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Colourful denim will liven up your favourite jeans, jackets and jumpsuits for spring

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Invest in colourful pastel denim for spring and your wardrobe will be inevitably more joyful. 

When it comes to spring/summer 2021 trends, there are some that are tricky to try out and some that are totally wearable. As our interests are naturally swayed towards the latter, it’s all about trends that are easy to grasp IRL. 

While neutral colour palettes have captivated fashion insiders so far this year – with shades of ivory, sand and caramel being big news – it’s time to make way for an exciting wave of new colour washes, and they’re starting with overhauling your denim collection. All of your favourite shapes and styles of jeans, denim jackets and jumpsuits for the new season are being transformed in ice cream shades; from lemon sorbet to strawberry pink and pistachio.

The new denim shades are statement, but oddly subtle, with the ability to be easily incorporate into neutral outfits depending on the shade and tone you pick. 

Keep the look soft and simple by teaming coloured denim with crisp white and contrasting tones of the same shade. Style influencer Karina gives a lesson in how to do it right with pale, minty jeans teamed with a classic white shirt and a slightly deeper green knit vest. And it’s ticking off so many new season trends in one fell swoop. 

For a punchy look that’ll gain attention, go for brighter shades and printed denim to pick and mix with other pastel shades. Fashion influencers Olivia and Alice have nailed the look by teaming dream denim jeans with soft spring knits. 

Want to give it a go? These are the best coloured jeans, jackets and jumpsuits that’ll update your denim collection. 

Shop best coloured denim

  • Mango jumpsuit

    Mango jumpsuit
    Best colourful denim: Mango

    One-piece outfits get the go-ahead and this dream jumpsuit is first on the wish list. Made from sustainable denim, this 90s style jumpsuit will work across all seasons no matter the weather.

    Shop belted jumpsuit at Mango, £59.99

  • Alex Mill jeans

    Alex Mill
    Best colourful denim: Alex Mill

    Collaborating with a no-waste mill in Guatemala called The New Denim Project, these Alex Mill jeans in sunshine yellow come with a guilt-free feeling knowing they’re made more sustainably than your average pair of jeans. 

    Shop Alex Mill Patrick high-rise wide-leg jeans at Net-a-Porter, £105.58

  • New Look jeans

    New Look jeans
    Best colourful denim: New Look

    These light green jeans are the perfect new season investment. Wear with a white T-shirt and Birkenstocks for an easy day-to-day look that’ll never let you down in the outfit department. 

    Shop light green mom jeans at New Look, £25.99

  • Monki jacket

    Monki jacket
    Best colourful denim: Monki

    Utility dressing was a major catwalk trend this season and a multi-pocket jacket is an easy way to channel the trend.

    This lilac style feels fresh for spring and looks great with box-fresh white trainers or chunky leather sandals.

    Shop denim jacket at Monki, £50

  • Oasis jacket

    Oasis jacket
    Best colourful denim: Oasis

    Update the much-loved denim jacket by opting for a coloured style. Instead of a fitted silhouette loved in the early 00s, grab this in a size up (or two) for an oversized, relaxed feel.  

    Shop pocket detail jacket at Oasis, £65

  • H&M dress

    H&M dress
    Best colourful denim: H&M

    If you’re colour shy, ease yourself into the trend with white denim. Not only will it brighten up classic pieces such as mini dresses, jeans and jackets, it’ll also go with every accessory you own.

    Shop denim dress at H&M, £24.99

  • Chimala jeans

    Chimala jeans
    Best colourful denim: Chimala

    Straight-leg, high-waisted jeans are universally flattering. This pastel pink pair by Chimala will be so good with a tie-dye top and colourful kicks. 

    Shop Chimala Painter straight-leg jeans at Net-a-Porter, £345

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