The 4 Denim Trends You Need to Know for Spring 2018

By Rebecca Carhart for Modern Muse

One sure-fire method of beating the winter blues is by daydreaming about your spring wardrobe. While it might not make sense to break out the florals and pastels just yet, an easy way to start incorporating spring fashions is by updating your denim collection. Below we highlight next season's four biggest denim trends, so you can stay ahead of the curve.


Prominent logos have been a trend for a few seasons now, so it makes sense that it finally trickled down to the denim market. Just because you're putting your designer labels on display doesn't mean that they should overwhelm you by being front and center. Opt for pieces that are emblazoned with logos in a subtle, modern way like Solace London did by placing them down the side of the pant leg.

Eye-Catching Embellishments

Up the cool factor on your laid-back denim pieces by shopping for embellished options. Turn to the Coach runway for inspiration and add some sparkle to your jeans by finding a pair with crystal and sequin embellishments — or try a pretty embroidery for a less flashy version. You can even go the DIY route and give an old pair of jeans a fashion-forward twist by ironing on patches or attaching pearls or studs.

All Dressed Up

Who says denim has to be casual? You don't have to buy a new pair of jeans to update your denim look. Take a styling cue from Alexander Wang who layered a formal black gown over a pair of light-wash distressed jeans. To achieve the style, be sure to stick with dresses that have a high slit, so your denim can poke through and steal the show.

Perfect Pairings

In past seasons, wearing a light denim top with darker wash jeans was the most popular way to rock double denim. But this season is all about tonal pairings. Ditch the contrasting shades and instead opt for a sleek, coordinated set like this look by Tibi. A matching combo achieves a streamlined style that will keep you polished to perfection.