Getting out of skinny jeans? Here are three ways to wear new denim.

Photography of Tashira by Marissa Rose Photography.

Tashira Halyard is an anti-racism equity consultant and founder of the DC lifestyle blog and the Politics & Fashion YouTube channel (@politicsandfshn on Instagram). Here she shows how she’ll wear one of her favorite spring trends: on-trend denim.

weekend brunch

High: “Tori” sweater by Hanifa, $199 at Jeans: Pieced Angled straight jeans by Agolde, $250 at Bag: Small “Roman Stud the Handle Bag” in metallic nappa by Valentino, $3,250 at Shoes: “Faythe” sandal by Tony Bianco, $170 at

friend’s birthday

High: Crystal embellished heart jacket by Area, $780 at Neiman Marcus. Jeans: Crystal embellished heart jeans by Area, $780 at Neiman Marcus. Shoes: Air Jordan 1 Mid Sneakers, $289 at Bag: “Swipe” leather tote by Coperni, $411 at

Holiday mode

High: “Impression” pleated puff sleeve crop top by Aje, $275 at Moda Operandi. Jeans: Wide leg pleated front denim trousers by Fe Noel, $390 at Bag: Fringed shoulder bag with embroidered logo by Marni, $990 at Shoes: “Vlogo” woven slides by Valentino Garavani, $690 at

Photograph of crystal-embellished heart-shaped jeans and jacket courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
Other photographs courtesy of retailers.
This article originally appeared in the March 2022 issue of The Washingtonian.

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Amy directs Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor-in-chief of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.