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March 3, 2015

Spring’s 5 Must-Have Jeans Trends: Our Ladies’ Top Picks

This week, we’re focusing on jeans. A fresh update, even if you already have some favorites, keeps your wardrobe modern and rejuvenated. They are one of the most versatile pieces in our wardrobe, and this season, truer words could not be spoken. From high rise flares to denim shirtdresses, we’ve broken the top 5 trends down in this week's Clothes & Conversation, “Ladies, Breaking Down Spring’s Top 5 Jeans Trends” .
Have a better idea of what you’re now looking for now? Here are our top picks for each trend. Choose the one (or two, or three) that works best for you. And let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media. Remember, whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/denim/boyfriend/PRDOVR~B7082/B7082.jsp
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/denim/boyfriend/PRDOVR~B7082/B7082.jsp
These J.Crew jeans combine a lot of our favorite trends of the season in J.Crew’s typical modern slant. These jeans have the updated slouch of today’s slimmer boyfriend styles with light distressing to look broken-in without being over the top, perfect for ladies of all styles and ages. The denim has a touch of stretch that provides comfort – and when we’re going for a pair of jeans like this, that’s just what we’re after. These are J. Crew’s typical modern fit, so size down if you are petite or between sizes. With the casual feel of these jeans, wear them with your favorite tee for a day at the park or dress them up with heels for a night of drinks al fresco.
http://www.shopbop.com/high-rise-skinny-jeans-koral/vp/v=1/845524441955488.htm KORAL - High-Rise Skinny Jeans
KORAL - High-Rise Skinny Jeans
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KORAL - High-Rise Skinny Jeans
High-Rise Skinny Jeans
KORAL
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1. Higher Rises. If you’re just starting to dive into the waters of a higher rise jeans, start with a pair of black jeans. They have a very “Audrey Hepburn” look, perfect with a simple black tee, or white sleeveless blouse and lady-like flats. The black denim of these Koral jeans is deeply saturated with great stretch, so they will also look instantly modern with any of your favorite tops. In the clean wash, without any distressing, they dress and down easily. The 9” rise, isn’t too high-waisted, but just enough to suck you in and prevent muffin top. They have a contemporary fit, similar to 7 For All Mankind – no surprise, since both labels have the same founder.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nydj-clarissa-colored-stretch-ankle-skinny-jeans-regular-petite/3843737 NYDJ - Clarissa Colored Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans
NYDJ - Clarissa Colored Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans
It’s springtime, and NYDJ’s modern fit and higher 10” rise that hits just at the belly is the perfect place to do some color. The rise, combined with NYDJ’s exclusive technology, really slims. In sizes up to 16, regular and petite, everyone can feel confident wearing any of the beautiful colors offered, like this minty Ambrosia. Click through the ‘shop it’ button to check out the perfect Posey Pink and more. The colors look so pretty with a patterned shirt that uses just a touch of a similar color. Or pair them with black and white (like a white tee and black sweater and blazer or a layered sleeveless blouse) for some fresh colorblocking. If you prefer 7 For All Mankind’s contemporary fit, their pink and mint options are just as pretty and flattering.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418063&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446804020 J Brand - Jake Skinny Jeans
J Brand - Jake Skinny Jeans
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J Brand - Jake Skinny Jeans
Jake Skinny Jeans
J Brand
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Higher rises look good in a lot of different jean styles – skinnies, flare legs, and slouchy fits. This J Brand has a higher rise that pairs perfectly with the relaxed fit, allowing for the ideal slouch at the waist that is so complimentary and comfortable. J Brand always keeps their back pockets clean – no signature stitching - which just adds to the flattering look. The light grey color is great for this time of year – not as pristine as bright white, but still a lighter color that feels very spring/summer ready. As with any jeans of this style, you can dress them up with a heel or keep them casual with cute flat sandals or a slide.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/CJ-by-Cookie-Johnson-Wisdom-Skinny-Ankle-Jeans-Tunnels-Beach-/prod164630358_cat44640769__/p.prod CJ by Cookie Johnson - Wisdom Skinny Ankle Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson - Wisdom Skinny Ankle Jeans
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CJ by Cookie Johnson - Wisdom Skinny Ankle Jeans
Wisdom Skinny Ankle Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson
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The 8” rise on these CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans have more of a mid-rise, providing the modern look of a higher rise with a universally flattering waist and stretchy clean dark denim that is so comfortable and versatile. The contrast stitch is a nice spring accent, and like the black option we're showing, they dress up and down with ease. There is no top these jeans won’t go with – a tunic, tee, sweater, blazer – and no shoe that won't work, either – sneakers, sandals, heels, boots, booties. CJ by Cookie Johnson is a modern fit, made for curvier figures - these are certainly no “mom jeans”. 7 For All Mankind offers a version that is equally amazing for a contemporary fit. Besides our ringing endorsement, check out all the reviews through the ‘shop it’ button.
