From patchwork to ripped, crops and frayed edges, denim may be having an identity crisis, but that’s what makes it so fun. Find your best fit.
Cover Image: Repaired denim took on a life of its own this season, with patching, contrast inserts and pieced together denim. Multi-panelled jeans are best paired with a shirt or a cotton button-down.
On him: Patchwork jeans by Lee; Collared tee by Calvin Klein; Leather jacket by Ermenegildo Zegna; Belt by Lee; Suede sneakers by Koovs
On her: Flared jeans by Gas; Denim bralet by Nishka Lulla; Reversible jacket by Verandah; Wedges by Zara
It’s all about the fit, style and colour when assembling a double denim outfit. Mix it up by using different shades for each piece. For example, if you wear blue jeans, try a dark blue or black denim shirt.
Tapered fit jeans by United Colors of Benetton; Denim shirt by Calvin Klein; Socks by Nike; Striped sneakers by US Polo
White jeans say summer. Bring a pair with you when you head to the beach for a week and wear them with everything. They also look great with all-white sneakers.
White jeans by Gas; Striped tee by Gap; Sneakers by DC Shoes
Tired of wearing blue jeans? Put them back in your closet and give black jeans a chance. They are extremely versatile and add a cool, effortless vibe to your outfit.
Black jeans by Lee; Striped tee by Tommy Hilfiger; Jacket by US Polo
Keep your jeans simple. Go for a straight, clean pair in dark blue that fits like it was made for you. It looks good dressed up and dressed down.
On him: Washed jeans by Zara; White tee by Quiksilver; Stripedshirt by Levi’s; Belt by Lee
On her: Frayed denim dress by Shif
Jeans look great all year round, but your denims could be a death wish in these soaring temperatures. Choose a lightweight option of your beloved blues and stay comfortable even in the heat of the summer.
Lightweight jeans by Rajesh Pratap Singh; Cotton shirt by Pero; Waistcoat by Jack & Jones; Strappy sandals by Koovs
Rough, frayed hems never looked so cool. Distressed denim never really went out of style, and ripped jeans are the easiest way to achieve the look. Injecting an element of street wear, the ripped jean is probably more versatile than you think.
Ripped jeans by Jack & Jones; Mustard tee by Shift; Chequered tee by Jack & Jones; Frayed denim jacket by SOL; Belt by Lee; Loafers by Steve Madden
Patch work overalls by Rajesh Pratap Singh; Striped men’s shirt by Canali
Since it’s spring, light washed denim looks great if you’re heading to the office or out on a date.
On him: Washed denims by Levi’s; Cotton tee by Zara; Shoes by Dune
On her: Embroidered dress by Pero; Cropped jacket by Levi’s
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VIKAS VASUDEV
STYLED BY KANIKA KARVINKOP
HAIR AND MAKE UP BY SANDHYA SHEKHAR
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY KAPIL C BATUS