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Blue jeans are well and good, but this season is all about colored denim. Before you roll your eyes, know that these aren’t the jegging-esque, jewel-tone skinnies you wore in 2013—they’re totally modern and totally chic. Here are four tips for trying the trend.

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Start Small with a Denim Jacket

If a pair of chartreuse jeans feels a little bold for your taste, go for a more accessible denim jacket. To ensure the spotlight is on your fab topper, keep the rest of your outfit simple (jeans and a white button-down do the trick).

Get the look: Liverpool ($74); Sanctuary ($97); Boyish Jeans ($188)

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Try Your Hand with Subtle Shades

The beauty of blush-toned denim is that, from afar, it looks like plain old white. Upon closer inspection, though, it's just different enough to make a statement. 

Get the look: J Brand jacket ($171) and jeans ($278); BP T-shirt ($15)

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Stick to Loose Silhouettes

Unlike the skinnies you know and (maybe) love, 2019’s version is designed to fit loose and long. Pair them with a menswear-inspired top and black accessories for an unexpected edge.

Get the look: AG ($188); Veronica Beard ($295); Eckhaus Latta ($325)

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Try a Monochromatic Ensemble

Not sure what color top to wear with your fire engine red jeans? Go all in with a matching jacket. Isn’t this so much more fun than a classic Canadian tuxedo?

Get the look: Volcom jacket ($85) and jeans ($70); Old Navy T-shirt ($7)

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Mix and match colorful and classic denim

Denim on denim doesn't have to be all one shade, you know. Spice up a pair of light- or dark-wash jeans you wear all the time with a bright jacket for a spring-y look that doesn't stray too far from your beloved blues. 

Get the look: Wit & Wisdom jeans ($78); BlankNYC jacket ($118); Bella Dahl button-down ($114)

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pair a bright jacket with a fancy skirt

Add some effortless cool to dressy ensembles with a bright red jacket that just screams "look at me."

Get the look: Free People jacket ($98); Endless Rose skirt ($95); Halogen T-shirt ($32)

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