A timeless staple, denim is probably never going to go out of trend. Change things up by tossing aside your typical ripped jeans, and make way for newer, fresher denim styles to invade your closet.

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1. Boxy Shoulders

Denim Jacket With Shoulder Pads, $89.90, Zara

Oversized, strong-shouldered jackets are expected to become the next must-have item on every fashionista’s shopping list. Match it with a pair of narrow bottoms and you’re good to go!

2. Patchwork Denim

cleo-elevate-denim-2Patchwork Top, $96.98, ASOS

Why go for a single wash when you can invest in a denim piece that contains several textures all at once? Patchwork denim will instantly make your look twice as interesting.

3. Denim On Denim

cleo-elevate-denim-3Janis Denim Snap Jacket, $54 & Janina Wide Leg Pants, $44, Pomelo Fashion

We may not have the best memories of the Canadian Tuxedo trend (think Britney and Justin circa 2001), but the style is steadily weaving its way back into fashion. The new way to wear it? Opt for clean cuts, minimalist details and to play it safe match pieces that share the same colour.

4. Denim Jumpsuit

cleo-elevate-denim-4Robert Rodriguez Denim Jumpsuit, $471.03, Shopbop

We understand your fear of looking like a fashion disaster decked out in head-to-toe denim, but we assure you that just like the Canadian Tuxedo, denim jumpsuits are completely chic this season.

5. The Statement Piece

cleo-elevate-denim-5Denim Jacket With Bows, $89.90, Zara

If you ever come across a denim product with substantially unique details – like this jacket with gingham ribbon detailing – grab it off its shelf immediately! These unconventional pieces will act as anchors for plenty of your future #OOTDs.