Why You Should Really Reconsider Your Basic Denim

From bell-bottoms to skinnies to mum jeans, denim is a prime example of how trends can translate to wearable street style looks. The latest denim trend we’re spotting? Anything but basic, really. Paint splatter, patchwork, screen prints, and beaded embellishments have all found their place on jeans this season. Though we’re not suggesting you hang up your basic blues anytime soon, we couldn’t help but share this denim phenomenon, and suggest a pair or two for you to buy.

Scroll down to see how you can pull off these statement jeans—and to shop our favourites if you need a pair!



Helena Bordon's paint-splatter jeans look down to earth when worn with a simple knit and pumps.

A draped moto jacket gives patchwork jeans an extra dose of cool.

Stars are the print of the season—you heard it here first.

Nothing screams girl next door (with a hint of edge) more than cute, campy patches.


MM6 Maison Martin Margiela

Leave it to MM6 Maison Martin Margiela to turn out perfect statement jeans.

Look close to check out this street styler's ultra-cool embellished denim.

Margarita Zubatova wears her Ashish jeans with a laid-back jacket and sneakers.

Go for interesting distressing details on your jeans like model JiHye Park.

Try out a punk-inspired look via a ribbon choker, fringe leather jacket, and loud jeans.

Keep scrolling to shop our favourite statement jeans!

Christopher Kane Guipure Lace-Appliqued Boyfriend Jeans ($1745)

Is this look too crazy for you or would you try it? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!