http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=53007726 McGuire Denim - Majorelle Flare Jean
McGuire Denim - Majorelle Flare Jean
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McGuire Denim - Majorelle Flare Jean
Majorelle Flare Jean
McGuire Denim
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2. Flares. These McGuire jeans are so perfect, they keep selling out. We tracked them down at Club Monaco, who’s recently started carrying a few special labels other than their own. They won’t last long, so don’t hesitate on snatching these up. These jeans flatter for days, seriously. And if you normally need to shorten your jeans, you’ll love the finish – it’s raw, so you can literally just cut them and then throw them in the wash (cold, inside out – never dry your jeans) and you’ll get the perfect frayed finish. So, choose your shoes (we love a great looking wedge, but flats work, too) and cut away. Club Monaco’s picture doesn’t do them justice, so we’re showing you a picture from Shopbop, where they are basically sold-out. The rise hits just below the belly button, while the extremely elongating look of the flared leg and stretchy, comfortable denim all combine for one of the freshest pair of jeans of the season. Pair them with a bohemian tunic, to play up the retro vibe. Or keep them simple with a linen tee. You’ll love these for brunch or a casual night out.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nydj-farrah-stretch-flare-leg-jeans-palos-verdes/3964568 NYDJ - Farrah Stretch Flare Leg Jeans
NYDJ - Farrah Stretch Flare Leg Jeans
Everyone is getting on the flared silhouette train this season, and why not? The way a flared leg balances a woman’s hips is really flattering. While we love the way flares look with heels and wedges, you can see here that they can be worn with flats for a very easy, weekend look. The trick to still looking polished and slimming is to keep your shirt tucked in. Since these light wash NYDJ’s have a modern fit and their iconic slimming technology, this style is just made to flatter – whether you a size 0 petite or 16 regular.
https://www.shopbop.com/bodycon-flare-jean-mih/vp/v=1/1572352828.htm MiH - The Bodycon Flare Jeans
MiH - The Bodycon Flare Jeans
These MiH jeans have a contemporary fit and a fabulously great stretch that adds tons of comfort, yet somehow act like a big body shaper sucking you right in. The clean, darker wash just adds to the flattering effect. These aren’t too extreme in the leg or higher rise, but certainly provide the updated modern look of both trends to provide that magical elongating effect flares are known to create. These are perfect with sexy heels and a slinky top, but are just as ideal for work with a simple sleeveless button down, or a great print - throw on a blazer, if needed.
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/515293 FRAME Denim - Le High Flare High-rise Jeans
FRAME Denim - Le High Flare High-rise Jeans
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FRAME Denim - Le High Flare High-rise Jeans
Le High Flare High-rise Jeans
FRAME Denim
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We’ve sung FRAME’s praises before – they’re a new favorite, for sure. The Le High Flare fit is contemporary, but easier (more like Joe’s or Citizens of Humanity than Rag & Bone). And when worn with a tucked in top or a body skimming one that hits at the hip or higher, they are so slimming and leg-lengthening, especially in this black wash. They come in white too, which is so chic, but don’t dismiss black jeans for spring and summer. We love to pair them with crisp white, black and white, or one of the vibrant pastels of the season.
http://www.shopbop.com/mason-relaxed-rolled-jeans-vince/vp/v=1/1557414094.htm Vince - Mason Relaxed Rolled Jeans
Vince - Mason Relaxed Rolled Jeans
3. Slouchy. Every age and every shape that we’ve put these jeans on, have simply loved it – no surprise, really, since that happens with most things in Vince’s easy fitting, modern line. This is a great place to pick up white, since the relaxed fit is already so forgiving. And the white provides a nice juxtaposition of polish to the casual feel. They have a relaxed fit, but you should be able to go with your normal size in contemporary jeans (ex. if you are size 28 in Joe’s, get a 28 here.) You’ll wear these all summer long – with a stylish navy blazer to an easy tee. We like to cuff them to just above the ankle. It’s an amazing fit, so you’ll want to snatch up the other washes and shorts versions, too.
