While we?d never ask you to ditch your favorite make-your-butt-look-fabulous blue jeans, we?re all for spicing things up every once in a while. In light of this season?s obsession with anything patterned, here are three ways to step up your denim game--in wearable ways, of course.

Printed Denim We admire anyone brave enough to rock a metallic snakeskin print, but we?ll likely opt for something a little more under the radar. Nod to the trend with this cheetah mini-print pair from Paige ($189) or Blank Denim?s brocade-inspired jeans ($88).

Leather Look From shorts to peplum tops, leather is hot this season. However, if your Grease days are behind you, try coated denim--skinny jeans with a wax sheen that mimics the leather look sans the second-skin feel. We love Rich & Skinny?s Legacy jeans ($176), as well as the Krista skinny jeans from Hudson ($189).

Skinny Cords Cast off your slouchy ?90s prejudices--the newest corduroy jeans are anything but frumpy. J.Crew?s toothpick ankle ($98) and matchstick cords ($90) are tailored with a flattering stretch. We guarantee you?ll wear the heck out of them.

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