Trend Watch: Denim Everything

38 new ways to wear denim this season...

Alexa Chung wearing a denim jumpsuit
Alexa Chung wearing a denim jumpsuit
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38 new ways to wear denim this season...

Usually, a catwalk trend would divide the Marie Claire office in an opinion poll - to buy, or to bypass? But this season s denim trend has made us all fans.

There s no fabric more crucial to our wardrobes than denim. Whether we re getting ready for weekend brunch or putting together the perfect casual Friday outfit, denim is essentially always incorporated in some shape or form.

But what denim pieces should you have in your arsenal to ensure your closet is ready for anything? FYI, we re talking beyond skinny jeans and the classic denim jacket (which we know you already have).

The days when denim was solely reserved for the weekend or dress-down Fridays or are no-more. It s been revamped, reinvented, re-stitched and re-dyed within an inch of its life. And the result? Some seriously covetable new season buys for our current, our trans-seasonal and even our next season wardrobes.

And it s not just for jeans - denim has been showing up on everything from embroidered shirts to frilly rompers and kimono wraps, proving its anything but casual these days.

In every store right now you ll find an abundance of the blue stuff making it not only suitable for your budget but also means there s a wide range of choice. Whether you re a distressed or dressed-up denim kind of girl, there s something in this edit for you.

From the SS16 essential pencil skirt complete with buttons, ties and ruffles, to the patterned kimono jackets, workwear dresses and wrap around skirts, as well as a selection of mini bags thrown in for good measure, you ll soon realise there s a numerous ways to wear denim this season.

But one thing you certainly won t find is a pair of jeans.We ll save those for another time. For now though, these are the pieces you need for refreshing your look and nailing trans-seasonal dressing.

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