Embroidery has come a long way since it was first introduced to denim in the form of superfluous rainbows and threaded daisies. Maybe it's Alessandro Michele's ongoing Gucci garden party that has us favoring a more eclectic denim aesthetic, or perhaps it's just hard to resist a pant outlined in cherry blossoms with hip detailing that's both strategically placed and achingly cool. While punctuating pockets with cross-stitched flowers seems a bit summery, the pre-fall and fall collections from Jonathan Simkhai, Dolce & Gabbana, Each X Other and Gucci all infused their cold-weather pieces with boho edges, so it's safe to say we can, too. Plus, with customization on a steady rise, getting your name embroidered on a pocket or waistband is a simple, affordable way to make even the most basic pair of jeans feel special.
It may seem like a difficult feat to trade in your tried and true Levi's 501s for some floral accented ones. But before you go chalking up embroidery to the weird and whimsical, Los Angeles-based denim brands like Bliss and Mischief and Frankie make a strong case for denim detailing with their contemporary tailoring and vintage handiwork. In the spirit of fall shopping, we've rounded up some of our favorite embroidered jeans in a range of styles, cuts and washes, all of which are available right now — and priced under $500.
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