Denim is one of the most easily recognisable and classic materials used in the fashion industry. Ever since its invention by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873, it has been a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. A timeless addition to your collection, denim has reinvented itself over the decades to bring us jackets, jeans, dungarees and dresses. Used in both men and women’s collections, denim has continued be prevalent since the first pair of jeans were revealed in the 1930s.
It doesn’t matter what era you’re in or what season it is, denim has kept its appeal and become a versatile material to work with. Retro, vintage and contemporary, denim styles constantly reinvent themselves and continue to be relevant. With that in mind, creating a denim collection is an absolute essential, but how do you make it work from season to season?
Wearing Denim Through The Seasons
Denim is one of the few materials that is trans-seasonal, and can be worn even if you’re not sure what the weather is doing outside. After all, you wouldn’t want to be caught in a sudden downpour in chiffon or lace, but a denim jacket doesn’t look quite so out of place.
Your collection needs transitional pieces to make sure it stays successful from season to season. With our British climate often doing whatever it pleases, we’re used to not having such clear-cut summer and winter wardrobes! With our seasons often overlapping, it’s important to have a few key pieces that can do it all. Enter our favourite denim jackets, jeans and shirts.
Denim In Spring/Summer
When the slightly better half of our year arrives, we all strive to find those summer pieces that transform our wardrobes. After all, it’s so much easier to get up and dress ourselves each morning when the sun is shining! The spring and summer seasons are great for experimenting a little more with our fashion choices, but don’t forget about your denim staples.
Washed denim is a popular choice in the nicer weather; a slightly lighter choice than traditional denim. Whether it’s jeans or a jacket, spring denim is a firm favourite across many different fashion labels. If you’re looking for a twist on the traditional choices, opt for blush pink dyed denim for the spring and summer seasons.
Denim In Autumn/Winter
At the other end of the scale when it comes to the seasons, denim still remains a popular choice but with a different angle. Thanks to the versatility of denim, it can be worn throughout the whole year with just a few minor changes in design and style. As our wardrobes undergo a transformation to welcome in the cold and somewhat miserable weather, we’re on the lookout for things that will keep us feeling cosy and protected from the elements.
Darker shades of denim are favoured as we sink into the depths of winter, including the classic black jean. These muted shades of denim give way for other features, including embellishment and raw hems; just because it’s winter doesn’t mean our style has to be boring!