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TRENDING: 5 DENIM TRENDS OWNING SS22

TRENDING: 5 DENIM TRENDS OWNING SS22

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TRENDING: 5 DENIM TRENDS OWNING SS22

Denim is a permanent fixture in our wardrobes. But for 2022, it’s got main character energy. From the return of ‘90s low rise to split hems and statement-making double denim, denim trends are coming in hot, in all shapes and washes.

Which is why we’re tearing up the rulebook, investing in a whole new host of denim brands that get you – from Agolde and Good American to Frame and Paige. Your wash, your size, your style, your stretch. Denim that is as unique as you are. Denim done right.

It’s time to put the ‘i’ back into DENIM with our pick of the hottest trends of the season (and how to wear them).


THE ‘90S LOW RISE

If you only invest in one pair of jeans this season, this is it. Slouchy, low-slung denim took over the SS22 runways (alongside the rest of the ‘90s and ’00s) and thanks to its comfy, easy appeal, it’s gaining traction. The key? Look for wide-leg shapes that tumble over your sneakers and hit the ground. Feeling brave? Wear with ultra mini tops that bear your midriff – another of the season’s key looks – and add oversized sneakers now, simple sandals later.


THE DOUBLE DENIM LOOK

The Canadian tux has come a long way since Britney and Justin hit the red carpet circa 2001. Two decades on and we’re obsessed all over again. The key this time around? Keep fits slouchy: denim jackets oversized; jeans worn loose on the leg. Play with your washes: indigo on indigo looks sleek, while a light-wash feels fun, and for those not ready to commit fully, mixing hues is the easiest way to dip a toe in. Depending on your occasion, styling has multiple options. Agolde’s cult Criss-Cross jeans pair perfectly with everything from chunky loafers, white socks and a baseball cap for that collegiate vibe we can’t get enough off. While for evening, just add killer heels and lots of jewels. Simple.

THE JUMPSUIT

A head-to-toe denim look nailed in one? Yes, please. Zero faffing and minimal styling required, a denim jumpsuit works for day with chunky sandals in summer and high-top sneakers right now. And for night? Tie-up sandals with plenty of height. Finish things off with baby hoops and a grab-and-go clutch bag that’ll hold all your goods. These pockets? They’re not designed to be filled. When it comes to fits, everything from a more fitted shape – like this one from Paige – to a boiler suit vibe works.

THE CLASSIC STRAIGHT LEG

Where the skinny jean once dominated, these days it’s all about the straight leg. A wardrobe staple, they pair with just about anything: heels, trainers, sandals, shirts, knits, crop tops, blazers. Dress them down by day, up by night. Wear them in any wash you fancy. The possibilities are endless. This pair from Frame? We’re taking them out. The dark indigo wash (a firm favourite for spring) makes them ideal for after hours - just add ankle boots, your best pearls and a ‘90s-inspired shoulder bag.

GET CHILLING

Hot on the heels of the split-legging look that took over AW21, is the rise of the split-hem jean. Trickier to style in cooler months, spring/summer is their moment. Pair with barely-there heels for nights out, chunky sandals and sneakers by day and throw on loose-fit blazers and chains to keep things looking chic. Good American have nailed the trend with their Good Boy Twist Slit Jeans, designed to fit every body type with sizes ranging from a four to an 18.