All the denim styles you need to know about.
Denim is having a bit of a moment, and a new pair of jeans is the easiest (and coolest) way to update your wardrobe, regardless of the season. But a pair of classic skinny jeans just won’t do, though we’re not knocking them. And while we’re on the subject, you’re probably washing your jeans too often, so stop.
This season, it’s all about mixing things up with different cuts, styles and textures. But if you’re not sure which shape to invest in, these are the styles everyone will be wearing. The tricky bit is what to pick…
Flares are undoubtedly the hero of the season, thanks to the revival of the 70s trend. Wear them long if you’re tall, or cropped if you’re a little on the petite side. Both looks work well with platform shoes, and can be paired with a slouchy t-shirt or high neck blouse.
We know wearing white jeans in winter is tricky, but we promise you can pull it off. They key is to layer with darker colours. Think denim shirt with grey vest and beige duster coat. Finish off with some suede ankle boots.
Embroidered denim is everywhere at the moment. But while a statement jacket is great, it’s not for the faint-hearted. So if you’re more of a classic girl at heart, then jeans are a safer place to start. We love blue floral embroidery on the pockets to match the jeans.
There’s no doubt about it, you need to go big or go home with this trend. Pearls, sequins, studs and gems are all for covering your denim at the moment. To balance things out, team these with a simple t-shirt or jumper.
For a slightly more subtle look, try jeans embellished with pom poms at the hem. Relaxed and fun.
Even in winter, the cropped trouser will continue to be everywhere, teamed with ankle boots or trainers instead of slip-ons. This style is particularly flattering on petite girls.
Ripped jeans are a wardrobe staple that’s well worth investing in. This season though, they are discreet, with just a small rip on the knee or thigh. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even rip your own jeans using our DIY guide.
Long discarded in favour of the skinny jean, the straight leg is making a bit of a comeback. Wear with an oversized cashmere jumper or a classic Breton top.
If you’re only going to have one pair of jeans in your wardrobe, make it this one. Thanks to its ‘straight stretch’ technology and 10inch rise, it certainly hits the jean sweet spot.
M.i.h Jeans has collaborated with London based stylist Bay Garnett to create the Golborne Road capsule collection, inspired by Bay's relationship with 1990s Notting Hill's Golborne Road.
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These jeans are part of Lindex's Re:Design collection, which re-uses archive Lindex denim to create a modern aesthetic. This is an effort to become completely sustainable by 2020, so you'd actually be supporting a good cause.
Wear with a red polo neck and vintage-style suede heels.
Let these trousers do all the talking and wear with a simple white shirt.
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