Invest in a pared back neutral colour palette of sand, rust, khaki and dusty rose denim to update your entire wardrobe in an instant.
Summer’s neutral colour palette captivated fashion insiders thanks to its instant effortless chic. Shades of ivory, sand and caramel were big news on the international catwalks and for autumn have filtered down into denim, making for an exciting wave of new colour washes on all of our favourite shapes and styles of jeans, denim jackets and jumpsuits for the new season.
The new denim shades are subtle and washed out, but specific. Here’s our breakdown of the new colours to look out for and how to wear them.
Cream denim looks best on boyish or wide-leg denim styles; wear it with tonal shades until the temperature drops when you can mix up your look and go for a more monochromed pairing.
Subtle, dusty pink washes feel playful and look great with an oversized, chunky knit cardigan and thick-soled ankle boots, striking the perfect balance between pretty, chic and practical.
Olive tones are autumn’s update on everyone’s perennial favourite, khaki. Wear shorts with hoodies and dad sandals while it’s still warm and upgrade to some paper-bag waist jeans later in the year.
Wear dark shades of sand and beige denim pieces together, broken up with a white cotton t-shirt or cream sweatshirt and canvas pumps.
Terracotta and rust shades are more practical as we head into winter, invest in seventies silhouettes and wear them with button down vests and t-shirts in pastel colours and as the weather cools invest in a chunky argyle knit, ankle boots and a cropped jacket and saddle bag to finish off your look.
The heatwave is already a distant memory and as autumn approaches we’re getting excited about layering up again. After a warm summer wearing linen and cotton, denim feels exciting again and not least because it’s all change in the colour department.
These contemporary denim labels are giving us major new season envy.
SLVRLAKE Pioneer Flared High Rise Jeans
Emerging LA denim label Slvrlake launched last year and sold-out via stockists so quickly that the brand had no stock to launch on its own website.
The brand started with the aim of filling a gap in the market for high-quality vintage inspired rigid denim that would become classics in years to come.
These beige Slvrlake Pioneer flared high-rise jeans strike the perfect balance between playful and classic. We can’t wait to wear them with everything from cosy cotton sweatshirts to short-sleeved shirts.
Beige high-rise jeans, £270, SLVRLAKE (brownsfashion.com)
Elsa Hosk x J Brand Straight Cut Jeans
Be prepared to see the fashion pack take to New York Fashion Week in these perfect straight leg white wash jeans. Wear with sandals and oversized linen shirts for the remaining summer months and with chunky knits and even chunkier boots come the autumn.
Wide-leg high-rise jeans, £285, J BRAND x Elsa Hosk
AG Isabelle snakeskin-print panel straight high-rise jeans
These mustard high-rise cropped jeans are the perfect new season investment. Wear with a white t-shirt and Birkenstocks for an easy day-to-day look.
Sand coloured skinny jeans, £255, AG (selfridges.com)
CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Amber denim jumpsuit
Utility dressing was a major catwalk trend this season and boiler suits are the ultimate way to channel the trend.
This rust style feels fresh for the new season and looks great with crisp white trainers or chunky leather sandals.
Denim jumpsuit, £417, Citizens of Humanity (mytheresa.com)
GOOD AMERICAN Raw hem high-rise denim shorts
Launched by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede back in 2016, Good American’s philosophy about inclusivity isn’t just pioneering: their label creates pieces that truly fit and flatter everybody, too.
Wear these shorts with Dad sandals, a black racer-front vest and aviators for effortless summer style.
High waist green shorts, £140, Good American (selfridges.com)
CLAUDIE PIERLOT Panacotta cropped high-rise jeans
Claudie Pierlot’s chic fuss-free staples epitomise everything we love about French fashion. Wear these cropped, raw-hem wide leg jeans with a navy sweatshirt and double-breasted blazer for a chic workwear or evening outfit.
Cream wide-leg cropped jeans, £175, Claudie Pierlot
SLVRLAKE Denim London High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans
Slvrlake’s signature straight leg ‘London’ jeans are the perfect autumn investment. Wear them with a cotton t-shirts in beige or khaki, or a vest and barely there sandals for evening.
Jeans, £234, SLVRLAKE (Modaoperandi.com)
The Great Dusty Pink Jeans
This washed-out, dusty rose coloured denim is upbeat and playful but also super chic. Wear them with a clashing chunky knit and dad trainers.
Dusty pink jeans, £240, The Great (net-a-porter.com)
Opening image: SLVRLAKE denim
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