There’s more to spring denim looks than just your go-to pair of cut-offs. This year, designers gave America’s favorite fabric a few surprising new looks, from a throwback silhouette to a cooler version of distressed denim.
Button-down skirts: Take a style tip from Alexa Chung‘s latest collaboration with AG Jeans and sport a jean skirt with buttons on the front, which was also spotted at Chloe‘s Spring 2015 runway show.
Patchwork: Tommy Hilfiger ditched the preppy sport look for something more rock ‘n’ roll, including patchwork denim pieces fit for your summer music festival.
Tops and blouses: Think your staple chambray shirt will do the trick this spring? Think again. Denim blouses go beyond the button-down and come in all sorts of styles: crop tops, T-shirts, and even Fendi‘s Spring 2015 collection’s jean version of a polo.
Frayed edges: Ever since rising fashion brand Marques’ Almeida collaborated with Topshop last fall, their signature frayed hems have given the idea of “distressed denim” a new, polished update. This spring, designers took note, shredding the ends of everything from tops to dresses to skirts.
Flares: And now for the trend we’ve all been waiting for… yes, they’re back. The flared jeans that took over your ’90s wardrobe are suddenly on-trend yet again thanks to designers like Gucci, Karen Walker, Just Cavalli, and Rebecca Taylor. You wish you never brought your old flared pairs to Buffalo Exchange now, right?
Click through our slideshow to stock up on flares—again—and shop the rest of this season’s exciting denim trends to try now.