Denim was first introduced to the fashion industry in the late 19th century when a certain Levi Strauss brought them to the attention of the world. Since then, denim has gone far beyond the introduction of the original ‘jeans’ that were worn. Denim is used as the base material for many types of fashion garment, including jackets, skirts, shorts, dresses and even accessories. Why do we love denim so much? Well, it’s comfortable and incredibly versatile. It’s as easy to achieve a fabulous dressed-down look as it is a smarter and more sophisticated denim ensemble. The key is to have the right mix of essential denim items in your collection so you have plenty to choose from when you’re putting your outfits together. Here are some denim fashion trends for 2017 that are absolute must-haves!
Denim Pinafore Dress, £36
Remember Jennifer Aniston wearing one of these in early episodes of 1990s hit ‘Friends’? Well they’ve come right round and back into fashion again. This denim dungaree dress in washed blue can be worn above a short or long-sleeved tee and paired with Converse trainers to give a comfortable dressed-down look for a day spent with your own group of friends.
Waxed Black Super-Skinny Jeans, £40
Need to incorporate denim into a smarter evening look this season? Then this pair of super stretch zip skinny jeans is perfect for you. They have a super slim fit and stop just short of the ankles, which makes them ideal for wearing with heels. Add some jewellery and a glitzy top and you’re ready for a night on the town.
Longline Denim Jacket, £29.64
This longline denim jacket would make a super-cute addition to your summer wardrobe. Simply add leggings or shorts and some white trainers and you’ll look effortlessly cool. The neckline comes complete with a collar, while the length hangs midway beneath the butt. You could even unbutton the bottom few buttons and tie it up for more of a cute continental look.
Pink Denim Jacket, £45
This blush pink denim jacket is one of the most effective ways to make a statement with your denim look this summer. Wear it as your regular summer jacket and it will go with the majority of your casual clothes. Style it on top of your t-shirts and wear it with leggings, shorts, skater skirts and skinny jeans – this is a really pretty, girly look. Just avoid wearing it with anything that is bright red and you’ll be on the right track!
Denim Mini Skirt, £65
Every girl needs a denim mini in her collection and this one offers something quite special. The patchwork denim which is stitched just beneath the right pocket adds some chic vintage detail appeal to this mini skirt. The frayed hem also adds to the effect, making this one of our season’s favourites. It goes well with shirts, sleeveless tops, cami vests or even a layer of knitwear on slightly cooler days. This one’s a keeper!
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