By Devika Kodasi
I love jeans and everything denim. From denim crop tops to denim pumps, they are my favourite pick for a busy work day transitioning to a night about town. It is pretty easy to dress up denim with a crisp white shirt and a piece of statement jewellery. And paired with a pair of sky high Louboutins, any piece of denim can go from drab to fab!
Denim may be all-time favourites, but the only way to keep them on point is to keep an eye on the runway for inspiration. Where flared jeans are your go-to in Spring and skinny during Fall, maybe it is time to add a little more drama to the regular denims. Be it the collar of your denim shirt, the hem of your frayed shorts, the hem of a skirt or over the distress of jeans; up your fashion quotient with the sought after embellish trend from street to the runway.
It is not surprising to see major fashion houses dressing up regular denim on the runway. From Dolce & Gabbana to Prada, Gucci, Anna Sui and high street fashion brand Top Shop, embellishing denims is the trend for this season. And this season is big on bling! Rhinestone detailing, embroidered, denim on denim or patchwork — take your pick. This season, the boring denim has got an overhaul. It is all about bedazzled jeans, studded jackets, shirts with a bit of shine, delicate embroidery and patchwork.
The best way to wear this trend is to pair it right. Fun prints, more denim or even bold colours are just some quick tips. Denim dresses should be paired with a scarf, a tote bag and wedges for day wear. This look works well for a weekend brunch or a shopping spree. You can play with colours on the scarf and accessories to brighten up the outfit.
Dress up regular workwear with a studded denim shirt or rhinestone detailing on the collar. Pairing an embellished shirt with boyfriend jeans or skinny jeans can enhance the denim on denim trend. If you are feeling adventurous, take a cue from the Dolce & Gabbana runway collection and opt for the super-blinged-up jeans and pair them with a slinky top and stilettoes to add length and oomph to your outfit.
A denim jacket with studs and crystals makes a statement of its own. It can be paired with any casual outfit to make it look chic, whether is it shorts or even regular skinny jeans and a white shirt for a smart casuals.
Confidence is all you need to carry off this bold trend. Don’t be shy to go all out with the bling. When taken with a pinch of salt, and a dash of daring, this trend can go a long way to adding fun to your day.