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 switch. 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.
Guillermo Andrade's 424 label specializes in bold graphics but this pair of clean ecru jeans goes a different direction. If you are looking to sport some big graphics, this pair makes the perfect neutral foundation, though.
Under new direction from NIGO, we're excited to see what's to come from Kenzo. We've no doubt that graphics like this all-over monogram will become a regular fixture.
Wrangler is an icon when it comes to denim. This pair of carpenter pants offers up a workwear-lead denim base for your summer outfits. The Hickory-stripe detailing is a nice twist on the classic style.
Lanvin x Gallery Dept.
Lanvin's ongoing collaboration with Gallery Dept. is an exciting part of the luxury landscape. Josué Thomas' enigmatic label reworks Lanvin classics like this pair of slim-fit jeans.
Marine Serre's signature crescent moon motif dominates two panels on this pair of colorful jeans which is finished with a beautiful light red wash.
Levi's Made & Crafted
Levi's cannot be overlooked in any denim conversation. When you're on the search for the perfect denim for spring, look to the brand's Made & Crafted category which opts for high-end materials. This pair of raw denim is the perfect pair to wear all year round.
This classic trucker jacket gets a contemporary update with black flames creeping up from the hem. Surprisingly, even at the hands of Vetements, this jacket retains a sense of classic style.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's the name of the game for Wrangler's classics. The 124MJ denim jacket is the kind of garment that should be in every single wardrobe.
KOCHE' selects its intricate monogram as the detailing for this black denim jacket. From a distance, the wash makes the monogram almost indistinguishable — a surprise for keen denim jacket inspectors.
Kapital's handworked denim pieces are some of the most beautiful on the market. This chore coat-style number features embroidery and patchwork throughout the 12oz denim build.
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