The Denim That’s In and Out for Spring, According to the Experts
It’s officially Denim Week at Who What Wear, so naturally we thought we’d bring in some experts to talk about the biggest spring trends in denim. We got the scoop on the single style denim designers unanimously agree should be in your closet, as well as the looks that should finally get the boot.
Scroll down to see which jeans you should be buying and which ones you should be retiring this spring!
“The one style you must go out and buy for spring is flares. It's my favorite silhouette to update your spring wardrobe. Any kind of flare will do—high-rise, mid-rise, or trousers. It's best to have a couple of different inseam lengths to modernize the look—shorter inseams for sneakers and flats, and longer inseams for heels. Our favorites are the ‘Demi Patch Pocket Flare,’ in a super soft denim, and the ‘Tailored Trouser Flare in White’—both perfect to wear for any occasion, causal and dressy.” - Mary Bruno, Head of Design of J Brand
“We are inspired by the comeback of the ‘70s trend from the S/S 15 runway. We created a capsule of flares for every occasion—from sexy high-rise flares called 'Fleetwood,' which give you the illusion of mile-long legs, to low-slung, casual flip-flop flares with a boyish attitude, to re-introducing the tried-and-true flares that Jerome designed in his first season for Citizens of Humanity, but updating them with a fresh new wash. Flares are definitely the new shape of the season, and feel like a natural continuation on from boyfriend jeans.” - Catherine Ryu, Creative Director of Citizens of Humanity women’s
“In comparison, skinny fits are no longer considered a fashion fit, but are considered a basic fit offering for most denim brands. The last couple of seasons, we have noticed the silhouette moving away from the body towards a slimmer, looser fit. Boyfriend jeans with a slim straight leg, rather than a skin-tight legging fit have been trending. We have a great slim boyfriend fit called ‘Emerson,’ which has been performing for us.” - Catherine Ryu, Creative Director of Citizens of Humanity women’s
“In terms of colors for spring, whites and pale blues will definitely be big. It’s all about the ‘70s retro/preppy look, of which flares are a big part. Boyfriend and crop styles like our ‘His’ jean and ‘Glam’ fits are also great to wear with a strappy sandal for spring.” - Jazmin Kim, Creative Director of Goldsign
“Whiskering is definitely getting subtler, as it’s all about a cleaner more washed out look.” - Jazmin Kim, Creative Director of Goldsign
“Spring is all about denim beyond just a pair of jeans. You are totally on trend with a great denim dress or retro button-down denim skirt this season.” - Chloe Lonsdale, Creative Director of MiH
“What makes denim look really dated right now is a low-rise skinny; you can still keep skinnies relevant, but the rise has to be high—9" and above.” - Chloe Lonsdale, Creative Director of MiH