In the second half of the 19th century when Levi Strauss made jeans as a simple man’s work apparel, the company probably did not envisage that it would become a modern-day closet staple for for the stylish.
Denim is the fabric whereas jeans are the apparel made out of denim. All jeans are denim, but not all denims are jeans. Denim is used to make not just jeans but also shirts, skirts, bags and other accessories.
With so many varieties in designs, colours and silhouettes, the styling possibilities are virtually endless. The current fad is to pair denim with denim.
For this look, you can play around with a denim dress (long or short-sleeved), denim vest, shirt, jacket, jeans (short or long). For example, you can pair a long sleeved denim shirt (light blue) with a pair of darker skinny jeans.
Remember to tuck in before finishing this beautiful cowboy look with a pair of booties – preferably brown.
For a night out with the girls, a pair of denim shorts is a must-have. The best way to finish off the look is with a lightweight denim jacket worn over a simple white or grey top.
This look was very ‘in’ in the 1990s, and like most older fashion trends, it is making a fierce comeback.
This first appeared in my weekly fashion column in The Observer