Taking motherhood stylishly in her stride, we caught up with fashion blogger and Insta It-girl, Jodie Matthews (Lawson Wood) to find out more about why denim is the base on which she builds all of her off-duty ensembles.
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Q: True or false, jeans are the hardest working item of clothing in your wardrobe?
JW: True, they form the foundation for so many looks, casual and dressy. In my opinion, they
should be one of the key players in any capsule wardrobe and are worth investing in if
you wear them religiously like I do.
What’s your go-to formula for dressing up denim for after-dark?
JW: Big earrings, structured longline blazer and pair of fabulous heels. When I’m dressing
up denim, I opt for a cropped style that sits just above the ankle, that way they elongate
your legs when paired with heeled shoes or boots.
Jeans-wise, what style do you see yourself always be loyal to?
JW: A mid or high rise, straight cut, crop. They’re flattering on all leg shapes and are a
versatile style that looks slightly more polished than a Mom or boyfriend jean. You can’t beat a pair of Levi 501s for daytime or a Salsa jean for the night.
Q: What’s your earliest denim memory?
JW: Dungarees, I lived in them! I bought a pair this year that I have worn to death, I guess it’s
true when they say everything comes back into fashion eventually.
Q: Is there a denim style that you wish stayed in the past?
JW: Denim jackets, if you own one, I suggest burning immediately.
Q: Describe your dream Canadian Tuxedo
JW: A pair of classic blue jeans with a loose fit denim shirt. I think the key to double denim is making sure there is enough of a contrast between the shades. I love mixing white with blues.
Next denim item on your To-Buy list?
I’m loving wide-leg denim! Paige Denim has a really nice cropped pair - almost like culottes, but I'm still on the hunt for an even wider version.
Culotte Jeans, €285, Paige Denim - SHOP
Classic blue wash or distressed and faded?
JW: Distressed and faded
Dungarees or boilersuit?
JW: Boilersuit (obsessed)
Tight denim or loose denim?
JW: Loose, but well-tailored!
Denim or diamonds?
White denim, yes or no?
JW: Hell yes!