There’s one denim style we never expected to see this spring, but lately it’s all over our Instagram feeds: embellished denim. We’re talking about those patchwork jeans and embroidered denim jackets you probably wore sometime years ago, but now they’re back. Of course, today’s versions are a little more grown-up—even Gucci is on board—but they have the same retro aesthetic and whimsy you remember.
Fashion girls might not have returned to colored jeans for spring, but they're loving patchwork and embroidered denim. The pieces recall vintage styles from the ’60s and ’70s that would feel right at home at a music festival. With Coachella just weeks away, we’re bound to see the style worn by celebrities and fashion girls out in the desert. Want to see how street style stars like Chiara Ferragni and Aimee Song are wearing embellished denim?
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Take a style note from Chiara Ferragni and pair embellished jeans with a floral bomber jacket.
Aimee Song’s jeans are from Gigi Hadid’s collection for Tommy Hilfiger.
An updated take on the sherpa denim jacket.
Pair embellished jeans with a feminine top à la Camila Coelho.
Make a statement in a denim jacket with embellished details.
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We love this high-rise cut.
Part of Gigi Hadid’s capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger.
This skirt is embroidered with birds and florals.
These are inspired by vintage styles from the ’60s and ’70s.
The floral embroidery updates this classic straight-leg cut.
Pair this light-wash denim with loafers.
An option too affordable not to snag.
This A-line skirt is decorated with assorted patches, faux pearls, and pins.
Hand-chain-stitched with a daisy motif.
These flared jeans have a flower-child feel.
Throw this over a summer dress.
Try a miniskirt with decorative floral embroidery.
Wear these with a pair of ankle boots.
Next, read about the feminine shoe trend fashion girls are wearing.