Although denim never dates—and it fits perfectly with a glorious Australian summer—our relaxed vibes make this humble fabric a standard go-to, and it’s always good to have a refresh and update.
For me, I think pairing an amazing Ellery off-the-shoulder top with denim and sneakers is what makes up the quintessential Aussie-girl uniform in summer. Keep scrolling to see my top denim picks for the season and the best way to style them for now.
The best way to wear them is high-waisted and with a belt (my favourite belts to style them with are by Moschino and Dylan Kain). Frayed details, rolled at the bottom and a vintage distressed look (a la Levi’s 501) are the holy grail of perfect summer denim. Every girl needs a pair.
Tricky trend but if you can wear them, you should. Slim leg with a crop detail and high waisted—usually with no stretch—I recommend trying them in every colour. Channel a '90s supermodel—they are the ultimate IDGAF jean, because they are so cool, they hurt.
Sandra Semberg for A Love Is Blind
Flares, flares and more flares! Wide-leg flares, narrow then flared… the bootleg flare… the cropped flare. Bring it on. Every high-end denim brand is doing them in every colour under the rainbow. They’re a little ‘70s and boho inspired so wear with platforms, or lace-up heels—I love the Senso Ralphie Heels ($265).
The cropped vintage jacket with a pretty little dress (I love this one by Realisation Par—Alexandra Spencer’s new label). My style tip? Tie it around your waist for cool-girl vibes. Special mentions also go to boyfriend and a classic black leather jacket. Between these (and a leather jacket, of course), you’ll probably never wear a blazer again.
Hurrah! The 2002 trend I lived in is back—although this time, they’re a bit cooler than the one I had at the time. Wear this the same way you’d wear denim shorts—with a belt and a statement top, or your boyfriend’s favourite worn-in tee (he won’t mind). Wear it with ankle boots like Kendall Jenner (who definitely is the one who brought this back).
Any fashion-girl worth her weight has several of these—just look at girls like Alexa Chung, Lou Doillon, Gigi Hadid—they all do the double D without looking like a cowgirl! Investing in a lightweight denim shirt (chambray is a great option) will round you off in the denim department.