The tailored, patchwork iterations of denim skirts, jean jackets and even a denim "fur" coat shown at Tom Ford's fall fashion presentation in L.A. last month could be Exhibit A for how far this all-American fabric has risen from its working-class roots. Spring runways at Chloé, Stella McCartney, Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger and others were also awash with fresh takes on denim, including an array of accessories that offer a new way to live forever in blue jeans, from head to toe. These denim extras hit on trends to suit every style: '70s influences (think patchwork hats and totes or clogs), the season's must-have gladiator sandal, sharply structured handbags, flats with heavy-metal pailettes, and accessories with soft-and-sweet embroidered detailing. Ray-Ban even decks out its classic Wayfarer sunglasses in denim.
Ray-Ban denim sunglasses, $200 at Sunglass Hut stores, (800) 786-4527 and sunglasshut.com
Karen Walker patchwork denim bucket hat, $110 at karenwalker.com
Jimmy Choo denim and leather Rebel cross-body bag, $975 at Jimmy Choo in Beverly Hills, (310) 860-9045, jimmychoo.com
Tod's denim Gommini driving shoe embellished with metal discs, $695 at Tod's in Beverly Hills, (310) 285-0591.
Tommy Hilfiger paneled denim tote from the Made in America collection will be available starting in April, $149 at Tommy Hilfiger in West Hollywood, (310) 247-1475, tommy.com
Charlotte Olympia washed denim Kitty Shopper with embroidered cat face and piping detail, $695 at Charlotte Olympia in Beverly Hills, (310) 276-1111, CharlotteOlympia.com
DSquared2 denim and leather Sonya Glam wedge sandals with beaded embellishment, $1,195 at DSquared2 in Beverly Hills, (310) 888-0117
Casadei denim gladiator sandal, $895 at casadei.com
Tabitha Simmons denim Daisy Chain flat with broderie anglaise cutouts, $695 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, (212) 753-7300
Giuseppe Zanotti Design denim clog, $595 at Guiseppe Zanotti Design in Beverly Hills, (310) 858-1990, and at Beverly Center, (310) 499-2962, giuseppezanottidesign.com