The Handbook
The Handbook

It’s the start of a new month and we’re declaring it the start of a new style mantra, too. Yep, it’s time to give your off-duty wardrobe an easy upgrade courtesy of fashion’s favourite, denim. Read on to find out the best jean trends of spring 2021.

 

Statement denim, subtle denim, gently cropped or skimming the floor – whatever you style preferences, denim has received some welcome makeovers for  spring.

If you’re looking for some more literal inspiration on how to wear your new favourites, and what with, Instagram offers up plenty from brands and influencers.

One of our favourites is Kim from @loveclothblog – she professes to be in jeans 95% of the time, and scrolling her feed is an infinite mood board for everyday style – underpinned by denim, of course. 

For a French-girl take on jeans, Jeanne Damas the Founder and Creative Director of Rouje (right) captures that innate sense of Parisienne style that we’re all so enchanted by.  She works a cropped flare with the same kind of effortless je ne sais quoi as Jane Birkin once did.

Whether you’re looking for a new straight leg, the perfect flare, or something a bit different – like a boiler suit – we’ve rounded up a style for every sartorial taste.

  1. THE HIGH-WAIST CROP

We are officially in a new year (although sometimes it’s hard to tell) and we are definitely edging our way towards a new season, but there’s still no escaping the ’90s.

High-waisted, straight leg jeans are here to stay and if you’ve somehow managed to by pass them thus far,  well now, it’s time to get acquainted to their seemingly timeless appeal. And if you’re already familiar, it’s time to focus your attention on the new cuts available.

& Other Stories and Arket have some of the most flattering styles on the high street while the likes of Totême and Agolde (Alexa Chung is a fan) also have some future-proof versions.

 

"The sturdy cotton and go-with-everything shade of blue make these jeans a wardrobe staple. They're impeccably cut and comfy enough to WFH.

Keeper Cut Cropped Jeans, £65 www.stories.com 

2. ’70s Inspired Flares

Seventies staples are back so if flares, and striped tees strike a chord with you, this could just be your year after all.

Gucci’s luxurious bohemia seems to be staging a seasonal takeover  with Alexa Chung (left) and Harry styles at the helm.

Elsewhere, Jenna Coleman’s character in Netflix’s new eight-part true crime drama The Serpent also rocks all the era’s signatures – tinted lenses, flares, headscarves and halter-necks.

Everything else aside, denim is a wardrobe staple all year round and flares are truly great at elongating silhouettes.

Take your style cues from Alexa, and shop our pick of the best below.

3. THE BOILERSUIT

This could be the perfect piece to transition you out of your lockdown lull, and back into the fashion game. Already loved by celebs – think Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitely – this versatile all-in-one offers instant utility chic in one fell swoop.

Victoria Beckham’s VVB range is offering a slightly more flattering and fitted version, A.P.C. too. While the relaxed styling of high street favourites like H&M and Free People will ensure you the utmost comfort.

Channel Farrah Fawcett and team this '70s style of jumpsuit with feathery hair. It's belted and cinched in at the waist for a really flattering fit.

VVB Jumpsuit, £395 at www.mytheresa.com


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