http://www.shopbop.com/traveler-jeans-current-elliott/vp/v=1/1561248468.htm Current/Elliott - The Traveler Jeans
Current/Elliott - The Traveler Jeans
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Current/Elliott - The Traveler Jeans
The Traveler Jeans
Current/Elliott
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Current/Elliott first came on the scene with “THE” boyfriend jeans. And they just keep getting better and better. This new body has the ideal easy slouch with a loose leg that’s not too big. The higher rise is what makes them slouch so perfectly. The wash really makes them – the fabric is so soft with comfy stretch, and has just enough distressing to make them look like you stole them from your favorite gent (after he took a whole lot of time breaking them in to perfection). If you are between sizes or want a slimmer fit, size down. There is no casual day that these won’t work in, so just pair them with anything in your closet. You can even add a menswear inspired belt.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446734177 Rag & Bone/JEAN - The Dre Skinny Boyfriend Jeans
Rag & Bone/JEAN - The Dre Skinny Boyfriend Jeans
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Rag & Bone/JEAN - The Dre Skinny Boyfriend Jeans
The Dre Skinny Boyfriend Jeans
Rag & Bone/JEAN
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We’ve praised Rag & Bones’s Dre skinny boyfriends this past season…and in this timeless wash, they're also a top pick for the season ahead. With crisp white and all the sherbet colors that are so pretty, this medium to dark wash has the perfect amount of contrast to them. This dark shade also grounds a bold pattern to really let it shine. And this classic wash is seasonless, so you’ll be able to reach for them when you are throwing on your flip flops or slipping on some booties. They are great for the office, if jeans are appropriate. Rag & Bone generally has a contemporary fit, but these do run larger than the rest of the line, so you may want to size down if you sometimes run between sizes.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cj-by-cookie-johnson-glory-slim-boyfriend-jeans-club/3973936 CJ by Cookie Johnson - Glory Slim Boyfriend Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson - Glory Slim Boyfriend Jeans
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CJ by Cookie Johnson - Glory Slim Boyfriend Jeans
Glory Slim Boyfriend Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson
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For a more casual feel in a modern fit, CJ by Cookie Johnson’s lighter wash, with a very subtle touch of abrasion, is ready for any weekend activity. The denim is stretchy, and will fit a curvier figure, while still maintaining that slouchy look at the waist that makes them so cool. For a contemporary, but still easy fit, 7 For All Mankind’s version will not disappoint. Both feel so fresh in the lighter wash – play it up with a simple grey tee and sneakers, or go for some contrast with your favorite black tank and sandals.
https://ayr.com/hometryon AYR - Skinny in Jac's Jean
AYR - Skinny in Jac's Jean
4.Distressing. AYR, already a favorite of ours, has taken their customer service to another level – which, of course, only makes us love them more. Their skinny jean in “Jac’s Jean” is their best seller and for good reason. The rise sits just below the belly button to avoid muffin top, and you can choose from 5 inseams to ensure the perfect length (go for just above the ankle). By only slightly distressing the knee and lightly whiskering the hip area, it creates a very slimming illusion. The contemporary fit isn’t too trim and the wash is very flattering. And AYR wants you to test it out for yourself. Order 3 sizes of these jeans without charge, using code LAZYCHIC. Keep the one you love, and send back the rest with the pre-paid label. Our ‘shop it’ button will take you straight to the details. We only direct you to sites that have customer friendly shipping and return policies to make the online shopping experience easier than ever - AYR just stepped it up a notch.
http://www.joesjeans.com/Boyfriend-Trouser/-2484222543194390057/Product?sku=I89BE25975-23-BE2 Joe's Jeans - Boyfriend Trouser
Joe's Jeans - Boyfriend Trouser
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Joe's Jeans - Boyfriend Trouser
Boyfriend Trouser
Joe's Jeans
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If you’re going to go for some actual ripping – and for spring and summer, we suggest you do – do it with these Joe’s trouser jeans. Serious distressing can often look overly youthful and not worth the price. But Joe’s has found an ageless way to bring this trend to everyone. The trouser slant pockets and tab closure give these cool jeans just a touch of polish that brings it all together. The perfectly broken-in wash plays up the simple knee rips (and only at the knees). This is a relaxed fit with some nice stretch. If you are petite, size down. While a tee or tank works easily with these jeans, as does a feminine blouse and heels, we like to play up the trouser style by pairing them with a button down shirt or a Lacoste polo and driving moc’s.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cj-by-cookie-johnson-faith-stretch-straight-leg-jeans-nash/3914611 CJ by Cookie Johnson - Faith Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson - Faith Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
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CJ by Cookie Johnson - Faith Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
Faith Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson
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Distressing jeans to ensure the creases and distress points look natural can actually be quite complicated, requiring hand sanding and multiple wash processes. So, we were pleased to find this CJ by Cookie Johnson pair at such a great price. The fading and whiskering look so natural, and of course, the modern fit that is made for ladies of all shapes, makes this one a top pick. The timeless silhouette has a rise that sits just below the belly button and a straight leg – not too wide, not too skinny. It’s all about the effortless wash. Sometimes we just need a simple pair of weekend jeans…and these are it.
