Cut it. Stitch it. Bleach it. Dye it. Old denim is the new denim. From raw-hems to embellished embroidery, designers are reworking blue jeans to transform them entirely. This fashion fad started when trendsetting designer Demna Gvasalia of Vetements reconstructed vintage jeans into a sort of cut & sew mosaic. Now, spring’s latest denim is all about deconstructing and then reconstructing the classic. So give those boring skinny jeans the boot and step into spring with these eight stylish looks.
1. Fashion Insider
Otherwise known as the 2016 fashion blogger uniform. Topshop has mastered the reworked denim trend, and these straight-leg panel jeans are the perfect everyday pair. Crisp white shirting and Gucci’s “it” shoes make for a look that’s casual yet put together.
2. Flower Child
Since Alessandro Michele’s influencial Gucci takeover, ornate embroidery is fashion’s latest darling. This season, denim is the perfect canvas for embellishment. Pair with an embroidered silk jacket for the full effect.
3. Double Trouble
The more, the merrier. Double down on denim to take the Canadian tuxedo to the next level. Rock patches two ways with these Re/Done Levi’s and a destroyed Topshop jacket.
4. Back to Black
Step into the night in a sleek black outfit. Patent leather Guiseppe Zanotti’s add a subtle sexiness to your Re/Done Levi’s.
5. Panel Discussion
With undone hems and side panel detailing, these Frame denims are a street style favorite. Dress them up with a pair of Zara kitten heels for a stylish statement. It’s the perfect look for weekday meetings, afternoon drinks, and just about everything in between.
6. Go Big
Culotte jeans with an unfinished hem—these Citizens of Humanity jeans are at the top of our list for spring 2017. You can keep it 90’s classic with sneakers and a white tee. Or dress ’em up with a silk blouse and cute leather slides.
7. All Patched Up
Similar to Vetements, Off-White is another trendsetting brand that everyone’s hunting at the moment. Patched together with velvet and selvage denim, these jeans are the star of the show when worn with a simple graphic tee and Topshop flight jacket.
8. Keep it Simple
You can rock this trend without all the bells, whistles, and embroidery too. If you’re going for a simpler approach, cuffed straight leg jeans go great with an oversized cardigan for an effortlessly cool look. Top it off with a chic minimalist accessory like this Simon Miller Bonsai bag.
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