Learn how to refresh your denim wardrobe in new and unexpected ways with some inspiration from the sidewalks.
1 Stick ’em on
Fashion’s cool kids around the world are customising their jean jackets and faded skinnies with a variety of cool, colourful patches they pick out themselves.
2 Get ripped
When you accidentally tear your favourite jeans, you hold a low-key funeral and throw them away, right? Wrong. Ripped jeans are everywhere and not only are they acceptable, they’re also seriously popular.
3 Go retro
Get ready for an ’80s flashback with exaggerated shoulders and denim miniskirts. We’re not so sure everyone can pull off this look, but hey, if you’re feeling confident why not give it a try?
4 Patch it up
Channel your inner grunge girl with a vintage-looking patchwork skirt. Whether you choose a mini, maxi or something in between, you’re guaranteed to turn heads.
5 Mix and match
When it comes to denim hues, two is better than one. Two-tone jeans (also known as Frankenstein jeans) are taking the fashion world by storm, and it’s easy to see why!
6 Get crafty
Embellished jackets are huge right now, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on the trend, just DIY it. Pick up some fabric flowers and pearls from your local craft supply store and start creating!
7 Go long
The denim fashion trend that’s been heating up for the past two seasons has just reached fever pitch. Denim trench coats are officially a thing — and we’re totally into them.
8 Double up
Double denim (otherwise known as the Canadian suit) is no longer a fashion faux pas. Upgrade the look by pairing distressed jeans with an oversized parka in matching fabrics. It’s a yes from us!
Want more tips for a better denim wardrobe? Find out which jean styles to get rid of this year and which to buy, here.