Spring Denim: How to Wear the Season's New Blues

Denim’s relaxed new attitude means a fresh crop of loose-fitting trends that we’re wholeheartedly adopting for the season ahead. Here are our top picks and how to wear them

spring denim trends 2016
(Left: Paige High Rise Milo Flare jeans, $335, paige.com. Ann Taylor shoes, $128, anntaylor.com. Middle: J. Crew Point Sur Wide Leg jeans, $325, jcrew.com . H&M shoes, $35, H&M. Right: Levi’s Wedgie jeans, $98, levi.com . Old Navy T-shirt, $13, oldnavy.ca Thomas Sabo bracelets, from $159. ALDO shoes, $120, aldoshoes.com. Photo: Robert Caruso. Styling: Peghah Maleknejah. Art Director: Michael Li Preti.)

It’s time to rejoice, because on the streets of spring fashion week in Paris, Milan, London—oh, pretty much everywhere—denim was finally de-skinnied. Witness the kick flare, a shortened version of ’70s bell-bottoms that shows off slim ankles and strong game shoes. Or the drop seam, where hems are unstitched to reveal a natural ombré. And, finally, there’s the new mom jean, which likely stemmed from the very real demand for vintage button-flys (this spring, Levi’s released the Wedgie, inspired by the high-waisted 505s of the ’90s). The one thing they all have in common? Major throwback vibes. But for those of us with no time to skim through thrift racks, we bring you the next-best, new-in-store finds. Click through for our top picks and inspo from the street. You’re welcome.

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