It's almost time for jean season! And this year, it's all about the details. Shop the five hottest denim trends for the season ahead and learn how to style each look with tips from celebrity stylists.
With random-seeming darker patches, this finish has a vintage vibe. Erin Walsh, Kerry Washington's stylist, proposes pairing the look with a print: “A striped boater tee helps the jeans become more of a preppy plaid.”
On Heidi Klum: AMO Babe, $328, fwrd.com
7 for All Mankind ankle skinnies in Light Patched Denim, $249, 7forallmankind.com
Joe's Jeans Ex-Lover straight ankles, $225, joesjeans.com
An alternative to wearing distressed jeans in places like the office, “where rips and holes go too far,” as Kristen Stewart's guru Tara Swennen puts it, frayed finds evoke “rock 'n' roll.” Her tip: Knot a denim shirt.
Nobody Denim Fray jeans in Razor, $229, nobodydenim.com
Mother Denim Double Fray Charmer crops, $218, motherdenim.com
Swennen tells Us these details accentuate the body part they outline. If seams run downward, for instance, “legs look longer.” A word of warning: Horizontal seams have the opposite effect.
J Brand Everleigh skinnies in Dove, $238, jbrandjeans.com
Praised by Swennen for their “unexpected flair,” the circular studs require careful coupling. “To avoid competing with the notions on your bottom half,” she explains, stick with plain accessories.
Hudson Jeans Luna ankle superskinnies, $245, hudsonjeans.com
True Religion Halle Superskinny cropped lace-up women's jeans, $269, truereligion.com
The stylists are of, er, two minds on this trend. Swennen suggests topping the design with a tee or tank in any color and says to be wary of “eccentric prints.” Walsh’s take: “I am always big on having a print party!”
On Joan Smalls: Frame Nouveau Mix, $449, frame-store.com
Gap Authentic 1969 Two-Tone Best Girlfriend jeans, $80, gap.com