I had a sleeveless denim jacket when I was in junior infants.
Yes, I was the queen of cool aged four. It looked like something out of Top Gun for the under fives. It had a frayed sleeve, badges sewn on and I used to wear it over my school uniform. I thought I was the bomb. I had a mop of strawberry blonde curls, and I had a vivid imagination that just adored looking funky and fashion-y. Yes, it all started at a very young age for me.
And that denim thing stayed with me, and now at the ripe old age of almost-33, denim comes to the fore again. So I am taking credit for making it trendy in 1986.
Thankfully, denim has come a long way, and the silhouette of the jacket and jeans has revolved many times over. For 2015, it's about smart versus casual denim as opposed to marrying the two. So how can we get the look?
So to avoid looking like you are from 1986, there are a few things to bear in mind.
Double denim is fine once you mix up the shades you wear; one light and one dark. This look works well with a plain colour underneath and a printed shoe. In my view though, the double denim look works better with a denim shirt as opposed to a jacket.
For the sleeveless styles, short sleeves underneath are a must to keep the top half in proportion. For your summer jollies, wear this with some printed trousers in a light fabric with sandals.
White denim has come back big time, but isn't the most practical to keep clean. Add the white style over a cocktail dress for evening wear instead of a blazer to inject two trends at once. The regular denim jacket is the best and most prudent investment. My tip is to wear one in a size bigger so the look is more casual, and not too tight.
Check out how I styled mine at London Fashion Week for a bit of inspiration!
What do you think of the denim trend over all? Is the all over look too much or a fabulous fashion statement?