Remember CPW? “Cost per wear” was once among fashion’s most overused buzzwords, justifying indulgent purchases the world over. The premise: Divide the cost of an item by the number of times you’ll wear it; if the number is a tiny fraction of the total price, you’ve found yourself a splurge you won’t regret.
With that in mind, we took a peek at what spring denim has on the menu: patchwork, embroidered embellishments, cropped styles, relaxed fits, the occasional flares, and plenty of uneven step-hem cuffs. If you haven’t invested in a raw hem, now is the time—those frayed edges aren’t going anywhere.
So if you’re still waiting for denim to trend back toward those trustworthy skinnies, we’d recommend not holding your breath. The great news is that fresh denim is the epitome of a CPW-savvy purchase—not to mention an instant refresh for all your favorite basics.
Ready to get some serious wear out of your next purchase? Shop our five must-have denim pieces from NET-A-PORTER below.
With a high rise up top and an embroidery party down below, everything about these jeans is working for spring.
Balance this distressed look with a more polished top.
Étoile Isabel Marant Clancy Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans
A step hem doesn’t have to mean raw edge.
This dramatic fray will be perfect with this season’s bright slides.
Victoria, Victoria Beckham Neat Cropped Stripe-Trimmed Slim Boyfriend Jeans
If you’re a sucker for jeans and a classic white tee, consider this trim the perfect upgrade for your go-to look.
What’s your pick for a spring denim upgrade?