While the transition from winter to spring might be the easiest and most welcome in terms of weather and lifestyle, the stark difference in seasons makes for a tricky sartorial transition. Seeing as the wardrobe changes almost entirely during this seasonal handover, evergreen pieces take on a new importance, shouldering a lot of the heavy lifting. One of the stars of the transitional show every year is denim.

Denim basically walks us through every season — Heavy raw denim survives the chills of autumn and winter while lighter washes and cutoffs embody spring and summer — but it really shines in spring. One of the most difficult things about dressing in spring is the unpredictable weather. Fortunately, denim doesn’t pay much mind to the weather because it’s basically made for it all. So, from layering-ready denim jackets to trusty jeans, it’s essential to stock up on denim for spring.

If you’re not yet ready to start the hopeful, lightweight, colorful shopping for summer, but your winter wools are already defunct, then listen up. We’ve rounded up the best denim for spring below and it covers every gap that might have appeared in your transitional wardrobe.

Shop our favorite pieces of denim for spring.

Lourdes NYC Multi-Pocket Denim

Multi-Pocket Denim

Multi-Pocket Denim

$320

Lourdes NYC

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We’ve already sung the functional praises of denim, but this pair of Lourdes NYC jeans takes things to a new level. You’ve heard of 5-pocket styling before, welcome to 20-pocket styling.

Maison Margiela Two-Tone Distressed Straight-Leg Jeans

Two-Tone Distressed Straight-Leg Jeans

Two-Tone Distressed Straight-Leg Jeans

$525

Maison Margiela

Buy at Harvey Nichols

We’re pretty obsessed with this new-season pair of jeans from Maison Margiela. The two-tone construction meets with raw seams in the middle and features a ripped waistband. It feels as though this pair just came straight from the cutting floor of the Margiela workshop.

A.P.C. x sacai Haru Pants

Haru Pants

Haru Pants

$470

A.P.C. x sacai

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Few labels are as highly lauded for their denim as APC. Jean Touitou’s perfect raw denim met the clashing style of Chitose Abe’s Sacai recently for a collaboration capsule. This pair has a split personality: part denim, part nylon track pants.

Wales Bonner Dub Contrast Denim Shirt

Dub Contrast Denim Shirt

Dub Contrast Denim Shirt

$255

Wales Bonner

Buy at mytheresa

Denim for spring isn’t limited to trousers. This denim shirt from Wales Bonner is a versatile addition. It can work as an overshirt or against the skin and features a velvet trim to the shoulders for a punchy finish.

A.P.C x Carhartt WIP Alan Shopping Bag

Alan Shopping Bag

Alan Shopping Bag

$83

A.P.C x Carhartt WIP

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The fact that most APC collaborations rely on APC denim as the material is proof enough that the Parisian label offers some of the best denim on the market. This tote will last years, if not forever.

Balenciaga Washed Denim Cap

Washed Denim Cap

Washed Denim Cap

$432

Balenciaga

Buy at 24S.com

One of the best bits about denim is working towards the goal of a beautiful fade after years of wear. If you don’t have the time or patience to wait, you can cop this Balenciaga cap which comes ready-faded.

Loewe Ken Price Denim Overshirt

Ken Price Denim Overshirt

Ken Price Denim Overshirt

from $890

Loewe

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Loewe enlists the help of artist Ken Price to give this heavyweight denim overshirt some colorful character. We love that this shirt is built like a jacket with metal buttons and brown topstitching.

Ahluwalia Studio Wave-Print Recycled-Denim Trucker Jacket

Wave-Print Recycled-Senim Trucker Jacket

Wave-Print Recycled-Senim Trucker Jacket

$487

Ahluwalia Studio

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Buy at Matchesfashion

If you haven’t already got Priya Ahluwahlia on your radar then take note. The British designer’s eponymous label has been an exciting name to watch in recent seasons and pieces like this denim jacket epitomize the subtle creative touches that characterize the collections.

Isabel Marant Haleyh Garment-Dyed Denim Bucket Hat

Haleyh Garment-Dyed Denim Bucket Hat

Haleyh Garment-Dyed Denim Bucket Hat

$175

Isabel Marant

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This garment-dyed bucket hat from Isabel Marant is the ‘90s tip we needed to round out our collection of denim for spring. Whether it’s sunny or you’re caught in a quick rain shower, this bucket should be on hand.

non Raw Tote

Raw Tote

Raw Tote

$45

non

Buy at ssense

Cut from organic and recycled-blend cotton, Non’s 12 oz. selvedge denim tote bag will age with grace and take a beating while it does.

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