Always a fashion staple, denim jeans are always in styles. But think again if you plan on wearing your fave blue jeans this season - denim's been reinvented. See the hottest denim trends for spring/summer 2012.
The latest denim trends for 2012 are all about being bold. Denim gets reinvented with floral, bright colours, pastel shades and a host of stylish patterns for the coolest jeans of the season. Check out our round-up of the best denim trends for spring/summer 2012 so you can stay in style this season.
Bold and brightly coloured jeans
Nothing says spring or summer quite like bold and bright colours! And when it comes to denim trends for 2012, this couldn't be more true. Colourful jeans in a rainbow of shades are all in style. With the neon trend making waves (see Nail DIY: neon polka dot nail art) neon shades are also in. You can also keep things fun and fruity by getting a pair of jeans to showcase the citrus fashion trend (learn more in Citrus-coloured fashion).
Try these gorgeous luminous jeans R199,99, Edgars; these hot pink skinny jeans, R119,99 Mr Price and these cobalt skinny jeans, R699, Sissy Boy.
Add a splash of colour to your look with these orange skinny jeans, R329, Linx and these green skinny jeans. R370, Truworths.
Floral jeans are one of the biggest denim trends for spring/summer 2012
Yep, that's right the floral trend is in full bloom and floral jeans pack oodles of flower power and fashion finesse. For tips on wearing floral see Spring trend: Fabulous floral.
Get the look yourself with these jeans - from left, softly muted floral ankle grazer R270, Foschini; bright and bold floral jeans, R129,99 and these skinny jeans R340 Foschini.
You can also try these floral jeans from Mr Price, R119,99 and R89,99 respectively.
Pastel jeans are another hit denim trend for spring/summer 2012
Soft pastel shades are a fashion and beauty hit this year. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that pastel coloured jeans are also a style must-have this season. Baby blues, lavender and lilac, soft yellows, pale greens and icecream pinks are all the rage when it comes to pastel jeans. Remember to pair your pastel jeans with a longer length top if you're pearshaped or you could end up looking larger. See Pretty pastel fashion and Nail trend: pastel manicures for more on this trend.
Pastel jeans to try are these seagreen skinny jeans, R270, Foschini; pale pink jeans, R199,99, Mr Price and these pastel yellow stretch jeans, R329, Linx.
You can aslo try these peach distressed jeans, R340, Foschini or these mint green denim jeans R699, Sissy Boy.
Printed denim jeans: the perfect way to make a style statement
Make a statement and show of your individuality with a pair of attention-grabbing printed denim jeans. Super trendy and stylish printed jeans are on all fashionistas wish lists (see How to wear printed trousers). The best thing about this look is that any pattern goes, from polka dot, scarf print and stripes to aztec and tribal designs.
Show off your style with these printed jeggings R340, Foschini; striped jeans R99,99, Mr Price and these tie-dye orange jeans R139,99, Mr Price.
You can also try these scarf print skinnies or animal print jeans from Forever21 (prices unavailable).
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