At an event to unveil the SS17 collection from Monsoon, I was gifted a denim jacket. But this was no ordinary jacket, oh no, this piece (above) was hand-painted before my very eyes. This brought my attention to two things: denim jackets are definitely back and while the classic will always be a style win, this season it’s all about more. More print, pattern, colour, embellishment and embroidery. Go big or go home.
This ‘90s revival is thanks to the likes of Tommy Hilfiger where we saw ripped, studded and pink styles on the catwalk. Even this summer’s jeans have been given a boost with florals, paint splatters and patches. But what about us ladies who lived the ‘90s first time round? Can we relive it again? Well, perhaps not snogging teenage boys, but we can certainly embrace the updated denim jacket!
My tips: tone it down a tad with tailored trousers and simple accessories. Denim over a white shirt is cool yet sleek and for the ultimate edgy look, wear with a pencil skirt. Brave a crop top by all means, but I for one am not ready to reveal my squishy mid-riff on the daily commute.