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The Best Denim Pieces You Can Get Under $140

i.e. how to afford the bills AND the drills.

My first ‘designer’ purchase was a pair of Sass & Bide jeans. They set me back $280 but they fit like a dream, and showing off that little tag on my back pocket made me feel like I’d arrived.

Denim is definitely something worthwhile investing in if you wear it as much as I do, but I’ve also been pleasantly surprised by jeans from my high street heroes (like ASOS) which were an absolute steal at $80. It’s all about how you style them.

If my wardrobe’s feeling a bit ‘meh’, a little denim update can instantly make the items in my wardrobe feel fresh again. It’s a way more cost effective strategy than buying one new dress because you can wear your denim with various tops, dresses or jackets in your wardrobe – and no one calls-out a denim repeater!

Here’s my pick of the best denim pieces under $140 available online right now incase you’re in need of a little guiltless retail therapy (seriously, the only thing with a lower cost per wear will be your PJs).

Words: @carmengracehamilton

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ONE STOP CROP

FACT: showing ankle lengthens your legs, which means you can wear your comfy flats and still look elongated: $79.06

Weekday
High Rise Crop Flare Jean
ONE STOP CROP

ALL ABOUT THE FIT

Nothing much to fault when you've found Levi's that hug your body perfectly but still have that classic aesthetic: $117.81

Levi's
Wedgie Icon Jeans
ALL ABOUT THE FIT

JUMPSUIT UP

The ultimate 'cool girl' jumpsuit. Wide legs + spaghetti straps = winner. $84

ASOS
Denim Jumpsuit
JUMPSUIT UP

YOUR KEY TO THE THREE C'S

How to achieve the three C's: cool, comfortable and cotton. Perfect with a white shirt and RM boots. Just add some accessories and voila! $131.20

Levi's
Wedgie Icon Jeans in Grey
YOUR KEY TO THE THREE C'S

BUCKLE UP

When exposed hardware meets black slinky dress you've got the ultimate LBD that goes with everything. Dress it up, dress it down: $42

ASOS
Denim Slip Dress
BUCKLE UP

OUR FLARE SHARE

The perfect jeans for looking effortlessly sophisticated. Wear with heels or slightly raised cowboy boots and a button down shirt: $70

ASOS
Bell Flare Jeans
OUR FLARE SHARE

RUFFLED TO PERFECTION

Sometimes ruffles are good in theory but just don't suit your understated aesthetic. ENTER this little number. Ruffled denim? Yes please: $79.04

Pull & Bear
Frill Back Detail Denim Jacket
RUFFLED TO PERFECTION

PLEASE DUNGAREE'S

This transeasonal overall can be worn with a 70's tee and Converse or black boots and a skivvy. Overall it's a good buy: $42

ASOS
Dungaree Dress with Raw Hem
PLEASE DUNGAREE'S

(RE)WORK IT

Work the reworked denim: $98

STORETS
MAE COLOR MATCH JEANS
(RE)WORK IT

BUSINESS AT THE TOP, PARTY AT THE BOTTOM.

Cropped, flared and snug. Perfect for that effortlessly chic look: $99.42

CHEAP MONDAY
Kick Spray
BUSINESS AT THE TOP, PARTY AT THE BOTTOM.

WHITE BEACON

Flared, white Levi's look amazing as part of an all-white ensemble. They're also great in winter with a turtle neck and statement heel: $129.91

LEVI'S
517 CROPPED BOOT
WHITE BEACON

GIMME GOLD

An a-line skirt may just be the most versatile and handy garment you've ever owned. Top it off with gold detailing and big patch pockets and you've definitely won us over: $83.51

AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED
BECCA SKIRT
GIMME GOLD

BE STRAIGHT WITH ME

The perfect up and down straight cut, with a high waist. SUPER flattering: $92.79

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ORIGINAL STRAIGHT
BE STRAIGHT WITH ME
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