12 Cool Ways to Wear Your Jeans This Spring

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Get street style inspiration for spicing up your jeans outfits this spring. Christian Vierig/Getty Images
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Try These Cool Ideas for Mixing Up Your Usual Jeans Outfits

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Try these cool ideas for wearing jeans in different ways this spring. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Street style photos can sometimes make us crave fashion items we can't afford, from luxury brand handbags to the latest designer outfit. But let's remember the real reason we follow the street style fashion blogs -- to get cool styling ideas for how to wear what's already in our closets. This spring, we help you get inspired to wear this year's best jeans -- including those you've probably got in your wardrobe, plus the new trends -- in new and different ways, so you can look pulled together and stand out from the crowd. Check out how these street style pros bring a creative approach to denim dressing, with this gallery of stylish, unexpected ways you can wear spring's best jeans.

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Match Bleached Jeans With a Lingerie Style Top

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Style light wash jeans with a lingerie top worn over a tee. Kirsten Sinclair/Getty Images

This spring, jeans in a lighter shade of pale are back in style. Style vintage-inspired, bleached out flare jeans to look up-to-date for spring fashion by wearing them with some underwear as outerwear. We love the surprise of seeing a lacy black camisole layered over a plain white t-shirt, worn with a casual hoodie.

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Feminine Flares and Ruffled Blouse

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Wear ruffles with your flare jeans this spring. Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Jeans hems have never been so hot. This spring, some of the best jeans are those sporting hems that are frilled, frayed and otherwise fabulous. Play up the ultra-feminine vibe of flare jeans with floaty hems by matching them with a ruffled top. We love how a graphic, cape style coat with faux ruffles makes this entire look pop, as pictured here.

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Two Tone Jeans and a Floral Jacket

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Street style in a floral jacket and trendy patchwork jeans. Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Two-tone jeans were one of the happy surprises of the spring/summer fashion runways. For a comfortable spring outfit that will have you dressed-to-impress for lunch with the girls, a parent-teacher meeting or shopping in the city, try matching trendy two-tone denim with a pretty floral jacket. Accessorize this daytime look with a ladylike purse, over-sized sunglasses and walkable shoes.

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Destroyed Jeans and Big Sleeves

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Wear shredded jeans with big sleeves this spring. Timur Emek/Getty Images

Shredded, ripped and torn denim is a huge fashion trend going into spring and summer. While you could easily throw on a plain white tee with your destroyed jeans and look cool, why not take things to the next fashion level by doing something more unexpected? Pair torn asunder jeans with another of this season's hot fashion trends -- the shirt with major sleeves -- for a super-confident, stylish look.

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Wear a Dress Over Straight Leg Jeans

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Layer a dress over jeans for an unexpected look this spring. Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

Can you wear a dress over jeans? We're calling this trend one of our favorites. Some of the coolest street style girls are layering pretty, Victorian-style dresses over their basic jeans and wearing this look to parties and gallery openings. Get in on the trend by doing the same. Just choose a dress for layering that won't bog you down -- think floaty, sheer fabrics and nightgown-inspired cuts.

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Wear Ripped Jeans Over Fishnet Stockings

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Wear ripped jeans over sexy fishnet stockings. Timur Emek/Getty Images

Add a sexy, peek-a-boo factor to your casual weekend jeans looks this spring, by wearing burlesque-style, fishnet stockings under your distressed jeans. Ripped and torn denim is perfect for revealing unexpected layers hidden underneath. Try this look as pictured here, with a basic hoodie or bomber jacket, and no-nonsense flat shoes, for a sexy-without-even-trying vibe.

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Layer Patchwork Jeans With Chic Separates

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Layer a leather jacket over trendy patchwork jeans. Kirsten Sinclair/Getty Images

Jeans with patches and iron-on badges are a major spring fashion trend this year -- and they're wearable beyond concerts and parties. To create an unexpectedly sophisticated outfit that you could wear for client meetings or denim-friendly days at the office, pair trendy patchwork jeans (those pictured here are by Stella McCartney) with a grown-up silk blouse, leather motorcycle jacket, chain strap purse and pointy-toe high heel shoes.

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Denim Culottes Worn Over Jeans

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Wear denim culottes over slim jeans. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

Denim culottes are a great choice if you're looking to add some trendiness to your outfits this spring. Classic denim culottes -- which typically look and hang much like a longish denim skirt -- can be fashion-forward on their own. But if you're really looking to make a style statement in your outfits this spring, why not try something a bit more daring? As pictured here, layering denim culottes over another pair of slim-fitting jeans creates an unexpected look that instantly invites second -- and third -- glances. 

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Oversized Jeans and Layered Crop Top

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Street style in a crop top and baggy jeans. Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Some women will be drawn to the comfort and style of over-sized, light-weight denim styles that are making a comeback this year. To create an unexpectedly fashionable look in these baggy, boyish jeans, try wearing them with a corset-style crop top, layered over a crisp, white men's shirt. Wear with basic sneakers and a rayon bomber jacket, as pictured, or play up your feminine side with a pair of platform heels.​​

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Pair High Waisted Skinny Jeans With a Revealing Top

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Try a sexy backless sweater with your skinny jeans. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

You've probably heard the fashion rule that when you're bare in one area, you should be covered-up elsewhere. Play with proportions this spring -- and give people something to talk about -- when you match high-waisted, skinny jeans with a shirt that strategically shows off some skin. Whichever trendy top style you choose -- such as a pretty off-the-shoulder blouse, or a backless sweater as pictured here -- you can wear it with confidence, knowing that your jeans have got you covered.

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High Waist Boyfriend Jeans and Sexy Layers

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Create a sexy outfit with a sheer top over cropped jeans. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

The high-waist boyfriend jean is going to be a popular, staple wardrobe piece for many women this spring and summer. While you may think of saving these jeans for casual weekends, they're actually easy to style for more dressed up occasions, such as daytime dates, shopping trips or lunches with friends. For an unexpectedly sexy take on the boyfriend denim style, try matching this jean with a sheer top, leather bomber jacket and look-at-me shoes. Add a pair of glamorous black sunglasses and a chic purse and you should be all set for wherever the day might take you.

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Wear Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans and a Romantic Top

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Wear a ruffled top over baggy boyfriend jeans. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Here's a cool way to create an unexpectedly stylish look, starting with a basic pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans. Match your baggy boy-style denim with an utterly romantic top, as pictured here. To springify your look, add fun and interest with colorful accessories -- or even an eye-catching plaid vest.