This winter, new trends seem to be popping up every day from mules, grandpa slides and overalls. Not all new trends will be your cup of tea, but I love giving them a whirl (at least once). It can feel overwhelming to grasp what’s ‘in’ and what’s deemed ‘out’ only a short time later.
One thing, I can always count on is trusty denim. It’s a staple that always has a place in our wardrobe. I love it even more, when I find super affordable styles, I am still pinching myself that these three styles I am profiling are under $40.
Every season, we see new variations on denim classics, with the relaxed boyfriend, the flare and the straight-leg some of the most popular this season. Here are some tips for styling my favourite denim styles.
// SKINNY LEG. Almost every year, I read a new report that skinny legs are now out of fashion, not in my book. They are by far the most flattering and versatile jean for all body types, it shows off the narrowest part of our legs, our calves and ankles. Try on different styles to see what works for you.
I look for a high-rise style, as I hate feeling like you can see my backside every time I bend over. These Target jeans have the perfect amount of stretch, so they fit tight on the body, but are also very comfortable to wear (and they are only $30). The best thing about skinny leg jeans is you can pair them with almost any shoes, from ankle boots, knee-high boots, pointed heels and my personal favs brogues (I love this white style). The skinny leg is so classic, so you can afford to mix it up with coloured denim, grey and white are on the top of my list this season.
// THE DISTRESSED BOYFRIEND. These comfortable babies have been around for a few years, but they are fighting strong and still a popular style. Look for styles that are less distressed, as much as I am a sucker for rips, we have seen so much of it over the last few seasons. The key to wearing the boyfriend jean is making them look more feminine, I love to mix casual with dressy, so your relaxed jeans with strappy heels.
Today I have kept the look casual with the much talked about closed toe mules and a striped tee. Always cuff the bottom as it elongates the leg, you can team this look with a structured bodice and sharp accessories for a night out on the town
// FLARE JEANS. It’s not the easiest type of denim to style, but when it’s done right, it can be so flattering. Rachel Zoe and more recently Kate Moss have brought this style back in a fab way. You don’t have to be stick thin to wear them; it’s actually the opposite, if you have hips they tend to look even better.
This slight flare style is great if you are new to the flare, and don’t want to make a big statement. The footwear is key; flats with flares are a big no no. Wedges or platforms are great options, point heels poking under the flare, are another favourite look.
The high-rise also works to make your legs look super long, I kept the rest of my outfit very plain as the flare is the statement, you don’t want too much going on.
Photography | Liane Hurvitz