With all the animal print and bold colours stacked on shelves for spring, it may come as a surprise that I’ve chosen to focus on something a little more basic for this month’s style feature. But, while snakeskin midi skirts and hot pink coats are great, if you’re going to invest in one thing this season, make it some really good denim.
Jeans and a little white tee never go out of style. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor loved this classic combo as did the more contemporary screen icon such of Rachel as played by Jennifer Aniston in Friends. And we’re still doing it to this day. Right now ‘mom’ jeans and skinny denims cropped at the ankles are where it’s at, but why stop there? Denim is so versatile it can work in jackets, dresses, jumpsuits, skirts and more. My most worn item at the moment is a pair of dungarees which I practically live in – they’re playful, can be dressed up or down and, have plenty of pockets which is always a necessity!
Even double denim is now acceptable. The trick is to mix colours or shades – think less cowboy and more Victoria Beckham. And if you’re looking for sartorial inspiration then here are some of my favourite spring denim picks, all available locally…
Long sleeve denim jumpsuit, £75
Dreaming denim skirt, £55
Navy Jean Jacket, £70
Marks and Spencer
Citizens of Humanity
Avedon ultra skinny jeans, £250
Slim leg jeans, £90
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The denim drop:
STYLE INSPO FROM THE CURRENT S/S 19 COLLECTIONS (L-R) FROM MATALAN, NEXT, DOROTHY PERKINS, DEBENHAMS, PURE COLLECTION AND MARKS AND SPENCER