Style Theory: In 2015 denim is taking over, from the re-emergence of the 70s flares, to tailoring (with the most flattering shirt dresses and skirts) to embellishment and luxury trims. No longer is denim just about jeans and traditional denim jackets, it's time to fill your wardrobe with this cool, robust, child-friendly fabric..
The SS15 Catwalks were awash with denim in all forms...
|Left: Sonia Rykiel SS15 Right: Burberry SS15|
|Left: SS15 Chloe, Right: SS15 Fendi|
My favourite denim looks from the Streetstylers..
The 70s and military influence permeates all high street denim designs along with the huge influence of Alexa Chung's collaboration with AG jeans (I would buy each and every item in this range if it were a little cheaper) denim is taking the lead this year so jump on board...
In this blogpost I will look at denim in it's tailored form, dresses, skirts and jackets, I will look at the best jeans on the high street in a later post. Here is the best on the high street now..
|Whistles Silka Jumpsuit £295|
This jumpsuit is utterly stunning, ticks so many Spring Summer 2015 trends: jumpsuit, raw edges, denim, tailored. Unfortunately it is also hugely expensive, this is going to be one of those items I will stalk until the sale!
|Alexa Chung for AG Jeans @Net A Porter £245|
Again, very pricey but such a stunning dress, the design details are perfect, the high neck, the pin tucks and the sleeves, I will be looking out for the high street 'homage' of this dress..Zara is normally pretty quick at producing similar designs, I'll let you know when I spot one!
|Miss Selfridges Patch Pocket Denim Dress £39|
A boat neck is really flattering and I love the shape of this dress, wear it over skinny jeans or leather leggings and flat pointed shoes now and in summer with white Superga style trainers.
|Topshop Zip Through Pinny Dress £36|
This is a key colour for SS15 very 70s, wear now with skinny black roll neck under, black opaques and a ankle boots. Or wear as a skirt with a chunky cream knit over the top. In summer wear with a white vest top under and white superga trainers.
|Levis Long Sleeve Dress £85|
A fabulous, basic shirt dress can be dressed up with a trench thrown over and a pair of leopard print heels, in the summer pair it down with tan, flat strappy sandals.
|Zara Denim Bib Front Dungaree dress £39.99|
Another dungaree style dress, there is no getting away from them this year and they honestly are so comfortable, especially if you are like me and after having two kids I really cannot bear wearing tight waistbands! Wear with a breton top and some 70s style knee high tan boots. In the summer throw this over your bikini for a cool beach look.
|Asos Girlfriend Shirt in Tencel now £21|
A perfectly slouchy, grown up shirt, ideal to layer under a chunky cardigan now or wear with white jeans (as image) looks stunning!
|Asos Denim Skirt £28|
The skirt style of the year, Alexa Chung for AG jeans is the huge influence on this style. Look out for a similar style in Miss Selfridge and also a fab button through Alexa style dress, both are out of stock at the moment but due in end March.
|M&S Button Through Skirt £25|
A fabulous, basic skirt. Make sure you keep styling sharp with a trend edge to avoid this looking frumpy. Would look fab with a chambray/denim shirt tucked in and pointed strappy heels, or wear with a roll neck (slightly tucked in at the front) and heels with a long trench (see the streetstyle image above)
|Asos Denim Lab coat £38|
Wear this over your little black dress with heels for a dressed up/dressed down look. This would work hard in your wardrobe, would look fab with leather leggings, a chunky sweater and trainers.
The key denim pieces that will be playing a huge part in my Spring Summer wardrobe again this year!
|Left: Denim Skirt - Topshop, Sweater- H&M, Coat-Zara, Bag & Shoes - M&S|
Middle: Dress- Levis, Boots- Seven Boot Lane
Right: Jacket-Asos, Dungarees-H&M, Bag-&OtherStories, Top-Zara, Trainers- Stan Smith
|Left: Sweater-Topshop, Top-Zara, Jeans-J Brand, Shoes-Nine West|
Middle; Culottes-Chloe, top-H&M, Bag-Accessorize, Shoes-Acessorise
Right: Jacket-Zara, Jeans-Gap, Sandals-H&M
I hope this has inspired you a little, you may already have these denim pieces in your wardrobe this year so you can put a new spin on them. I love denim as it survives children's sticky hands, doesn't crease and it so comfortable!
What are your key denim pieces, how will you style them? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xx