The word on the street is that denim is a biggie this summer. If you read one article, the jean hems are getting wider, the denim skirts are getting longer (think midi to maxi) and everything seems to be a little more polished and structured. Or if you read another article, you can go the other way and wear your denim totally destroyed, stick patches everywhere and wear your denim skirts all short, cute and a-line. Basically it looks like anything goes where denim is concerned - make up your own rules if there aren't any out there to suit you.
So what have I found that I think will add a little denim oomph to the old wardrobe this year? This :
I thought I'd go over to the long, dark structured side. This Toast skirt is not my usual thing but I liked the asymmetric front fastening detail. It's also a longer length which is perfect if you're one of those who are a little shy about getting the old knees out. I don't suit long boho floaty numbers so this is a great way to do a longer style in a more flattering way. However, if you're a lady who goes to an office and you can wear denim for work - this type of skirt could be a chic way to do denim instead of usual jeans. Team it with a smart white shirt like here if you are looking for inspiration. I had a little play with what I had to hand (my white shirts are in hibernation at the moment so navy blue silk it is then) and I think this works as a smart look :
But as you know, I don't have an office to go to - I have a school run where casual and practical reigns. Rifling through the wardrobe, I was thinking it could be worn in the following manner when the weather warms up a little. Remember, I'm planning ahead #squirrel
Most of us have a stripy tee in our wardrobes. Most of us have a pair of trainers/plimsolls/Converse. I guess this is the moms no brainer look.
And I guess most of us have a plain sweatshirt or jumper? Dress it up, dress it down. It's your prerogative.
Uniqlo sweatshirt, Toast Skirt, KG Sandals, Amanda Wakeley for Sainsburys Tote
Cropped Sweat Top/Tee
And this white sweat top is a Gap sweatshirt I picked up in the sale last year for about £8. It's a shrunken style and the sleeves were too long so I've chopped them off to just above the elbow for a slightly different silhouette - you can easily replicate this with a boxy white tee. I think it's important to keep the proportions fairly tidy and short on the top with this skirt. I think this is my favourite look so far as it's quite a clean look.
Gap sweatshirt, Etienne Aigner Bag, Toast Skirt, Converse
So I think that's my first denim update for 2015 so far. I think it just feels a little fresher to try a different shape, style and denim finish.
Fingers crossed this turns out to be a goodie for me!
Last Note :
- If you have good legs and prefer your denim short and sweet and looking for something similar to the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Kety skirt which has sold out everywhere, ASOS have this one here which is a good dupe.
- The Toast skirt sold out today (sorry) and it was only £25 (sorry sorry sorry) in the Toast sale. Sorry I wasn't quick enough with this post. However ASOS have a couple of long denim skirts going here and here for £4.50 each.
- Amendment 21:29pm. Just spotted a couple of sizes left online for the Toast skirt here. I am wearing a size 8 which looked better on me than the 10 though I would normally take a 10. Now if it had been a size 9 - that would have been just perfect.