15 Ways To Freshen Up Your Denim This Spring

For some people, denim is reserved as a cold-weather staple, and is the foundation of a solid winter uniform. I'm someone, however, who wears jeans (and denim in general) all year round. And even though I'm likely in the fabric all 365 days, I look for different qualities in my spring denim than in my winter pieces: In warm-weather, there's wiggle room for more experimentation (and a little more movability and breathability, too), so I tend to go for fun details, like lighter washes or embroidery, and maybe even more laid-back silhouettes.
Since I know I don't want to just keep wearing the same pair of jeans I've been wearing since September, I've made it my mission to find a few fresh picks to help spruce up my denim collection for spring, summer, and beyond. Click on for 15 anything-but-boring pieces that will convince you to wear the textile any damn season you please.
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Rompers are the talk of the town anyway...

3x1 Tabby Short Romper, $295, available at 3x1.
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Swap your dark-wash flares for a crisp white pair.

Mango Flared Jeans, $59.99, available at Mango.
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A less obvious way to incorporate denim into your spring wardrobe (and they're ideal for warm-weather bike rides).

Acne Studios Gina Denim Blue, $360, available at Acne Studios.
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Denim shorts don't have to look like diapers.

Miu Miu Pleated Front High-rise Shorts, $450, available at MatchesFashion.
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The racing stripe trend is coming after your denim, too.

Mother Insider Crop Step Fray, $218, available at Mother.
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Style this frayed denim mini with fishnets and a graphic tee for a trendy spring look.

H&M Denim Skirt, $34.99, available at H&M.
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Straight fire (sorry, we had to).

Sandro Jeans with Embroidered Flames, $395, available at Sandro.
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It's time to embrace the dungaree once and for all.

ASOS Relaxed Fit Dungaree, $68, available at ASOS.
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We love this denim twist on a transitional staple: the trench.

Petite Studio Adelphi Denim Jacket, $139, available at Petite Studio.
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Sure, you have to be extra careful not to spill your daily cold brew — but the bright white wash on these cropped flares is worth it.

DL1961 Hepburn, $198, available at DL1961.
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Say hello to your summer go-tos.

Alexander Wang Bit Cut-off Denim Shorts, $200, available at Alexander Wang.
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Throw this on with a tee, and you're out the door.

Closed Camilla Skirt, $224, available at MyTheresa.
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Gingham season is the best season.

Madewell High-rise Skinny Crop Jeans, $135, available at Madewell.
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A crisp white jacket goes with all your sundresses.

Lorod Cropped Jacket, $595, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Low-rise is coming back, whether you like it or not.

Marques Almeida Cropped Frayed Low-Rise Flared Jeans, $355, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Even the world of denim is getting Tumblr pink fever.

Warehouse Asymmetric Denim Dress, $123, available at Warehouse.
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How good will this look on Instagram?

M.i.h. Jeans Rango Pinafore Blouse, $192, available at Farfetch.
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