Spring Denim Trends: From Patchwork Denim to Acid Wash

March 13, 2017 by Lila Delilah

Good jeans are invaluable. The funny thing is that good jeans never seem to stay good for more than a year. The speed at which denim trends change is incredible and keeping up can be daunting.

We would never endorse buying jeans at full price but have come to accept that anything under $200 is a good price — especially if you will wear them several times a week. The transitional season is a good time to start shopping for the denim styles you want while your size is still in stock. We suggest adding your favorite style to the cart and waiting for a good friends & family sale. Bloomingdales’ friends & family sale is usually at the end of March and ShopBop runs a big site-wide discount promotion in early April.

Patchwork Blue
One of the biggest trends for Spring is the multi-tonal jean. A patchwork of different color blues making a big splash. Since they aren’t ripped, the look isn’t as messy as many distressed denim styles but the look is still very casual and relaxed. Some of our favorite styles are below.

Wide-leg Crop
The flared cropped jean isn’t all new but this season that flare is growing to a wide-leg. We especially like the versions with a wide dark hem. This style jean looks best with a stylish shoe (like a Gucci slide) or a pointed boot that clear the hem. Check out these styles:

Colored Jeans
It seems like colored denim goes from being hot one season to cheesy the next. This season–you got it– it’s hot. Blush in particular happens to be the color de jour.

Super bleached
Acid wash will always be a nostalgic look from the 80s and 90s but super bleached is just about as classic. Why not pull out a vintage heavy metal tee and a just-don’t-care attitude? We just suggest staying away from the acid washed blond hair. That’s a look we don’t need to resurrect.


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