If you are still rocking high-waisted mom jeans or frayed hems, it’s time to update your denim duds. But, that doesn’t mean it’s time to purge your closet of all your comfy blue jeans. Denim is one of the hottest looks in fashion, but it’s taking a few new twists and turns. It may come in fresh shapes and new hues, but the latest denim styles are just as practical and relaxed as ever. Here are the most contemporary denim trends that you need in your closet right now.
Dresses: Dismiss the “Little House on the Prairie” vibe you are getting right now. The current crop of denim dresses is short and sassy. Skimming the knee, or resting just above, the petite length keeps the classic fabric from looking matronly or frumpy. There is also nothing fitted or revealing about the hottest denim dress trends. Look for loose-fit, relaxed and boxy styles. The trend is flattering for most body shapes and can easily be dressed up or down. For a casual look, team the frock with a pair of colorful Converse sneakers for a look that is both delightful and ducky.
White: Forget the traditional blue looks and opt for bright white instead. Sure, it doesn’t seem pragmatic at first, since white does tend to look unkempt if it’s not pristine. But, the alabaster shade mixes and matches so well with everything else in your closet that it will be well worth the risk. You can pick up white denim in jackets and dresses, but a slim fit white jean is a must have this spring and summer. Pair the pants with a pair of Boston Proper statement heels in brown leather.
Trousers: This style has a bit of 1970s flare but is thoroughly of-the-moment. This season, trouser-style denim pants will reign supreme over boyfriend, skinny and boot cuts. These well-tailored pants are a perfect marriage of soft denim and business-like style. They also aren’t the thick, rugged denim you are used to. Instead, they are often thin, soft and snuggly. Wear them just as you would your work-appropriate slacks (just not to the office) with silk blouses, blazers and heels.
Slashed: Distressed denim has been hot for several seasons, but this spring and summer it’s going to a whole new level. Heavy fraying, slashing, and tearing give jeans an over-the-top casual look that you can’t get any other way. However, the look goes too far toward grungy in full-length or loose-fit styles. Instead, stick to slashed styles in skinny cropped fits. Embrace the casual vibe by pairing slashed jeans with loose tees and Nike shoes, or give the look a more upscale kick with a dressy top and leather UGG ankle booties.