Denim - Reinvented: Top 5 Jeans
Jeans d’hiver or Jeans de l’hiver? Che problema that monument in Valletta! Don’t worry though, whether it’s A or B we have the answers to this season’s hottest trends in denim.
Ever since Levi Strauss founded the world’s first company to manufacture blue jeans for working men, denim has become a staple in most wardrobes, and who even needs to question why? It is versatile, comfortable and relatively - though not always - colour neutral.
After searching high and low, here are the top five trends for this season with regards to denim and wearing it!
Palette: Colour me silly, but one of this season’s greatest trends is - once again - the coloured jean. We’ve seen them in burgundy, brown, deep blue and plum. They are amazing to experiment with and, unlike denims, they do not bring an outfit together, but, rather, they are the outfit, they are the statement piece, so wear these with caution. A pair of verdugo Paige Denims are simply stunning:
Metallic: When Burberry re-invented their trenchcoat into a metallic splendour this season, they got one thing right - the material was going to be in super-vogue. Metallic colours and materials are everywhere and jeans in this style can be unforgiving. Wearing a pair of metallic jeans can make you or break you, but those who can pull them off will be hailed as Class A fashionistas. Hot Tip: Pair them with something duller in aesthetics; you don’t want to look like Christina Aguilera on her latest album cover!
Cropped: Crops are not just something you find in a field these days. Cropped jeans are smoking-hot this season. Cut at just above the ankle, they make your legs look longer and leaner when paired with a pair of sexy heels. What more could you ask of from a pair of denim?
Best-Match: The world’s biggest stylists are unanimous on this one: double denim is fashion suicide. Designers, however, disagree, which is why shirts, accessories and loads of other garments have been denimified. ‘Is that even a word?’ I hear you ask… Well, it should be! With such a wide range of colours and denim fabrics now available, mixing and matching denim pieces has never been easier. Just make sure you don’t go for the Texan matching jeans and jean jacket. Opt for different textures, and denimify yourself to fashion stardom.
Jean the Ripper: There was once a woman in the late 90s who bought a pair of ripped jeans from Harrods and wasn’t allowed in the next day because she was wearing ripped jeans. True story, but let’s keep the past in the past. Ripped jeans are in vogue again, and the good news is, society’s been cultured to embrace those torn creations – and we love them!