Is denim cancelled?
Finding the right pair of jeans that flatter and make you feel great is the holy grail of fashion and it’s the one item that nearly everyone will have in their wardrobes.
If I’m in doubt about what to wear, denim will often save me from pulling everything out of my wardrobe in a panic or if I’ve got an item that needs a jacket, then more often than not my denim jacket will lend just the right amount of a casual vibe to the piece.
While most of us have gotten used to the comfort of joggers or trousers with elasticated waists, we are now beginning to get our heads around pulling our jeans back on again.
Denim is such a hero piece in any wardrobe acting as a great base to any outfit and there’s nothing like it when it comes to being the perfect partner to show off any print or colour.
Of course, the skinny (still many people’s firm favourite), the straight and the oversized denim jacket are all denim staples that we all have in our wardrobes but every now and then we need a little something to freshen up our look.
The denim boiler suit was by far one of last year’s stand out denim pieces and it definitely shows no sign of going anywhere for this season.
The boiler suit can seem a little daunting but really it’s such an easy piece to style. Like all jumpsuits you just need to get the fit right and it’s all about getting out there and trying some different styles.
It’s also an easy piece to transition from day to night. Wear with trainers by day and swap for a gold platform heel for a cool ‘70s vibe.
Another favourite denim piece that is extremely versatile is the dungaree. I particularly like an oversized relaxed look in a mid-blue vintage wash. Style up with cute blouses with oversized collars and my favourite shoe, the espadrille.
If you prefer to go for separates, the Canadian tuxedo aka a denim shirt and jeans is also making a return; keep the wash similar and the silhouette relaxed for a more modern feel to the look. Break up the look with a leather belt, blazer and some white plimsolls for an off-duty feel.
When it comes to jeans shapes there’s definitely a ‘90s revival going on. The ‘90s bootcut is back and honestly I’m not quite sure what to make of that one, as I wasn’t really a fan the first time round but I know a lot of people will rejoice at this.
To be fair to the boot cut, its high waist and wider leg is perfect for balancing out a pear shape. However the ‘90s also gave us a straight leg denim and this I am completely on board with. This cut suits most people and really is a timeless style that still looks as fresh now as it did back in the ‘90s.
The denim skirt is also making a comeback but in midi-length. Keep it all looking fresh and modern with the addition of a tailored blazer. There’s also a distinctly ‘80s feel to some silhouettes with length lengthening front seams, paper bag waists and bleached washes. The denim Bermuda short is also another item I had my doubts about but which I have now committed to wholeheartedly and have worn with Breton tees, blouses and pumps. If you do fancy giving it a go get your inspiration from Chanel for a chic take on the trend.