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Friday 9 December 2016

Style dilemma: How can I get a good denim look?

Roxanne Parker

Published 29/01/2010 | 05:00

Denim shirt €43,
by Red Herring from
Debenhams; Dress £36; booties
£75, both from
www.asos.com
Denim shirt, €50;
pinstripe shorts, €33; brown
waistbelt, €37,
all from Warehouse
Denim shirt €43, by Red Herring from Debenhams; Dress £36; booties £75, both from www.asos.com Denim shirt, €50; pinstripe shorts, €33; brown waistbelt, €37, all from Warehouse

'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?'

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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.

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