Here’s my monthly Blogger Style column from the Metro Herald.
Metro Life is taking style advice from the people who really
know their stuff, with a rotating panel of bloggers giving
their top style tips. This week it’s fashion fiend Whisty of
Even though we all own at least one pair, jeans are only really a trend-focus when a new shape has arrived. For example, as the skinny landed, off went the low-rise boot cut, in much the same way as it’s taper-legged forefather ten years before hand.
When the new jean shape arrives, so does the realisation that our go-to favourite pair will no longer suffice, and panic sets in. But go along with it you must, because rare is the item of clothing that can inform the world just how ‘last year’ you are as succinctly as your old jeans can.
This season however jeans are in focus not because we have a new shape but because we have a new colour. And not just one; from brilliant devil red at AWear (pictured €38) to sea foam green at Warehouse (pictured €52) jeans are anything but stone wash blue in 2012.
This season we have as much choice in the colour of our jeans as we do in the tops we’re wearing them with. But herein lies a problem, it is one thing deciding that you’re going to try, say for example, lilac jeans from Asos (pictured), but what do you wear them with? Our blue / black denims go with everything, but those Watermelon coloured Hudson jeans from Brown Thomas (pictured €220)…? I’m not so sure.
I have discovered however, that teaming summer jeans with classic pieces that are already in my wardrobe seems to work. Breton tops for example, with their classic navy and white stripes balance out vibrant denim perfectly. And for paler pastel-toned jeans (see pale peach at Warehouse pictured €52), classic white vests and blazers create a sugary summer pallet. Leather biker jackets are also perfectly suited to bright denim, balancing out feminine colours with edgier lines.
Plus by teaming them with a pair of heels and some chunky gold jewellery, you’re ready for a night out with the girls. Try doing that in your stone-washed boot cuts… they probably wouldn’t let you out of the taxi.