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Denim delight for springtime

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 3:53pm

We all know spring can be challenging when, every second week, there’s a storm brewing and you just quite simply don’t know what to put on you when hardcore rain gear really isn’t a viable option.

Well it is, but I mean it’s hardly a stylish look. One thing I know I can rely on in my wardrobe to help me pull a practical and sartorially acceptable look together is my trusted denim.

Denim is always a big fashion story come spring and this season is no exception with many labels giving us interesting denim looks in new silhouettes that have more than a bit of a vintage vibe to them. 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, 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 years 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 its 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 70’s vibe.

While 2019 was all about the boiler, 2020 is all about the dungaree, go for 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 an ‘80s and ‘90s revival going on. The ‘90s bootcut is back and honestly I’m not quite sure what to make of that one, seeing 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, it’s high waist and wider leg is perfect for balancing out a pear shape.

The denim skirt is also making a comeback but in midi-length. Keep both looks fresh 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 set to be a feature of summer 2020 worn with Breton tees and pumps. It’s almost trickier to pull off than a pair of cut off shorts and I’m pretty sure I’ll be giving this particular trend a skip, but each to their own. If you do fancy giving it a go, get your inspiration from Chanel for a chic take on the trend.

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