I often wonder what the world would do without denim – don’t you? This thought normally pops into my head when I’m on the train, or out shopping, after a cursory glance around me surveys that 99% of the population are clad in jeans.
Sometimes I think, ‘imagine if jeans hadn’t been invented!’ and then have to deal with the visual I’ve conjured up in my own mind of people walking around, trouserless, going about their day in their shoes and underpants on the bottom half.
Anyway, my point is that denim is very versatile. Very bloody versatile indeed. Most of us wear our trusty jeans by day, but can they be dressed up for night? YOU BLOODY BETCHA.
George at Asda (not a random bloke but the brand) challenged me to spend 48 hours in denim to find out. I mean, not literally 48 hours; I didn’t sleep in my jeans or anything, although the pair I chose were that comfy, I probably could have if I wanted to.
Having been after a pair of black skinny jeans for a while, I chose a £20 pair from the George range with a lovely embroidered waistband, that you can’t really see in these pics. So that’s good.
Admittedly, I was a bit worried the fit would be less than desirable, but the size 10 fitted exactly as they ought to (AND didn’t go baggy, even after a couple of day’s wear on the bounce: BONUS). My fears that they would be incredibly low-rise, harking back to my sequin thong-baring days circa 2000 were also soon abated.
To take my jeans from day to night, I switched the boho blouse for a sequin cami in an expensive-looking gun metal shade (but actually only £14 IRL, although that particular shade seems to have sold out online, soz) and equally as blingin’ embellished gem bag.
Paired with a skinny 70s-style scarf from ASOS and my trusty Terry de Havilland snakeskin wedges, this look nodded towards off-duty disco diva and was perfect for my night out (where I forgot to take any more photos, #sorryboutit).
I also wore these jeans LOADS (read err’y damn day) on my recent trip to Margate, more of which you’ll see very soon. I honestly wasn’t expecting to love them as much as I do! Topshop Baxter WHO?