This spring, no one style dominates. Choose from a wide range of silhouettes and cuts.
SHORT AND SWEET Flood pants—with a flare—are back. This denim cut is a throwback to Jane Birkin, but today, keep the hemlines frayed, as it’s the only amount of distressing you want with this style. Blouse, $70, gapcanada.ca. Yoga jeans, $138, secondclothing.com. Earrings, bananarepublic.ca. Denim shoes, callitspring.com.
RETRO REVIVAL This ’70s silhouette enhances curves and helps elongate legs. Get maximum length by keeping hemlines long and wearing a platform heel—the trick is concealing your shoes. Vest, $100, gapcanada.ca. Sweater, $40, hm.com/ca. Jeans, $100, winners.ca. Marc Jacobs sunglasses, thebay.com. Necklace, caroline neron.com. Bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Belt, brave leather.com. Bag, eccocanada.com. Shoes, joefresh.com.
OFF THE CUFF Cuffing your jeans isn’t a new concept, but this season, the statement is bigger and bolder than the usual fold and roll we’re accustomed to. The exaggerated look brings a bit of edge to any ensemble. Jacket, $45, oldnavy.ca. T-shirt, $15, uniqlo.ca. 7 for All Mankind jeans, $298, nordstrom.com. Marc Jacobs sunglasses, thebay.com. Earrings and bracelet, carolineneron.com. Sneakers, eccocanada.com.
SKINNY DIPPING It’s hard to remember a time when skinny jeans weren’t the standard in denim. The slim silhouette is still the shape du jour and can be found in just about every wash, colour, pattern and level of distress. Jacket, $178, roots.com. Top, $35, hm.com/ca. Jeans, $39, joefresh.com. Bag, aldoshoes.com. Sandals, bananarepublic.ca.
CROP IT TO ME Wide-legged cropped denim is a new take on the trouser jean. Hems vary, but the most flattering length is about an inch above the ankle. Always pair the look with heels—the daintier, the better. Knit top, $60, gapcanada.ca. Jeans, $110, earrings, cuff and clutch, bananarepublic.ca. Shoes, aldoshoes.com.