Beat the Blue Jean Blues: Five Fresh Denim Trends to Try Right Now

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Beat the Blue Jean Blues: Five Fresh Denim Trends to Try Right Now

PRINTS

Printed denim is still right on trend, but the patterns just keep getting better and better. This year, expect to see all-over prints in intricate florals like Jessica Alba’s, hand-painted brushstrokes, railroad stripes, ikats and polka dots.

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HUDSON SUPER SKINNY, BLACK IRIS COSMO

Now here is the future of printed denim. We predict this handmade galactic print will fly off the shelves this spring.

 

FOREVER 21 WAVERLY PRINT SKINNY JEANS

What’s great about this pair of denim is that it’s the perfect combination of a classic wash and a great print – eye-catching, yet just as versatile as a plain old pair of blue jeans.

RACHEL ROY STRAIGHT CROPPED JEAN

This pair is a nice shade of ecru, or creamy beige, which is the perfect starter shade if you’re wary of white in winter.

FOREVER 21 SOUTHWESTERN SKINNY JEANS

We love the subtle Aztec print running down the sides of this pair. Why not double up on the trend factor?

VELVET

Who doesn’t love a plush, luxe fabric? Velvet just so happens to be making a comeback right now, and we can’t deny we’re loving it on absolutely everything, including denim. It’s the perfect way to wear jeans to the office, dinner with your boyfriend’s parents, or just about anywhere.

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CURRENT/ELLIOTT THE SKINNY LOW RISE, VELVET

An electric shade of blue on this pair gives the fabric a serious edge.

SKINNY BOYFRIEND

We love a good update to a classic style, and right now, the skinny boyfriend is doing just that. Not quite a boyfriend jean, the slimmer fit and tapered leg won’t overwhelm smaller frames like Kylie Minogue’s.

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ASOS RIPPED VINTAGE BOYFRIEND JEANS

This shredded pair is just the right amount of distressed.

J BRAND AIDEN SLOUCHY BOY JEAN

A classic light wash always looks good in spring, but can be fun for winter too. Pair with ankle boots and a chunky knit for a boho vibe.

COATED

A waxed or coated effect on denim elevates any pair up several notches, making traditional jeans look ultra-sleek and glamorous. Plus, your jeans will be the focal point of your outfit, so there’s no need to get tripped up over the rest of it.

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RICH & SKINNY COATED LEGACY JEANS

We love a good metallic coating, and this pretty pink is subtle and neutral, making pairing a breeze.

SKINNY BOYFRIEND

We love a good update to a classic style, and right now, the skinny boyfriend is doing just that. Not quite a boyfriend jean, the slimmer fit and tapered leg won

PAIGE PREMIUM DENIM JIMMY JIMMY SKINNY

This is the perfect wash to pair with just about anything.

COATED

A waxed or coated effect on denim elevates any pair up several notches, making traditional jeans look ultra-sleek and glamorous. Plus, your jeans will be the focal point of your outfit, so there

HUDSON KRISTA SUPER SKINNY, GRASSROOTS WAX

The wax on this denim gives it a leather-like effect, but the light green color keeps it fresh for spring.

JUICY COUTURE METALLIC COATED SKINNY JEANS

A pale, opulent shade gold makes for the perfect pair of party pants.

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Lately it seems like there are so many different styles of denim out there that it's easy to get stuck in a rut wearing the same old pair. We feel you! The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe, and as an every day staple, denim should priority uno.

After much deliberation, and some celeb inspiration from the likes of Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo, and more, we've come up with our five favorite denim trends that we think will revive your current style right now. Click through the gallery to see our picks and shop the looks.

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