From jeans and jackets to skirts and dresses, denim is the fabric to be seen in this season, says Amy Norbury
Denim. A de facto wardrobe superhero, and one which can be worn by everyone, regardless of age, gender, style or season. A real workhorse of the fashion world, there’s truly a denim number out there for all. Which means it’s not a question ‘if’ you should wear denim, rather ‘how’.
And for SS23, there are myriad ways to incorporate the fabric into your day-to-day attire. Denim lovers rejoice; the time to embrace your inner true blue is now.
And it’s not just the high streets that are awash with denim; for SS23 the catwalks we overrun with denim in a multitude of styles and shades. From relaxed cuts at Burberry to Y2K style at Dion Lee and double denim delights at Givenchy, designers have embraced the fabric, offering a more accessible entry into luxury fashion with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
The jeans debate has raged for several seasons, with skinny jeans firmly knocked off their perch in favour of more louche and lounge-worthy styles. And SS23 continues that trend.
Wide-legged jeans are still the ones to invest in, although for spring they’re leaning more towards 90s style baggy jeans rather than 70s flares. Team with fitted tops – a well-fitted plain white T-shirt is the perfect foil here – and look out for pretty colour washes for a real spring vibe.
Utility trousers have also been having a fashion moment this season, so combine the two trends with a denim version. Opt for a light wash and as many pockets as feasibly possible for the trendiest take.
But it’s not just jeans; denim is getting in on the act throughout our wardrobes.
A denim maxi skirt promises to be a spring style hero; this Noughties favourite is decidedly less boho-inspired this time around, so pair with a simple cami or crisp shirt, or even a light cropped knit for effortless style all season long.
For day-to-evening dressing, a denim dress or jumpsuit should be top of your list. Look for stylish details such as puff sleeves, tie waists and full-length zips to elevate your choice.
Outerwear, too, has had a denim makeover, from light wash jackets to stylish trenches. Double denim is back with a vengeance, so team your denim outfit with a denim jacket for maximum impact.