This season denim is set to move well beyond the realms of the multitude of jean styles that we have come to know and love. From the super skinny low rise to high waist flares. Spring / summer 2016 sees us rocking our way back to the 90’s on more than one score as we welcome back remodelled classics like the dungaree and pinafore à la Pixie Lott, Alexa Chung and Lily Allen, not forgetting embellished jackets and the disco cut jean. Even current classics like the jumpsuit and its smaller sister the playsuit have been given a dose of the denims… The choice is sending us into a denim delirium!
BOOTCUTS ARE BACK
They all but disappeared off the rails for a little while, but now the BOOTCUT is BACK. In a move away from the minimalist skinny but not quite into the daunting territory of the flamboyant flair, the bootcut, with its curve hugging and leg lengthening qualities offers a safe middle ground between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
DRESSING DENIM DOWN TO A TEE
Let’s address the dress…This season really goes to prove how denim can be dressed up or down however you please. Going cas? Opt for a slouchy shirt dress – belted or baggy, a preppy pinafore, or a loose shift. Dressing it up? Opt for a more structured shift in a darker denim.
DOUBLE DENIM. WE DARE YOU!
To be honest, we shouldn’t really have to dare you at all because all the most stylish celebs from Kendall Jenner to Gwen Stefani are carrying this look off with such effortlessness, it’s a hard one to mess up. Simply double up your denim, top and bottom and you’re away!
THE LONG, CULOTTE AND SHORT OF IT
This spring / summer, denim delivers an outfit for any weather with a great choice of cuts and crops and another 90’s throwback, the culotte. Steer yourself away from the ubiquitous skinny silhouette this spring and totally debunk the cute culottes’ bad rep. It’s easier than you think.
DUNGAREES! YES PLEASE!
Resurrecting a 90’s childhood fave and giving it a grown up twist, the dungaree comes in many forms for summer 2016.
Frayed hems, ripped knees and slash detailing are rife this season… rock those rips!!
DON’T LOOK ALL BLUE
Though it’s tempting to stay true to our blue, denim comes in many colours and this season we’re seeing plenty of options on our rails. Black, white and khaki being those tipped to be firm favourites this year – all of which look great teamed with the traditional blue.
DON’T STOP! DRESS IN DENIM FROM TOE TO TOP!
Accessories are a total must! Whether you’re aiming for just a dash of denim or looking to make a real statement this spring / summer, you can’t beat these.
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