A couple of months ago I bought a simple denim shirt on an impulse. I’ve never owned one before, but it’s quickly become a firm favourite that I’m always reaching for. It’s the perfect addition to a mid-winter wardrobe – a time when you don’t want to spend too much, but really want to brighten up some old favourites. Here’s how I like to wear mine…
With a chunky knit and dark skinny jeans
Probably the reason why it’s taken me so long to wear a denim shirt is my ingrained fear of double denim – beyond the pale, I used to think. But actually, it’s fine as long as your shirt is a mid-blue and your jeans are very dark navy. Not even a hint of Dolly Parton. Break up the denim with a chunky jumper or cardigan.
Underneath a dress
A denim shirt completely changes the whole look of a dress. I love dresses, but they can sometimes feel a little formal. The addition of simple, androgynous denim adds a completely new dimension – which I love.
What I wore:
Jeans, £14.99 by Peacocks. I need to buy some more of these high-waisted jeans as they are absurdly comfortable and great value!
Dress, past season Boden, but this corduroy dress from Seasalt is a similar shape. If you love the squirrels though, then it’s worth searching for ‘Boden Hartland squirrel dress’ on eBay as there will almost certainly be one on there.
Jumper, past-season White Stuff, but this one is very similar.
Do you love denim shirts as much as me?