Fashion changes every season, but denim has become a staple of sorts. Try stocking your wardrobe with at least three different pairs of denim, says an expert.
Samresh Das, senior designer – jeanswear, Numero Uno Clothing Ltd, suggests a few denim options:
* Start with a clean, dark denim, rinsed; or be brave and go raw. Team up your denim with interesting t-shirts like graphic, striper or cold pigmented ones. Poplin shirts in solids are good options as well. Go for single chest pocket, slim collar and thin placket shirts enzyme washed to give a soft hand feel and crumpled and casual look.
Colours like white, cobalt blue, minty green, flaming mustard are vibrant when paired with blue denims and add life to the look whereas colours such as dusty beige, troop khaki, greasy grey, preserved olive are the ‘new kids on the block’ and will give you a very contemporary fashionable look.
Always style your dark pair of denim by turning them up. Never alter them to your length. One fold or two folds give a cool look when teamed with a pair of ankle sneaker, loafer or espadrilles.
* If you feel confident, go for a mid-toned washed denim which reflects its character in washing. Select a denim in less and nice pattern of whisker and well merged fading which should look like natural wear and tear rather than opting for a made up whisker pattern and unusual fading or contrasting.
You can pair Polo tees with this kind of denim. Western yoke shirt in denim, indigo checks, over dyed and washed solids with smart details are good options to team up with these jeans. Wear them with nubuck chukka boots or trainers.
Always wear a black belt if you are tucking in the uppers or just let it hang loose and keep it simple.
* Whenever you want to go experimental, try the torn jeans. Select a pair of denim which is broken with frays, damaged in various places with weft visible and repaired with contrast patches giving a look of a denim which went through rigorous natural ageing.
Team up the denim with a deep V-neck tee with cold pigment finish, a heavily washed indigo jersey tee, a super hero T-shirt or a heavy metal band t-shirt. A high ankle boot in leather or laced up ankle sneakers will complete the look.