Five denim styles that are both on-trend and totally wearable.
Jeans have never gone out of style, but lately there’s been an exciting burst of creativity in denim design.
Here are some of the hot trends showing up for spring — they just may inspire a new addition to your denim lineup.
Frame Le Baggy Raw Edge Trouser ($255 at frame-store.com). The baggy ’90s look gets more polished with clever pleating and a heavier-weight denim to add structure. Pair them with a tucked blouse for a modern look, or with your favorite oversized sweater to fully bring back the grunge era.
Dries Van Noten Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans ($342 at Nordstrom). Also back from the ’90s: very, very big cuffs. This designer denim is an investment, but the dark wash and perfect cut — with a high waist and trouser-like fit — makes them refined enough to wear to work, and almost anywhere else.
Zara Jeans High Waist Culotte in Vermont Red ($50 at zara.com). Colored denim is back in a big way, and this vibrant red pair is sure to get noticed. Along with their bold hue, the jeans have a modern fit, with a high waist, wide legs, cropped length and a frayed hem.
Universal Thread Split Hem Kick Boot Crop Jeans ($25–$28 at target.com). Target’s latest line features these on-trend split-hem jeans that, by showing a bit more skin up the calf, elongate the leg, even with a cropped style. Available in sizes 00–26.
Good American Good Waist Athletic Stripe High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans ($179 at Nordstrom). Another hot leg-elongating technique is adding tuxedo stripes along the outside of the leg. Whether in racing-stripe red or the more subtle detailing on these high-waisted jeans, the stripes emphasize length and add a pop of interest. In sizes 0–18.