After diamonds, jeans are a girl’s best friend. It is one of those ideal garments that you can wear anytime, anywhere and it lends itself easily to innovation.

Also, they are always in vogue. The year 2016 will see jeans in newer silhouettes in roomier fits, lived-in washes, subtle to standout distressed details, contrast hems and even patchwork. In short, details that can help you breathe a new lease of life in an old pair of jeans. After all, it’s about when chic meets comfort. Here’s a look at eight denim trends for 2016…


Loose over tight
Team a pair of roomy jeans with a long, flowy jacket or overcoat and a crop top. This contrast of loose over tight makes this look extremely casual and is ideal when you are pub hopping with your pals or attending a music fest.

2016 trends: denim and jeans for women

A lacy affair
They may be as different as chalk and cheese, but when teamed together, they make quite an impression. A denim lace jumpsuit is ideal for a party. Pair it with heels and minimal jewellery to up the glam quotient.

2016 trends: denim and jeans for women

Is it denim or cotton? No, it’s chambray. A lighter version of denim, it rests softly on your skin and can be converted into a wide range of dresses, thanks to its fluid texture. Team this with a statement necklace for a casual chic look.

2016 trends: denim and jeans for women

Patch it up
If patchwork conjures up images of shoddily stitched-in pieces of cloth, then you are wrong. 2016 will redefine patchwork with contrast hues that are seamlessly stitched to lend a chic look to the good ol’ denim. Wear it with a belt and ankle-length boots for a night out.

Applique work
It refers to a needlework technique in which patterns are created by attaching smaller pieces of fabric to a larger piece of contrasting texture. Keep the look simple and let the details do the talking. It is ideal for a day out with friends.2016 trends: denim and jeans for women

Ombre describes the gradual blending of one hue with another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. It gives a renewed look to denim as it adds a hint of colour. Wear it with a pair of sneakers for that girl-next- door look.2016 trends: denim and jeans for women

Embellished jacket
It’s time to pull out that old denim jacket from your closet and give it a makeover. Embellish it with a wide gamut of charms and team it with a pair of high-waist boot cut jeans for a movie date.


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