These Are the Only Spring Denim Trends Worth Buying This Year
One of the easiest ways to beat the winter blues is to start thinking about your upcoming warm-weather wardrobe. While it may not make sense to break out the florals and pastels just yet, you can still get a jumpstart on spring fashion by updating your denim collection. Your favorite high-waisted jeans and boyfriend jeans are classic styles that’ll likely always be on trend, but each season there are a few new standout looks that get extra attention.
If you’d like to know which denim pieces will be trending this season, just look to street style stars who have already been incorporating spring’s hottest styles into their lust-worthy ensembles. The best part? All of the imminent trends are not only incredibly stylish, but also super flattering and easy to pull off.
From pretty-colored denim to utilitarian-style jeans and cool embroidered options, keep reading to find the seven biggest spring 2019 denim trends — then shop these fashion-forward pieces for yourself.
Straight Leg Jeans
This season’s most favored jean silhouette is set to be the simple straight-leg jean. As a slightly more flattering version of the popular mom jean, these modern jeans will look good on just about every body type. Shop high-waisted options to elongate your figure or cropped styles to show off your killer sandal collection.
Something Navy Cigarette Raw Hem Straight Ankle Jeans
Popular blogger Arielle Charnas has been a fan of the chic silhouette of high-waisted jeans for awhile now, so it’s no surprise that she designed a pair of straight-leg jeans for her Something Navy collection at Nordstrom. These sleek jeans feature the perfect light wash shade and an edgy, distressed hem.
To buy: $89; nordstrom.com
Totême Mid-Rise Straight Leg Jeans
It doesn’t get much more classic than these mid-rise, straight-leg jeans by Totême. The minimalist jeans are made from pure cotton, so they’ll get softer with each wear. We love that they hit just above the ankle so your spring shoe collection can take center stage.
To buy: $240; net-a-porter.com
Levi’s Wedgie Straight Jeans
Levi’s makes clothes that are built to last for years, and these classic straight-leg jeans are no different. They feature a vintage-inspired raw hem paired with Levi’s signature (and super popular) wedgie fit, so you can trust that they’ll make your butt look amazing.
To buy: $98; shopbop.com
Utilitarian-inspired jeans with oversized cargo pockets are set to be everywhere this spring. We suggest balancing out the baggy, menswear-inspired silhouette of the jeans with tailored jackets and fitted tops.
Stella McCartney Cargo Jeans
How cool are these cargo jeans by Stella McCartney? We love the oversized pockets and pretty blue wash featured on the modern silhouette of the pants.
To buy: $495; shopbop.com
La Vie Rebecca Taylor Tie Waist Jeans
These utilitarian-inspired jeans by La Vie Rebecca Taylor feature deep front pockets that are big enough to hold all your essentials, paired with a fun tie belt that’ll cinch in your waist.
To buy: $295; nordstrom.com
Hudson Jeans Jane Relaxed Cargo Shorts
If you want to try out the trend on a pair of shorts, we suggest investing in this cool pair by Hudson Jeans. The oversized cargo pockets and slightly distressed look on these Bermuda shorts make them feel both modern and edgy.
To buy: $235; shopbop.com
Jeans With Slits
Denim brands encourage you to show off some skin this season with side and front slit jeans. These cool cut-outs put a sexy, high-fashion spin on the otherwise casual bottoms.
AG Adriano Goldschmied Women’s High-Rise Jeans
If you’re a fan of the cut-out jeans trend but don’t want to fully show off your legs, try this pair by AG Adriano Goldschmied. They feature a slit on the inside of the pant legs for a subtle take on this skin-baring trend.
To buy: $112-$225; amazon.com
Reformation Perri Flare Jeans
This high-waisted, flared pair of jeans by Reformation will look great on all shapes and sizes. With a flattering side slit that reaches the mid-calf, the sleek jeans come in black and light blue shades of denim.
