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Denim seems to be having a bit of a moment. More than usual, that is. Pale and, more alarmingly, stonewash denim is invading our nation’s streets and magazines at a swift pace.

The current incarnation of “it” denim seems to be a hybrid between a kind of 90’s shredded tomboy (see Christopher Kane S/S 08) and hippy pilgrimage to 70’s Marrakech (see pale wide legged flares, well, everywhere). This eclectic denim lovechild is getting me excited about a fabric that I have never been particularly keen on ( I’m not really a jeans and t-shirt type of girl).

The new flood of inspiration seems to be injecting a much needed dose of personality into everyone’s favourite basic. Pale denim may be slightly trickier to wear and, yes, possibly less kind on the thighs but it also conjures up enticing visions of hazy summers gone by.

Such was my seduction that I have delved back into my “90’s/ Kylie Minogue” phase (infinately more stylish than it sounds….) and emerged clutching a boxy little stonewash denim jacket which adds a nostalgic touch to spring’s floral dresses. And I must admit, the combination did give me a certain sense of rebellious satisfaction as I wore it in a room of top to toe ‘designer smart’ recently.

Just as long as everyone is clear on the denim jacket / jeans rule…….

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