Denim—it’s more than just a piece of fabric. It has countless trends as it looks just as good when it’s worn out and tattered as it does when it’s brand new. Basically, your denims are a keeper. Its humble origins started in 1873 when Levis Strauss and business partner, Jacob Davis commissioned the first pair of bespoke jeans for a woodcutter in Nevada, and now we see a variety of pieces that come in different cuts, washes, and even stitches.
Whether it’s your mom’s ’70s flared trousers or your hip granny’s ’50s stiff dark wash jeans, denim is always interpreted in a way to fit a number of personalities and style preferences.
Below, you’ll find five ways to help you rock the classic and durable fabric.
The denim jumper that you once loved as a kid is now back, and it’s up to you to give it an upgrade by opting to pair it with new pieces. Emulate a whimsical style by pairing your jumper with a ruffled crepe blouse, a small suede bag, and a pair of suede platform heels. Or you could cop Anne Curtis’ style and go for graphic crop tops and white tennis shoes for a playful attitude. And, if you’re planning to do some DIY, see Valentino’s stretch-denim jumpsuit from Resort ‘16 collection for some inspiration.
Jeans usually work during the weekends or on more casual events as they are pretty easy to dress up. Take notes from Erich as she styles her boyfriend jeans with a black turtle neck and white sneakers for the airport, throw in a cover-up just in case it gets cold where you are heading.
Breathe new life to slit skirts that you can wear all summer long. This year, continuing from last year, it has been all about resurgence of flared trousers, tricked-out denim jackets, and dark-washed denim skirts. To incorporate these into your wardrobe, pair it with low granny heels and flaunt your TONED upper bod in a halter top like Liza Soberano.
Don’t fear the flares! Do you think it is way too overwhelming for your frame? No worries. When buying flares, since vintage ones usually tend to have less stretch capabilities, choose jeans with two percent elastane with a narrower hem opening as this won’t overwhelm smaller frames. Also, look for a fit that is leaner on your hips to avoid losing shape, and to keep the top half of your body defined, opt for a wrap with a tie waist and finally, pair it with mules.