|Philip Lim A/W '13|
|The high-street version of Lim's patchwork denim: |
Mango Color-Block Denim Shirt £39.99
|Lim combines denim accents with lashings of (en vogue) leather|
|Pieces Eline Flapover Backpack £38|
Gillian Zinser is Queen of adding a spot of edginess to her chilled Californian-rooted closet. I love how she has put her fashion-forward foot first here and teamed a stand-out print (leopard print will never date, if worn with panache) with the renowned-for-casual, open denim shirt. Leopard palazzo pants or a maxi skirt like Gillian's will keep a balance between two top and bottom halves and two textures and prints. Though her denim shirt looks literally and effortlessly thrown on, it's doing a lot of talking for her outfit and maintains (along with her fab laidback topknot) that her low-neck and sheer skirt appear audacious and adventurous rather than tasteless.
|Zara Floral Print Trousers £29.99|
|Topshop MOTO Vintage Denim Shirt Dress £42|
However you decide to style your denim, take note of these little catwalk-influenced tips: navy is this season's chief colour, as emphasised by Celine, and is worth holding up against different denim hues to achieve the best effect. Burgundy and forest green remain signature colours for autumn and winter, and will compliment your denim on darker days. Lastly, jean material looks good under a khaki or coffee-coloured parka (Coachella has taught the world that) and could also look pretty 'Freja Beha Erichsen meets Audrey Hepburn' under a ginormous winter coat. One thing's for sure- denim shirts are no longer reserved for guys.