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Denim Delight

Denim is big news at the moment so fashion blogger Daniella Banton has picked her top statement pieces fromthe high street

Denim is fashion’s comfort blanket, it’s easy and always looks good, but styling denim doesn’t just mean throwing on a pair of jeans. It’s a staple fabric and a popular piece in everyone’s shopping selection. For that reason denim has found its way taking over the high street with skirts, shirts and even shoes.

Mango has altered the way we see ripped jeans, this paint splattered pair takes a classic wardrobe piece and gives them a messy but fun and creative style. You can pair them with anything including a simple t-shirt and the matching paint-splattered jacket for a double denim look that can’t fail. You could even try customising your own pair at home, after all fashion is art Dungarees have made a mega comeback. They are so simple, easy to wear and always look good.

Whether you want a loose fit or a skinnier feel you are spoilt for choice on the high street. Topshop’s Moto dungarees are the perfect combination of comfort and style. They’re just the thing for an easy going day time look, wear with a statement top and one clasp undone for effortless chic. They also come in blue denim so why not splurge and get both.

Denim doesn’t have to be the traditional shades of blue and black, as we’ve seen through summer, white denim was a big fashion trend, but even better is when you’re offered an array of colours. Lily jeans from FCUK do just that. They are available in a number of different colours giving the denim lover the ultimate rainbow dream. The zip detailing gives them an edgier look, why not dive straight into autumn colours with the berry pair. Wear them with a leather biker jacket and some boots to welcome the new season.

For the gents, Cheltenham’s exclusive boutique, The Union Project, has just what you need for that laid back look. This double-dyed Denim shirt has a more vibrant colour than many you’ll find on the high street. Throw it over a t-shirt for a relaxed feel or button it all the way to the top. Whichever way you choose to style it, you can’t go wrong with a denim shirt.

You could go so far as to style yourself with a pair of denim shoes. No need to go crazy but New Look has the perfect pair of denim look espadrilles. Although double denim can be acceptable when done right, a head-to-toe denim look is no-one’s friend. Wear them with chinos on dry days, and you can even complete your look with a denim shirt.

Just because denim is an easy outfit choice doesn’t mean it needs to be basic. Whether it’s a pair of jeans or a denim jacket, a good piece of denim is a wardrobe investment everyone needs to make. Trends come and go but denim is forever.