We’re guessing, like us, you wear denim week in and week out, but have you ever really considered it as a statement making essential? There’s no escaping denim this season, it’s experiencing a major moment from the streets to the catwalks, so consider your cotton and take denim from off-duty to on-point!
The surprise hit of the season, dungarees aren’t just for kids as proven by Alexa Chung, Kiera Knightley, Emma Watson et al. Style them for work or play over a plain crew neck jumper or tee if you’re playing the plain game, or a preppy shirt or silk blouse for an office appropriate look. Your footwear is key to defining your dungarees, loafers scream fashion-savvy but off-duty, while a low heel says, “I’m between meetings”.
More is more this spring, so keep your denim company with…more denim. If you’re a novice at working the Canadian tuxedo, go slow by mixing two colours in one outfit – white with blue or blue with black. For the aficionados amongst us, team faded blue washes with darker shades.
It’s time to get your 90s on, the loose-cut tapered leg jean synonymous with Beverly Hills 90210 (erm, the original that is) and the normcore craze, is going to give your skinnies a run for their money. Slimmer than a boyfriend jean, these navel-grazing jeans clean up nicely for evening with a shirt and loafers. For a street style take on the trend, tuck-in a bright jumper and add your fave chunky boots to bridge the seasons.
Denim is leaning towards perfect indigo this season, but there’s still room for a little rebellion. A particular favourite with double denim aficionados, rips and patches naturally lend themselves to the all-over denim trend. Take the rips down a notch from last season (there should be more cotton than cut) and meet in the middle between perfect and punk, that sweet spot sums up the trend this spring.