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Denim is a loyal and long-lasting wardrobe essential, and this season, Marks & Spencer is aiding our seamless transition into spring with a slew of covetable new styles. From the dress Holly Willoughby swears by, to the new flatter-all ‘Magic’ jeans, we’ve rounded up all the pieces you need to know about now.

Marks & Spencer might not be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to high street denim but this season there are so many reasons why it should be. They have just launched their second iteration of the Destination Denim – celebrating flattering, new styles and up-to-date variations of our favourite off-duty wardrobe staple – while mastering several of this season’s key trends along the way.

You can wave goodbye to rigid and unforgiving and say hello to your new second-skin heroes. Amongst the offering of cool and current hits (like mom and balloon shapes) washes and styles, is the cotton-rich Magic jeans. A skinny fit with a high waist, made from premium bi-stretch fabric which provides all the support and comfort you could dream of.  They even have a contoured waistband to ensure there’s no gaping at the waist.

Obviously there are plenty of other great transitional pieces, too. A belted denim shirt dress championed by Holly Willoughby makes for the perfect style to welcome in Spring. It makes an effortless off-duty look when teamed with trainers, but could work equally as well dressed up with heels and a bold red lip – when life allows.

Of course, as well as aesthetics, there’s a big focus on ethics, too, meaning that denim really doesn’t have to cost the earth.

Here, we’ve rounded up the stand alone hero pieces as well as the winning wardrobe combination. Consider our edit below, your new guide to spring denim.

1. RELAXED STRAIGHT STYLES ARE STILL BIG NEWS…

Looser, straight-leg cuts are particularly noteworthy this season, as they manage to be both relaxed and stylish, they offer up the perfect sartorial passage out of lockdown.

Cropped Denim Jacket, £35 at www.marksandspencer.com

2. SAY YES TO A CROPPED DENIM JACKET

A modern spin on a classic, this piece will come in handy time and time again. It can dress down a look just as well as it elevates, and it serves as a great in-between-season’s cover-up.

When it comes to spring outerwear, a denim jacket is the perfect throw-on. If you’re looking for a fresh take on this perennial, try this cream, cropped version.

3. STRIPES + DENIM = EASY CHIC

Skin jeans have become an essential part of our wardrobes. Whether blue, indigo or black, they are showing no signs of leaving our fashion universe. Team your super-stretchy high-waisted skinnies with a louche striped boyfriend shirt instant easy chic. 

4. A CLASSIC KNEE-LENGTH SKIRT WILL GO THE DISTANCE…

Forget minis. This season a more refined and structured pencil  skirt will be your new daywear essential.

Team your denim skirt with a linen shirt or a relaxed pastel coloured knit for a spring-ready look.

Denim Midi Skirt, £29.50 at www.marksandspencer.com

5. CHANNEL THE ’70S IN A DRESS

The power and versatility of a denim dress is endless. Whether you opt for puff sleeves or tiered skirts, channel the ’70s with one of these go-anywhere frocks.

Pure Tencel™ Frill Detail Blouse, £35 at www.marksandspencer.com

6. OPT FOR COLLAR DETAILS

Denim shirts have had been given a seasonal and feminine update with the likes of pretty frill collars and gathered sleeves. Perfect for weeks WFH and weekends out and about.

The small stand-up ruffle collar adds all the charm to this super-soft Tencel shirt. It subtly hits all this season's trend notes.

7. ADD A CROPPED FLARE TO YOUR DENIM REPERTOIRE

Cropped kick-flares which sit just above your ankle are currently enjoying an unexpected moment in the spotlight. Somewhere between a bootcut and a bell bottom they work perfectly with nautical stripe tees, gold hoops and everyday flats. Although a relatively new kid on the block, this style is set to become our spring go-to.


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