A good pair of jeans will always be a fashion force to be reckoned with and this upcoming Spring season proves no different. From Balenciaga to Gucci, we’ve seen some of the biggest, most luxe brands embrace the casual turn, sending out denim on the Spring runways as their hottest commodity. It’s even been spotted on the red carpet as of late, a true showcase to its ‘no-rules-apply’ appeal. There’s been so much denim inspiration in fact that W centered an entire story around the thread for its Volume 1 issue, proving that there really is such a thing as jean therapy.
From everyday classics like Bottega Veneta’s elevated straight leg and Helmut Lang’s high rise, these jeans are the kinds of basics to keep coming back to. On days where are you aren’t looking to check any fashion boxes, paint on the print with Gucci’s tiger print skinny. Spring denim trends like 80’s acid wash (yes we mean that) have the boys of Proenza Schouler following along with their own interpretation. From newer brands like B-SIDES and SLVERLAKE, come fresh favorites that have even industry alums fawning for. Treat yourself to your own jean therapy below and shop 21 of the most sought after new pairs of jeans for Spring.
Balencaiga proves that denim can be just as high fashion off the runway than on with this high-rise fit. Demna Gvasalia continues to channel his off-duty approach with the soft black wash and large silver buttons.
Buy now: Balenciaga jeans, $690, mytheresa.com
Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s new star designer, delivers yet another elevated classic with these stretch-cotton jeans. The rolled cuff is the finishing touch that sets these apart from your typical straight leg.
Buy now: Bottega Veneta jeans, $1,045, mytheresa.com
Forget what you thought about acid wash. This pair from legendary denim connoisseur Calvin Klein Jeans channels the 80’s fad subtly with this straight leg style. Not to mention that treated denim was splashed all over the Spring runway from all the major brands.
Buy now: Calvin Klein jeans, $240, farfetch.com
This pair from Dries Van Noten features a uniquely blue hue that feels crisp and refined. They are the perfect crossover from spring into summer.
Buy now: Dries Van Noten jeans, $490, mytheresa.com
The treated denim trend continues with this pair by the boys of Proenza Schouler. With a softer wash, these jeans get amplified even more with a gathered waist and oversized belt.
Buy now: Proenza Schouler jeans, $709, saksfifthavenue.com
When you’re not quite ready for the bermuda short, but your after a shorter style, look towards Fendi’s cropped tapered jeans. The white piping and elaborate pocket design secures this style as first on our shopping list for Spring.
Buy now: Fendi jeans, $620, farfetch.com
From husband and wife duo Gary and Louise Edgley comes denim label, SLVERLAKE, which provides a blend of California cool and London grunge. This pair of high-rise black denim is the ideal cohort for a vintage tee or a feminine blouse.
Buy now: SLVERLAKE jeans, $325, modaoperandi.com
Not your typical wide leg cut, these white washed jeans from Goldsign transform from a classic jean into an upscale trouser. The slanted pockets accentuate the knicker feel.
Buy now: Goldsign jeans, $325, shopbop.com
On a day when you don’t want to check any fashion boxes, these tiger print jeans from Gucci will take care of any craving. While they may feature all the classic tropes of a great skinny jean, they are anything but typical.
Buy now: Gucci jeans, $1, 500, farfetch.com
Celebrated for its maximal minimalism, Helmut Lang showcases its brand mantra of feminine, sophisticated cuts with this pair of high rise bell bottoms. Modern enough to make a statement and yet still classic in their appeal, these jeans are a basic to keep coming back to.
Buy now: Helmut Lang, $279, farfetch.com
Everlane’s affordable denim has become a cult favorite among all industry alums. As an ode to the 90’s, this pair has a flattering fit that perfectly balances vintage with modern.
Buy now: Everlane jeans, $78, everlane.com
There’s no question that Isabel Marant is the ultimate cool, French girl label that we all aspire to replicate. Her take on these casual, straight leg white jeans proves no different. A faultless staple that have the ability to transport you to a cafe along the Seine.
Buy now: Isabel Marant jeans, $292, farfetch.com
Catherine Holstein’s New York based brand, Khaite is a go-to for all fashion girls alike for the ideal pair of raw denim. Her take on this high rise fit elongates the silhouette to elevate even the most everyday of jeans.
Buy now: Khaite jeans, $290, mytheresa.com
Ksenia Schanider is a family-run brand that takes their own spin on the classics. For example, this pair features an easily styled straight leg with a finishing flair. The rolled up cuff acts as the perfect vehicle to show off your favorite pair of boots or heels.
Buy now: Ksenia Schnaider, $280, shopbop.com
Sometimes you just want to go back to the basics. Do so with AG Jeans’ black high rise jean. It’s foolproof.
Buy now: AG Jeans, $215, agjeans.com
Like so many young designers, Franceso Risso of Italian label Marni is determined to bring life back into basics. These wide leg jeans offer an unexpected take on the classic cropped style, featuring a mix of both light and dark wash denim.
Buy now: Marni Jeans, $463, farfetch.com
For spring, Acne presents its new model, the 1997 “mid blue” jean. With a high waist and pronounced stitch, this pair raises the bar.
Buy now: Acne jeans, $310, acne.com
Claire Lampert and Stacy Dailey of the chic, new denim brand, B-SIDES, were determined to create an affordable line that felt classic, yet still nuanced. Hence their creation of this patchwork high rise, which features a unique mix of light and indigo washes.
Buy now: B SIDES jeans, $425, modaoperandi.com
Miuccia Prada knows how to make a woman feel sophisticated and sexy. She does so here by embellishing this mid-rise, light wash pair with a trim of feathers on the hem.
Buy now: Prada jeans, $1,150, farfetch.com
For a wide leg silhouette that’s chic for a downtown dinner or a day at the office, find these jeans from the Italian classic, Salvatore Ferragamo.
Buy now: Salvatore Ferragamo jeans, $630, shopbop.com