Jeans are an important and comforting closet staple that, if used right, can save you a lot of time and money. Styling your look around a good pair of jeans can produce several different outfits, whether you are looking for casual, work or evening wear – you just need to know where to start.
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1. Buy the Right Pair
Although jeans can last a lifetime, there may be some necessary updates to make to your collection. This summer, invest in a white pair of jeans, as this is the trending colour. Also look out for ankle grazing and mid-calf lengths, distressed, patched and frayed styles and cigarette fits. Two of the most exciting trends are girlfriend jeans, which is a slightly slimmer and more flattering version of boyfriend jeans, and flared jeans, which are finally back!
2. Dare to Double
Don’t be afraid of double denim – not only is it trending, but it is fun to accessorize! Pair a denim shirt or jacket with your favorite skirt or jeans, and try to remember that there are a few rules to doing this right.
3. Pattern Power
Simple patterns – like gingham and stripes – are phasing out the print craze. Wear your slashy and patchy jeans with oversized shirts or fitted vests, and invest in a few t-shirts or collared shirts. They also work great with your denim overalls.
Not only do heels give you instant sophistication and poise, they also elongate your legs into a slimming line. Heels can turn any pair of jeans into work wear, or even a semi-formal ensemble if you wear the right style. They work especially well with mid-calf and ankle-grazing lengths. This summer, go for cutout heels, minimalist straps, thick straps, block heels, mules and wedges.
5. Dressy Denim
Don’t forget – jeans are more than just casual wear. You won’t offend anyone by wearing them to a wedding now! Dress up your denim with a formal top, a clutch and some devastating heels, and your night will be a every woman’s dream: both beautiful and comfortable.
Don’t stand in front of your closet and sigh – you do have something trendy to wear, and it’s comfortable too. Whether you’re going for grunge, glamour, quirky or work wear, give your jeans the airtime and diversity they deserve by styling them to unleash their full potential.
Written by Lizzy Strydom