Ladies, it's time to give those boring old blue jeans a makeover! Chicago Editor for Refinery 29, Shani Silver, stopped by to show us the hottest trends for denim this Spring (hint: it involves bright colors!).
For more fashion tips from Shani, visit www.refinery29.com/chicago
Trend #1: White Skinny Jeans
"White denim may not necessarily be a new trend, but it is definitely one that's hot for this spring and summer this year. This pair is from J.Crew and is a classic, versatile white jean that you need to have in your closet. It is the perfect update to the black pants we all rely on so often, these are a great neutral, too. They work well if you want to dress up for a night out or keep it things more casual like Ashley. She's wearing a flowy silk floral top (florals are huge this spring, too) and neutral pair of chunky tan sandals."
Featured on WCL: New Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in White Denim, J. Crew ($125.00) -- http://bit.ly/I2FAjv
Trend #2: Patterned Denim
"A fun printed jean is really on trend at the moment. From florals to geometrics this look is everywhere right now and they are a great opportunity to have some fun with your outfit. If you're shy about wearing prints, particularly on jeans or pants, I recommend starting with something really delicate, like this floral pair from Topshop that Julie is wearing."
Featured on WCL: Moto Floral Leigh Jean from Topshop ($80) -- http://bit.ly/Jlk2OI
Trend #3: Boyfriend Jeans
"People often think that the boyfriend jean is reserved only for girls with height. However, worn the right way, anyone can look great in a pair like this. Melissa is a tall, so we've got her wearing a flat sandal, but if you're more petite, make sure to add something with height, like a chunky heel to give the look some balance. For this look we played off of the popular jeans and white t-shirt concept, but elevated it a bit with a lace top instead (which is also another trend you can get a lot of wear out of this spring!)."
Featured on WCL: The boyjean in riding spur wash from Madewell ($125) -- http://bit.ly/HUfhvz
Trend #4: Colorful Jeans
"Another big trend we've been seeing this season is color! You don't have to stick to just basic blue. Opt for a bright yellow or tangerine as seen on our model Bianca here. Colorful denim is ranging anywhere from neon, to pastels, to bold brights, so there is something for everyone when it comes to this trend. Bianca is wearing a pair from Urban Outfitters, and they are a great affordable option at $68."
Featured on WCL: BDG Neon Grazer Mid-Rise Jeans in Orange ($68) -- http://urbout.co/IgFMKz
Trend #5: Chambray Shirt
"Denim is showing up in several forms this spring, in dresses, vests, and shirts. A chambray shirt is a wardrobe essential that every woman in Chicago should have. It's incredibly versatile, and can be paired with a fun printed pant like you see on Kelsey, or tucked into a skirt for a more professional look. My favorite way to wear it is to throw it on over a maxi dress and leave it unbuttoned. The accessories and layers you've already got in your closet will work very well with a chambray shirt, so if you're looking to get new life out of what's already in your wardrobe, add one of these."
Featured on WCL: BGD Chambray Button-Down Shirt from Urban Outfitters ($59) -- http://urbout.co/I2FGHG
Check out the Madewell Denim Roadtrip!
It's a denim party on wheels! The Madewell Denim Roadtrip (basically a denim party on wheels!) will feature a styling station, hair braiding bar and a deal exclusive for visitors. Make sure to follow Madewell on Twitter (@Madewell1937) to receive clues as to where they're hiding 5 "mystery gift cards". Find the card, bring it to the event and receive a very worthwhile prize!
When: April 28th / 10am-4pm
Where: Parked in front of the Tribune Building
For more information, check out: www.facebook.com/madwell