With fashion month having just wrapped we’re seeing a lot of trends take the streets (and the stores). Today I’m weighing in on one that’s definitely caught my eye: embellished denim. I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m a jeans and a t-shirt kind of gal; it’s just what I like. But I also like how something as simple as a little embellishment can punch up your look and make it super trendy. And trendy is definitely what they are; major design houses like Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared, and Stella Mccartney have all rolled out their version of the trend and fashion bloggers and celebrities have been all over it.
The most bold way to wear this trend is allover embellishment. Gems, pearls, beads, whatever. These jeans make a statement that is sure to get you noticed. I love that you can wear them out with a cute jacket and heels or during the day with flats and a basic tee. They’re usually distressed or a boyfriend fit to make them super versatile (and a little edgy). If you’re ready to jump in to this trend with both feet, stick ’em in a pair like these.
Side-details like these ones below give off an almost sporty vibe. They’re not as bold as the all-over embellishments which make them a little easier to pull of while still giving that stylish edge that says you’re cool but not trying too hard. And since that’s always my goal, they’re a win in my book.
If studs or gems are a little too much, a super popular option is embroidery. Whether it’s the ever popular flower embroidery or something a little bit cheekier (like patches or cute cats), this style is a little more boho and laid back. You can easily find a pair of embroidered jeans in most stores these days so you won’t have to look too far to get this look. They also go with pretty much everything so you’ll have no problem tailoring them to your own personal style.
If you want to make a statement in a slightly different way, try a pair that have tassels or fringe. A huge trend amongst fashion bloggers is ankle length denim that have been frayed to create a fringe. I feel like this style would be the easiest to DIY because you could easily buy a length of pom pom embellishment or lace or whatever and sew (or use fabric glue, whatever) it to the hem of a pair of plain jeans. Bonus? They’ll be totally one of a kind. Topshop actually make a ton of styles that are embellished at the bottom if you’re looking for a little inspo!
If DIY is not really the way you want to go, no worries. I’ve got you covered. Shop some of my favourites below!