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Any functional and versatile dream wardrobe all starts with a solid core of denim items. In other words, great outfits all start with the perfect jeans. Certain cuts never go out of style, while others are more on the flashy and trendy side. The important part of building your denim collection: knowing what you like and striking a perfect balance between classic and trendy.
That said- ladies, we all know shopping for denim can be a total nightmare. Creating the perfect denim wardrobe is no easy feat. That said, the best way to start freshening up your wardrobe for the spring season is by updating your denim essentials, and we are here to help!
Over the next few pages we will look at some of most important denim categories, such as retro-inspired - for updating your denim wardrobe. The best part: all the jeans ahead are budget friendly.
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40. Grunge Distressed High Rise Jeans / Forever 21
Details: With a super high 11' rise, these 90s inspired babies will give you legs for days. The lightly tapered cut slimming down at the ankles gives a long and lean silhouette. Throw on a plain crop top and you're out the door.
39. 501 Skinny High Rise Jeans / Levis
Details: 501s are a Levis classic; the Cadillac of denim. These retro-inspired distressed pair are made of classic woven denim construction and with a 10.5' rise will make your legs look extra slim.
38. Modern Light Wash Mom Jeans / Boohoo
Details: Finally, a mom jean with a twist! With a high-rise and tapered leg, these 90s inspired jeans have a classic mom silhouette featuring modern accent at the ankles. Pair them with a oversized cropped hoodie and sneakers for a casual cool look.
37. Slim Bleached Mom Jeans / BDG
Details: These super cool vintage-inspired mom jeans will quickly become your favourite jeans this summer. The high-rise and tapered leg is ultra-flattering; every crop top on your closet will beg to be paired with these amazing summer jeans.
36. Vintage Cropped Relaxed Jeans / Wrangler
Details: These vintage-inspired Wrangler jeans come in a stunning shade of indigo that really pop! The relaxed cut is perfect for those hot summer days. All the appeal of a skinny jean without the discomfort.
35. Long-Line High Rise "girlfriend" Jeans / BDG
Details: Channel your inner 90s supermodel in these high-rise slim leg jeans. The straight cut leg and high wait gives an ultra long and lean shape. Throw on some heeled booties and tuck in a flowey button down to complete the look.
34. Mid-Rise Stovepipe Jeans / BDG
Details: When you feel like raving without the rave, throw on these 90's inspired stove-pipe jeans. The straight leg is surprisingly flattering, giving that cool-girl vibe that will have all your girlfriends crushing.
33. Flood Wide-Leg Jeans / BDG
Details: Wide-leg rigid denim featuring distressed details at the ankle. With a super-high 12' inch rise, throw on pretty much any crop top for the perfect oufit in a second. Get ready for compliments.
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32. Distressed High-Rise Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Every girl needs a pair of skinny black denim in her closet. It's the "little black dress" of 2018. These 10' high-rise skinny pair from Forever 21 are mega flattering; throw on a pair of heels and go.
31. Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Fun fact: mid-rise jeans will generally have a rise between 8' - 9.5'. A classic mid-rise jean - like this one - is always flattering, especially when featuring a skinny and slim leg. Throw on a oversized sweater for the perfect casual outfit.
30. High-Rise Skinny Jean With Frayed Ankle / BDG
Details: These cool and distressed babies have a smooth high-rise, the perfect skinny jean for the bar or club. Looks great paired with a crop top or drapey top - throw on a pair of heeled boots and you're ready.
29. Twig Crop High-Rise Skinny Jeans / BDG
Details: These super-flattering light wash distressed jeans are going to be your favourite companion this summer. The slim and high waist will smooth everything out and the mid-blue wash is perfect when you're feeling relaxed and casual They are ultra-versatile and match with literally anything.
28. Wedgie High-Rise Jeans / Levi's
Details: These beautiful classic indigo jeans are perfection. This is a modern take on a Levi's classic. Personally, I own a pair and love the high-waist and laid-back vibe they give. Take your normal size for a relaxed fit like above.
27. Distressed High-Waist Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Everyone needs a classic high-rise distressed skinny in medium wash for summer. When your not sure what to wear, these will become your go-to. Perfect with sneakers or heels.
26. Frayed Ankle Jeans / Forever 21
Details: This straight-leg jeans has a slightly flared ankle which gives an ultra-flattering figure, for virtually every body type. The color blocking at the ankles adds a little extra oomph.
25. Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Jeans / BDG
Details: A modern take on a vintage style, these high-waist cropped jeans are stretchy and feature accent seams in the front and the back. Meaning: you will be swatting away the compliments all summer.
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24. Flounce Hem Ankle Jeans / Forever 21
Details: All your girlfriends will be insta-jelly of these babies. The flared ankle just adds enough of a pop without being too loud or in your face. Pair with a plain white T to balance out the details.
23. Frayed Crop Flare Jeans / Forever 21
Details: High-rise cropped leg jeans guaranteed to make boys and girls heads turn. They are the perfect jean that can take you from day to night with just a quick change of shoes.
22. Distressed Straight Leg Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Skinny jeans are so common that straight-leg jeans now give an instant IDGAF attitude. For best results pair with heels and a cami. For a full-blow tomgirl look throw on a oversized T and sneakers.
