Spring trends in denim

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Left: The Shya Crop in Cinder is a great gray to pair with spring pastels. Right: Patchwork denim is one of the new embellishments for spring. (Shopadorn.com)

Left: The Shya Crop in Cinder is a great gray to pair with spring pastels. Right: Patchwork denim is one of the new embellishments for spring. (Shopadorn.com)

Facing a wall of denim can be intimidating. Facing a wall with a selection of new trends can be paralyzing.

Spring denim has just started to hit the retail floor and will continue to trickle in over the next couple of months. Now is the time to get familiar with the latest trends so when it’s time to update your denim wardrobe you’re armed and ready to look stylish and perfectly on trend.

Shades of gray

Gray is the perfect neutral alternative to blue and black denim staples, and a perfect compliment to all the airy light pastels trending for the spring.

To create a long visual line, I always recommend sticking to light colors with light gray but you can pair any color with dark gray denim.

Pairing black shoes with your gray is obvious. I like to mix up my neutrals and pair brown booties with gray for a chic casual look.

Detail oriented

Designers must be bored with denim because they’re going all out with details this season.

Moto style seaming, patchwork and other embellishments make your favorite denim anything but boring.

The more intricate and embellished your denim is, the more toned down and minimal your other pieces should be.

Frayed hems will be seen everywhere for spring.

Frayed hems will be seen everywhere for spring.

Frayed and frazzled

The distressed look has gone a step farther this year, offering denim styles that are not only distressed but are also deconstructed with hems undone and seams frayed.

This is a trend you’ll see in more than denim, but denim is the perfect way to showcase this trend, especially if you’re not a risk taker.

An undone and frayed hem on a great fitting pair of blue denim jeans can look effortlessly stylish.

The Hudson High Rise Barbara is a great denim featuring the high rise trend. shopadorn.com

The Hudson High Rise Barbara is a great denim featuring the high rise trend. shopadorn.com

High rise

Fashion trends swing like a pendulum from one extreme to the next. The rise (from crotch to waistline) on denim hit an all-time low in recent seasons. Rises have now started to swing over to the mid and high rise extremes for spring. It’s a welcome change for all those tired of having to hike up their pants every two minutes.

The ideal spot for pants to hit is always right under the belly button. So for many, a mid or high rise pant will be the perfect fit.

True blue

No matter what trends hit the denim wall, the tried and true is blue denim. From dark and deep to light and uniform, denim will come in all the hues of blue.

Dark denim is always classic, but the lighter you go the more trendy you’ll look.

Wide and wider

Whether it’s a flare, boyfriend or just plain wide, you’re going to find wider widths in denim this year.

This is one trend that I warn ‘buyer beware’ because you are what you wear. If you’re rocking this trend, make sure the wide is where you want it and not where you don’t.

A fitted blazer with a graphic T-shirt balances a wide and baggy boyfriend style jean, while a blousy top pairs perfectly tucked into flare denim and heels. You can still flatter your figure in this wide trend — you just need to know how to wear it.

 

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