Denim update

Many women come to rely on one jean silhouette as their staple look. But there's much to be gained from having a wide of range of choices in your closet. Today we're profiling a range of options from elevated basics to a little something different. The one element we don't compromise on is stretch - all jeans should have some! The days of needlessly uncomfortable denim are over.

A Little Something Different

If you have a good selection of basic jeans, try something new with the different washes and styles below. There's something for anyone who's looking to change it up.

The wide leg is one of the most flattering and underused denim silhouettes. Jen particularly loves this look in the warmer weather with a sandal. Don't be afraid of the wide leg, even if you're shorter - get them tailored, keeping the hem detail. The pair on the left, by etica, is super chic with its cool light blue waist and it's slimming around the waist line.

The pair on the right, by G. Label, is another great option. These are a little dressier because of the dark wash and the structure. They are ideal if you can wear jeans to the office.

If you're going to move out of your comfort zone, start with these jeans by Helmut Lang. They have a wider leg and awesome silver color. Perfect for wearing casually with sneakers and a T shirt or in the evening with a black silk shirt and heel.

All the black sweaters and tops in your closet want to be worn with these Frame plaid jeans. The washed grey pattern is subtle and fun and the silhouette is universally flattering.

Dries van Noten makes these amazing floral pattern jeans in grey or red. These actually have no stretch, but the cotton fabric is soft and the relaxed boyfriend cut makes them feel comfortable. These are statement jeans and make an outfit effortlessly, whether you dress them up or down.

These Frame jeans couldn't be cuter with their interesting waistband and long pockets. We love the cropped length to show off a sandal or other cute shoe. These are particularly good on those with a slimmer waist.

The Ellevated Basics

If your basic denim foundation is unsteady, start here. The three picks below cover all the bases and will get you started on the right foot.

This the ultimate basic jean by Mother: a modern take on a boot cut with a frayed hem. It's the right amount of distressed and flattering on literally every body type. Everyone should have this jean.

Another great basic by Mother is this mid-waisted black pair. If you have one pair of black jeans, this is them. They're stretchy and have the fun stepped hem that needs to be part of your closet. Great for showing off sandals or booties.

Here's our third and final basic from Mother - an updated take on the skinny silhouette, made more flattering with its straight leg and cool wash.