“Never lets you down, always feels comfortable and
whenever I slip on a pair of my faves I instantly feel like
myself.”

Ah distressed denim, always my go to uniform. Never lets you down, always feels comfortable and whenever I slip on a pair of my faves I instantly feel like myself. This is always super handy in an industry that sometimes makes me question my personal style and leaves me feeling unsure of what I want to wear. “Am I under dressed?” “Crap, she’s wearing a dress and I’m in jeans”, “Will people think I’m boring”. “Am I wearing enough trends.”

Self comparison can be a dangerous thing and I wrote all about it here. It’s only natural to do it sometimes, even the most self assured of us do it. It just so happens I feel my best in a pair of slightly dishevelled looking jeans! Of course I’m always met with the sarcastic and slightly tiresome ‘ohh did you buy them like that’ – “You should buy more jeans, they have a hole in them” comments (particularly when I go back home to see family in Devon!) But hell, I feel damn good in a pair of ripped jeans and it just so happens you can really dress those babies up, like I did here with this stunning top from Coast and some killer heels!

 

“A white tee, blazers, heels, trainers, jumpers, the combinations are endless.They’re relaxed, effortless,choose your fave shape and dress them up or down! I feel surprisingly put together for an evening out in my fave ripped jeans, heels and a shirt!”

‘Not too perfect, rough around the edges and a little bad
ass. Myself, essentially, personified in a pair of jeans.”

I‘ve always been a bit of a laid back dresser, never one to make too much effort, always wanting that casual chic, vibe (unless the occasion calls for it – Then I go ALL OUT! Like at the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards – God I loved that dress!) I’m guessing that’s why my eye is always drawn to distressed denim – not too perfect, rough around the edges and a little bad ass. Myself, essentially, personified in a pair of jeans.

If you’ve been following my style journey for a while, or my Instagram, you’ll know I’m an avid lover of my blacks, my whites, greys and nudes. Boring, some may say, but I’ve never been drawn to huge, colourful and bold pieces. I do, however, like my colour in doses – my nails, lips, a cross body bag and on my feet. I feel like these incredible, vibrant shoes totally make up for my lack of colour elsewhere and the subtle palette of my usual outfits really makes them pop!

“I ALWAYS feel good in denim and that’s why I love to wear it”

For me, I ALWAYS feel good in denim, and that’s why I love to wear it for all (okay perhaps not a wedding) occasions. Dressed down for lazy summer days, layered with cosy knits during winter and sassed up with heels and some lace or an oversized shirt and a red lip for evening. Gone are the days where denim was just seen as being a work mans uniform, rips or no rips, denim can be both laid back but also incredibly chic and elegant.

Pick your fave shape – high waisted, flared, skinny or straight (I’m a sucker for some baggy boyfriend jeans!) either buy with rips (Yes Grandma – I DID buy them like that!) or do a little DIY job (this is great when re vamping jeans you’ve lost a bit of love for). My Faves are Asos for a fab selection, Topshop (fits like a dream) New Look and H&M. Once you find ‘the one’ – everything else will fall into place and styling will become a breeze, whatever the occasion! 

My top, denim picks
What I wore

Shirt – Coast*

Denim – Topshop

Shoes – Ted Baker

Bag – Next (similar)

I hope you loved this one beauts, I’m a total denim obsessive and this is hands down my fave pair of the moment – I’d love to know your fave stores for denim, make sure you comment below, always looking for a new excuse to invest!

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Photography by Ben Kapur

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