1/15/13 5/11/12 POPSUGAR Fashion Spring Fashion Best Jeans Outfits Spring 2012 Denim Refresh! 5 Ways to Dress Up Your Favorite Jeans Beyond the Everyday May 11, 2012 by Hannah Weil McKinley 80 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Our jeans are our closet staples, so it's not unusual that we often opt to pair them with other closet staples, like our t-shirts. Be it a lack of time or a lack of outfit creativity, we may rely a little too heavily on our basics to get us by. To that point, we're making the switch to something a little more inspired that much easier. Inside, we've tackled five of our favorite denim styles — from the skinny to the season's printed jeans — and styled them up with a set of fresh eyes. The tips and tricks to adding polish, interest, and a little sophistication to your denim routine are easy. We've mapped out the looks — just click through to see and shop them all. Shop Brands J Brand · Kain Label · Nine West · Joe's Jeans · Rachel Leigh · Mother · Anthropologie · Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent · Illesteva · Chloé · Topshop · Vanessa Bruno · Acne · Rachel Comey · Jimmy Choo The Flare Jean Capitalize on the cool '70s feel of your favorite flares with a breezy tiered tank and a pair of sky-high platforms. Swap out the shades and carry-all for a smaller clutch and a pair of statement earrings to take this look from afternoon lunch to date night. Mother Denim the Mellow Drama Jean ($220), Leifnote Tiered Petunia Tank ($98), Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Petra Platform Sandals ($350), Illesteva Frieda Round-Frame Sunglasses ($260), Chloé Paraty Medium Leather Shoulder Bag ($2,145) Mother THE MELLOW DRAMA JEAN $220 from Farfetch Buy Now See more Mother Flare Denim Anthropologie Tiered Petunia Tank $98 from Anthropologie Buy Now See more Anthropologie Tanks Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent Petra Platform Sandals $350 from shopbop.com Buy Now See more Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent Platforms Illesteva Frieda round-frame steel sunglasses $260 from NET-A-PORTER.COM Buy Now See more Illesteva Sunglasses Chloé Paraty Medium leather shoulder bag $2145 from NET-A-PORTER.COM Buy Now See more Chloé Shoulder Bags The Printed Jean For a cool Summer fete or evening out on the town, look to your printed jeans to lend a little of the on-trend — then look to some dressier components to give them a superchic angle. We'd add a superfemme peplum top and a pair of sexy stilettos to give the look a party-perfect feel. Joe's Jeans Floral Print Skinny Jean ($179), Zara Basic Sandal ($50), H&M Peplum Top ($40, available in stores), DVF Lytton Minaudiere Clutch ($295), Rachel Leigh Estates Everyday Stud Earrings ($55) Joe's Jeans Floral print skinny jean $179 from Farfetch Buy Now See more Joe's Jeans Skinny Denim Zara Basic Sandal $50 from zara.com Buy Now H&M Peplum Top ($40, available in stores), $40 from hm.com Buy Now DVF Lytton Minaudiere Clutch $295 from neimanmarcus.com Buy Now Rachel Leigh Estates Everyday Stud Earrings - Turquoise $55 from RONROBINSON.com Buy Now See more Rachel Leigh Earrings The Boyfriend Jean Boyfriend jeans are a favorite pair to hang around in on weekends because of their comfy, slouchy fit. Still, that doesn't mean you can't give them a little seasonal sophistication. With a fitted white blazer, a pastel tank, and a pretty pair of espadrilles, they may be just polished enough to take to a casual office. J Brand Denim Aiden Distressed Boyfriend-Fit Jeans ($220), Kain Classic Washed Silk Tank ($155), Acne Tate Silk-Crepe Blazer ($640), Nine West Nine West Youdig Espadrilles ($50) J Brand Aiden distressed boyfriend-fit jeans $220 from NET-A-PORTER.COM Buy Now See more J Brand Distressed Denim Kain Label Classic washed-silk tank $155 from NET-A-PORTER.COM Buy Now See more Kain Label Tanks Acne Tate Silk-Crepe Blazer $640 from net-a-porter.com Buy Now Nine West Youdig (Red Multi Fabric) - Footwear $89 from 6pm.com Buy Now See more Nine West Platforms The White Jean We always reach for our striped tees to style out white denim for Summer, but for an alternative, look to superpretty fabrics, like this chiffon blouse, to give your jeans a more feminine vibe. Add in a pair of embellished flats and a delicate necklace for a sweet look that works as easily at the office as it does for dinner and drinks. Topshop Moto White Baxter Jeans ($80), Vanessa Bruno Rose-Print Top ($410), Zara Studded Sandal With Gemstones ($129), Jiwon Park Pearl Necklace ($265) Topshop MOTO White Baxter Jeans $80 from Topshop Buy Now See more Topshop Relaxed Denim Vanessa Bruno Rose-print top $448 from Farfetch Buy Now See more Vanessa Bruno Shortsleeve Tops Zara Studded Sandal With Gemstones $129 from zara.com Buy Now La Garçonne Necklaces Jiwon Park / Pearl Necklace $265 from La Garçonne Buy Now See more La Garçonne Necklaces The Skinny Jean Avoid coupling your basic skinny jeans with a basic tee — the look will feel, well, basic. Instead, add in a silky button-up and a cool pair of heels with a fun pop of color to change up your tired-denim routine. Acne Skinny Jean ($281), Rachel Comey Brewster Top ($334), Jimmy Choo Samos Leather and Wood Platform Sandals ($875), Zara Plaited Leather Shopper ($149) Acne Skinny jean $277 from Farfetch Buy Now See more Farfetch Skinny Denim Rachel Comey Brewster Top In White $334 from OTTE Buy Now See more Rachel Comey Sleeveless Tops Jimmy Choo SAMOS LEATHER AND WOOD PLATFORM SANDALS $875 from mytheresa Buy Now See more Jimmy Choo Platforms Zara Plaited Leather Shopper $149 from zara.com Buy Now Spring FashionStyle How ToDenim GuideJeansShopping Stay Stylish With OurFashion and Beauty Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Street Style Fashion and Beauty News Beauty Tips Celebrity Style Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.