Style dilemma: How can I get a good denim look?
Published 29/01/2010 | 05:00
'I see that denim is a big trend this spring, especially denim worn with denim. Is this a good look? What do you think is the best way to wear denim this season?'
For such a basic fabric it is incredible how designers keep managing to re-invent denim. This summer, Chloe decreed that denim is paler in wash with a soft '70s feel and that double dipping denim -- wearing denim with denim -- is the coolest way to wear your jeans.
While I do like Chloe's '70s faded jeans with subtle patch detailing, the jury's out on wearing them with a matching denim shirt! If you are wearing denim with denim, break it up with tan accessories, such as a belt, sandals and bag.
Far more stylish in my opinion is Stella McCartney's interpretation of denim, where she combined soft '70s-style denim skirts with simple men's-style white shirts and tan accessories or a beautiful cream lace blouse topped off with a tailored nude blazer.
A nice way to wear denim while temperatures are low is to layer a denim jacket or shirt under a black leather jacket with the collars and cuffs playing peek-a-boo.
As the weather lightens up, use your denim shirt like a jacket to throw over floral dresses. An over-sized denim shirt can double as a dress/smock top -- rein it in with a belt.
Denim shorts are still around and look good with black opaque tights, black ankle boots, a Breton striped top and a black leather jacket. But if you only buy one denim piece, I suggest a denim shirt because it will become an indis-pensable piece of your summer wardrobe.