Denim is pretty much the closest thing you have to a wardrobe BFF: It’s dependable, and it never makes you feel like you need to force it. There’s rarely a situation where a solid pair of jeans won’t do the job—from casual weekends in baggy T-shirts to more put-together scenarios with button-up blouses and tailored jackets. Designers go back to denim, incorporating it into their collections season after season (and not just in ready-to-wear: Sonia Rykiel recently showed jeans as part of its first-ever couture show).
With its versatility and pretty much universal fan base, it’s easy to think of denim only as a neutral, a foundation for trendier, bolder pieces to stand out. But then you’d be missing out on all the statement-making opportunities brands are presenting you with for the summer, many of which would make your jeans the hallmark of an outfit. Whether it’s a side stripe or an eye-grabbing colorful wash, here are five major trends that’ll bring your denim game all the way up.
Diversify the washes represented in your denim rotation by adding a pop of color—we’re talking mustards, reds, purples…. Colorful denim is brighter and bolder than it ever has been before, and it’s ready for the spotlight. You can let the piece stand out by keeping the rest of your look muted, or go all out with monochromatic styling.
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