You need to buy these jeans before everybody else does. I mean it! Trust me… If there’s one great unifier across America—well, when it comes to wardrobes, at least—it’s denim. From Southern California to Nashville, Tennessee, to the streets of Brooklyn, New York, everywhere you go, we can guarantee you’ll find cool girls wearing jeans.
But just as some call it “soda,” some call it “pop,” and others still call it “coke” (truly one of our country’s greatest divides), there’s variation in the denim we choose. Maybe it’s cropped flares all the locals are obsessed with this season, or maybe everyone’s on the hunt for the perfect pair of crisp white jeans—whatever it is, boutique owners and fashion directors are the first to know.
While it’s a safe bet to say that there will always be room in your closet for denim staples like boyfriend jeans, a shrunken trucker jacket, and a perfect-fit chambray shirt, it’s time to make room in that wardrobe for some newbie styles. From cropped flares to denim anoraks, patchwork pieces and maybe even a printed wash or two, these are the seven denim pieces that your wardrobe is missing for spring.
Lace-up jeans are making their return from the early aughts—but thankfully this time without the insanely low waistlines. Frayed, uneven and cutoff hems add the perfect amount of edge—and make for an ideal way to show off your shoes. No longer a fashion taboo, the denim mini skirt is back in full force and cooler than ever when styled with a long button down underneath à la Rihanna.
Jeans, denim, blues, whatever you call them–they’re the ultimate wardrobe chameleon. It can be dressy, grungy, sexy, artsy, casual and classic. We love it in all its forms and this spring is no exception—plus we’re bringing a few wild cards into the mix!