Denim trends for spring/summer 2016
Denim was originally developed to withstand manual labour during the gold rush era in California and in the interim has revolutionised the clothing industry. No other product has enjoyed such commercial popularity throughout the decades. Despite being considered as one of the world’s oldest fabrics, denim will forever be timeless. Evolving from blue collar workwear to trendy fashion attire, denim has taken on a variety of styles, shades and silhouettes to suit anybody’s needs. So, next time you venture off to your next shopping spree make sure to keep these must-have denim trends in mind for your spring/summer 2016 wardrobe
ASOS denim soft culotte, £30, ASOS
Once popular for aristocratic men during the middle ages, culottes have become a popular fashion item for stylish 21st century women. Denim versions provide an excellent alternative to classic skinny jeans in order to create a relaxed and casual look.
Frayed denim frill top, £195, Marques Almeida
This raw and edgy design feature has been a popular debut at spring/summer 2016 catwalk shows such as Marques Almeida. The deconstructed aesthetic is ideal for those who wish to make a fashion statement in a rebellious yet free-spirited manner.
Asymmetric Denim Skirt, £210, Acne Studios
The mainstream popularity of denim skirts began in the 1970s, when they were typically made out of recycled jeans. With a contemporary feel and a minimalist touch, this decade is all about skirts with asymmetric hemlines. They are a great way to be edgy without trying too hard.
Floral embroidered skinny jeans, £38, Liquor & Poker
Remember when you were a child and you would ask your mother to sew a patch of a cute cartoon-like character onto your jeans? Well if you’re feeling a little nostalgic, you may wish to update trendy embroidered denim to a more grown-up wearable style.
Petite square neck denim pinafore, £35, Topshop
If we were you, we’d add this word to your fashion lexicon. A pinafore is a cute apron-like garment that is one of this season’s most popular items. Ideally styled with a t-shirt, its clean lines make it suitable in putting together casual yet feminine looks.