Guest Post* // Update Your Denim

Now that the sun’s made an appearance and the nights are getting lighter, the jeans that went so well with your boots and woolly jumpers all winter start to feel a bit wrong. 

It’s time to think about sprucing up your look for summer with some new denim that’ll complement all those floaty tops and jewelled sandals perfectly.

It seems like skinnies have been every fashion-conscious woman’s go-to choice since the teenage girls who wear them now were in nappies. But there’s a good reason why we never seem to get bored of them – versatility. Whether you’re in flip-flops or stilettos you can guarantee you’ll look great if you team them with a pair of skinnies. And if you’re conscious of your ‘mum tum’ that’s no reason not to get in on the action. Choose a high-rise pair that cover up your tummy and wear with a loose tunic-style top.

Super Skinny
We’re agreed that skinnies are great, but what if you want to sharpen up your usual skinny look – maybe for a night out with the girls? In that case you’ll need a pair of super skinnies to give the wow factor to your look. Perfect when combined with a leather jacket and a pair of towering heels.

Boot-cuts have remained very much a fixture in our skinny-obsessed times for good reason. They’re figure flattering and comfortable – just what you need for the school run. The same goes for a classic straight cut – a forever-stylish option that will take you anywhere.

What could be more perfect for summer than a shorter cut that lets you flash a bit of (hopefully tanned) ankle and show off your fresh pedicure and new strappy sandals? These cropped jeans from George tick all the boxes when it comes to adding a summery feel to your denim look.

Everyone who’s ever felt depressed by the sight of their bum/thighs/tummy in the mirror when trying on jeans can now rejoice! These days every retailer worth their salt have a range that can lift and sculpt you to the point that you can look up to a size smaller. Result!

Perfect for those mornings when we really wish we could just stumble to the school gates in our pyjamas, jeggings are the ultimate option for those days where we want to look fashionable but feel ultra-comfy too. And if you’re venturing out in a summer tunic-style dress, stick a pair in your bag and you can pop them on if it gets a bit chilly!

Even if you don’t have a hot, hip boyfriend whose jeans you can swipe to achieve the effortless look this cut is named after, you can still get the same effect. Roll them up and wear with plimsolls for a cool but understated style statement or team them with heels for a fashion-forward look. Fans of this laid-back style can take it up a notch by trying out some super-trendy dungarees.

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