I’ve spent most of the last few years in a pair of jeans. They are easy to dress up or dress down and there are so many ways to wear them. Every time I find a favourite pair of jeans I buy multiples, convinced that I will never again find a pair that fits me so well. Currently my favourites are these True Religion’s Misty Super Skinnies, which I bought from Shopbop and own in several colours. I’m slightly nervously awaiting a pair in white. Nervously because I’ve always looked ridiculous in white jeans. Let’s hope these are the exception.
I’m not a slave to fashion. Skinny jeans in particular can go out of fashion and come back in again and I wouldn’t notice because I can’t imagine life without them, but it’s still fun to look at current trends. In fact I’ve found some of my favourite pieces trying styles which “will never suit me” just for fun. So here’s a round-up of what’s next in the world of denim:
Denim that is coated to look like leather is this coming season’s hottest trend. Not being a fan of leather trousers, I’m undecided about whether to try it. The full-on ‘leather look’ of these infinity metallic gold jeans may not be for me, but I quite like this Ellie Tahari pair so perhaps I could pull off a subtle version of this trend.
Touted as “the next step in jeans after the flare” this style looks suspiciously like a “reinvented flare” and my first impression is that they could be quite unflattering unless you’re very tall and/or super skinny. I think I would look frumpy in some and clown-like in others. They are quite cute but this one is not for me.
Denim shirts are not usually my thing, but they are big news for AW11 and much to my surprise, I actually did find a few cute ways to wear them. I love Ashley Olsen’s look with her low-cut black jeans.
Photo courtesy of www.injeanous.com
And the season’s colourful jean fashions mean that men can get away with them too. I’m not saying every guy could rock this look but I think Kanye pulls it off quite well.
Photo courtesy of www.livedrjays.com
Embellished jeans are all the rage again for fall 2011, particularly button embellishments. Look out for ankle buttons, more-crotch-buttons-than-necessary and buttons all the way down your thighs. This photo by George Chinese shows a pair of beautiful Sinclair cotton jeans with button detailing. Mind you, it could be the amazing sweater, bracelets and boots which draws me to this look.
All this denim calls for a cute satchel and for this of course I’ll be selecting a Belen Echandia, the only problem will be deciding which one. For a relaxed day look I’ll be choosing our Belen Echandia New York satchel in Oak leather or Chestnut chevre leather. For a darker, more glamorous look I’ll be going for our new bubble goat skin satchel, probably the mini version which transitions beautifully from day to evening.
Which just leaves me to ask you: how will you wear your denim this autumn?