The Straight Leg
The darling of the denim set, the straight leg has seen a renaissance thanks to the popularity of Levi’s and other retro brands making a resurgence. If you’re on the fence, it’s time to reconsider: this can oft be the most flexible kind of style and – hallelujah – it’s far more flattering than the skinny. Plus, it makes a perfect bedfellow for the layering obsession that’s surrounding us as we shop. Pile a dress or tunic on top; add edge with an over sized blazer and tee; or rock it with a robe coat.
The Turn Up
This style brings all the attention to your feet (in the best way possible) – your cue to up your footwear game promptly. Turn-ups run the gamut from modest to maximal, and all that’s in-between, but to truly make a statement, bring yours halfway up your calf to show new season nous. The perfect foil for those who want to get adventurous but wouldn’t be seen in embroidery or iron-on patches.
The Crop Flare
A favourite at Irish Tatler HQ, the crop is like your old reliable – perfect for lolling around in a t-shirt and sandals, and equally as endearing with volume up top and a pair of killer heels. What’s more, it’s a great move for the pear-shaped amongst us – a little volume down below balances out those who may be conscious of the hip and thigh, just remember to buy a dark colour with fuss-free pockets.
SS17’s cut-and-paste styles inspire us to rip up the rulebook – quite literally. Put simply, this is the peacocking of the denim world, so now is not the time for wallflower behaviour. Go bold with a waterfall hem à la Ellery, play with a ruffled top and don’t forget to maximise with an ultra-bold earring.