http://www.shopbop.com/garcon-jean-frame-denim/vp/v=1/1527267966.htm? FRAME Denim - Le Garcon Jeans
FRAME Denim - Le Garcon Jeans
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FRAME Denim - Le Garcon Jeans
Le Garcon Jeans
FRAME Denim
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FRAME denim’s Garcon fit has the slouch of a boyfriend style, but the contemporary fit is neat and lady-like, looking amazing on women of all sizes – truly. This new wash uses a slightly brighter blue, with a subtle touch of distressing and whiskering in all the right places to slim and give a relaxed feel. If you’re between sizes, size down, and wear them with sexy blouses to tailored shirts or simple tees. What’s not to love?
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-classic-collar-shirtdress/3871093 Eileen Fisher - Classic Collar Shirtdress
Eileen Fisher - Classic Collar Shirtdress
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Eileen Fisher - Classic Collar Shirtdress
Classic Collar Shirtdress
Eileen Fisher
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5. Not Just Jeans. As we talked about in Clothes & Conversation, Americana and the resurgence of ‘70’s style, means denim goes beyond jeans. The lyocell and cotton fabric makes this Eileen Fisher shirtdress a lot softer and easier to wear than a simple denim, providing drape and movement. Club Monaco's darker version is also done in a beautifully drapey lyocell fabric but in a contemporary - and equally easy - fit. Both are perfect for a casual Friday or easy lunch with friends. If you are petite, you can add a belt to create some shape, but these dresses can also be worn as is. Throw on your favorite sandals, sneakers, or booties and you are ready to go.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/pants/Slim/PRD~C1010/C1010.jsp J.Crew - Sideline Pant
J.Crew - Sideline Pant
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J.Crew - Sideline Pant
Sideline Pant
J.Crew
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Athletic inspiration is still important for the warmer months ahead – and we’re not complaining. We love the comfort, as long as it’s done right. We still want to look pulled together - sporty is different than just rolling out of bed, right? These J.Crew pants have that sweatpant styling, but done in a micro-stripe chambray, they instantly step up the style factor. From 000 - 16, this style is meant for everyone – and looks good on them all. The back pocket is a cute detail that makes them more like pants than sweats, but it’s the fabric that will make you fall in love. While they are certainly great with heels, flats and sandals look just as good.
http://www.shopbop.com/easy-skirt-mother/vp/v=1/1530484968.htm? MOTHER - Easy A Skirt
MOTHER - Easy A Skirt
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MOTHER - Easy A Skirt
Easy A Skirt
MOTHER
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We have wanted to show you this MOTHER denim skirt before…but it sold out too quickly. It’s going to do it again, so read quickly. If you’re more of a skirt gal, these have all the style of jeans, and are just as versatile. The raw hem means you can even shorten it yourself if you need to. Like the flare jeans we featured, you can literally just cut them and then throw them in the wash (cold, inside out – never dry your jeans) and you’ll get the perfect frayed finish. But in a skirt, you may not need to do anything. The a-line silhouette looks great at the knee to mid-calf. And with ‘70’s inspiration continuing through fall, as you can see, these will look great with boots. For spring, a cool wedge and an airy patterned top or tee are the perfect finishing touches. This is made in sizes 24-32, so if you’re size is sold out, try the lighter wash - it’s great for spring and summer, too.
http://www.shopbop.com/carter-buttondown-rails/vp/v=1/1511174781.htm RAILS - Carter Button Down Shirt
RAILS - Carter Button Down Shirt
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RAILS - Carter Button Down Shirt
Carter Button Down Shirt
RAILS
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We can’t talk about other ways to wear denim without talking about the comeback of the denim shirt. We talked about RAILS over the fall and winter for their fabulous plaid shirts. This chambray (fabric woven with white threads to create a lighter weight and color than denim) shirt has the same beautiful drape and luxe finish that is so, so soft. The fit is relaxed and contemporary. We love it with white jeans, and it looks just as good with a pop of color of a darker wash pair of jeans (just don’t match your washes). This faded wash is so pretty on everyone, but you can go for a medium or dark wash, too.
 

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