The 6 Most Popular Denim Washes and the Exact Jeans to Buy for Each

A good pair of jeans will always be a reliable wardrobe staple, which is why, lately, we’ve seen plenty of interesting takes on classic denim. Printed jeans have been trending since last year, and with brown, beige, and ecru becoming the most popular neutrals of choice, we’re prepared to see them make their way to jeans drawers. But trends aside, there are a number of denim washes that have always been—and always will be—timeless, making them more sustainable purchases since you’ll wear them for seasons to come.

For those who prefer to stick to the classics, we rounded up the six most popular types of denim washes that you should always have on standby, from light wash and dark wash to acid wash. Keep reading to check out how our favorite fashion people are wearing them—plus the must-have pairs of the season to shop for each. 

Light-Wash Denim


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Medium-Wash Denim


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Dark-Wash Denim


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White Denim


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Black Denim


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Acid-Wash Denim


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