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SS19 Trend Spotlight: Acid Wash Denim

L-R: BALENCIAGA, ISABEL MARANT, STELLA McCARTNEY, AALTO    Images: tag-walk.com

L-R: BALENCIAGA, ISABEL MARANT, STELLA McCARTNEY, AALTO

Images: tag-walk.com

The juggernaut that is 80s fashion is showing no signs of slowing down as present day designers continue to be influenced by the decade of excess and anything but subtle styling.  There is no escaping the throwback aesthetic of acid wash denim and while those aged under 25 may feel comfortable rocking the looks straight from the 1980s, we show you how to bring a fresh, new feel to this fabric for 2019.

How to wear acid wash denim for SS19

Stay loose

Look for oversized shapes, paper-bag waists or wide leg jeans and shorts for the new season take on acid wash denim. Stick to your regular wash with skinny jeans.

Image: Topshop

Image: Topshop

Utility

Work bleached denim in utility styles; try jackets, skirts and jeans with extra pockets, exposed button fly fastenings and zips on show. Or throw on a boiler suit in washed out denim for two trends in one.

 

Image: All Saints

Image: All Saints

Denim on denim

Balenciaga shows that doubling up on denim can work; just remember to keep it all bleached. Don’t mix your dark indigo wash jeans with acid wash denim. Go full on bleach or go home.

Style Tip: Wear your bleached denim with white and incorporate the lace trend for extra SS19 style kudos. Try a pair of acid wash bermuda shorts with a white lace or broderie anglaise blouse to soften the tough denim.

Image: Topshop

Image: Topshop

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