Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone once mentioned that if he was given only a fabric to design for the rest of his life, his choice would be denim. His reason? Denim is timeless and only gets better with age.
Similar to the theory behind the little black dress, denim is a classic, versatile wardrobe essential. You can wear it with a plain t-shirt, finish it off with a pair of red-sole pumps and you’re good to head out and conquer the world. How about pairing those three-seasons-ago mom-jeans with a pullover (think oversized, à la Vetements ethos) and glam your ears with statement earrings? Boom! You’re current and very Instagram worthy.
You might’ve mastered the art of manipulating and bathing yourself in denim every single day, but when it’s time to hit the red carpet (or the dance floor of an upcoming Christmas party), we think of sequins, lamé and anything that sparkles under the limelight. Not denim.
However, we believe that denim can be feasible for the night too, when it’s worn properly and appropriately. Use your 10-year old shirt, hand-me-down skirt or thrift trousers, you can still be as memorable as the girl in the sateen dress. So here are 5 outfits to prove our point.