As far as fashion goes, nothing defines us better than denim. Think about it: No other material can single-handedly conjure up visions of America and its storied subcultures better. Greasers, cowboys, hippies, rappers, rockers—they’ve all relied on the same staple while putting their unique spin on how they choose to wear it. And today, we’re just as connected to our own interpretations of denim, if not more so.
Considering the sheer prevalence of styles available to us right now, it’s no wonder that—throughout the last decade or so—jeans have emerged as wear-anywhere essentials, as opposed to the casual, anti-establishment staples they once were. They’ve also morphed into so much more than basic pants—we’re now seeing everything from minidresses to bustiers rendered in denim, adding a whole new layer of ease to pieces we want in our wardrobes.
Here, we’ve highlighted practical ways to wear spring’s must-have denim pieces—from frayed skinnies and overalls to patched-up jackets.