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Fashion: This summer, make a date with denim

PUBLISHED: 11:59 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:59 23 June 2015

Cilla denim spot dress

Cilla denim spot dress


The way to wear it this season is in blue and with so many options on offer how can you not fall back in love with this fashion staple? St Albans Fashion Week director Ellena Ophira chooses her favourite ways to wear denim.

B Young denim shirtB Young denim shirt

The shirt. Go for long sleeves, like this B Yong denim shirt from Chloe James Lifestyle (£25), but roll to the elbow for an effortlessly cool look. Tie at the waist or leave it open as a fresh alternative to a cardigan to don for cooler nights.

Team with Tuck into skinny black jeans or tailored black trousers for a trendy twist on sophisticated style. Or for something more casual, wear it over summer dresses.

The shorts. A denim classic. Not for the faint-hearted and only when you’ve perfected the tan on your legs. Leave the cut-offs to the kids and go for a cleaner turned-up edge. Try this Track denim short from French Connection (£42).

Team with On top, keep it loose and relaxed. Opt for a loose white shirt, drapey cotton t-shirt or print kimono. Swap the flip-flop for a wedge to help you take these from lounging to lunching in the sun.

Track shortsTrack shorts

The dress. Dress up denim – quite literally! From the shirt dress to something more tailored, it’s a fabulous way to wear denim with style. I love this Cilla denim spot dress from Phase Eight (£99).

Team with Big slouchy bags or baskets work well here. Choose natural nudes or tan shades for your feet. Pretty flats, an espadrille or a wedge will finish off the look perfectly.


For more tips and fashion news, see Ellena’s blog at St Albans Fashion Week takes place from October 26-31.


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