Denim is one of the most classic looks you can’t go wrong with, and it doesn’t have to be limited to just jeans. There are many ways to incorporate denim into your style.

Check out these five denim pieces you’ll want in your closet all spring and summer long.

Denim Jackets

Denim jackets are the perfect pieces for spring. They’re light, easy to wear, and match nearly everything. Throw one on over a flower-printed dress with a pair of sandals. Or go for a bolder look and pair a jean jacket with jean shorts for a denim-on-denim look. Break up all the blue with a crisp white t-shirt and colorful accessories. There are many shades of denim jackets, and the best one depends on your lifestyle. If you plan to wear one every day, think about buying something that’s more classic, both in fit and wash. This one is great, and it also features cuffed sleeves. If you’re looking for something a little more fun, try a trendier wash, like this faded one, or maybe a looser cut, like this one.

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Denim Shorts

Shorts are summer weather staples. Everyone needs a pair of shorts, and there’s nothing more classic than denim shorts on the weekend or while on vacation. There are many trends surrounding shorts, so your task is to find a pair that fits with both your personality and lifestyle needs. Try a pair of printed shorts, like these with flower embroidery, and have them take center stage of your outfit. Or go for a classic cuffed dark denim for a more polished look. Pair them with a blazer and wedges to embody a more professional vibe, without all the sweat. There are also lace, ripped, and color details to consider. The world is really your oyster when it comes to denim shorts.

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Denim Skirts

Skirts are the next level up from shorts. They may not be as commonly seen, but they pack that much of an extra punch when you sport them. You can get very trendy with skirts by playing around with the length, cut, and details. Favorite skirts for the season include this one, which buttons up in the front and also features front pockets (which are great for carrying around your phone -- fashion meets function!). This denim skirt cuts like a pencil skirtand would be the perfect addition to your casual Friday rotation in the office, paired with a tucked-in flowy blouse.

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High-Rise Jeans

Of course you own a pair of jeans, but do you own a pair of high-rise jeans? This denim trend has a been around for a couple years now and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. As a bonus, they’re more flattering than their low-cut counterparts and have a slimming effect. Fun details on these kinds of jeans include delicate buttons rather than a zipper, and a slightly higher, more flattering ankle cut. You can get skinny high-rise jeans, or go for a looser, boyfriend cut, making them appropriate for both professional and casual settings. This pair is a great investment piece to have for years to come, while this is a trendier, more affordable take on the style.

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Denim Overalls

Everything old is new again, and fashion is bringing the '90s back with overalls. To update your overalls into the 21st century, make sure to wear more polished washes and cuts, and pair them with light tees and tanks rather than flannel. Overalls are the perfect look for the weekend, because they’re stylish but still feel completely effortless. Start with a black or white tank, add a pair of your favorite overalls, and finish off with a pair of slip-ons or slides. Add a little edge with distressed details. Favorites from this trend include these and these. 

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This article was originally written for Our Community Now -- Washington, D.C., by mberman.