If you are not familiar with the terms, the name “denim” derives from French serge de Nîmes, meaning ‘serge from Nîmes‘.
Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue jeans, although “jean” formerly denoted a different, lighter, cotton fabric. The contemporary use of the word “jeans” comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy (Gênes), where the first denim trousers were made. We should all now be on the same page.
So, believe it or not I have been scared of wearing your everyday blue denim for a very long time! I never had thought I had the “look” for it or that I could pull it off. However, when PrettyLittleThing sent this gorgeous denim piece to my inbox I could not resist! If you guys have not sensed this already, I am a marketers dream. Why must they personalise everything?!
” Hey Taylor, your 20% off code is waiting for you…”
A poor excuse, believe me I know but this item was very much worth it as I knew it would be something I can keep in my wardrobe for many years to come.
So, as we all know double denim is one of those things you either love or hate. As described in Glamour it is a question that divides the nation. Is double denim a GO or a NO-GO?
And I must say my dad is a lover of a double denim look, he inspired this one for me. Here on my blog you will rarely catch me in pants as dresses, skirts and long-line coats are my thing so I thought I would also make this trend into my own. I paired this absolute stunner of a trench coat with denim look sandals I found in Primark for only £4. Now this look may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you must admit it’s a cute outfit for the spring season where we get that unusual warmth that is not quite enough to call your typical summer time heat.
Double denim is usually your cropped styled denim jacket with a denim pair of jeans alongside it. But, if you’re anything like me, and you prefer to feel a bit more girly when adopting trends into your wardrobe this is the perfect example of a way you can do so.
This trench is what I believe to be something you are able to wear all year round. In the Autumn/Winter with thigh high boots or ankle boots and obviously this season we all deserve and have been waiting for. Retailing at £50 you are getting very decent quality for what you pay for. It has a very nice structure to the shoulder almost giving an over-sized look to the trench and a belt allowing you to cinch your waist to make the coat flattering on any shape or size.
Let me know if you like this adaptation of the double denim look and how you would add your own style to this trend!