Denim decodedTuesday, August 19 2014
Running the gamut from retro blues to rock-chick skinnies, here is a comprehensive guide to your most hard-working wardrobe staple. Introducing my favourite go-to denim friends and how best to wear.
The #throwback jean
Man repellers rejoice: the mom jean is having a comeback. Style this faded 90s staple with shiny brogues and dressy separates for everyday ease. Logo underwear optional.
The slinky skinny
The perfect-fit skinny pant is a rarified specie, but once you’ve tracked down your match-made-in-heaven, there will be no keeping you two apart. Team duly clad legs with low key lace-ups for street-smart chic and snazzy pumps for after-hours fun. Kate Moss, eat your heart out.
The second skin saviour
Super soft, sprayed-on pants are the closest thing to lazy day leggings you can get away with without causing sartorial offence. Loose yourself in a roomy sweatshirt and let your stretchy five-pocket saviour do all the legwork. Best for: hungover sundays and never-ending meals.
The girl-meets-boy get-up.
The boyfriend jean is not, as its name suggests, a pair of blues stolen from the men’s department. It does however hold the key to tomboy chic a la Jane Birkin circa 1970. Offset with a simple pump and messy locks for effortless gamine style.