Chloé Spring/Summer 2014, Street style in Paris and Jen Kao Spring/Summer 2014, All Over Press/TT.
The new denim cut-off
There’s a new denim length in town, and it’s not just stylish but also immensely adaptable. Start planning how to incorporate your new denim shorts into your summer wardrobe now.
After several seasons of denim shorts cut so high that everyone could see the lining of your pockets, it’s time for a new length. While some of us won’t abandon the opportunity to show as much leg as possible, the denim cut-offs for 2014 are clearly moving downwards – to the knee, more precisely.
This mirrors the current catwalk craze for Bermuda shorts (see Chloé, Dries Van Noten or Marc Jacobs for recent examples) – and we can call it 'the everyday alternative', since it’s difficult to think of anything more relaxed than a pair of denim cut-offs.
You probably already have a pair of unused jeans somewhere in the back of your wardrobe. Just bring them back from the cold, let them say hello to the scissors and – *celebratory dance* – you have a new piece of on-trend clothing.
Add heels for sassy, a shirt for classy. Go for a tee for downtown, or blazer for uptown. In short, make the denim cut-off not just new, but most of all, yours.