Light wash denim will be everywhere this spring, but this doesn't mean you have to dress like a bad 80s flashback in order to inhabit the trend. Lighter jeans can look surprisingly modern and polished, as long as you don't pair with your favorite Axl Rose tee.
Mix a pair of slim light wash ankle jeans ($216) with a no-frills black cardigan ($44); the dark color will help ground the lightness of the jeans. Embrace spring's bohemian resurgence with fun cork wedges ($155) and stacked accessories. Wear one dark ($288) and one light ($28) cuff together with a pair of matte gold hoop earrings ($4). Finally, grab a burnt orange hobo ($635) to add some color to your modern, yet casual, and definitely not 80s ensemble.