If there is one thing more peculiar than ever about how fashion trends develop, it is surely the evolution of casual wear and more specifically how denim has come a long way since it was introduced in the 1700s as work attire. The versatility of this wardrobe staple is endless, with no other item of clothing having been worn as long as the quintessential blue jeans. It doesn’t seem like anyone will be fed up with them anytime soon either, as the trending model and cut seems to change with the season creating an all new look.
Since the 70’s the distressed denim style passed through the groovy flower power and classic rock era, making its way through the 80’s punk and 90’s grunge epoch. Imagine the apprehension from mature generations in these times, completely confused by why these kids would wear damaged clothing and think it’s cool. What would be their thought on how retailers capitalize on this trend nowadays, purposely and skillfully ripping the denim or slashing the knees. What they would probably consider even more blasphemous? How “dressing up denim” has even become a thing. Not only are a pair of jeans the go-to item when you feel like you want to slip into something more comfortable, it is totally acceptable to rock them with a stylish blazer or sky high heels for a night on the town or a casual chic party.
Our interpretation of casual denim chic is brought forth with these ensembles, with dark blue skinny jeans with slashed knees for him, combined with a striped top and classic black blazer to add some finesse and the red & black sneakers by Mason to finish it off. Flanked by the heavily distressed blue jeans for her, stylishly lifted to a level of schizophrenic elegance with the strappy high heels and gorgeous sheer flouncy blouse by designer Saskia ter Welle from her “Come Fly With Me” collection. Denim is a love that never fades.
Blazer: Zara // Sweater: River Island // Skinny Jeans: River Island // Sneakers: Mason Garments // Watch: Casio
Blouse: Saskia ter Welle // Jeans: Zara // Heels: Zara
Slip Into Something More Comfortable – Kinobe