Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The New Denim Edit

Style Theory: Denim is no longer just about jeans, in Spring Summer 2014 Denim is taking over our wardrobe in different guises, tailored shirts, washed dresses, patched jeans and printed jackets. This season any style goes but just make sure you keep it blue.
DKNY Spring Summer 2014
DKNY Spring Summer 2014

Balmain Spring Summer 2014 
Balmain Spring Summer 2014
The models in Balmain and DKNY sashayed down the SS14 catwalks in denim with 90s style patches, embellished with chains and studs. This is a slightly extreme look for day to day life so the High street have kindly adapted this trend to make it more wearer friendly. With fabulous denim dresses, skirts, jackets and shirts available, the look can be easily worked into our daily wardrobe. 
Here are a few Streetstyle looks we can emulate this Spring Summer:
These boyfriend jeans have been rolled down for a chic and flattering look.

Double denim and patches, looks great with strappy sandals.
A denim shirt looks lovely paired with leather trousers and heels.
Wear your denim jacket with skinny jeans, just make sure you have an oversize jumper in between.

Looking cool in a denim boilersuit
I just adore this look, that dress is my idea of denim perfection

A denim dress looks fab under a khaki jacket  - a great look for a city break
All images above via Pinterest

Now for the best on the high street:
Your Local Guardian:

Double Denim Outfit
This gorgeous, pale coloured shirt would look beautiful paired with mid or dark denim jeans for a 70's vibe. The shirt can also be worn in the summer with the sleeves rolled up and a pair of white/khaki trousers with slip on skater shoes.

Asos Denim Smock Dress £40
An easy-wear dress, wear with tights and ankle boots now and with a pair of white supergas in the summer.
Your Local Guardian:
Denim Dress Outfit
An alternative to jeans, this cute dress has a drop waist and a diamond dot pattern. The dress can be worn in the cooler weather with opaque tights and black ankle boots and when it is warmer with a pair of leopard print Keds.

Your Local Guardian:

Or try this shift dress from Topshop, dress it down with a pair of New Balance red trainers and a Trench coat, or dress it up with a pair of animal print heels and a fluid lightweight full length coat. 
Your Local Guardian:

Boiler suits are not everybody's 'cup of tea' but can look laid back and fabulously chic for an evening out. When wearing a boilersuit make sure you a pair of heels, heeled courts in snakeskin or high sandals would be the most flattering, add a tailored navy or black jacket and a red /hot pink chanel-like bag for a pop of colour.
Your Local Guardian:

This top would look fab with a pair of ankle length skinny jeans and metallic pointed pumps, add a green Topshop rucksack for a touch of colour.
Your Local Guardian:

For a gentle nod to the denim trend or to incorporate denim into your workwear this denim-like blazer would look fabulous with a tailored white shirt, ankle length black or navy trousers and two tone brogues (Aldo have some gorgeous brogues) for an androgynous look.
Your Local Guardian:

A cool, distressed jacket with a vintage look, juxtapose the look with a smart cream silk blouse, black tailored ankle length cigarette and heels.

Your Local Guardian:
Make like DKNY and add interest to your jeans with patches, they look cool rolled up with trainers and can also be dressed up with a pair of heels and slouchy, silk blouse for going out.
Your Local Guardian:

This jacket ticks so many trends, floral, denim and a quilted biker shape, wear with a simple white or grey marl t-shirt and dark blue skinny jeans and a pair of cut out boots for a chic look.

Perfect denim shoes in every way, the shape, the two tone colour, wear in the summer with a pair of white jeans a short sleeve denim shirt for SS14 denim perfection.
So in SS14 we are saying goodbye to the delicious, coloured denim jeans of 2013 and hello to patches, distressing and styling details...all in true blue denim. This years denim is cool and fresh and can be styled your way, tailored or slouchy..the choice is yours...
Here is My Style over the past couple of days:

For a double denim daytime look, my denim spotty shirt and jeans:
Coat: Zara
Shirt: Primark
Jeans: Topshop
Skater Shoes: H&M

As above
 For a night out for a lovely friend's 40th:

Jumper: Cos
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Till next time, Frances x


  1. Glamour puss in your night out outfit - LOVE THAT!
    I am also loving the denim dress with khaki - that's a gorgeous combo.

    1. Thanks Fiona, not so glamorous by the end of the eve! I am a fan of denim & khaki too x

  2. Some great pieces here Frances & now the temperatures are rising I must start to wear my new denim dress!
    Jane xx

  3. So want a denim dress but fear it may just be too hot to wear it here soon!! x

  4. I'm so pleased as I love denim & always have! I have some cool Levis jackets which are dying to be worn again after being in storage for years! I'd love a jumpsuit & have seen a cute one in Next! Seriously tempted to pimp some old jeans with patches! You look fab as always! Ax

  5. The Oasis top is too cute......love the collar! Where would we be without our beloved denim!! It never goes out of style x

  6. love your picks especially the topshop denim dress - I am going into topshop on Thursday and I am going to try some of their denim dresses on. love your outfits as usual - what style are your Topshop jeans in the 1st outfit if you don't mind me asking? thanks x

  7. I love the Levis trucker dress - I like the drawstring detail on it. But I have too many denim dresses now and I really have to stop.

    Love the Cos jumper on your going out outfit - I tried the plum/black colourway last season but unfortunately the one I tried on had a very puffy shoulder on one side and a very normal one on the other and I didn't have time to ask the sales girl for another one to try as I had the Grumps and the boys sitting outside the changing room waiting for me so the pressure was on! Maybe it wasn't meant to be but you look so lovely in yours, I might be tempted to order.

  8. That Moto dress keeps popping up, my daughter has it and it is gorgeous. I would love to try a denim boiler suit this year x

  9. Great choices and great post. I am not sure about the boiler suit though. ( On me ) H x

  10. I really like this post - had not thought of wearing denim shirt with my new patchwork jeans but will definitely do that now. And now I want a denim dress too!
    Abbi x


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