So I had a conversation with a friend the other day about jeans. White jeans specifically. She was going out that night and wanted to wear her white jeans, but there was a problem...
She had 2 pairs! 1 pair, were cheap, possibly see on the verge of see through and may show some unwanted cellulite (GASP!!) The second pair were much better quality, hid all lumps and bumps but weren't fitted around the calf. This left them with all the appeal of a pair of Liz Hurley pants from the 90s. The only solution? To go buy a third pair of white jeans.
This conversation made me realise how important our denim is to us! Whether it's white jeans, skinnies, flares or culottes; we buy our jeans with the aim of getting some good wear out of them. A good pair of denim jeans can last season after season.
With this in mind, I have put together a trend guide for this years hottest denim... These are the shapes and styles that you can add to your wardrobe for an instant SS16 update - but should also take you through to next A/W.
(Whichever pair you go for, always make sure you're completely happy with the fit and style on YOU... You don't want to end up in the same "white jeans situation" as my pal!)
Cropped Denim Jeans - Monki, Drop Kick Flares - Topshop, Waven Boyfriend Jeans - MandM Direct
The cropped jean. As a petite girl, it pains me to suggest this one, as I'm not sure how flattering cropped jeans might be on my short legs! However, even for us little-legged ladies, an ankle grazer is a way of stepping into this trend without cutting yourself off at the calf!
The cropped flare is a hot pick right now. If you were a fan of the 70s styles over A/W then this is a great way to update your look for Spring. Until the warmer weather, team your crops with ankle boots, come Summer try tassled, suede sandals....
Top Tip: The Waven Boyfriend jeans are online at M and M for just £9.99 - the very same Waven jeans are on ASOS for £30.... M and M Direct is a great little find for bargains from top brands that you could easily find for higher price elsewhere. Another top find on there? Just check out the Adidas jeans below!
Patch Denim Jeans - Liquor & Poker, Ridley High Waisted Jeans with Embroidery - ASOS, Boyfriend Jean with Embroidery - Glamorous
The Embroidered Jeans. You can go for 80s vibes or boho styling, either way, these jeans are great for adding a bit of fun to your Summer wardrobe! The Liquor and Poker jeans are absolutely my fave. You can easily team these with a strappy vest, leather jacket and heels for a night out, or keep then casual in the day with flat pumps and a basic tee.
Hatty High Waisted Jeans - Boohoo, Tapered Fit Jeans - Adidas, Lucas Boyfriend Jeans - Topshop
The Boyfriend Jeans. The slouch fit is still hot this S/S! Helped along by the rise of unisex clothing, the boyfriend fit jean ticks all the right boxes. Relaxed, understated and super cool...
Which style do you think you'll be rocking this SS16??