Jeans Schmeans! It’s About Anything-But-Trousers-Denim This London Fashion Week

Think shirts, dungas and dresses...


by Laura Silver |

Street style is looking rather casual this London Fashion Week. There've been flat shoes galore and we've been seeing a whole lot of denim too. Sure, there's plenty of the now ubiquitous skinny and boyfriend jeans (shout out to all the thrift queens in vintage Levis), but what's really noteworthy is the amount of other ways people have been wearing denim.

German Harper's Bazaar Style Director Veronika Heilbrunner has been continuing her one-woman campaign for coolest human to ever wear clothes in a pair of jeans dungarees that didn't have a whiff of Cotton-eye Joe about them. Ever inventive fashion folk have also given us an eye into why we should have a denim shirt in our wardrobes: 1) To wear open as a jacket with sporty things like un-tailored culottes and a T-shirt. 2) Tied around the waist at the front as a novel new styling twist.

And then there was fringed denim. Not since Britney and Justin killed that look good and dead (you know the picture) had we even considered it, but when London new-blood Marques Almeida put the look on the catwalk for Spring 2014 it suddenly seemed like a good idea again. Those pieces have now hit the shops and the streets, and if you're not ready to invest in those from the Fashion East graduate, well, reach for the scissors.

Here's some non-jeans denim you can grab right now if all this denim street style has left you hankering for a Candian Tuxedo:

Indigo dungarees, £48 Topshop, Monki oversized denim shirt dress, £30 ASOS, YRU denim flatforms, £65 ASOS, Marques Almeida gathered denim jacket, £248 Matches, denim dress, £39.95 Zara

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Pictures: Jason Lloyd-Evans

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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