Monday Must Have: Spring Denim Guide

Happy Monday! I hope you guys are recovering from a great Easter and major sugar coma. 

Babe and I started Whole 30 this weekend. Easter weekend may not have been the easiest weekend to begin but I wanted to jump in and get a head start. My body was feeling a little beat up after having the flu last week and I figured there was no reason to keep putting it off. (Plus, we have to be finished by April 30th because it’s my best friend’s wedding! eek!

I have a major sweet tooth so the main thing I am missing is a little treat after my meals and I think RJ is mainly missing the bread. (Make sure you follow me on Instagram, @ChacosandChanelBlog, and Snapchat RileyBrahm, to keep up with our Whole30 journey!) 

In the meantime, to fill my sugar cravings, I foresee a lot of Spring shopping on the horizon. 

One of the most important things to have in your closet anytime of year is a nice pair of denim. Lemme rephrase that, nice pairs of denim. You need different styles for different occasions and then a few just for fun! For today’s #MondayMustHaves I’ve pulled together a whole caboodle of great denim at every price point. 

One. The Ultimate Basic // Pairs well with everything, easy to dress up or down. Wear with flats, heels, wedges and sandals. Works for every season! 

Two. Dark and Distressed // The edgier version of the ultimate basic, perfect for jazzing up even the simplest white tee

Three. Light and Distressed // Perfect for spring and summer. Pops of distress are perfect for any outfit. 

Four. Busted Knee *Under $100 // The funky and fun version of the ultimate basic. One of my favorite pairs in the guide! 

Five. White Shorts // On my wish list! I have the blue jean version of these and wear them almost everyday. I’m stuck deciding if I want the white pair next or black pair

Six. Relaxed //  These are perfect for running errands or whenever you want to look cozy cute. Pairs well with a go to tee (half tucked of course) or dressed up with a flow-y boho top

Seven. My Favorite Shorts Ever, More Here // These get me in trouble because I love them so much, I wear them almost every day! I don’t have super skinny legs and I hate, hate, hate when my shorts are tight around my thighs. If you are like me, size up and these will fit loose around your thigh for the perfect fit. If you have ‘normal’ legs, stay true to size and if you have skinny legs, size down and they will still be loose but not oversized. & Don’t worry if you’re unsure how to style these, they go with everything from casual to dressy and I will be styling these many, many times on here over the next few months! 

Eight. Overalls // Overalls are a fun alternative to your usual denim. They’re so easy to dress down or try something fun and unexpected by pairing them with some cute, girly heels

Nine. Denim Skirt // The button up style is a great twist on a 90’s classic! 

Ten. Classic Shorts // Classic, cutoff denim shorts. Need I say more? 

Eleven. Mom Jean Shorts // If you’re super creative, have hours to spend rummaging thrift stores and perfect measurements to cut your own you could possibly create these trendy shorts. If none of that sounds fun (I’m with ya, girl) snag this pair and save hours of work. 

Flare Jeans are perfect for every occasion and the must have denim for Spring ’16. They are super flattering and instantly make an outfit pop. One of my all time favorite outfits is my flare jeans, my favorite tee, wedges and layered necklaces.

| Twelve. Funky Flairs | Thirteen. Basic Flares *Under $100 | Fourteen. High Waist Flares |

Colored ‘Skinny’ Jeans, pairs with everything from fun flats to wedges and  virtually any top in your closet but with a twist on the usual blue jean. 

Fifteen. Distressed Black | Sixteen. Basic Black | Seventeen. Grey Skinnies | Eighteen. Colored Skinnies *17 Colors | 

White Jeans, a closet must have. Add a light touch to any outfit by pairing your favorite tops with white jeans or pull off one of my favorite looks with an all white ensemble! 

| Nineteen. Basic White *Under $60 | Twenty. Super Distressed White *Under $60 | Twenty One. Lightly Distressed White | Twenty Two. Slit Knees White *Under $30 |

A few more denim-ish pieces I couldn’t live without: a great jean jacket and these $15 linen pants.

Once you have a few pairs of jeans in your closet that you really love, you can stock up on trendy tops, classic tees and tanks. You’ll always have the base for a great outfit and feel like a million bucks. 

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