Jean style: Slim
Absolutely essential in every wardrobe! Look for a medium rise and a leg that's somewhere between skinny and straight.
Best way to wear them: Nautical stripes and a bright-red lip.
Beauty note: Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lipstick, $30, Nars Cosmetics.
Jean style: Slim
Best way to wear them (from left to right):
1. Cozy plaids and casual tweeds.
2. A tailored blazer and sexy heels.
3. Riding boots and a wool jacket.
4. A feminine cardigan and pretty blouse.
Blazer, $272, Brooks Brothers. Sweater, $148, French Connection. Blouse, $250, Brooks Brothers. Belt, $62, Banana Republic. Kate Spade bracelet, $88, Holt Renfrew. Jeans, $125, Lacoste. Shoes, $70, Gap.
Jean style: Coloured
Liven up your winter wardrobe - and take the blues out of jeans - with rich shades like burgundy, mustard and teal. This year, there's a whole rainbow to choose from!
Best way to wear them: This look is easier to pull off than you may think. Keep it casual with your favourite weekend pieces. We like simple t-shirts, chunky knits and comfortable flats. Coloured denim is also most flattering in a slim cut with lots of stretch. These jeans are just as comfortable as the standard blues but way more fun!
Top to bottom: $84, Levi's. $45, Old Navy. Jones New York, $80, The Bay. $19, Joe Fresh. $25, Winners. $30, Winners. $88, Ann Taylor. $19, Joe Fresh. $150, Lacoste. $88, Ann Taylor. Denver Hayes, $50, Marks. $40, Jacob. $80, Gap. $80, Gap. $45, Old Navy. $80, Gap, $40, Jacob. $40, Winners. $46, Reitmans, $46, Reitmans.
Jean style: Waxed
Crave the look of leather, but don't want to dole out the cash? Get the same high-sheen look with this trendy new finish.
Best way to wear them: We like this fabric most when it has some stretch to it. Dark shades are more flattering. Pair with simple pieces in the same colour family.
Jean style: Boyfriend
The more worn-in the better! Get relaxed, cool weekend style with this comfortable oversized cut.
Best way to wear them: These jeans look best when they rest loosely on your hips and are cuffed at the bottom. Dress them up with a pair of killer heels and a silky top.
Jean style: Jean jackets
Denim on denim? We don't recommend the head-to-toe look (unless you're a country crooner!). But if you go for it, make sure your jeans and jacket are different shades.
Jean style: Metallic
If you're looking for an edgy, sexy look (or you live for shimmer), you'll love the high-gloss finish of this trendy nouveau denim.
Best way to wear them: Treat this style like leggings, and pair with loose tops and casual knits. If you no longer hit the club scene, keep other pieces neutral (and shine-free).
Jean style: Patterned
Show off your wild side in the season's never-ending selection of novelty prints and patterns. Tie-dye, graphic, animal, floral - you name it.
Left to right: 7 For All Mankind, $298, Holt Renfrew. $158, JCrew. $80, Gap. $220, Fidelity. Current Elliot, $290, Holt Renfrew. $165, Michael Kors, 1-866-733-5677. $245, Triarchy. $220, Fidelity. Citizens of Humanity, $296, Holt Renfrew. BDG, $79, Urban Outfitters.
Jean style: Ankle
Want to look like you have your own personal stylist? Add a little flair to any outfit with slim-fitting, ankle-grazing jeans. They're universally flattering and this season's celebrity favourite.
Best way to wear them: This retro cut is a cool classic that looks great with volume on top. Tuck them into boots in the winter or pair them with ballet flats for indoor style.
Credits: Coat, $277, French Connection. Kate Spade necklace, $98, Holt Renfrew. Michael Michael Kors top, $165, 1-866-733-5677. Clutch, $124, Banana Republic. Jeans, $29, Joe Fresh. Shoes, $248, Browns Shoes.
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- Denim through the decades
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- Printed denim: Seven pretty patterns
- Best jeans to flatter your body: Seven latest styles
- Six steps to finding your perfect pair of jeans
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