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Denim do: 10 pairs of so-right-now dad jeans to pull on

In this case, dad knows best.

In this case, dad knows best

Chances are that by now you've heard the term "dad jeans", but if you're still wondering what they are exactly, let us break it down for you. Dad jeans are super-relaxed, usually light-washed denim, the kind you're dad more than likely wore in the '90s and perhaps still wears. The thing is that now you can wear them too. And since you probably want to style them better than he did, we've rounded-up 10 amazing options to consider. From the (his) classic to two-toned and everything in between, keep scrolling for more of fashion's fave denim style for SS18. You already know they're dad approved.

The beginners' pair

If you want to ease into this trend, consider the most classic version: relaxed cut, light wash and tailored hems. Keep it simple with a top and footwear in shades of black and white for a no-fail colour combo.

Topshop Boy Jeans by Boutique, $105, thebay.com

The Western must-have

Turns out, it's not just Calvin Klein feeling the Western vibes for spring. To nail the look, mix the original denim brand's style with a two-pocket shirt in a darker tone. Don't forget about great boots like Dior's standout cowboy version for the season.

Vintage Levi's 501/505 Jean, $82, urbanoutfitters.com

The cool crop

We love a good crop version of the dad jean. Why? Well, it's a nice balance of proportions that suits most shapes and sizes. Wear it with heels for spring, and it's almost guaranteed to give you legs for days.

Joe Fresh Light Wash Jean, $30, joefresh.com

The frayed hem

Every so often, you find a pair that has it all. If you discover jeans that are baggy but not too baggy in a near perfect light wash with slightly frayed hems and pockets, we're going to suggest you buy 'em. And when you do, there's no going wrong with a cropped sweater and boots in black.

Agolde The Baggy Jeans, $218, shopbop.com

The minty fresh take

One of the easiest ways to pull off the look for spring is with a light pastel wash. This pale mint version with frayed hems has all the makings of the ideal low-key investment piece. Wear them again and again with a simple white tee and sneaks.

Raey Press Jeans, $200, matchesfashion.com

The roll-up

Rolled hems might be the denim dream. Not only do these mid-wash jeans have the versatility to work with sporty and more dressed up styles, since you can adjust them according to height, there's no need to get them tailored. Big win, right?

Tommy Jeans Dark Blue Jean, $180, simons.ca

The extreme cuff

Cuffed denim never gets old, but an extreme cuff gives this more relaxed style a really modern feel. Exposed ankles also help to elongate the leg, so we reco trying them with cool pointy toe flats.

Jean 1947, $78, ca.oakandfort.com

The two-tone winner

Yes, you can come combine trends. And why not? Mixing two-tone denim and the dad jean style gives the baggier style added edge. Try wearing these jeans with a sporty sweatshirt and sneakers for max street style appeal.

SJYP Two-Tone Distressed High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans, $466, net-a-porter.com

The dark wash wonder

A darker wash instantly elevates this relaxed cut to make work it for any occasion. Wear it with sneakers and sweaters for day, and tucked in off-the-shoulder tops and white boots for night. 

Eytys Benz Cali — Black, $366, eytys.com

The best in belted

Think about putting a spin on your typical dad jeans with unexpected finishes. This belted pair with cropped, cut hems also pairs perfectly with 90s band tees and platforms.

Above and Beyond Paperbag Jeans, $90, nastygal.com

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