Denim Hues

Denim Hues

>> I've developed an embarrassed shuffle whenever I'm at brand presentations or events involving denim.  It's similar to the one where I'm surrounded by fine jewellery and someone is talking to me about settings and stones and I have absolutely no fricking idea what is going on.  With denim, I've developed a sort of smising dumb head nod.  I go "Hmmm…absolutely…" whilst nodding and mum-smiling (i.e. no teeth).  The thing is no matter how much excitement people drum up about the various fits, washes and stitch innovations, there's only so much enthusiasm I can feel.  I'm on much surer ground though when it comes to being enthused by denim hues.  After years of going "I don't wear jeans, I don't wear jeans, I don't wear jeans." and "I hate denim, I hate denim, I hate denim" – lo and behold, I now have to eat all of those words with lashings of humble sauce.  I've found myself being permanently stuck to a few styles – namely some cords by MiH and a ripped up pair of J Brands - as well as being enticed by the new Hudson print styles.  Of course whether I then say wear a Quality Street wrapper skirt or a pair of bright orange leather culottes over the jeans is besides the point of this universally utilitarian and supposedly simple garment.  ASOS White's play with acid wash denim from last season (now on sale if you're after a bargain) is a fine example of how leaving the denim well alone can also be effective, given the shape of the super wide-leg trousers.  Ultimately, it's a bit all or nothing for me.  Piling on the denim in its many variants, is the antidote to eliminating any connotations in my mind that this fabric is basic or dull.   


IMG_0289-5Vintage frayed denim jacket turned inside out, Christopher Shannon Kidda top (stolen from Steve), Hudson "Geo" print super skinny jeans


IMG_0271-3Low Classic indigo blazer, Sportsgirl light denim jacket, Ksubi shirt, Hudson "Forest" print super skinny jeans, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara shoes



IMG_0303-8COS menswear denim sweatshirt (stolen from Steve), vintage chambray shirt, P.A.M. chambray culottes, MiH corduroy jeans, J.W. Anderson x Aldo shoes



IMG_0321-12Romance was Born denim jacket, Monki shirt, J Brand jeans, ASOS shoes



IMG_0333-15ASOS White denim top and trousers, Nicholas Kirkwood x Peter Pilotto shoes

EOS_M_Default_tcm14-945146Note of Disclosure: Pictures above taken with the Canon EOS M.


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  1. liz

    2013-02-02 at 5:50 PM

    the 4th look is my favorite!!
    check out my new line!

  2. Pavla

    2013-02-02 at 6:36 PM

    Love second outfit, it’s perfect!:)

  3. GIAA

    2013-02-02 at 6:58 PM

    2013-02-02 at 7:36 PM

    Great layering, Susie.

  5. sgh

    2013-02-02 at 8:29 PM

    I am truly impressed.

  6. Lama

    2013-02-02 at 10:30 PM

    The last denim look is my favourite, so classic and ‘chic’ sorry to be cliche, ha!

  7. Amie

    2013-02-02 at 11:13 PM

    That asos white look is perfect x
    Xo Amie


    2013-02-03 at 12:34 AM

    I’m a fan of your outfit.
    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

  9. Domenic Bartlett-Roylance

    2013-02-03 at 1:49 AM

    oh my god this is so totally fashion porn to the extreme, stop it!
    I have pyjama shorts like the denim ones I keep seeing you in that my mum just bought me- and I have always wanted a pair. I think she can read minds..
    xx Domenic

  10. milex

    2013-02-03 at 2:23 AM

    Merry me, please.

  11. Kirbybee

    2013-02-03 at 4:19 AM

    I’ve always been a denim fan myself. In fact some people might say my fanage borders on obsession. I think it’s an incredibly versatile fabric. Just look at all the amazing pieces above, particularly that last ASOS loveliness!

  12. Suzi Maynard

    2013-02-03 at 9:24 AM

    Hi Susie! You look so sweet!
    I’ve just published my new post featuring Australian designers Ginger & Smart + their NEW Melbourne store. YIPPEE!!
    You may be interested in taking a squiz. They’re avail. in UK and offer international shipping too (online store).
    Love Suzi x

  13. Suzi Maynard

    2013-02-03 at 9:25 AM

    Hi Susie! You look so sweet!
    I’ve just published my new post featuring Australian designers Ginger & Smart + their NEW Melbourne store. YIPPEE!!
    You may be interested in taking a squiz. They’re avail. in UK and offer international shipping too (online store).
    Love Suzi x

  14. Seraphina

    2013-02-03 at 9:37 AM

    Love love love the P.A.M. culottes!

  15. vasilieva

    2013-02-03 at 12:07 PM

    nice!! these wide leg jeans are the best

  16. The Provoker

    2013-02-03 at 2:15 PM

    Love the last look and those JW Anderson X Aldo hybrid shoes, always great to see outfit posts from you! Genius volumes and proportions.
    xx The Provoker

  17. Adeline Yang

    2013-02-03 at 4:55 PM

    i’m not a fan of denim as well but after seeing these pics maybe i’d go get some denim hues to be added to my wardrobe! my fave look is third from last! you always inspire me to dress up! hahaha <3

  18. Anna

    2013-02-03 at 7:56 PM

    Ooh, it’s so interesting seeing all these different ways of wearing denim, love it Susie!

  19. Lucy

    2013-02-03 at 8:21 PM

    Those hudson jeans are incredible!!

  20. Maridith

    2013-02-04 at 5:10 AM

    Can anyone direct me to those Hudson jeans? I am desperately searching for them and can’t find them!

  21. annissa

    2013-02-04 at 10:15 AM

    the happiest romance was born jacket ever!

  22. Madeline

    2013-02-04 at 2:58 PM

    whyyyyyy can’t i haaaaave that romance was born jaaacket…. dyin’ and cryin’.

  23. melD

    2013-02-05 at 4:10 AM

    I have always been a denim girl but I don’t tend to pull it off with nearly as much style. Hats off to you!

  24. Steve Robs

    2013-02-05 at 4:59 PM

    The last outfit is too marvelous. The hudson jeans are fabulous it took my heart literally 🙂

  25. minz

    2013-02-13 at 6:42 AM

    wow you are among the few fashion bloggers that’s actually fashionable and really has their own personal style and voice in what they wear. YOU LOOK LOVELLY!

  26. David Christian

    2014-11-27 at 5:21 AM

    Nice post! I am glad to see your posts its such a nice posts and i like it. Thanks for sharing.

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