It’s all very well having a winter and summer wardrobe, but with the British weather changing at the drop of a hat, it’s hard to plan a day-to-day look that doesn’t leave you drenched one moment and shedding layers the next. Luckily, there’s an old friend who’s always on hand, and will see you through even the trickiest wardrobe decisions: your jeans.
There’s a reason they’re the foundation of most people’s wardrobes and sell by the truckload each year. Jeans are the most versatile items we own, and can form the base of an outfit for almost any occasion. Forget the unpredictable weather; dark, strong skinnies will get you through winter. Tucked into boots with thick socks and paired with chunky knits, you can brave any temperature. Or, if it’s just that bit too chilly to warrant leaving the house, nothing beats curling up in front of the TV in a comfortable boyfriend cut..
Lighter denims are great for the transition to spring and summer, particularly if you can roll them up or down (all depending on how brisk the breeze feels on your ankles, of course!). Cropped styles and denim shorts see you stylishly through summer and will always look great, and Spring/Summer 2013 denim trend in particular, sees trusty denim used in cute pinafore dresses and dungarees, too, so keep an eye out for those!
While denim is a classic, it doesn’t have to be boring. The recent popularity of coloured and patterned denim shows no signs of waning, and alongside a multitude of blues and blacks, the range of Replay jeans from Very.co.uk for example, includes turquoise, green, pink, orange, red and purple styles, as well as flower-patterned and rainbow wash varieties. Colour-pop jeans have brought a bit of brightness to our everyday wardrobes, and can be smartened up for the office or teamed with killer heels and sequins when you want to dazzle.
Even duchesses aren’t averse to versatility; trendsetter that she is, after Kate Middleton sported a coral pair of jeans last year, sales skyrocketed. So shun the changeable climate and style out your jeans, whatever the weather.