Utilitarian jeans are summer-ready in pretty, pastel hues.
CJ by Cookie Johnson
Cotton stretch straight-leg jean, $145, the Garment District, 2595 S. Colorado Blvd., 303-757-3371, garmentdistrictcolorado.com
Cotton stretch Beth crop baby boot-leg jean, $163, Rebel, 5910 S. University Blvd., 720-283-1004, shoprebel.com
Rich & Skinny Jeans
Cotton and spandex Huntington crop jean, $120, Rebel
Cotton and spandex skinny jean, $48, Gracie’s, 1511 S. Pearl St. 303-698-2229, graciesonsouthpearl.com
Cotton stretch Verdugo skinny jean, $179, the Garment District
How To Wear it
Casual Work-Chic Make denim office-friendly by pairing it with a solid-color silk blouse and a neutral blazer. Add a classic pointed-toe pump, thin bracelets, and a chain-strap shoulder bag.
Drinks With The Girls Bring out denim’s fun side with a floral print chiffon blouse. Toughen up the look with stacked-heel platform sandals, ethnic bangles, and an oversize clutch.
Weekend Brunch Go slightly slouchy with hip must-haves like a gray short-sleeve sweatshirt or graphic-print T-shirt. Finish with sporty, wide-strap flat sandals and a hobo-style carryall.
Date Night Dress up pastels with a beaded T-shirt or tank top for a flirty and glamorous evening look. Top it off with a sexy, strappy sandal, drop earrings, and a minaudière.