Another season, another denim trend to enter the scene. As you can probably tell, we’re big fans of denim and all of its variations around these parts, so when we get wind of a new favorite making the rounds, we won’t hesitate to see what it’s all about. This time, colored denim is stepping into the spotlight, showing up across our favorite go-to brands such as Zara, Stella McCartney, and Etro. Arguably, the trend really jump-started after Chanel’s S/S 21 runway show, where one look showcased a pair of high-waisted pink jeans styled against an elegant cropped cape. It felt true to Chanel Creative Director Virginie Viard’s “dressed-down meets formal princess” aesthetic and gave us a dose of styling inspiration in the process.
You may already own a few pairs of khaki or dusk-colored jeans in soft, neutral tones, but what sets this trend apart is its louder approach to color—we’re talking ultra-pigmented shades, with hot pink, kelly green, and lilac among them. Pulling off something like this isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re ready to jump into the deep end, we put together an array of vibrantly colored jeans that won’t let you down. While you build out your warm-weather shopping list, add a few pairs of these to your lineup. Read ahead to see all of the colorful jeans we’re loving right now and the ways fashion girls are wearing them.