True Blue: A Guide To Wearing Denim Shirts For Spring - The Gloss Magazine

True Blue: A Guide To Wearing Denim Shirts For Spring

The optimal way to wear a denim shirt? Watch and learn …

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Good news: denim shirts are always in style, making them a sound investment, no matter what the season. Quite often they are paraded around whenever a fashion brand wants to indulge a whim for wearing double denim or ‘double duty’ denim which, when done right, can look ultra cool. However, some people are hesitant when going head to toe in the fabric which, considering you put yourself at risk of Canadian tuxedo ridicule, is a fair concern.

My advice if you’re unsure about the look? Don’t do it. There are many wearable ways to pull off a denim shirt that don’t involve matching it to your trousers. See creative director of J Crew Olympia Gayot who rolls up the sleeves of her loose denim shirt and pairs it with pleat-front blue trousers. Her shirt is slouchy, delectable; it oozes cool. Equally, the season’s cord trousers in dark blue offer an alternative to jeans. If you don’t wish to go blue on blue but you do love denim, wear a denim shirt with a pair of straight leg white jeans and your favourite trainers for a 1970s sensibility. If you do go full throttle, I’d advice throwing caution to the wind and going for triple denim, as pictured in the look above by H&M. Note the subtle differences in the colour and wash of each piece.

As for the shirt, seek out a denim shirt that is slightly oversized or ‘boyfriend’ in feel, it instantly looks more expensive. You want to be able to roll the sleeves up and for it to feel relaxed. Look to heavy denim, or silky-soft chambray fabrics (avoid breast pockets if you’re full of chest), as well as washes that have a vintage aesthetic (Gayot’s shirt, pictured below, is from a limited edition collection of vintage J Crew pieces sourced from the brand’s collections in the 1980s and 1990s.) Shop some of our favourite styles below. 

Blue loose fit shirt, €24.99, at H&M. 

Black long sleeved washed denim shirt, Mint Velvet, €99, at Brown Thomas. 

Blue tomboy shirt with embroidered detail, €95; 

Dark blue rinse wash cropped denim shirt, €59.95, at Massimo Dutti. 

Dark blue Harper denim shirt, Nili Lotan, €720; 


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