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Denim trends for fall: What's hot, what's not and how to wear them

Cooler temps are arriving, and that means denim days are here to stay.
/ Source: TODAY

Cooler temps are arriving, and that means denim days are here to stay.

While you may want to freshen up your wardrobe for autumn, shopping for jeans isn’t exactly fun. It can be overwhelming with so many styles, cuts and colors from which to choose.

In fact, TODAY’s Tamron Hall says she’s sworn off jeans and has not worn them in three months. She adds that for her, the two hardest articles to shop for are jeans and bikinis.

Style expert Lilliana Vazquez did her one better, saying it’s more difficult to pick out a good pair of jeans than a revealing two-piece.

“I think jeans are actually harder because they all fit so differently and they’re all made so differently,” Vazquez said on TODAY Thursday.

So what’s hot and what’s not? Vazquez offered up three new trends to help you begin fall on a fashionable, up-to-date note.

“You can keep the old classics but these are going to really reinvigorate your denim wardrobe,” she said.

Straight-leg jean

The pair Vazquez showed off comes from Zara, for a budget-friendly $49.90. Styled with a white blouse and heels, this a versatile style that has been seen on the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio.

“You can wear them with sneakers or heels,” Vazquez said. “They’re a classic — never going to go out of style.”

Cropped flare

This pair comes from Aritzia for $210, and the look has been spotted on Alexa Chung.

“We love skinnies, but the cropped flare is hot for fall,” Vazquez said. “Always wear them with a pointy-toe flat. That’s the key to execution.”

Although some may worry about the shorter length, she said they have a higher waist and are flattering for everyone.

High-rise flare

These came from American Eagle, and the look has been seen on Olivia Palermo.

Vazquez noted that the flare starts at the knee and goes down, saying, “That’s what makes it updated for fall.” contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter.