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The denim handbook: Alternatives to the skinny jean

Mar 1, 2016

by Alice Young handmade and vintage goods

We’ve heard rumours surfacing for a while now, but the latest news from those in the know is that skinny jeans are officially over. So, with the demise of leg-hugging denim’s million year reign, it’s time to feel the breeze on our ankles and embrace flares, boyfriend cuts and mom jeans – mixed in with a sprinkling of denim jackets.

Take a browse through our denim alternatives…

1, Le Mouton Bleu Shop, The denim handbook

Experience leg liberation in these ultra flared jeans.

Bellbottoms, £93, Le Mouton Bleu Shop

2, Joy Fripe, The denim handbook

Embroidery and embellishment transform humdrum jeans. If you’re feeling creative, pick up a needle and thread to add your own designs.

Embellished jeans, £52, Joy Fripe

3: Vintage Incline, The denim handbook

It’s all about channeling your inner cowboy for SS16, so complete your outfit with a Western-style denim jacket.

Western crop jacket, £30, Vintage Inclined

4, Dusty and Dylan, The denim handbook

For a truly 70s vibe, you can’t go wrong with dark blue high waisted flares.

High waisted flares. £45, Dusty and Dylan

5, Kitty Gone Bad, The denim handbook

Bomber jackets are da bomb this season and will replace any skinny jean-shaped hole in your life.

Denim bomber, £35, Kitty Gone Bad

How will you be replacing the skinny jean? Share your denim dreams with us by commenting below or tweeting us @EtsyUK!

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