5 Denim Trends You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Spring, from Denim Maxi Skirts to Cargo Jeans

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From jeans and jackets to jorts and even joots, denim is a closet staple that will never go out of style. But even though the versatile fabric will always have a place in our wardrobes, denim trends tend to change like the wind throughout the seasons.

First, skinny jeans were out — a victim of the ongoing Gen-Z vs millennial fashion battle — but now they might be back in. Denim skirts and allover denim (sometimes known as the derogatory "Canadian tuxedo") are also making a comeback, albeit in unexpected silhouettes. We're also seeing a major uptick in embellished denim — think studs, sparkles and contrast stitching — as well as Y2K-inspired cargo jeans. 

Feeling overwhelmed? Us too, which is why we made a guide for the biggest spring denim trends to know for 2023. Whether you're looking to update your denim collection for the new season or reincorporate some of your old favorites with new silhouettes, we're here to show you the best denim to shop and how it's being styled.

Spring Denim Trend No. 1: Maxi Skirts

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Hemline lengths historically reflect the economy, and naturally, our skirt lengths are getting lower with the recession. This season's embodiment of the hemline index is the shockingly versatile denim maxi skirt, which you can pair with double denim à la Bella Hadid at the Givenchy SS23 show or keep it simple with your favorite tees and tanks.

This denim maxi has a frayed hem and double yoke for added interest.


A wrap waist makes this organic cotton maxi extra flattering.


Spring Denim Trend No. 2: All in the Details

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Another major trend we're seeing for this spring is denim with detailing: patchwork, contrast stitching, embroidery, studs or rhinestones, as shown above as a NYFW attendee rocks the style with a denim maxi. With so much variation in adorned denim, it's an easy way to add some extra texture to your look.

"So cute and goes with literally everything," said one happy reviewer about this crystal fringe-accented jacket. "A great way to elevate an otherwise basic closet staple."


Spring Denim Trend No. 3: Not-So-Skinny Jeans

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When it comes to fashion, we know that everything old is new again. While the skintight denim of the of 2000s and early 2010s is still safely behind us, slimmer Y2K silhouettes are making a comeback — especially for tucking into boots.

A touch of elastane make these slim-fitting jeans comfortable for all-day wear.


The Internet's favorite Abercrombie curve love jeans have an extra few inches in the hip to eliminate waist gapping.


Spring Denim Trend No. 4: Head-to-Toe Denim

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From Dakota Johnson to Dua Lipa, it seems like everyone is rocking denim on denim this season. Make the style your own by pairing your favorite jeans with a denim top and jacket — extra points for mixing in a long denim skirt or embellished pieces.

The corset top craze is still going strong — embrace it with this denim top.


This vintage-inspired and ultra-high-rise jean is fitted through the hips, slightly relaxed at the thigh, and straight through the legs for a nostalgic look. Frame's on-trend crop length and rigid denim makes that lived-in look even more effortless. 



Levi's original jean jacket just gets better over time from natural wear through all seasons — available in standard and plus sizes.


Spring Denim Trend No. 5: Cargo Jeans

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We already know how huge cargo pants have been for this season, so why not combine trends with a pair of denim cargo pants? A straighter-legged style such as Gigi Hadid's pair feels more polished, or you can lean into the Y2K aesthetic with baggier cargo jeans.

Rock the style in a subtle way with cargo jeans in a black wash.


You get the best of both worlds with these cargo-style mid-rise jeans.



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