Photos: Showbit/Miu Miu, Chloé, Isabel Marant
The acid washed jeans of the ‘80s are back — bigger and more glamorous than before. It’s been spotted on celebs the likes of Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid and Margot Robbie, as well as on the runways of Miu Miu, Chloé and Isabel Marant, just to name a few.
So if you’re bored of the usual denim offerings, especially in its beloved indigo hue, why not take a plunge into the world of bleached denim? The faded, worn-out look gives your ensemble a more carefree air, but is no less chic.
Whether it’s jeans, jackets, shorts and skirts, we’ve got you all covered with our list to rock this denim trend in style.
Belgian label Maison Margiela is known for its innovative designs and this creation is no different. The label has taken the typical wide leg cutting to the next level, exaggerating it to such degree that the pair of jeans looks almost like a skirt. Pair this with a simple white t-shirt for a cool and casual flair.
Khaki trench coats are classic, but can be a dime a dozen. Make a beeline for a denim variant instead, such as this piece from Alexander Wang that is one part versatile and one part cool girl. Layer over leather pants and boots, and finish the look with a French beret for a cheeky touch.
This versatile neutral coloured Proenza can be worn as a mini shirtdress or over t-shirt and jeans for a street look. Match with coloured accessories such as acrylic bracelets and drop earrings to make them pop.
Channel Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s infamous double denim look by pairing this bleached Victoria Beckham piece with its matching skinny jeans. This is a more updated look, we promise. Wear some pointed heels and carry a statement bag to round up the ensemble.
This fascinating piece sports two different shades of denim because it is crafted from two vintage finds. The straight cut and high-waist design means it’s great for people who are conscious of the shape of their gams. Wear this with sneakers and t-shirt for your weekend errand runs, or with wedges and a v-neck blouse for dinner.
You need this classic pair in your wardrobe, stat. It’s so versatile, you can spin multiple looks with what you have in your closet. Pair these high-waisted and snug mom jeans with a white shirt and heels for work, or wear them with a simple camisole and boots for the weekend. Or wear with a baggy sweater for a devil-may-care feel.