Denim is undeniably our favourite wardrobe staple—thank goodness we live in an era where it’s okay to wear them everywhere. Even if you aren’t a jeans girl, chances are you still love to throw on a chambray shirt or a denim jacket. But did you know that denim comes with a long list of dos and don’ts? We spoke to Sportsgirl’s denim buyer Nicky Moulder, for her top tips to see us through jean-season.
Keep scrolling to find out if you are making any of these mistakes, and how you can fix them.
Dryers and warm water will make them shrink, so hang them outside in the shade. If they feel really stiff once they’re dry, you can be a bit sneaky and stick them in the dryer for a few minutes to break them in (on the lowest setting, of course).
Look out for bigger pockets on the back of the jeans as these hide the bottom more, or if you want to accentuate your booty, smaller pockets create a lot of negative space and will help.
Keep washing to an absolute minimum, and if you have to, turn them inside out and wash in cold water to preserve the colour. Or, you can pop them in an airtight bag in the freezer to kill the odour.
Everyone knows the age-old slimming trick that is dark denim. But if you find a pair with fading on the front of the thighs, it has the same effect.
The harsh chemicals in bleach will break down and weaken the fibers in your denim. Scary. So stay away.