There is much more to denim than just jeans. It can be fun to be adventurous with it, and 2017 has seen more denim fun than ever. With denim jackets making it down the runway at New York and London Fashion Week, they are right out there in the style crowd.
The must know label Miaou, by Alexia Elkaim, is well known for its jeans with their distinguishing looks. However, even this signature denim line went beyond just jeans at New York Fashion Week and introduced denim jackets into the mix, coming in all different colours down the catwalk.
Every girls denim collection should consist of your comfy jeans, however be daring and try a new style. From flares to ruffle trim, and embroidery and sparkles, denim has been rebranded for 2017 and not only is it having it’s top runway moments, it’s a huge part of street style everywhere.
So update your denim this autumn, as this trend isn’t going anywhere.
Here is my guide to the key denim trends for your wardrobe this year…
Denim jackets are timeless and I think they should be a part of every coat collection. A denim jacket is the ultimate wardrobe staple and they are only getting better with age. No matter what colour, oversized or embroidered, the denim jacket is bringing the 90’s nostalgia with a fresh new look. The good thing about denim jackets is they can be worn over a simple t-shirt and leggings day look, or a black jumpsuit with a pair of killer heels for the night. With an oversized jacket it is perfect for layering, and I particularly love an embroidered pattern on the back and on the sleeves for that something extra to complete your outfit.
A good pair of jeans are the item of clothing that every wardrobe needs. In a range of fits it is often impossible to choose just one pair of jeans (that’s why my wardrobe is full of different styles…). My go to pair of jeans are the Joni jeans from Topshop (featured above on the left). I love their comfortable fit and how stripped down or dressed up you can make them as part of an outfit. Whether you like boyfriend jeans or skinny fits, distressed or ripped, the right denim for you is out there. If you prefer your denim a little bit extra, just like the denim jackets, embroidery is a particular trend I am loving, especially on jeans.
Denim skirts are versatile and that’s what I love. You can take them from day to night with ease. Team it up with a simple t-shirt in the day time and even a pair of trainers to complete the outfit, but for night wear, with a pair of heels, the whole outfit is changed. With distressed and button up styles, there is an endless choice of denim skirts to choose from, and again includes the embroidery patterns that I love. The nude skirt above, from Missguided, (left) may be mistaken for suede, but it is denim and I love the lace up detail that adds to the look. I’m all for adding that little extra to make your outfit stand out, and fabrics such as lace are particularly special and a favourite of mine.
This skirt is also available in black and it is one of my favourite buys this summer.
Here are some more of my favourite denim pieces…
Let me know your favourite denim styles…and are you brave enough to do double denim?