Denim 2017: Deconstructing Spring Styles

Deconstructing denim | Best looks for Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
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If you’ve ever watched a cooking competition show, you understand the concept of “deconstructed”. The process of taking something apart and revealing its components certainly applies to denim this Spring. Our absolute favorite new styles are cropping up and taking the world by storm. Take an ingredient or two and create your own style recipe for success!

Deconstructed denim jacket | Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Dan Roberts for Vogue Magazine

Max It Out

In our maxi skirt article, we definitely included a jean skirt in the mix. Denim maxi skirts are the perfect alternative to a pair of jeans! They give the coverage and warmth, but girl it up so much more. This is a great style for any seamstress, you can cut open a pair of jeans and add in pieces to create the length and shape you want. Check out Seamstress Erin‘s blog for easy step-by-step instructions.

Denim maxi skirt | Paris fashion week Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Collage Vintage

Denim on Denim + Denim

For jean junkies extraordinaire, take your favorite fabric and rock it head-to-toe! Piling on the denim is great in early Spring when it’s still cold outside. As it gets warmer, you can exchange the top for something in chambray or lose the jacket. Blue collar uniform never looked so good.

Head-to-toe denim | London Fashion Week street style Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Elle UK

Denim Patches for the Win

Take a look at your favorite worn-in threads. Got a busted knee? Add denim patches to a pair of skinny jeans to liven up the look and stretch your budget a little further. You can use an iron-on patch and let the ends curl a little as they are washed. We like the sewn-on style with different colors of denim working their way down the leg. Rebecca Taylor is doing this best with jackets and jeans alike!

Denim patches | Rebecca Taylor Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Magazine
Denim jacket patchwork decontructed | Rebecca Taylor 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Magazine

Add Ruffles + Trim

You don’t have to go for exposed seams and frayed edges to stay on trend. Deconstruct any of these looks visually and then make them your own. Ruffles are big for Spring this year, so feel free to get denim into the mix. Why settle for a plain old shirt when you could be sporting something with a little more effort? Lace trim and ribbon is always welcome in our closets. These are the pieces that never go out of style because little details make any garment special.

Ruffles and trim on denim | New York fashion week street style 2016 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Spain

Rips + Tears? Bring it!

Jean jackets also massed a-plenty in our embellished jackets article. Along with the painted and studded denim jackets are rips and tears and massive holes. Run down to your favorite vintage store and get a jacket that fits great. Then give it a little cut and tug and you’re on your way to owning the hot trend with minimal investment. Remove hems and let the edges fray to their heart’s content. Fashion that allows you to put your creativity to work is always the most fun (and rewarding!).

Deconstructed denim jacket | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Fashion Magazine

Jump Into a Jumpsuit

Got a thing for towering over people? Pair some trendy platforms with a denim jumpsuit! The best styles have those little rips and tears we’re so fond of. Accessories take this fashion work horse up a notch, so refer to our neck scarf article for some ideas, too. Platforms look especially good with cropped pant styles and a jumper is perfect for events where you want to stand out a little. Like a fashion week or a baby shower. ;p Jumpsuits look just as cute with tennies, so never feel like you have to do just one look.

Platforms + a denim jumpsuit | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Phil Oh for Vogue Magazine

Add Pops of Color

Speaking of standing out a little.. No matter how you decide to pull your denim into the mix this season, be sure to add a pop of color here or there. We have tons of articles for inspiration on that subject, but our latest favorite color is yellow. Yellow, red, and orange are the perfect partners when it comes to denim or chambray.

Add pops of color to a denim maxi dress | Spring 2017 Milan | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Phil Oh for Vogue Magazine

G-Star Raw

Love the look, but not quite the seamstress you hoped you could be? We love G-Star Raw because raw, untreated denim is regarded as a wearable and desirable material. They offer free shipping and return service which makes shopping online a no-brainer. Check out our favorites and see for yourself why this Dutch designer clothing company is the choice for street stars and celebrities alike.

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Customize Your Wardrobe

Overall, the best part of the jean trend for the year is the customization. Fashion these days seems to be big on creating your own look and for mix-and-matching to your heart’s desire. So pull out your scissors and thread or fabric paint or bleach or whatever floats your boat! Denim is not like black and brown and any shade can be combined to create a pulled together look. We support whatever direction you want to go 100%!

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