Darren Kennedy: Jean genius - white denim
White denim is the magical chameleon of summer style.
Denim was key on the SS17 catwalks but it was the resurgence of white denim - championed in particular by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi - that screamed sunny optimism, regardless of the weather. Rest assured: if you invest in white jeans, you're investing in the workhorse of your summer wardrobe and beyond, as white in winter is growing in popularity. Keep an eye out for raw, frayed-edge hems for a very current take on denim.
This season's edges are neater and shorter than the messy fraying of past seasons. White jeans are easier to wear than you might think: by their very nature, they create a blank canvas so all you need are the right accessories to create a multitude of looks. For instance, double up on this season's trends by teaming white denim with a ruffle-sleeve shirt for a statement look.
For a casually chic city look, style your white jeans with a chambray button-down and layer with a lightweight military-influenced jacket. Complete the look with your favourite metallic accessories or footwear.
Kourtney Kardashian balances shredded white denim with a feminine off-the-shoulder shirt and heels for a look that’s suitable for daytime but will easily carry over into eveningwear.
ONE FOR THE BOYS
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