It’s right before spring every year that the fashion world has the same revelation: denim is in. The fact is, denim never goes out of style — every year we fall in love with the material more and more.
Sometimes denim is best when it’s classic. The Gap’s 90s Archive Re-Issue collection is just proof of the trend’s test of time. That boxy denim jacket, the perfect boot-cut, high waisted “mom” jeans — you get the idea. No matter what shape or form, denim remains versatile and perfectly blends vintage and modern tastes.
As style becomes more daring, retailers put a different spin on the classic look every year. Whether it boasts patches, embroidery, or unique structure, denim never fails to make a statement.
Every and any look can be completed by a denim item — and while that begins with classic blue denim, it definitely doesn’t end there. From tops to pants with flare (literally and figuratively), these are the denim pieces that will spice up your look this spring.
These denim pieces will totally get you ready for spring
dressesThankfully, tights weather is almost over so letting your legs go bare in a denim dress might just be in order.
Lovers Friends Lace Up Denim Dress, $108 at ASOS; AEO Apron Neck Chambray Shift Dress, $60 at American Eagle; Short denim dress, $39.99 at H&M; Shirt Dress with Adjustable Sleeves, $49 at Reitmans. ASOS, American Eagle, H&M, Reitmans
culottesCulottes have become a staple in every wardrobe this year. While certain fabrics can make culottes the ultimate dress pant, a pair in denim make the look totally casual.
BDG Cropped Denim Culotte - Indigo, $82 at Urban Outfitters; Citizens Of Humanity Melanie Wide Leg Crop Retro, $328 at Get Plenty ; Lip Patch Denim Culotte, $34 at Forever XXI. BDG Cropped Denim Culotte - Washed Black, $82 at Urban Outfitters.Zara, Urban Outfitters, Forever XXI
Rompers and jumpsuitsSpring is prime time for all-in-ones. Jumpsuits are the perfect lazy-chic outfit no matter the material, but a denim jumpsuit is even better.
Chambray wrap jumpsuit, $63 at LOFT; RVCA Livonia Chambray Jumpsuit, $79 at Lulus.LOFT, Lulus
bagsLooking to add some texture to your everyday look? A neutral denim bag is the closet addition you're looking for.
Union Bay Denim Colorblock Patched Messenger Bag, $33 at JC Penney; Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch, $102 at ShopBop; Liz Claiborne Real Fit Satchel, $70 at JC Penney. JC Penney, ShopBop
patched or embroidered jeansWhile jeans with patches or embroidery might take you out of your comfort zones, wearing them may also encourage many compliments.
TopShop Moto Floral Embroidered Mom Jeans 30-Inch Leg, $125 at The Bay; Mid Rise Jeggings, $108 at Guess; Boyfriend Jeans, $69 at Guess; TopShop Moto Rose Embroidered Mom Jeans, $125 at The Bay. Guess, The Bay
bomber jacketsWhether you throw one over a printed top to dress a look down, or over a white tee for a classic look, the denim bomber is a staple for every closet.
AEO Denim Bomber Jacket, $94 at American Eagle; Kaley Denim Bomber Jacket, $70 at BooHoo.American Eagle, BooHoo
off the shoulder topsTechnically, not all of these off-the-shoulder tops are denim, but the casual vibe of a lighter denim fabric is there. Pair with black pants, culottes, or a pencil skirt for a flirty and casual look.
Chambray Off-The-Shoulder Top, $30 at Charlotte Russe; STYLE AND CO. Off-the-Shoulder Chambray Shirt, $69 at The Bay; Embroidered Off-The-Shoulder Top, $37 at The Gap; ASOS Denim Off Shoulder Top with Flared Sleeves in Blue, $30 at ASOS. Charlotte Russe, The Bay, The Gap, ASOS
shoesWhy not sport some of that same classic fabric on your shoes too?
Open Toe Mules, $210 at Simons; NINE WEST Bow Detail Denim Slip-On Sneakers, $110 at The Bay; Luisi, $38 at Aldo; ASOS Jazz Denim Tie Leg Espadrilles, $35 at ASOS. ASOS, The Bay, Simons, Aldo
Boxy denim topsTo make a statement, swap your favourite white or black shirt for a simple boxy denim top next time you want to break out a bolder bottom.
Denim Poppy Top With Rib Detail, $60 at ASOS; Tencel® Denim Scalloped Top, $52 at The Gap; Denim Tencel® Shirt, $60 at Mango. ASOS, Mango, The Gap
HatsIf you can't get behind the suede or leather hat trend, a denim one is perfect for tying together a casual look, and for keeping the sun out of your eyes.
Denim Baseball Cap, $14.50 at Garage; Triangle Logo Baseball Cap, $29 at Guess; Denim Bucket Hat, $29 at Urban Outfitters. Garage, Guess, Urban Outfitters
Denim minisInstead of going out of style, mini skirts have changed with the times by varying in cuts, hems and detailing.
Hit The Mark Blue Chambray Wrap Mini Skirt, $44 at Lulus; Studded Denim Skirt, $69.99 at Mango; Wilfred Free Ahrens Skirt, $95 at Aritzia; Triple Wash Denim Skirt, $69.99 at Mango. Lulus, Mango, Gap
OverallsWe're not over this nostalgic trend at all. You don't even need to opt for classic blue — try black or white denim for a different approach.
1969 Denim Flare Overalls, $47 at The Gap; Medium Denim Jumpsuit, $119.99 at Mango; ASOS Denim Dungaree In Washed Black, $84 at ASOS. The Gap, Mango, ASOS
Statement denim jacketsWhile we've all been sporting the classic blue jean jacket since forever, this staple has gotten quite a makeover over the years. This spring, make a statement with a jean jacket with paint splatters, a new shape, or interesting detailing.
Limited edition denim jacket in paint splatter, $168 at J.Crew; Printed denim jacket, $80 at Zara; Denim trench coat, $90 at Dynamite. JCrew, Zara, Dynamite
tanksThere’s something so effortless about a structured denim tank. It adds that rugged yet casual-chic vibe to any outfit. Plus, a fringed jean tank will balance any elaborate pant — throw on a pair of loafers, and you've got street style nailed.
AEO Destroyed Denim Tank, $27 at American Eagle; Silence + Noise Deep-V Frayed Denim Hem Tank Top, $72 at Urban Outfitters. American Eagle, Urban Outfitters