The French people overturned their government in 1789, making way for the Declaration Of The Rights Of Man, which famously stated:
“All men were born free with equal rights.”
That’s something we can all agree on. Like denim.
There’s something about the character and nature of denim. Worn by women and men alike. Part symbol of the working man’s outfit of choice in the 19th century; and on the other hand, part of the wardrobe of a famous movie stars in the present day. It’s this egalitiarian quality that makes it truly special, and a fashion item that can be enjoyed by people all around the globe.
Further providing evidence of denim’s egalitiarian nature, are affordable items like this Levi’s denim shirt I found at one of their outlet stores; proof, yet again, that you don’t have to break the bank to dress as freshly as possible.
It’s still summer, and sometimes jeans are just too hot. On days like this, a pair of denim shorts can come in handy. If you’ve been hesistant to add these into your wardrobe, please allow me to provide some examples of their utility for you to consider.
One thing is the need to pair lighter denim with items that are themselves lighter in color (not a rule, but usually true more often than not).
However, if this isn’t an option, pair them with an item of clothing that is the contrasts with lighter hue of the denim, as I did in the image below with the plaid shirt.
Denim’s versatility, in addition to its lack of pretentiousness, provides so many ways to create a look of your own. Here, I paired these jeans with the same shirt as above, but I again played with the dynamic of the opposing contrasts and added a pair of my favorite light brown Mark Nason boots. The David Bowie shirt was an item I found on the boardwalk in Venice, and it served to brighten things up and complement the other elements of the outfit.
Of course, you’re free to pair your denim with whatever you like. It’s chameleon-like nature, and its ability to go with so many different things, means there is really no limit to what you can do. Have fun experimenting as you will enjoy the results!