Every spring most of us feel like lightening up a bit. The heavy, dark bag is exchanged for a more springlike version. The boots get boxed up in favor of sandals. This year jeans are lightening up, too. One of the freshest updates to denim is going back to light, distressed washes. With so many variations available, you can go safe with a style that looks perfectly worn-in or go a little ’80s hair band with totally destructed versions. It’s also a look that isn’t solely for skinny jean-wearers. Boyfriend styles look especially cool. Make an investment or go budget. Either way, you’ll love this lighter look as we end the winter.
1969 Destructed Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans, $70, gap.com
ASOS Maternity Skinny Jeans, $53, asos.com
Paige Jimmy Jimmy Maternity Boyfriend Jeans, $195, shopbop.com
Distressed Denim Skinnies, $28, forever21.com
7 For All Mankind Josefina Skinny Boyfriend, $125 (sale), 6pm.com
J Crew Toothpick Jean, $130, jcrew.com