It's a well-known phenomenon that denim trends move through a very frequent cycle of popularity. The vintage denim we spend hours sifting through at thrift stores is the same style that women lived in in the 70s and again in the 90s. While we've grown used to this yearly shift in denim trends, there is one style that has proven itself immune to this cycle. Despite seasonal predictions constantly declaring this style or that as the replacement for skinny jeans, they're once again at the top of the denim ladder.
While skinny jeans aren't going anywhere anytime soon, they have gone through a much-needed update in the last few seasons. So what is the 2018 way to wear skinny jeans? Skinny jeans are becoming more of a compromise between their former super-slim fit and straight leg. Rise will continue to stay pretty high this season and stretch denim will be replaced with more traditional non-stretch fabrics - the idea being that the flattering appeal of skinny jeans will remain while the super-tight, uncomfortable aspects are removed.