With new trends making their way into our wardrobes, it can be difficult to know which ones you want to get on board with if you’re unsure on what you’d suit. Its inevitable that we already have denim in our wardrobe in some form, its comfortable, easy to style and can be styled dressy or casual. But do you know which styles, shapes and washes are right for you?
Choosing a shape
Straight jeans have been at the forefront in fashion recently. They’re the most popular silhouette this season and can give off summer vibes with a blue denim or bright white wash. High-rise, straight-leg cropped jeans are being worn by every blogger and influencer around — creating a fitted waist, a slimming appearance down to the ankle and a stylish, straight hem. But which style complements your shape?
You would fit into the pear-shaped category if you tend to carry weight around the lower areas of your body. A mid-rise style with a straight or bootcut leg can flatter your shape and elongate your legs. Try to avoid high-waisted trousers, as this style can make your legs look shorter.
If you have an apple-shaped body, you’re more likely to carry your weight around your middle. A straight-leg is again great for this shape, as it brings a focus to the legs. Match with a pair of heels to dress up the outfit.
If you are quite tall, then choose a style which extenuates your long legs. Low-rise with a straight or skinny leg will achieve this, or if you want your pins to look even longer, go for a high-waisted cut.
Of course, it’s all down to what you feel best in. Choose a style that you feel comfortable in and it’ll shine through.
It can be difficult if you’re petite to find a pair of jeans which don’t overpower you. High-waisted trousers can create the illusion that you are taller as well as showing off your small figure. Low-rise jeans are also a good fit — wear with a cropped top in the warmer months to create a summery look.
Which washes are on-trend?
When looking for the classic blue jean, aim for a slightly faded Californian shade for your everyday look, focussing on an ankle grazing length and frayed hems. If you want to take a more polished, work-appropriate approach, opt for crisp, clean washes. For denim in technicolour, look to the pastel shades of lemon and pink with touches of khaki green. Or consider stylish crops in Blossom pink and Cornflower blue for a real investment for the season. For a quirky look, choose a slit hem with exposed stitching to add an edge to any outfit.
Usually as the Summer months arrive we aim for lighter colours— think of brightening up your wardrobe with the latest trend; coloured jeans. These come in the form of pretty pastel shades of yellow and pink which have taken inspiration from the catwalks, right through to cool khaki green washes which will have long-lasting appeal.
Names to look out for
If you’re looking for long-lasting fashion then considering some premium brands could be something to do. Think Citizens of Humanity, Frame and AG. You’ll probably have already realised that these jeans are worth the price point thanks to their impeccable tailoring and fabric technology like J Brand’s Photo Ready fabric – which is ultra-slimming and promises to contour to your shape. This spring and summer, expect to see big-name brands from the jean scene, such as Paige Denim, with a unique offering of skinny and straight leg jeans that you won’t find anywhere else in the UK.