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If there’s one thing you can rely on every season, it’s denim. In jeans, in jumpsuits, in skirts, in jackets, this hardy fabric is the ultimate wardrobe pillar. A support act as fabulous as Rachel Weisz in The Favourite, that can be worn any which way for a multitude of moments.
While it can be easy to fall in love with one pair – and then wear them every day for the foreseeable future – there is so much more to be had by embracing all the styles that are trending today.
For the summer ahead, there’s a retro feel to denim. Whether it be a skinny in an ’80s bleach wash or a pair of baggy boyfriends that could be straight out of an NSYNC music video – there’s a nostalgic mood in the way to wear jeans right now.
Make these five pairs your starting point.
The Wide Leg
The pair to reach for on easy Sundays. The wide leg jean is an easy option that works best with oversized layering and chunky shoes that add to the oversized luxe of this silhouette. Wide leg jeans, £29.99 at Zara.com.
The Baggy Jean
Here’s a new shape to try this season. Don’t let the proportions intimidate here, but instead embrace the louche fit that should slip over the body and then graze along the ankle. The waist will fall lower than perhaps you’re used to so team it with your existing favourites before upgrading to a sheer long-sleeved top in the spring. Balloon boyfriend jeans, £42 at Topshop.com.
The Mom Jean
A wardrobe classic now that is probably already a part of your collection of denim. Wear now with the tie-dye trend that dominated the SS19 catwalks for a fresh take on a well-loved pairing. Slim Mom jeans, £35.99 at Mango.com.
The Skinny Jean
Back in bleach, the skinny jean is making a triumphant return this season. Don’t wear in the day, instead think of this second-skin silhouette as your going out go-to, best worn with a frilled blouse or Bardot neckline for the ultimate in ’80s referencing. Good American slim-fit skinny jean, £160 at Selfridges.com.
The Straight Jean
This is the pair you’ll struggle to take off. The looser fit here adds a contemporary edge to the usual T-shirt and jeans look we all enjoy. Try wearing with barely-there kitten heel sandals and a jaunty handbag all summer long. Straight leg jeans, £40 at Topshop.com.