by Esther Lee
Imagining American fashion without denim is like imagining Georgetown without Jack the bulldog. Denim is simply iconic to classic American style and a staple in virtually every wardrobe. As Georgetown students, we are no exception—to the common fixation with denim or to the constant evolution of denim trends.
Representing another step in this evolution, the spring 2015 runways brought a host of unique new trends that indicate a transition in aspects such as cut, style, and accent. Growing up in the era of the skinny jean, many of us may feel outside of our comfort zones with these new trends. But what is fashion without trying new styles?
Overalls: Sonia Rykel S/S 15
The re-appearance of flared jeans on spring 2015 runways cannot be better news for the 70s lover in all of us. Time to dig through mom’s closet (that is, if she doesn’t beat you to it).
Gucci Spring 2015, Milan
The spring 2015 runways brought head-to-toe denim to the forefront in every way possible: dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, overalls, and even the Canadian suit. It seemed impossible, but the proof is in the pudding—as long as you combine pieces with different shades and textures, denim-on-denim can be done!
Skirts: Paul & Joe S/S 15
Have you ever second-guessed wearing your denim skirt to complete an outfit? If so, stop the hesitation. The runways have spoken: denim pencil skirts and retro button-down denim skirts = on fleek.
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015, Paris
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. In that case, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to label embellished denim as that fun girl you met in the bathroom last weekend and totally hit it off with. Experiment with sparkles or some cool embroidery!
Even if denim is not currently a major staple in your wardrobe, there is still so much to take away from these new trends to inspire your spring style. So consider heading down to M Street (Zara, Madewell, Forever 21, H&M, and J. Crew are just some of the stores that carry these fashion-forward trends) and stocking up!