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Pretty Spring Denim Hits the Streets of Milan

A burst of warm and sunny weather allowed Fashion Week goers in Milan to test out spring denim trends.

Pale and washed out shades of indigo lightened denim. Light acid wash and pleated silhouettes added an instant pop of ’80s fashion to women’s street style. Mom jeans were worn relaxed and cuffed, while others trimmed pockets with jewelry-like crystals.

Pearls and crystal chains feminized destroyed pale skinny jeans. A high-waisted denim skirt was was embellished with a diamond-like grid of crystals and cinched with a girl heart belt. Flare jeans made an appearance, framing bejeweled heels.

Denim sets were a hit, too. A cropped jean jacket was trimmed with a fluff of frayed hems. Matching wide leg jeans with side slits revealed a flash of skin. Another set—a soft shoulder jean jacket and mom jeans—shared the same intricate pattern inspired by the hand tooling details typically found on Western hardware and leather handbags.

Unfinished hems casualized calf-length circle skirts paired with chambray skimmers and a prim collarless blazer. Patchwork added a bohemian vibe to a long jean skirt, while a voluminous, floor length jean skirt added drama.

Colors like blush and ecru added to the femininity and lightness of double denim. Pink jean jackets were cropped and updated with utilitarian pockets and pleated sleeves. Rows of fringe—embellished with tonal sequins—added a fun element to ecru trousers that would otherwise skew toward workwear.