Denim, denim, denim

Denim is having a bit of a moment, and I couldn’t be happier. There is so much denim in my wardrobe that it’s getting a bit of a joke. Working on the basis of a snug skinny from New Look, working my way up to a 1950s, greaser-style of indigo straight legs with statement turn ups from River Island, I have a pair for every occasion. But, I want to take it to the next level. I want to perfect not double denim, but triple denim.

I can almost hear the sharp intakes of breath the country over, but wait just a minute, because why shouldn’t you wear double, or triple denim? This isn’t the 80s anymore, we’ve all moved on from that dark, dark time. So why wouldn’t I try and update an already existing look? I’d be a fool not to.

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I’ve worked layering into the look, because I’m from the North and it’s frigging freezing still, with the bleached wash shirt poking out from under the textured jumper, creating a barrier between the denim of the jacket and the denim of the shirt.

Flick all the collars up and fasten the denim jacket, keeping the details to a minimum; maybe just play with the belt of the mac and pull the sleeves of the jumper out of the cuffs. It’s about keeping the look simple and streamlined without forcing it. There’s a lot going on already so you don’t want to push it.

HELPFUL HINT: use a short sleeved shirt so you don’t get any of the uncomfortable bunching that you can get from long sleeve shirts sometimes.

Roll the sleeves of your jeans up to flash a bit of ankle, but not too much because, again, frigging freezing, and show off the detailing from the shoes. Which are pretty great, are they not?

Accessorise with a tan bag and with gold accents to tie in with the zips from the plimsolls, or just have a fancy pants watch instead. But again, keep it simple as you can.

What do you think? How could this be improved?


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