Light Wash Jeans Are Spring’s Most Easygoing Essential

Great jeans are appropriate year-round, but there’s a refreshing feel to a new pair of light wash ones. Lighter denim is inherently more casual than dark blue and black—and spring and summer are the perfect times to capitalize on that. Your ideal light pair looks just as cool with sneakers and a plain white T-shirt as it does with a navy blazer, so you can think of them as your warm-weather go-to for, well, just about everything. Here are 15 stylish options to get you started.


Slim Fit Stretch Denim Jeans

Burberry’s Japanese denim is durable as hell. Pair these with a leather jacket to toughen up the look.


Acne Studios Blå Konst

River Light Blue

Acne’s river light blue jeans are reminiscent of ’90s dad jeans, but a whole lot more stylish. We’ll take it.



Hampton Straight Fit Jean 

Polo’s faded blue looks cool for both spring and summer. Roll up the cuff to go all-in with the casual vibes. 



501 CT Stretch Jeans 

Few things in fashion are better than a pair of Levi’s jeans. The brand’s 501 CT stretch version will move with you and last forever. 


AG Jeans

The Tellis

Some light distressing and subtle white paint splatters are a cool way to liven things up without going overboard. 


Brunello Cucinelli

Lightweight Slim Fit Denim Jeans

These stonewashed Cucinelli jeans are a wardrobe staple. Wear them with Converse and a T-shirt to a summer baseball game, then dress ’em up with a button-down and navy blazer at work.



Petit New Standard

The uniform blue color makes them extra versatile. Think of them as the warm-weather version of your favorite dark denim.



Slim Fit Jeans

The hem on Zara’s slim fit jeans hits right above the ankle, which means you can show off those slip-on sneakers you just got.


Saint Laurent

Original Low Waisted Skinny Jean 

Saint Laurent denim is the epitome of cool, and these skinny, distressed jeans hit all the right rocker notes. 


Dolce & Gabbana

Slim Fit Faded Washed Stretch Denim Jeans

The fade down the front of the leg is pretty much perfect, making for a vintage right from the start. 



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