The 1 Piece That Will Keep Your Wardrobe on Trend All Season

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I have a theory: more than anything else a woman is wearing, her jeans totally give her away. More than an It bag or the season's biggest shoe craze, denim trends quickly reveal how much you pay attention to current fashion. You could tell in 2008 who was staying up on what's in vogue when women started wearing skinny jeans and left their flares in the back of their closets, and you can tell now just as easily looking at the distressed, cropped hems, straight legs, and high rises characteristic of the new mom jeans that were popularized all over the streets during Fashion Week.

They're essentially a fashion girl calling card each season, an everyday sign of the times that puts a modern stamp on your outfit, regardless of whether you're wearing them with Fall's biggest blouse trends or your favorite years-old t-shirt. So you don't have to invest in all the trendy gear to give your look a contemporary twist — just a pair of good jeans. Read on to see the silhouette that's dominating Fall '16, then shop the styles for yourself. It's undoubtedly the easiest way to update your outfit for the whole season.