We're all well acquainted with borrowing from the boys, re-working thrift shop chic finds and re-purposing haute couture – but when did raiding your mom's closet get cool? Right about when Kendall Jenner started bringing back a hard '90s vibe resplendent with Von Dutch truckers, throwback lycra and the hotly trending mom jean.
Reigning in a new era for bad taste gone good, this season has seen a multitude of fashion faux-pas showcased as the latest style insider trend to beat. From socks and sandals to the Canadian tuxedo, it seems oversized straight leg denim is the last in a steady stream of anti-trend favourites to try now. The ideal seasonal accoutrement for giving any well-tailored look a casual turn down, re-invigorate your Normcore wardrobe with a pair of mid-rise, boxy throwback jeans.
Turning ousted fashion rejects into a wholly chic affair, belly-button grazing white washed denim is celebrating a more comfortable approach to everyday dressing. Worn in stark contrast with contoured tailoring, a lightly scuffed, pre-loved touch of mothball denim is just what our wardrobes have been lacking this season. The ideal antidote to sculpting skinny jeans, these Acne Studios ripped mom jeans are a relaxed design that works perfectly with our lemon-kiss Bettie shirt.
Styling new, oversized proportions is a careful balancing act of confidence and contemporary cool, keep fussy fashion to a minimum with this simple colour block ensemble of zesty yellow, tonal black and blue. Our short sleeved Bettie sunshine silk shirt worn tucked into the un-accessorized waistband of these lightly distressed jeans adds a touch of style élan to a seemingly ill-fitting fashion reject. Gently caressing your curves, this contoured button shirt elegantly defines your figure – and can be worn unbuttoned to show a cheeky hint of décolletage...
Pull off stiff, pre-shrunk denim with extra fashion panache by pairing quirky little accessories like this cute leather shoulder bag and camera-shy sunglasses. Ideal for conquering the urban landscape this summer, swap killer heels for preppy-chic lace up brogues for a look that lives for the weekend.
A surprising twist on a forever classic, invite some generational hand me downs into your summer style rotation as big and beautiful styles replace figure-hugging designs for SS16. Straight talking and anything but ordinary, add a contemporary edge to doldrum denim with this inner city chic look to covet.
Pictured: VAUGHAN Bettie silk shirt, Acne Studios jeans, Stella McCartney brogues, Lulu Guinness bag, Delalle sunnies, SVP ring
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