Denim is certainly one of those fabrics that we automatically feel comfortable in. A wardrobe staple, it has been around for years, and with good reason. It can be dressed up with a few embellishments, or you can go super casual.
It can be worn in a variety of different styles, from jeans to dresses to jackets or skirts. It is probably the most versatile material in the fashion world.
And this year, fashion designers decided unanimously to feature it centre stage on their spring/summer 2015 catwalks. Labels such as Burberry Prorsum, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Chloe, all had summer denim as the main stays of their shows.
Here we show you what the High Street has to offer:
Burberry Prorsum took the mundane denim jacket and elevated it to high heights. They added lace and frills at the hem, and tailored the jacket as a very slim fitting style.
Take your new jacket to new levels by either picking a new colour, from this seasons bright or subtle hues, or mixing the fabrics. Team the jacket with classic pieces such as pencil shirts or 50’s style dresses, or up the ante by teaming it with a sparkly prom dress.
Denim dresses are never out of the shops, and an easy way to wear them is the shirtdress. They look a little edgy but still retain an air of style.
Make yours stand out by either choosing a darker denim or by matching with flat gladiator sandals. Or how about picking a denim with some pattern on, such as the Fine You flower fabric?
When wearing a shorter length denim dress, be sure to watch your heel height, and keep them low.
One thing that denim has always be accused of is that it is not considered to be smart enough to wear in a business environment. You can get around this however.
Leave at home any faded, ripped, crumpled or washed out denim pieces, and instead, look for crisp, pressed and smart variations. Picking out trousers suits or dresses with jackets that have a mixture of denim and another material is always a good bet.
We couldn’t find anything that illustrates this better than Victoria Beckham.
Add a pair of sophisticated high heels to emphasise glamour.
The Embellishment Factor
No one probably wants to stick on a pair of jeans if the temperature is baking outside. But we do get days when it is markedly cooler, and there’s always the evenings. So when you do have to pop on a pair of denims, make sure they are at least eye-catching.
Take a trip back to the 80’s and 90’s and wear your embellished jeans with pride. Pick from different kinds of embellishments, such as sequins, crystals or gems.
Pick a Colour, any colour
Denim is typically thought of in blue shades, but you can get away with lighter and brighter colours in the summer.
White denim automatically makes you think of cool summer evenings, or country house tea parties, whilst lighter denim hues are reminiscent of days by the seaside.
Expand your denim wardrobe by wearing denim in exciting colours in jackets or even jeans, if you feel brave enough.