There’s no denying that denim continues to reign supreme. Jeans will forever be reliable staples that provide you with something to wear when it seems like there’s nothing to wear.
The beauty is that denim never gets boring. You can pair your jeans with nearly anything — and this spring, you’ll have four fabulous, fresh options to add to your style mix.
Here are four denim trends to watch when the weather warms up. You can also jump to our infographic.
1. Side Stripes
The vivid side stripe shakes up your basic denim just a touch — and it’s a welcome upgrade if you’re feeling blah about wearing jeans. You still get the same versatility, but the added color tells the world you’ve got an eye for detail.
The pink stripe that electrifies this pair from Abercrombie ($88) makes it a fun partner for a lean tunic or a cropped sweater. It’s sweet and sporty at once.
2. Ankle Details
Even the subtlest details can transform your basic denim into something far more interesting and, frankly, more fun to wear. Look for hems that are slightly offbeat — either with a slit through the front, some type of embellishment.
These NYDJ Ami High Waist Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans ($49.97) feature a delicate bow. The effect is slightly youthful, but still grown up.
3. Vivid Embroidery
If you aren’t so much of a denim person at heart, perhaps you haven’t found a style that speaks to you yet. Enter the embroidered jean, which is poised to add a burst of color and sunshine to your spring wardrobe in an instant. The intricate workmanship, coupled with the radiant hues that contrast against traditional blacks and blues, makes your entire outfit stand out.
These LOFT Floral Embroidered Skinny Jeans ($43.88) are a wonderful example. They take your wardrobe in a different direction without straying too much from tradition. Add a simple, ladylike blouse and a pair of flats for an easy outfit.
4. Lean Stripes
Stripes continue to be appealing in nearly every form. While the allure of a Parisian-influenced horizontal stripe is always classic, it’s the lean, vertical lines that make the newest pairs of jeans so special.
Don’t be fooled by the name of the Mom Jeans ($34.96) from American Eagle. They’re more sporty than “mommy,” thanks to the flattering cut and ability to pair well with anything from plain white tees and sneakers to tank tops, blazers and heels.