There are very few items of clothing that transcend the seasons and passing fads quite like a good pair of jeans. They are still the most practical outfit today, and jeans can be fit for a walk, a business meeting, a club party, school, and even the office, regardless of age and social status. They can allow you to put together stylish outfits that can be harmonised with various styles, including street, casual, romantic, business and retro.
So, if you’re thinking of revamping your wardrobe, consider these denim styles for a trendy springtime look:
High-waisted jeans: This style makes you look very feminine. Increased waistline jeans help to correct the figure, so this spring consider a lighter-wash pair of high-waisted jeans to keep your vibe particularly current.
Seventies flared jeans
Seventies flared jeans: Seventies-style bell-bottoms are making a serious comeback this year. Wider-leg jeans with a nod to 70s-style silhouettes are also a popular choice right now.
Baggy jeans: Loose cuts and baggy jeans will continue to be one of the key cuts of the season. They are the choice of those who want to look stylish and at the same time feel as comfortable as possible. Choose faded denim to get the freshest effect.
Boyfriend jeans: These slouchy jeans have been a very hot trend lately. They were also the late US film star Marilyn Monroe’s favourite.
Capri jeans: Short blue jeans are trendy this spring, and the popular types are untreated or cut-bottom jeans. You can get this effect from old jeans in your wardrobe by shortening them with scissors and folding the bottoms.
Ripped jeans: Slit-styled jeans, especially those with bigger shaves, are the trendiest this season. Walk your look all the way back to 90s style with these light-wash, loose-fit jeans, perfectly distressed for retro-trend styling in non-stretch denim. You can also choose big-cut jeans with fascinating decorations.
Pleated jeans: Pleats in jeans give a unique and flattering look, no matter how simple they are. They can also turn a look around. The pleats can be only in the pocket or also along the length of the jeans.
Straight-leg jeans: This vintage-inspired and sleek style that hits the waist or even higher is still holding strong as one of the latest cuts among the fashion crowd.
Nineties boot-cut: This 90s straight cut continues to be a favourite this spring. Straight-leg jeans feel undoubtedly classic, and with the 90s boot-cut upgrade, they will work seamlessly with any outfit you decide on.
Seventies patchwork jeans
Seventies patchwork jeans: Patchwork is booming this season after first soaring in popularity in the 1970s. Back then, the look mostly involved hand-stitched, DIY patches. More recently, brands are purposefully collaging together different denim washes and textures for a totally new take. Patchwork jeans can look really cool and unique, and they are an easy way to make your outfit stand out.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 1 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly