unmatched.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Free People

This destroyed style might be the opposite of the skinny jean you’re used to—but it could also be your new favorite. Pair with a plain white T-shirt and sneakers for an everyday look.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Reformation

Reformation’s Cynthia high-rise straight-leg style comes in an array of washes that range from white to black. Choose your favorite to anchor your wardrobe.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


G-Star Raw

Boyfriend jeans are a classic entry point to looser fits. This style from G-Star Raw is both on-trend and sustainable.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.


Nudie Jeans

A dark wash, relaxed fit jean is bound to stay in style for years to come. Opt for a pair from a brand like Nudie Jeans that guarantees it will last. The brand offers a complimentary repair service for the jeans’ lifetime.

Rivet rounded up some loose denim styles for women to provide alternatives to skinny jeans, which are diminishing in popularity.

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