Your A-Z of denim

The best buys, hot new la­bels, lat­est trends and how to wear them

Grazia (UK) - - Contents - EDITED BY POLL Y KNIGHT &F EN ELLA WEBB

A IS FOR ACID WASH

The ’80s must-have is back. Take your style cues from Stella’s run­way show and look for de­tails like big pock­ets and sub­tle fad­ing.

B IS FOR BAG IT

This sea­son, denim is tak­ing over our ac­ces­sories, too. Bag your­self one of these…

C IS FOR COLOUR

Acid wash not your thing? Then rock your denim in Cray­ola brights.

D IS FOR DIS­TRESSED

Dial up your denim with fray­ing, raw edges and small rips ( but steer clear of gap­ing leg-ex­pos­ing holes – so last sea­son!).

E IS FOR EVE DENIM

Your la­bel to know… think cool clas­sic cuts in pre­mi­um­grade denim.

F IS FOR FUN TOP­SHOP FACTS

Over the past year, Top­shop has sold a pair of jeans ev­ery five sec­onds glob­ally. Its flag­ship store on Lon­don’s Ox­ford Street sells a pair of jeans ev­ery minute. Ev­ery pair of Top­shop jeans is fin­ished by hand. The brand sells enough jeans world­wide to fill Lon­don’s 02 Arena ev­ery week. Ev­ery hour, Top­shop sells enough jeans to reach the top of New York’s Em­pire State Build­ing three times over.

G IS FOR GLAM­OUR

Marabou feathers, crys­tal and su­per-sexy cuts – denim goes deluxe.

H IS FOR HIGHWAISTE­D

Rest your low-rise jeans, it’s all about the high-wais­ter now. Tuck in your top and opt for an an­kle-graz­ing length. (Al­ways try be­fore you buy: high-waisted styles can be tricky fits.)

I IS FOR ICON

J-LO has teamed up with Guess Jeans to star in their S/S ’18 cam­paign.

J IS FOR JACK­ETS

A denim jacket is a wardrobe sta­ple and there has never been more va­ri­ety. Try one of these for size.

K IS FOR KING & TUCKFIELD

For some of the best home-grown selvedge denim we’ve seen. The Mar­ion jeans are on our wish list.

L IS FOR LEVI’S

The orig­i­nal home of all things denim, these are the three pieces to covet now: the 501 Skinny jeans, the baggy Trucker jacket and the Wedgie straight jeans.

M IS FOR MUSTHAVE

Khaite’s ef­fort­less de­signs are firmly on ev­ery fash­ion edi­tor’s radar. If clas­sic cool denim and pared-back shirt­ing are your thing, look no fur­ther. (khaite.com)

N IS FOR NINETIES AND NOUGHTIES

The late ’90s and early ’00s are en­joy­ing a revival cour­tesy of the coolest kids in fash­ion…

O IS FOR OVER­SIZED

Go big or go home. Fem­i­nine touches – kit­ten heels and chan­de­lier ear­rings – are key to mak­ing this trend work.

P IS FOR PATCH­WORK

DIY for be­spoke or buy ready-made if you’re lazy like us.

Q IS FOR A QUICK FIX

These four pairs of jeans – the best on the high street – will in­stantly up your denim game.

R IS FOR RUFFLES

We’re thrilled for frills. Sim­ple. As. That.

S IS FOR STREET STYLE

Our street style favourites know the power of denim. Check them out for in­spo…

T IS FOR TOR­TOISE DENIM

Get this new LA la­bel on your radar – eco-friendly denim that lim­its the use of harm­ful chem­i­cals in its man­u­fac­ture. And looks great, of course.

U IS FOR UNIQUE EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Find­ing the per­fect pair of flat­ter­ing jeans is the Holy Grail. For help­ful, ex­pert ad­vice and a wide range of styles, try Sel­fridges’ Denim Stu­dio and Donna Ida.

V IS FOR VER­SACE

Don’t as­so­ciate Ver­sace with denim? Think again! Need­less to say, we’re not talk­ing about dress­ing it down…

W IS FOR WEST­ERN

The West­ern trend is back – yee-ha! Get in on it with a denim shirt ( but hold on the chaps).

X IS FOR X-RATED

Util­i­tar­ian? Tough? Ca­sual? This sea­son denim is dar­ing too…

Y IS FOR YOU

Tai­lor-made jeans? Liv­ing the dream. Try the al­ter­ation and cus­tomi­sa­tion ser­vices at Tril­ogy, Levi and Uniqlo for a be­spoke fit.

Z IS FOR ZIG-A-ZIG-AH

That feel­ing you’ll get when you’ve got your to-die-for denim sorted!

The Denim Stu­dio, Sel­fridges

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