Skinnies Are Out, Which Denim Trend Is Next?

Are you the type of woman who's always one step ahead of the crowd when it comes to your denim? Then you might want to pay attention, because those skinnies and '70s-style flares you've been rocking might not be as cutting edge and cool as you think. It seems like basically once a week, skinny jean-loving ladies like myself are sent into a mild fit of hysteria when yet another news story rings the death knell of our beloved choice in pants. Things are pretty bleak for some of my fave denim styles.

Polyvore gathered together data from its users to determine which pants are the most coveted right now, and the results are pretty surprising. According to the site, skinnies officially come in last on the chart of most desirable, dropping -61.9% since May.

Another relatively unexpected result of the findings? Flares aren't nearly as popular as fashion magazines would have you believe. In fact, the retro-inspired denim has declined in popularity -59.5% since May. If you're looking at your jean collection right now and feeling a little hyperventilation coming on, take a deep breath because there are still two styles that are majorly trending, and pieces you can surely already find in your wardrobe.

As it turns out, high-waisted jeans are having more of a moment than ever before, as is ripped denim, which skyrocketed in popularity by 75.4% since May.

So go ahead, get to slashing at your closet to get a jump on the style for this fall. Or, if you can't bear to rip up your beautiful denim, buy a few of these pre-torn pieces and regain your title as the denim diva to watch.

Thea Mid Rise Girlfriend Jeans

Thea Mid Rise Girlfriend Jeans in Shadow Washed Black with Shredded Knee at Asos Curve, $68.86

Ex-Boyfriend Jean

Ex-Boyfriend Jean in Medium Wash with Destruction at Torrid, $68.50

Awesome Baggies

One Teaspoon Awesome Baggies at Planet Blue, $139

Izzy Cloudy Boyfriend Jeans

Izzy Cloudy Wash Ripped Boyfriend Jeans at Boohoo, $44

The Cropped Straight

Current/Elliott The Cropped Straight Ripped Jeans at Barneys, $198

Le Garcon

Frame Denim Le Garcon Destroyed Slim Boyfriend Jeans at Nordstrom, $239

Moto Jamie Jeans

Moto Super Ripped Jamie Jeans at Topshop, $80

Carly White Ripped Jeans

Carly White Ripped Jeans at Boohoo, $44

Skin Tight Legging

Plus Size Refuge Skin Tight Legging Ripped Jeans at Charlotte Russe, $35.99

Images: Courtesy of Polyvore, Brands