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The Best Jeans for Fall 2012

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Jeans have gone way beyond your basic blues for the fall. Think: colored, patterned,corduroy and more. Traditionalists, don't sweat. They're still the same versatile, easy to wear, easy to style, easy to care for jeans that you still know and love. Trendsetters, you now know what's on your list for this season. Read on to check out the best jeans for fall.

1. Leopard Print Jeans

leopard jeans

How fun are these leopard print jeans? Meow! The Alice + Olivia 5-pocket skinny jeans will quickly become your favorite pair of pants in your closet and will give even the most conservative top a rocker's edge.

Styling Tip:Because these jeans have a skinny fit and a pattern, keep your top simple and a little bit over-sized. Think a boyfriend button down in white or black.

The Alice + Olivia 5-pocket skinny jeans are 86 percent cotton, 11 percent polyester, 3 percent spandex and dry clean only. They are available in sizes zero through 12.

2. Colorful Corduroys

colorful cords

Corduroys have overcome their bad rap as the pants your mom used to make you wear on the coldest day of the year. They've been made over with a skinnier cut and vibrant, colorful wash. These Gap 1969 Legging Cords fit the bill with a flattering fit and lake blue color.

Styling Tip: Play up the retro school girl feel of the pants and pair with high-heeled loafers and a satchel.

The Gap 1969 Legging Cords are 78 percent cotton, 22 percent Spandex and machine-washable. The come in sizes 00 through 20 and in regular, tall and petites. They are also available in brown.

3. Jewel Tone Denim

yellow jeans

Colored denim continues to be a strong trend—the twist for fall is that spring's pastel hues have morphed into rich fall jewel tones. This is great news for curvy girls: the darker colors are more slimming. Lucky Brand Charlie Skinny Jeans combine low-rise, slim fit and skinny leg and stretch denim for a super-flattering fit.

Styling Tip:You can't go wrong when you pair yellow jeans with olive green, cream or chocolate brown to balance out the brightness.

The Lucky Brand Charlie Skinny Jeans are 98 percent cotton, 2 percent Spandex and machine-washable. They are available in sizes 00 through 18 and also come in red.

4. Lace-Printed Jeans

lace jeans

Show your sweet side in a pair of lace-printed jeans, like these Joe's Jeans Chantilly Lace Printed Denim Jeans. Wear with a black blazer to the office or flaunt your naughty side with a silky black tank as shown.

Styling Tip:To tone down the girlie feel of lace-printed jeans, wear with black leather boots. Extra points if they are studded.

The Joe's Jeans Chantilly Lace Printed Denim Jeans are a cotton/spandex blend and machine-washable. They are available in sizes 24 through 32.

5. Coated Denim Jeans

coated jeans

Possible the hottest trend for fall when it comes to denim is coated jeans. The jeans have been treated with wax to give them an almost leather-like hue. These Big Star Urban-City Black Coated Jeans almost look like liquid copper. Wash them inside out so they keep their sheen.

Styling Tip: Jeans this eye-catching don't require a lot of embellishment. Keep your accessories neutral and your top in the warm color family.

Big Star Urban-City Black Coated Jeans are a cotton, polyester, lycra blend and are available in sizes 24 through 31.

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