Having a fully-stocked denim collection is the key to every fashion lover's wardrobe. But regardless of what rinse or rise you prefer, it's equally important to have a few options that are a bit more elevated than the rest. Lucy Hale's skinny jeans are the perfect example of how to wear denim with more detailing without looking overstyled.
Hale was spotted grabbing an iced coffee in Los Angeles on May 3 wearing what appeared to be a super simple day-off outfit: a fuzzy, pale pink sweater tucked into a pair of high-waisted mid-wash blue jeans. But Hale's outfit was built around a pair of Madewell jeans with a scalloped hem instead of the classic, stitched version. The small detailing gave the entire look a more polished twist. While minimal, the detail had a major impact on the rest of the look (think: each item in Hale's outfit appeared intentional rather than thrown together).
The Pretty Little Liar star's accessories were kept simple as well. Hale went with a pair of white slides, a dainty black crossbody bag, and a pair of round wire-rimmed sunglasses from Rixx Eyewear. Her jewelry consisted of two barely there gold necklaces which she layered over her sweater.
Opting for jeans with a bit more detail than your usual pair is the perfect way to spice up your everyday look. Whether you go for a different hem style like Hale or opt for embroidery on the leg, the options are endless. The easiest way to rock the look is with a pair of jeans that feature a raw or shredded hemline in your go-to wash. Reaching for a pair with a button fly instead of the usual zipper can also add something special to your denim looks this season.
Elevated denim was everywhere on Spring/Summer 2019 runways, too. A.P.C featured splatter-painted options during its show, while the selection at Balenciaga was chock-full of cargo-inspired pockets. Even brands like Zara have been putting out embroidered and beaded denim at accessible price points.
Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best denim for when you want something different than your classic pair, including Hale's exact pick.