The internet, the television, the spaceship: I think we can all agree these were among the most influential creations of the 20th century, right? But if we had to choose a fashion equivalent of “the internet” in terms of what’s influencing our everyday lives: it would have to be denim.
No doubt your parents rocked their sexy flares back in the days of freedom and all that (something we’d prefer not to imagine I assume), and speaking personally, I can’t actually remember one single year that I didn’t have a good pair of denims hanging in my ‘drobe. I also fondly remember a non-school uniform day where me and all my friends made a pact to wear denim dresses. Bet we thought we were the new TLC!
Safe to say that denim is timeless alongside jean-ius! Sorry. Dad jokes aside, here are twenty ways to wear denim without looking boring (as sometimes the preconception is):
1. Boyfriend Jeans Go Chic
Throw on a pair of these baggy ripped beauts alongside a pretty top, some sliders and some circle sunnies for a look that echoes an off duty model.
2. Cute Bohemium Cut-Offs
Cute cut offs are easy to make from a pair of your old fave jeans. Throw on a bohemium style vest and you’ll feel like you’re at Coachella.
3. The Denim Midi Skirt
The denim midi is the perfect mix of classy and vintage. Wear with brogues or even get your hipster on with socks and sandals.
A denim romper is by far the easiest way to pull off this seasons all-denim trend.
5. Girly vs Tough
A simple denim jacket can add some edge to a girly printed dress. Whether maxi or mini, a denim jacket it great over ANYTHING.
6. Coloured Bottoms
Another not-too daring way to wear all over denim is to wear a classic blue denim shirt on top and coloured jeans on the bottom
7. 50 Shades of Denim
Mix different shades of denim for a head to toe denim look that doesn’t look one dimensional.
8. Fluffy Textures
Nothing looks better against the rigid texture of denim than a fluffy knit jumper or vest. Faux fur also has a great effect against denim.
9. Head To Toe Pastels
Pastels are the trend that never ends! Pastel jeans are a great investment and ensures an all over pastel attire isn’t too sickly sweet.
10. Leather and Denim
Nothing is more simple chic than a denim shirt and a faux leather skater skirt.
11. White Out
Embrace the all-white trend and mix up your textures by including white denim in your look!
12. Vintage High Waist
Love Marilyn Monroe? You can echo her 1950s pin up style in high waisted shorts.
13. Slim Jeans, Baggy Plaid Shirt
Although it sounds like you might look like Old Macdonald, this old combination always works a treat.
14. A Flash of Flesh
A denim bralette is a great alternative to a crop top- and it goes with everything!
15. Patchwork Dresses
Denim dresses with a little hint of print add interest.
16. The Denim Clutch
Dressed up denim…erm, what? If you have an occasion dress that you want to dress down a denim clutch is what you need!
17. All About Shape
Open denim vests are a great way to soften out angular and structured shaped outfits, giving them a more casual vibe.
18. Beach Cover Up
A denim shirt can look cute as a cover up on the beach.
19. Tie Dye
Bored of your blue numbers? Throw them in some bleach or dye and try out a more colourful alternative.
20. Denim Shirt Dress
A denim shirt dress is the ultimate trans-seasonal garment. Layer up with a trench coat, tights and boots in winter and wear with flatforms and sunnies for the summer months.