Under-the-Radar Denim Brands You Need to Know Now

The word "essential" gets thrown around quite a bit in the fashion world, but jeans are it—they truly are an integral part of any wardrobe. So when you head back to school this year, why not stand out from the rest in a unique pair of blues? We're here to help with styling advice straight from today's coolest denim designers (many of whom you've probably never heard of!). 

Whether you're a light-wash kind of girl or someone who goes for midnight-black studded styles, Teen Vogue found the best on-the-cusp denim to wear this fall. 

Frame Denim, Designed by Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson Meet the brand of recent Karlie Kloss fame. Founded in 2012, Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson set out to fuse "the quality and heritage of denim manufacturing in Los Angeles with the influence of a London style."

Frame jeans are known for holding their shape even when worn daily, and the classically-cut Le Skinny variety is on our autumn wishlist. "The Columbia Road shade is perfectly washed to a mid-blue worn-in finish with a figure-hugging silhouette that gives an incredible shape," the team explains. "Wear it with a simple shirt for pared-down perfection." Not to mention, the style's been spotted on some of the chicest celebs around (Sienna Miller, anyone?).

Frame Le Skinny jeans, $189. Nordstrom.com.