Don Denim

I think we all deserve a guilt free treat for struggling through January on stretched-out pennies but the question remains what should we spend our hard earned cash on?

Denim is your answer.

It’s set to be one of the biggest trends of Spring/Summer 2013 and key statement denim pieces are starting to treacle into our high street stores and online fashion sites. What’s great about denim is you can dress it with tights, chunky ankle boots and long sleeve tees until the weather gets a little warmer; then change your look when the summer sun starts to show. I’m sure we all have tan wedges and summery straw hats from last year for those rare red-hot days in the UK!

If you’re buying more than one denim piece it’s a good idea to invest in denim of different weights- light denim cotton dresses are fantastic for an instant effortless look during the summer months.

To start donning your denim style I’ve picked out some of the best pieces available now. At Missguided you’ll find the Ulrike Dungaree Pini Dress, a dark denim nineties style dunagree-pinafore denim dress with an oversized functional pocket at the front and an exposed button fastening at the side. The simplicity in this cute dress works perfectly, it allows you to pop a shirt underneath and accessorise with whatever takes your fancy; a bowler hat, a contrast colour bag or maybe a fine set of gold bangles.

If you prefer high-waists then Topshop is definitely the place to go. There is a range of skater/swing style denim skirts to choose from but I have to share my love with you all that I have for the moto acid wash swing skirt. This zip centre skirt would look ace with a spot cropped tee; at just £10.00 you can afford to have these summery delights in all the available colours from Topshop.

Denim shirts have been a long reigning fashion trend item for a good few years so there’s no risk of these pieces being abandoned in six months time. It’s far too easy to fall in love with New Look’s range of denim shirts; the ¾ sleeve single pocket denim shirt is available in two timeless prints- polka dots and ditsy hearts. And finally similar to New Look’s printed denim pieces, Forever 21 have a pretty rosebud printed shirt for those who dare to wear the more bold prints. This reasonably priced shirt at £19.75 features pearl snap buttons and double front pockets.