At the start of each new season, denim always pops up in one form or another, making it a key driver in sales for many designers and a growing way for customers to buy into luxury brands at a slightly more entry-level price point. But for spring/summer 2023, there is another level of newness about it. Now, don’t panic—your classic straight-leg jeans aren’t going anywhere, but there’s no denying that they are by now considered a firm wardrobe staple and instead there are some new denim styles worth having on your radar for 2023.
For the past couple of years, stonewash jeans have been the focus, but this season sees way more flexibility in washes and fits, and the return of Y2K trends sees design elements such as cut-off waistbands, flared split ankles and twisted seam skirts take centre stage, too.
Thankfully for you, I’ve done the hard work and tried on all the denim trends worth knowing about this year. So, if it’s a new pair of jeans you are after, why not consider a slouchy wide-leg, worn low-slung with a pair of pointy heels? Or why not add another layer of interest with some cargo-style denim? And if jeans aren’t your bag, then hit up one of the many denim maxi skirts available for every budget.
How about a denim accessory such as a bag or a pair of boots? Denim accessories are really having a moment and will easily modernise last season’s outfits. For the brave among us, there is no shortage of monogram denim out there right now—from Chanel’s wide-leg jeans to Celine’s bucket bag (which is at the top of my wish list). Plus, we’ve got throwback details reminiscent of Britney Spears’ music videos as in as cowboy leather patches, embellishments and more.
So, without further ado, scroll on to see my try the best 2023 denim trends, read my honest thoughts and shop the pieces I love.