What makes the perfect blue denim piece?

fourteenth March two thousand sixteen

Read on to find out.

Denim is one of the hardest things to shop for.

It all looks same/same, but different. Well, at least that’s what it seems like until you see someone wearing exactly what your denim dreams are made of – the perfect shade of blue, with just the right amount of rips and distressed bits and an unbelievable fit. These elusive pieces are seriously worth their weight in gold, and they’re WAY easier to find if you know what you’re looking for.

So for this post I’m sharing my denim shopping checklist. My #1 rule?? Only invest if it ticks all the boxes.

Here’s what I look out for:

TRUE BLUE BABY

Classic is where it’s at. True blue denim is timeless, universally-flattering and it wears in the best way possible.

It also goes with literally every colour and can be made ocassion-appropriate 90% of the time with the right styling.

Wearing:
Nobody Denim jacket | & Other Stories shirt (similar) | Nobody Denim jeans | Saint Laurent clutch | Mykita x Margiela sunglasses (similar) | Chloé sandals

Wearing:
Nobody Denim jacket | & Other Stories shirt (similar) | Saint Laurent clutch

FRAYED EDGES


Raw hems give your denim pieces character. I love denim with frayed edges in unexpected places – like the bottom of this jacket or the hem of cropped flares. This will give your denim a point of difference and make it worth holding onto year after year.

Wearing:

Hansen & Gretel shirtNobody Denim jeans | Chloé shoes | Mykita x Margiela sunglasses (similar) | Holly Ryan earrings

DISTRESSED IS BEST


Denim is like wine – it keeps getting better with age. Ripped details and tears at the knees instantly give your denim that worn-in, laid-back feel. Balance is key here, though. Denim should look cool and comfortable (not like it’s literally falling apart!).

Wearing:

Hansen & Gretel shirt | Mykita x Margiela sunglasses (similar) | Holly Ryan earrings

FADING IS YOUR FRIEND

I find a slightly faded patch (1-2 shades lighter) at the front helps to define my legs and give them a good shape. This also adds to the whole understated, casual, lived-in thing.

LET’S GET HIGH

As in, high-waisted… DUH. A medium-high rise is always the most flattering on me, and I find it way easier to style. 
Tuck a tee or boyfriend shirt in at the front to show the button (and give your waist definition) and leave the back hanging loose for easy, undone cool. 
Wearing:
Vintage T-shirt | Nobody Denim jeans | Spring Court sneakers | Saint Laurent clutch | Mykita sunglasses

Photographer:
Nicole Cooper


*Shot in collaboration with Nobody Denim

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