Beating the Jeans Blues

This post has been guest written by Charlotte
Rivington
 who is a freelance writer that loves writing about beauty, fashion
& luxury. Charlotte is a big fan of shopping and trying new products
especially from her recent exploit of Start
Acne store London.  Today, Charlotte is writing exclusively for WhatLauraLoves all about denim.

Beating the
Jeans Blues

The term
‘fashion-forward’ rarely gets used to describe jeans. The most directional
denim can be when it is exposed to light blue washes, distressed effects
and, for the extremely daring amongst us, rips. But looking forward to Spring/Summer
‘13, a veritable rainbow breaks through the gloomy clouds of dark blue and
black jeans.

Spinning the
colour wheel is J Brand, the premium denim brand revered for jeans that fit so
perfectly that they follow the contours of one’s body. Now J Brand is equally
known as the go-to for on-trend denim that does not dismiss a flawless fit. J
Brand’s recent collaboration with Christopher Kane testifies to the way in
which the label injects style and creativity into jeans. Kane brings his acute
eye for colour to J Brand, in a collection that showcases a dazzling array of
vibrant neon brights.

Beating the
jeans blues, however, should be done with caution. Pastel shades are not for
the faint-hearted, to be styled simply with close-fitting light grey or white
t-shirts. A safer option that does not compromise on brightening up your
wardrobe is the J Brand 811 style in Indio Blue. This electrifying shade of
blue is a colourful anchor to your warmier weather wardrobe, still sufficiently
versatile to pair with a range of other colours, from gleaming white to
clashing purples and pinks. For a subtler way to incorporate colour into your
jeans portfolio, head over to LA-based Koral for their line in colourful
rinses. Their red tint skinny fit jeans are indeed ‘fashion-forward’, whose
rich tone brings neutrals to life.

Christopher Kane for J Brand. Image via Vogue UK.

For the ultimate
in fashion-forward denim, Swedish label Acne reigns supreme. The foundations of
the brand lie in denim. Jonny Johansson saw a space in the
market for denim and constructed 100 pairs of unisex jeans. Soon generating a
stream of press and snapped up by leading boutiques thereafter, Acne jeans are
cult items. For Spring/Summer ’13, Acne prove their directional denim
credentials once again with their degrade collection. The Stace Degrad denim
jacket is a standout piece, whose dark blue rinse spills out beautifully into
lighter blue and gleaming white. The jacket is a denim rinse retrospective,
celebrating the most familiar jean rinses and in a stunning, innovative
configuration.

Acne Stace Degrad Degrade Denim Jacket. Image via Acnestudios.com

What’s your favourite way to wear denim?  Do you dabble in coloured denim?

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