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Do you struggle when it comes to finding the best denim for your body type? We do too! We totally get it — jean shopping can be overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting. That’s why we decided to put together a guide of some of our favorite Spring and Summer trends.

After some research, we discovered that denim continues to be all about the raw “hem” as we head into warmer weather. We absolutely love this trend worn at the ankle. This past fall and winter, we saw this style paired with booties. And we think it will be equally amazing dressed down with white sneakers, a pair of casual mules or dressed up with heels.

Skinny jeans are still a favorite when it comes to fit. But if you aren’t a fan of this style, we are also seeing a lot of wide leg, flare, boyfriend, straight and high-waisted jeans.

Distressed denim is another trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So if you’ve got a pair in your closet, you can definitely hold on to them. We love “distressed” denim paired with pretty florals, silk fabrics and cashmere as a way to elevate the look and keep it feminine.

We also noticed many designers added interesting embellishments to their denim this season, such as: pearls, embroidery and feathers. And when it comes to colour, we are still seeing a ton of black. Also, white is back for Spring/Summer, along with pastel shades and bright pops of colour.

Shopping Tips

When it comes to buying denim, it really depends on your body type and the look you want to achieve. For example, when you choose distressed or embellished styles, remember the eye will be drawn to that area. So if you don’t want to accentuate a certain feature, be sure to avoid distressing or detail in that part of the jean. Also lighter colours are less forgiving. For example, if you want your legs to appear leaner and longer, go for a dark or black denim in a high-rise. We find that denim with a bit of stretch is typically the most comfortable.

This time of year we see a lot of cropped jeans. However, this style can cut you off, making you appear shorter.  Therefore, if you love this style, we suggest adding a pair of heels to elongate your legs and give you some added height.

Our Favorites

We hand-picked a few pairs from Over The Rainbow (one of favourite denim boutiques here in Toronto). Located in Yorkville, they specialize in premium denim, tops, dresses, jackets, coats and accessories for both men and women. If you are ever in Toronto or you’re on the hunt for a new pair of jeans, be sure to checkout their boutique in-person or online. They have a huge selection and denim specialists on hand to help you find the perfect fit.

  1. Parker Pearl Cascade Jean
    By Citizens of HumanitThese jeans are on point when it comes to this season’s embellished style. We love the fact that this relaxed boyfriend jean has been upgraded with chic pearls and a raw hem, making them the perfect combo of feminine and edgy. The lighter wash makes them perfect for the warm weather and keeps them on the casual side.


2. Drew Flounce Optic White Jean
By Citizens of Humanity

We love this fresh take on white denim for Spring. These jeans incorporate a unique hem, which is up-to-date and on trend this season. Although they are fitted, the interesting hem draws the eye down. We think this fit would be especially flattering for curvier women. We imagine these jeans would look amazing dressed down for weekend brunch (think mules or loafers and a comfy cashmere sweater), or dressed up with heels for nighttime.


3. The Fling Super Loved Jean
By Current Elliott

This is a great alternative to the baggy boyfriend jean look. The slimmer style has a feminine vibe that flatters most body types. And the distressing keeps it fun and on-trend. We love this look dressed down with slide-in sandals or paired with heels for a night on the town.


4. Verdugo Ankle Nottingham Jeans
By Paige Denim

This mid-skinny, mid rise Verdugo ankle-crop jean is made from luxuriously soft Transcend fabric. By using the latest performance fiber technology, the brand promises they won’t stretch out. We think these jeans are the perfect pair to throw on for dinner or a date night out. Pair them with heels for a super sleek look.


5. Hoxton Straight Black Shadow Jean
By Paige Denim

If you’d like a slimming jean, you’ve got to try this black pair by Paige. The high-rise, straight leg is a bit more relaxed than the brand’s ultra skinny version. It’s also super stretchy. The fit is skinny through the thigh with a straight leg from the knee down, making this a great fit for curvier body types. In our opinion, black is the perfect wardrobe staple. It can be worn year round, dressed up or dressed down.


We are curious, what’s you favourite pair of jeans? Is there a particular brand you love?  Feel free to comment below.

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