It is no secret that denim is a wardrobe staple, but that doesn’t mean that the denim world is static. Au contraire, the world of denim is ever-changing and right now printed jeans are having a pretty major moment thanks to top tastemakers like Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba. So, how can you try this look for yourself? Start by clicking through to today’s Style Spy story where you can discover how four stylish stars are working this look and our check out the best printed jeans on the market!
Who is wearing printed jeans?
Unsurprisingly, Olivia Palermo was one of the early adopters of this look—she was spotted out in New York City in early March, wearing a pair of Paige Denim’s Verdugo Jeggings. A few weeks later, Victoria Justice rocked a pair of printed Rag & Bone jeans to film a segment on Extra in Los Angeles. Last month, Emma Roberts wore a pair of colorful purple jeans while running errands in Beverly Hills, but the most recent star to try this look is Jessica Alba, who stepped out just last weekend in Beverly Hills wearing a pair of Earnest Sewn’s Harlan Jeans.
How are they styling them?
As you can see, girls of every style can rock a pair of printed jeans. For instance, Olivia styled hers in her typically sophisticated way by pairing her jeans with a smart pea coat and killer heels. Victoria opted for a suitably youthful look, adding a bright cardigan and a simple white tee. The result? A fun and effortlessly stylish look that could easily transition from a day out shopping to a night on the town. Emma and Jessica both opted for casually-chic looks. Emma simply added a cardigan and ballet flats, a perfect combination for a day of running errands. As for Jessica, she paired her printed jeans with a breezy blouse and a pair of on-trend sneakers, creating a cool Californian vibe in an instant. To sum up, the basic principle behind this look is to stay true to your personal style. Add pieces that are appropriate for the occasion and that match your own style, thereby allowing your jeans to take the spotlight.
How can I make this look my own?
It won’t be hard to find a pair of printed jeans that you love because there are so many amazing options on the market right now—and just like this look works for girls of every style, there are options for every budget. For instance, on the higher end of the scale, you will find Isabel Marant’s Ipa Tie-Dye Low-Rise Skinny Jeans ($420), which have a breezy vibe, and Dolce & Gabbana’s Cropped Peony-Print Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($745), which are perfect for summer. A notch down, we are obsessed with Diane von Furstenberg’s Classic Skinny Jeans ($258), which were part of DVF’s collaboration with Current/Elliott. We also like the girly feel of Citizens Of Humanity’s Mandy Relaxed Roll Up Jeans ($374) and J Brand’s Mid-Rise Ankle Jeans ($416). Now, if you need something budget-friendly, you are really going to score. Free People’s Ikat Print Crop Skinny Jeans ($88) are ready for your next music festival, while ASOS’s Skinny Jeans ($61) will give your outfit a pop of color. Both Topshop’s Moto Vintage Floral Jamie Jeans ($90) and Textile Elizabeth & James’s Deb Skinny Cropped Jeans ($225) have a retro feel. On the other hand, if you want something a little softer, you should definitely check out Insight’s Beanpole Skinny Jeans ($100) and Mango’s Floral Print Super-Slim Jeans ($60). Happy shopping!
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