Before fall arrives, I see it as my duty to report on which jean trends are in and out, and there’s one denim style I know for sure is past its prime: mom jeans. I hate to break it to you because I know the high-waisted fit was a fan favorite, but standard mom jeans are no longer the freshest pick. Instead, there’s a new jean trend that’s ready to take its place, and it’s already earning celeb fans such as Chrissy Teigen and Hailey Bieber (definitely a good sign).
With all things ’80s fashion bubbling up right now, it’s only natural that pleated jeans would eventually make a comeback, and well, that day has finally come. From celebrity street style looks to our go-to denim brands like Levi’s and Agolde, pleated jeans have been everywhere we look lately. So the fact that they read similar to mom jeans—albeit with a sleeker, more trouser-like fit—makes us think that they’re poised to become just as popular as everyone’s beloved mom jeans once were. Ready to see just how chic the pleated-jean trend can be? Scroll down to fill up on inspiration from street style to Instagram, and then peruse our favorite shopping picks.