To buy: $118; nordstrom.com
Hudson Jeans Nico Mid-Rise Cigarette Jeans
Go bold and show off your gams with this trendy pair of jeans by Hudson Jeans. The front slits go all the way up to the knee and feature cool grommet detailing.
To buy: $295; shopbop.com
Two Toned Denim
In the past, wearing a light denim top with darker wash jeans was the most popular way to sport two shades of denim at once, but this spring’s hottest styles feature two denim washes in a single piece!
Topshop Straight Leg Moto Jeans
If you’re ready to fully embrace the two-toned trend, shop these jeans by Topshop — the contrasting panels are sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
To buy: $90; nordstrom.com
Jocelyn Two Tone Denim Jacket
How fun is this two-toned jean jacket with raglan sleeves by Jocelyn? The cute topper features distressed raw hem lines paired with edgy studs around the collar and down the sleeves.
To buy: $395; shopbop.com
House of Holland Frayed Ombre Denim Midi Skirt
This denim midi skirt by House of Holland features a sexy front slit and frayed hems. The ombre shade skirt will pair perfectly with everything from cotton tanks to chunky sweaters and silk blouses.
To buy: $195; net-a-porter.com
While blue, black, and white jeans will never go out of style, this season is all about colored denim. Wear a pair of pretty pastel jeans with your favorite tee to keep things casual, or rock a matching colored top for a bold look.
Sofia by Sofia Vergara Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans
These adorable jeans were designed by Sofia Vergara, and are not only incredibly cute and flattering, but also super affordable! Plus, with seven pretty pastel colors to choose from, you’re going to want to buy more than one pair.
To buy: $23; walmart.com
Eliacher Women’s Boyfriend Denim Jacket
Girly girls will love this feminine pink denim jacket by Eliacher. We love the oversized topper’s cool, baggy silhouette and the fact that it comes in 12 different washes and prints.
To buy: $26-$40; amazon.com
MinkPink Spice Ally Denim Dress
There’s nothing mellow about this bold yellow mini denim dress by MinkPink. The adorable dress is made with structured denim, so it won’t ride up or bunch as you move around.
To buy: $55 (Originally $99); revolve.com
Jeans with stripes down the sides are still trending for spring. The chic embellishment helps draw the eye down towards your killer shoes while elongating your legs at the same time.
Parker Smith Ava Side Stripe Skinny Jeans
The red frayed stripes on these Parker Smith jeans put a fresh spin on a classic white skinny jean. Expect to see these side-striped trousers everywhere you go this spring.
To buy: $216; bloomingdales.com
7 For All Mankind Side Stripe Ankle Skinny Jeans
This pair of stylish 7 For All Mankind jeans feature two white stripes down either side for a cool fashion-forward look. The light wash shade will go well with everything from a cute white tee to a slinky tank.
To buy: $219; nordstrom.com
Mother The Sinner Fray Shorts
Side stripes have made their way to denim shorts as well, and we love the retro feel of these striped white shorts by Mother. The pink and red stripes give them a feminine touch, while the frayed hemline keeps them cool and modern-looking.
To buy: $178; revolve.com
Up the cool factor on your laid-back denim pieces by shopping for embroidered options. Rock the trend with a fitted denim jacket, a casual denim button up, or a pair of fitted skinny jeans.
Johnny Was Embroidered Skinny Ankle Jeans
Just because you’re wearing embellished jeans doesn’t mean the embroidery should overwhelm you. We love that these Johnny Was skinny ankle jeans feature pretty embroidered flowers just around the pockets.
To buy: $220; neimanmarcus.com
Mira Mikati Embroidered Tulle-Paneled Denim Jacket
The embroidery on this Mira Mikati denim jacket adds a sweet, whimsical touch to the cool boxy silhouette. The embroidery on the front is subtle, but when you turn around you’ll see a full fairy tale motif on the back.
To buy: $685; net-a-porter.com
NYDJ Embroidered Denim Shirt
How cute is this NYDJ embroidered denim shirt? The pretty floral detail on the shoulder puts a feminine spin on the western-style shirt.
To buy: $55-$98; amazon.com