21. Hatty High-Rise Mid Wash Jeans / Boohoo
Details: The quintessential mid-wash denim in a super cool mom-style cut. They relaxed silhouette is perfect for hot summer days. For an elevated look pair with heels booties and oversize sweater
20. High-Rise Narrow Jeans / BDG
Details: Trendy in the details, classic in the cut - these jeans are perfect for any occasion, especially the ones where you are looking to make an entrance. Pair with a relaxed knit and booties for the perfect look.
19. Grunge Distressed High Rise Jeans / Forever 21
Details: These relaxed jeans are perfect for those hot summer days when the thought of squeezing into your skinnies sounds like pure torture. This perfect light wash is ideal for summer and the high-waist is begging to be paired with every crop top in your closet.
18. High-Waist Chambray Culottes / Forever 21
Details: Maybe the boys won't get it, but your girls definitely will. When it's a sweltering 30 degrees outside with 100% humidity you'll be living in these babies. The light woven chambray fabric is perfect for the city - or better yet, the beach. Pair with a triangle bikini top and hit the tiki bar.
17. Grommet Ring Straight Leg Jeans / Forever 21
Details: A pair of mid-rise cropped jeans with ultra-cool details at the cropped ankle. The slim silhouette is sure to flatter your legs. Pair with a heels and a old band T for a grunge-chic look.
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16. Floral Embroidered Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: You will win hard in these jeans. Featuring a high-rise and a classically flattering shape with beautiful and feminine embroideries throughout. It's that perfect jean for a summer date night. Pair with a white T and heels for a simple but chic look.
15. Embellished Straight Leg Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Sugar and spice and everything nice vibes with these jeans. The straight-leg cut give a laid-back relaxed look and the ultra-cute embellished detail throughout adds a unique pop. Perfect for a special night out.
14. Floral High-Waist Jeans / Forever 21
Details: These super light wash high-rise jeans have summer written all over them. The tone on tone embroidered accents are subtle but still super cute. They won't distract from the rest of your outfit. Pair them with a eye-catching crop top to complete the look.
13. Butter Cup Embroidered Mom Jeans / BDG
Details: SO FRIKKEN CUTE. High-waisted tapered leg jeans in a classic dark indigo wash - can't go wrong. Added bonus: the mega-cute and perfectly subtle buttercup yellow flowers embroidered throughout.
12. Sleepy Cat Embroidered High-Rise Jeans / Forever 21
Details: It doesn't get much cuter than this. Strangers might even stop you in the streets. These are a high-rise light wash skinny jean featuring the most perfect sleepy cat embroidery right on the knee.
11. 501 Slim Jeans / Levi's
Details: Relaxed-fit light wash jeans are guaranteed to give you a to laid-back vibe this summer. The silver hardware accent at the split ankle gives a extra little kick to one of Levi's most classic cuts.
10. Lace-Up Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Warning: these are NSFW. When Friday night rolls around, you'll be reaching for these conversation starting jeans. These are a high-waisted skinny white jean featuring head-turning lace-up trim all along the side. Pair with heels and flowy cami for maximum effect.
9. Mid-Rise True Straight-Leg Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Super cute vintage inspired details please! These deep indigo wash jeans feature a slim cut leg and medium rise, and of course - jacquard trim at each side. Pair with statement shades and a pain T for an effortlessly cool outfit.
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8. Low-Rise Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Classic low rise skinnies are a wardrobe staple. Ultra versatile, made from a stretchy blend of cotton/poly/rayon - these "jeggings" are perfect for running errands around town. Grab yours for only $10.90!
7. Mid-Rise 711 Skinny Altered Jeans / Levi's
Details: Everyone needs a pair of mid-rise skinny jeans. A dark indigo wash like this one is perfect for evening or day. The light distressing and accents seams at the back add a little extra sexy vibe we all want in our favourite pair of jeans.
6. Mid-Rise 501 Tapered Jeans / Levi's
Details: Every closet needs a perfectly tapered-leg jean. Something about the slim tapered leg that does absolute wonders for the legs, all the while giving off a laid-back vibe that can't be faked. These 100% cotton babies will definitely stretch out.
5. High-Rise Skinny Jeans / BDG
Details: High-rise deep indigo denim are as versatile and essential to your closet as a plain white T. These jeans feature a contrast stitch to give an extra detail. You will wonder what you ever did without them.
4. Straight-Leg Cropped Jeans / Forever 21
Details: These dark grey jeans feature a ultra-slimming straight-cut leg and cropped ankle. The accent seams at the front and back also very forgiving to the figure. Get your very own pair for only $34!
3. Mid-Rise Light Wash Skinny Jeans / Forever 21
Details: Summer just wouldn't be summer without a pair of super faded light denim. This pair features a perfect mid-rise and perfectly skinny leg all the way down to the ankle. At only $24, you will not regret this.
2. High-Rise 501's Skinny White Jeans / Levi's
Details: Every girl needs a pair of white denim. Perfect for summer or beach vacation. These 501s from Levis feature a mega slimming high-rise and skinny leg. Pair with your favourite flowy blouse and strappy sandals for the perfect summer look.
1. High-Waist Denim Culotte / BDG
Details: Your denim collection cannot be complete without at least ONE pair of wide-leg jeans. This cropped leg and billowy silouhette is actually ultra flattering and perfect for a night out where you're looking to make a statement. Pair with a tube top for a playful evening look.