Spring fashion: 7 ways to love denim
The coolest way to wear denim now? Piled on from top to toe, in different shades and washes, mixed instead of matched. The ‘Canadian tuxedo’ has never looked so chic
Denim overall shorts
Kristen Kerr of Ottawa (and Elite Model Management) models this season’s denim trends. “I enjoy gymnastics,” she says; she also plays beach volleyball, does stand-up paddle board (SUP) and “lots of yoga.”
A dropped-waist dress mixes different tones of denim in one flirty look. A denim bag and sneakers kick in more of the blues.
Cropped sleeves and a vibrant blue update the classic denim jacket. Patchwork is a major trend-these jeans make it pretty with swatches of eyelet and florals.
Cotton/spandex denim jacket, Gsus Sindustries ($165). Perforated triacetate/polyester top, 3.1 Philip Lim ($515 at Holt Renfrew). Cotton/spandex denim jeans, Guess ($138). Leather slip-on sneakers, Tiger of Sweden ($189). Metal and acrylic bangles, Aldo (four on model’s right arm, one on left arm; $15 for set). Sparkly metal bracelet, Express ($23).
A go-everywhere shirtdress features a camouflage-look floral print and slightly curved hem.
Cotton denim shirt-dress, Joe Fresh ($29). Leather boots, Tiger of Sweden ($359). Crystal and sterling silver earrings ($139) and necklace ($67), both Thomas Sabo. Synthetic-leather tote bag, Aldo ($55).
Pair white denim with washed-out blues for a fresh, light take. Embroidered distressing adds texture to these loose-fit cropped jeans.
Cotton denim top, William Rast ($80 at Hudson’s Bay). Cotton denim jeans with studs, Levi’s ($109). Cotton denim oxford shoes, Gap ($70). Metal and leather bracelets, Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs ($55-$175 each, at Holt Renfrew).
Step up your denim with the new slouchy-fit jeans that taper in through the leg. A loose tee and high- heel sandals finish off the effortless-cool look.
Cotton T-shirt, Tiger of Sweden ($99). Cotton/spandex denim jeans, Fidelity ($210). Leather and synthetic-leather sandals, Aldo ($110). Cotton blend chambray scarf, Old Navy ($23). Metal cuff bracelet, Express ($25).
Pair a pretty cropped top with a denim pencil skirt for a flattering spring look. (Recognize this shot? It appears on the cover of our March/April issue!)