The classic denim jacket has served us well for many years. It is the classic staple to all of our wardrobes, whatever our age, shape, size or gender. It is the true capsule piece that is worth investing in. Ever since I can remember I have always had a denim jacket in my wardrobe. It’s that perfect piece to throw over a summer dress, dress down a smart outfit or to layer up on colder days.
There are many styles to choose from whether you go for a classic cut or prefer a fresh update with an oversized version which I recently purchased from H&M.
As we requested I have put together a little style guide showing you 5 ways to wear your classic denim jacket. I hope that this offers you a little inspiration using items that you probably already have in your wardrobes.
Featured denim jacket from Simple Be
The Floral Dress
I love a floral dress style with a denim jacket. Sometimes I can feel a bit ‘mummsie’ wearing a floral dress, but by adding this layer it gives your outfit a little edge and interest. It’s also a great way to add balance to your look, creating more definition around the waist without having to add a belt.
Bag – Minsky London
Dress – Mint Velvet
Pumps – Simple Be
Sunglasses – Amazon
The White Jean
The white jean is the perfect denim alternative for the summer months. It’s also another option instead of the double denim look that could start to look a bit like an 80’s throw back. This adds a stylish and chic finish to a simple outfit. Team it with some tan accessories and shoes to tie the whole look together.
Tank top – Alternative found
White jeans – Alternative found
Tan sliders – Zara
Rattan bag – Amazon
The Wide leg Trouser
The most classic look that never dates. This outfit creates a put together smart casual look. it’s totally ageless and one that always looks super elegant.
White tee – M&S
Wide leg trousers – Alternative found
White slides – M&S (alternative)
Net bag – Alternative found
The Animal Print Skirt
A denim jacket will totally tone down this statement skirt. Like a denim jacket, leopard print is definitely a staple wardrobe item. The outfit feels much less dressy, has a more daytime feel but still feels stylish and put together.
Cami – H&M
Skirt – Alternative found
Espadrille Wedges – Boden
Bag – Alternative found
This is one of my favourite looks. A jumpsuit will take you from day to night but again by adding a denim jacket to the look, it becomes much more casual and dressed down. Add a summer feel to the outfit with crochet bag and Birkenstock style slider.
Jumpsuit – Alternative found
Bag – Alternative found
Sandles – Alternative found
Sunglasses – Amazon
Here are some denim jackets I’m loving right now.
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My hair is naturally curly and for years I’ve tried to perfect the straight, smooth and sleek blow dry that has been damaging my hair and curls.
Two year ago my hair was at breaking point, literally! My hair dresser told me that if I continued treating my hair the way I was, with my locks being exposed to constant heat from hair tools, then I would have no hair left. The damage I had caused by then having colour put on to already seriously weak hair was the final straw. Hair broken, thin and totally lifeless, I decided it was time to embrace my curls again!
It’s been a two year journey but I’m so glad I had the patience to nourish and nurture my hair back to good health. I’m now so proud of my curls and I give myself the time to dry my hair naturally. It’s actually really empowering too! Don’t get me wrong I do like to play around every now and again and blow dry it straight but it is an occasion that happens rarely. My hair is still work in progress and in that time I have found some great products that have really elevated my curls.
Here are some of my favourites products that I use regularly and really love.
Ouidad Curl Immersion No-Lather Coconut Cream Cleansing Conditioner
This is a co-wash product which basically means no shampoo. If you’ve heard of the curly girl method, then you will know that this is a method where you only wash your hair using conditioner based products. I use this in between my shampoo washes and I’m always left with gorgeous curls.
Denman Shampoo/ Shower Brush
This is a great brush for massaging the scalp, detangling hair and work your product through your hair. I only use this on wet hair and would never brush my curls when dry.
Twist wet hair into a micro fibre head towel rather rubbing all over. These towels are great for reducing frizz and absorbing water fast.
Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream
This product has been great for enhancing my curls and I have been using for the last few years. You really only need a small amount and is great value for money. These products are free of sulphates, parabens and silicones.
Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Cream Conditioner
I use this conditioner after I shampoo but also in between washes by wetting my hair and working a small amount through the mid-lengths using my Denman brush (linked above).
Here are a few others curly products I’m loving.
- Ouidad Curl Energising and Refreshing Spray
- Virtue Curl Conditioner
- Devines Love Curl Mask
- Bouclème Curl Cream
- Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer
- Cantu Cleansing Cream Shampoo
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When we had the first taste of spring this year, I felt the urge to get my white jeans ironed and on! The Easter weekend was so lovely with gorgeous sunshine and a taste of normal life again with garden visits from friends and family and the white jeans stayed on throughout.
Jeans are definitely my go to for most days of the week but the white jean offers you that fresh update to keep you looking casually chic.
I know a lot of you feel afraid to enter this territory because of the fear of getting them dirty and I hear you! As a mother to two boys I can totally relate to this but I have never let this hold me back. A quick spot clean and you’re good to go.
The key to feeling comfortable in white jeans is also in choosing the right jean type and style for your shape. Make sure the material is thick and not see through – we want to look chic not cheap! I wouldn’t recommend going skinny with white either. I feel this looks outdated and prefer to opt for a straight leg style giving you that chic minimalist look.
Here’s a few looks I have created with my Boden straight leg ankle skimmers in Ecru feature on my Instagram feed.
Here are some I’m loving right now.
Mid Rise Straight Leg Cropped Jean
I also invested in a culotte style a few years ago fro Marks and Spencer which I also think can look super stylish for the summer months.
Here’s a selection from the high street that I’m loving right now!
High Waisted Culotte JeansMom-fit JeansWide Leg High Waist Jeans
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