This season’s freshest take on denim is anything but basic—from go-with-everything gray washes to elegantly embroidered styles. Ready to find your new favorite jeans?

By Rebecca Daly
July 20, 2017
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Easy-to-wear embroidered embellishment turns a simple jeans-and-a-tee look into an instant (and eye-catching) outfit. Opt for floral details to add a sweet femininity to laid-back boyfriend cuts. To buy: $90; macys.com.
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A cool neutral hue like gray pairs easily with everything and has a minimalist, modern feel. Pick a darker gray for a bit of a more polished vibe that you can dress up with heels and statement jewelry, or a light tone to skew more casual for running weekend errands with a pair of cool kicks.

To buy: $42; nordstrom.com.

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Easy-to-wear embroidered embellishment turns a simple jeans-and-a-tee look into an instant (and eye-catching) outfit. Opt for floral details to add a sweet femininity to laid-back boyfriend cuts.

To buy: $90; macys.com.

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Artfully cut and sewn pairs like these look like vintage store gems, minus all the hard work of sifting through the shelves and racks. This skinny version stretches for a figure-flattering fit. Also available in 37 other colors.

To buy: $98; levi.com.

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A strip in a different hue adds a subtle punch to an otherwise standard cut and style, so you can work these seamlessly into your denim wardrobe. (Hint: They look great paired with a crisp white button-down shirt).

To buy: $89; nordstrom.com.

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You’ll see cut-off finishes on both flared and skinny styles—tailor the look to your personality by picking your favorite silhouette (these are a great option if you like a “girlfriend” style, i.e., a slim-fit boyfriend jean).

To buy: $139; shopbop.com.