We’re in the midst of a seriously good moment in denim, when anything – from shredded hemlines on jackets to cropped flared jeans – goes. Sure, denim will always start with jeans but now the American classic has taken form into various modern iterations.
We spotted it all over the catwalks. Said cropped flares were spearheaded by Frida Giannini at Gucci, Hedi Slimane sent models sauntering down the runway in frayed minis at Saint Laurent and Claire Waight Keller made us all fall back in love with button down A-line skirts at Chloe.
Whether it’s a trusty pair of denim cut offs, a goes-with-everything dress or the skinnies that make you feel just so, nothing is quite as versatile and easy to wear than a great denim piece. Never have there been so many great options to choose from so sit back and feel rest assured that a perfect-in-every-piece of denim is out there, waiting for you.
If you’re looking for something classic, you’re in luck because the high street is brimming with super clean designer doppelgangers you will turn to season after season. Taking cues from the likes of Stella McCartney and Michael Kors, Whistles is your one-stop shop for easy, indigo separates that range from a killer skirt with a double-zip opening detail, along with one of the most swish denim dungarees the high street has to offer.
One of the best things about denim is that it takes embellishment so well. Tommy Hilfiger, Vanessa Bruno, Dolce & Gabbana – the list of designers sprucing up denim this season goes on and on and luckily the high street has picked up on it in a big way. Sister Jane, the label helmed by Florence Welch’s stylist Aldene Johnson, has given the denim jacket a subtle update with Aztec embroidery and Zara has given it a patchwork makeover too.
Above all else, if you add just one new piece into your collection, make sure it’s about a pair of flares. Cropped or floor sweeping, the seventies favourite is without doubt the style of the moment. French Connection has a great indigo pair, perfect if you’re after something a bit more polished, while H&M have a light wash option that would look great styled with a floaty peasant top and a pair of killer wedges Rosie Huntington-Whiteley-style.
To point you in the right direction, we’ve scoured the high street for the cult and classic items your denim collection needs…