ARE DENIM TRENDS SHIFTING? #THISISDENIM

In my opinion YES and it is about time! For what seems like donkeys years jeans have been getting slimmer, skinnier and spray-on. The skinny jean styles are not going to get phased out over night but its nice to see more roomier jeans on the high-streets and pioneering this new trend is Topman. 

Topman has been THE destination for skinny jeans for some time and as the trend in denim starts to shift so does the Topman offering. After heading into the Topman Oxford Circus store and meeting up with the exceptional, friendly personal shopper guys, I learnt a lot more about the upcoming denim trends. Topman are offering their largest menswear jean range ever, with new washes and styles available including flared denim and a wide leg cropped style (which I wore in my styled looks below).

My regular readers will realise - I wear a lot of skinny jeans! With Topman challenging me to a style a look with their new wide leg jeans, it was the perfect time to attempt something different. So here are the TWO looks that I styled.

LOOK ONE

Double denim with a formal twist. This look is perfect for AW15 and with autumn on our doorstep it incorporates layering with dark denim tones and tan jacket. Wear a t-shirt under the shirt for extra warmth or take the jacket off and roll the sleeves for the warmer autumn days. The Topman 'This is Denim' wide leg crop jeans are an ideal accompaniment with boots, making them a clear a new season must-have. In this look I have chosen to keep the jeans full length and not rolled as it works better with the smart/casual aesthetic.

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LOOK TWO

Comfortable casual attire. One of my go-to colours this season is green - in particular khaki - which is why I chose to style it up for my second look. This outfit is a very comfortable and styled for someone who is particularly a little more fashion-forward. The wide-leg jeans work perfectly with oversize items, so I have chosen this loose-fitting black t-shirt. It can be a bit much if worn by itself, so to tone it down slightly, I have put on a thin wax utility jacket. I've reused the same black brogue boots, this time showcasing them more by rolling up the jeans to a more cropped length.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Topman via Mode Media. The options expressed herein are those of the author (Carl Thompson) and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Topman.