Struggling to fit in to your favourite denim jeans after lockdown? You’re not alone! Do denim differently this season.
We’ve come a long way since the basic bootleg cut jeans, but when you think of denim, jeans are still the first thing that come to mind. Denim however, is more versatile than you’d think and there are so many ways to wear this fabric.
Take a look through our denim guide and find new ways to wear denim that doesn’t include jeans.
First up is this blue denim puff sleeve smock dress, available from River Island at £45 (also available in white). Pair with heels for a night out or keep it causal with sandals or trainers to finish off the look. The puff sleeve trend, first seen fixed to Victorian-inspired clothing and then popping back up in spring 2018 seems like it is here to stay. This dress will be a wardrobe staple as we expect these statement sleeves to stick around for at least another season.
If you still love jeans but find them a little uncomfortable, these cargo trousers are the perfect solution. Available from New Look at £25.99 and also available in stone wash. These are an updated way to wear denim, often super soft for maximum comfort and they sculpt perfectly around your figure. Style with a crop top, bodysuit or oversized tee.
The classic denim shirt is a versatile denim piece and can be work in more ways than you first think. Brave the double denim look or throw it on over a t-shirt. Darker denim is in this season and this oversized black version is available from Superdry at £44.99. It features applique logo badges throughout, twin button fastened chest pockets and button cuffs. Finished with a subtle, metal Superdry logo badge on one pocket, and distressed detailing, style with skinny jeans or dress it up with a mini skirt for the ultimate double denim look.
Not only does this denim pencil skirt look super-chic, it’s ‘Lift & Shape’ technology will hug you in all the right places! Available from New Look at £22.99 (also available in black). Pair with a white shirt and boots for a smart finish or swap your boots for trainers for a casual look. The cherry on the top with this piece is that it is part of the New Look Kind range which means it is a style that is sourced responsibly and friendlier to the planet!
Yes…you read it right! A shacket is a shirt that’s thick enough to be halfway between a shirt and a jacket – an ideal, year-round layering piece and perfect for your transitional wardrobe. This straight-cut version in sturdy washed denim has a pointed collar and buttons down the front with a yoke at the back. Features include fake flap pockets at the top, dropped shoulders, a detachable tie belt, and long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. Available from H&M at £34.99.
The cycling shorts trend has been taken to a whole new level and it’s time to ease out of cotton and jump into summers hot trend of the denim version. Pictured left is the Blue Molly Mid Rise Denim Cycling Shorts, available from River Island at £32. Take inspiration from fashion-savvy street-style stars and pair your denim cycling shorts with a collared top, leather jacket, strappy heels and a clutch bag.
This sleeveless zip through denim jumpsuit is such a stylish all-in-one to own this season. It is super modern and has that of-the-moment appeal. Available from Topshop at £55. This style is another one that’s friendlier to our planet as it contains polyester from recycled plastic bottles and other plastic items, helping to conserve natural resources.
8. Denim dungarees
A pair of dungarees are a must in every casual collection. This easy-going style available from Next at £38 offers the utmost comfort. Featuring adjustable straps and a print pocket with authentic button detailing. Wear with a pair of chunky trainers and a layer with your favourite tee.