It might be time to start rummaging through your parents’ basement in search of your old BeDazzler. Remember when rhinestone-ing the crap out of your jean jacket was the coolest thing to do? Well, your dreamy high school denim is back this season, as spotted on many runways, including that of a surprisingly homophobic brand we shall not mention. Silk embroidery, rhinestones, sequins, and (oh, my) pearls, these are some fancy jeans! Wallet-wise, too. I’m not sure if I’d invest in some of the $500-plus designer options above, but I can’t deny it’s a fun look to play with this summer. From high street, it seems like only Topshop has caught up to the runway, but how I wish these would pop up somewhere even more wallet-friendly. DIY, anyone?

embellished jeans street style (tommy ton)

Taylor Tomasi Hill in Christopher Kane SS 2012 (photo by Tommy Ton)

embellished jeans spring 2015

Grace Mahary wearing Tu Es Mon Trésor jeans (

Christopher Kane embellished jeans Spring 2015

Christopher Kane SS 2015