Today was my first outing to Broadmead and Cabot Circus since January and everywhere I went I could not escape the double denim trend. All the stores have followed the lead of Chloe and Jean Paul Gaultier and as a result the high street is covered in this sturdy blue matter.

I may have voiced my concerns before regarding the inertia I feel when trends from my childhood rear their ugly heads. Take leggings for example. Back in the early 90s my mum would wear them while exercising to Rosemary Conley videos while I would be forced in to a purple number with matching t-shirt.

When leggings first came back on the scene I was more than a little sceptical as I watched my flatmates chop the feet off their black opaque tights and team with denim skirts. By the time I finally came round to the idea of such a practical wardrobe staple Lindsey Lohan et all where wearing the bloody things as trousers -apparently even American Apparel were unimpressed. Now I must admit I have come round to the idea and do have a few pairs but I draw the limit at £10.

Anywho, I digress… The idea of doubling up on denim seems like one step too far for me and is a little too reminiscent of the pair of New Look 915 patchwork jeans I wore to death in 1997. Needless to say it was not a good look.

Despite my allergic reaction to 90s fashion, I am infatuated with the idea of denim shirts, particularly the stonewashed kind that would marry so well with this season’s floral prints. I had my eye on one from Primark before I left for Thailand so was delighted to find it still in stock today.

For the price of a tenner it is not a bad way to dip my toe into the trend and I’ve paired it with one of my favourite vintage skirts (worn as a dress) and some brown boots for pretty with an edge mixed with a sprinkling of cowgirl, see below.


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