I thought it would be good to put together a post showcasing my top denim trends of the moment. I am obviously a fan of more than just 5 denim trends, but I picked my top 5 just for jeans. This is including prints and fabrics, not trends like studded denim, flares or denim shirts etc, just aesthetic trends.
These are in no particular order either as I couldn’t possibly pick what trend is my absolute favourite. Although, if I was forced to, I might say that dip dye/ombre takes the lead for me. You can check out my favourite trends below! These are all styles that have been really popular among the celebs and denim lovers in general, so you should be able to associate very well with them.
I absolutely love leopard print! I think it’s so much fun as it’s really bold and fearless. The leopard print jeans remind me a lot of being daring and courageous when it comes to denim. Plus, I love cats, so the leopard print is very much suited for that reason alone. I think when an outfit involving this gorgeous print is kept neutral everywhere else, it works so well because the jeans make a statement on their own. My favourite shade for this trend would have to be grey or brown, I like the more classic looks the most. It’s more appealing to me than neons or bright colours, I find those to look a bit off. Are you a fan of leopard print too?
Now this one, like I said above, might possibly be my favourite trend! Not just for denim, but of all time. When ombre is done just right, it looks amazing. The perfect pair for me would be dark blue which has a medium blue transition in the middle and then it fades into a much lighter blue or white. I find that to be perfect! However I’m also a big fan when it’s really dark with a medium blue transition or even grey into white.
I also love bright colours in ombre too like reds and pinks. There is just something about this trend that I love, it might be because you get to have two or more shades of denim in one and it makes the jeans really interesting and nice to look at. I own quite a lot of dip dye pieces and I’m still obsessed with needing more!
Coated and waxed jeans have been a favourite of mine for a couple of years now. The trend still remains strong with brands releasing their take on it each season and I love it! Coated red or black skinny jeans are my favourite, I think any other colour isn’t as nicely done, however still looks ok. The black and the red though, they look really stylish and are the easiest colours to wear in my opinion.
The best thing about coated jeans is how much more they dress up an outfit. If you wore a black blazer with black skinny jeans, a white blouse and heels, it would look smart, but I think if you switched the black jeans for coated black skinnies, it gives the ensemble that little bit more of an edge to it, it makes it stand out more and gives the impression of confidence. You can do a lot with coated jeans! They just give that oomph to an otherwise basic pair.
Who doesn’t love coloured denim? I’ve been in awe of this trend for many years. I’ve always liked making my outfits colourful and bright, so using jeans to help do that is definitely a huge hit in my book. I’m a big fan of the neon skinny jeans trend, not so much the pastel tones as they are a bit too pale for me, but the bolder and brighter hues are my personal favourites.
The colours I go for the most would be pinks, reds and purples, I seem to drift towards them often, however I do like changing it up and wearing bright yellow or orange, that’s always interesting! I think coloured denim just makes your personality seem a little more playful to an outsider. In my personal opinion it shows you might not take yourself too seriously and love colour. I know loads of people are a fan of this trend, including many celebs. Do you love it too?
Now polka dot is my favourite print on jeans! I was thinking to myself, which one should I pick between polka dot, floral or random prints, but polka dot takes it for me. I love the retro vibe that it gives off and how much fun you can have with them! Believe it or not, the print is actually much more versatile than you might think.
I’m not sure if I would dress it up, perhaps I might if I had a black pair, but the coloured pairs are the most easiest to wear during the day for casual or semi-casual wear. They add a lot of character and life to your outfit and you just need to throw on a t-shirt and flats and it will already look bold and statement making. I find mine to be the easiest to wear when I want something extra, but don’t want to go over the top creating my look. So, what are some of your favourite trends? Comment and let me know!
The first day of Summer is almost here which means…drum roll please…bathing suit shopping! Some of you are ahead of the game and have already bought your bathing suits for the Summer, but here are some options for those last minute shoppers out there. I tried to give a broad range of prices for those of you who like to spend and those who like to save (I even found some denim bathing suits for you denim lovers!). So get your credit card ready and let the games begin!
1. Michael Kors Speed Clip Metallic-Trimmed Swimsuit $126
3. Miss Selfridge Vintage Once Piece $57
5. Billabong Rosie Daze Denim Bathing Suit $59.99
6. Agent Provocateur Mazzy Cut Out Swim Suit $450
8. Asos Denim Knicker Play Suit $40.60
1. Diesel BMBX-Shore Shorts $99
2. Diesel BMBX-BLANSRIF $69
3. J-Crew Marina Strip Swim Short $69.50
4. Polo Ralph Lauren Plaid Swim Shorts $94
5. BallyHoo Vintage 60s Denim Swim Shorts $59
6. Old Navy Hybrid Swim Shorts $12
7. AllSaints Spitafields Spinnaker Swim Shorts $80
Denim short shorts, knicker shorts, hot pants… whatever you want to call them, are on the rise. As the weather gets warmer I am constantly seeing them out and about as they are available to buy on the high street everywhere. Topshop, Urban Outfitters and lots of other high street stores are stocking their own cheek baring denim shorts and everyone seems to be jumping on the trend.
The annoying thing for myself is that I love some of the denim shorts that are out, they have really cute distressed styles, brightly coloured pairs as well as studded and laced, but I wont wear them. I am definitely not brave enough to go out and about with half of my butt cheeks on display for the world to see. I really don’t think it’s a good look. Some girls can definitely get away with it if they have confidence and style, but the only way I can wear these adorable little shorts is with leggings or tights.
I remember when everyone started bringing back the vintage Levi’s jeans and chopping them up into shorts quite some time ago. I think this trend has really developed from that as those Levi’s jeans shorts seem to be getting shorter and shorter as the years go by. It’s been somewhat of a gradual process of leading up to these knicker style shorts.
I do own a few pairs; a pair of vintage Levi’s and two Topshop high rise cut offs (one with sequins and the other with crochet), but like I said above, I will only wear them with leggings or tights. Sometimes I wear a really long cardigan so they are only visible from the front and not the back. Anyway, my point to this post is this: Are you brave enough to wear them and what do you honestly think of them? Comment and let me know as I am really intrigued on what everyone thinks of this trend.
The weather is starting to warm up which means enjoying long days relaxing at the beach, in the warm sun and crisp sea water. I’ve put together a list of 15 essentials for your beach trips this Summer to help you look great while taking care of yourself too. You’re going to be nice and tanned after, so why not go to the beach in a sun-kissed look? I’ve provided a great bronzer, mascara and lip balm for a natural, glowing look.
We all know the beach isn’t the best place for your hair and skin so I listed the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray to encourage those beachy waves at the beach and a masque for after. As for your skin, the Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration SPF lotion will protect your skin and also moisturize it. Don’t worry, it’s not oily whatsoever and leaves a nice glow on your skin. Don’t forget your nails! A clean mani and pedi is one of the best accessories you can take with you to the beach.
Lastly, I’ve put together a solid list of fashion forward items to wear to the beach. A cover up, shorts or a vest will all work perfectly over this hot floral one piece by Insight. So throw all these rad items in your chic denim beach tote and have a great time at the beach!
4. Nylon Magazine for your reading pleasure
7. One by One Mascara by Maybeline $8
9. Karen Walker Anytime Tan sunnies $280
11. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray $24
13. Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50
14. Madewell Longroad Denim Vest $88
15. Saltwater Gypsy Neon Kimono $198