5 Spring Denim Outfits Fashion People Just Convinced Me to Try

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If you scroll through the spring denim outfits I've posted on Instagram lately, you'll see immediately that I'm a true-blue girl at heart. Undoubtedly, there's at least a 50% chance on any given day that I put on a pair of jeans, but when you're wearing the same thing day after day, it's easy to slip into rote territory. What once was effortless is now simply comfy, and I don't want to be bored when I get dressed in the morning.

In need of an infusion of creativity, I did a bit of research to discover fresh ways to throw on my baby blues. I honed in on five outfits that experiment with new silhouettes—e.g., denim maxis and overalls—and different ways to make my favorite pairs of jeans feel more outfit-worthy and less like an afterthought. Styled with a coordinated denim shirt or dressed up with heels and a sleek jacket, these ensembles work for my casual weekend coffee outings and weeknight work dinners. I don't want to call any of these looks trendy since I think they're all fairly timeless, but I'm known to throw in a little something fun to make them of-the-moment, like cool sneakers or statement sunglasses. Sometimes, those finishing flourishes make all the difference. With these five outfits in my arsenal, I promise to never find myself bored with denim again.

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Overalls are an unexpectedly fresh denim option to try instead of your usual jeans. Though they tend to skew more casual, you can add a tailored jacket to dress them up.

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A little bit of spring color can transform a look. Dark jeans and a playful jacket are a dressy yet fun combination. The look is professional but doesn't just have to be relegated to the office.

a woman in a denim skirt

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Break out your white button-down and try styling it with a coordinated white denim skirt. The look is streamlined, but breaking it up with a belt and cool bag makes it feel fresh.

a woman in denim shorts

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Shorts don't always have to be a casual staple reserved for a park picnic or trip to the beach. Try dressing them up with accessories that add an elevated touch.

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You don't have to feel like a cowgirl in denim on denim. Try styling your jeans with sporty and sleek accessories to give your look a more modern, on-trend feel. Finish with a designer bag if you want to really make a splash.

Aemilia Madden