How to Wear Denim in 2021, According to Our Ready-to-Wear Buyers

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Let’s be honest, jeans will forever take pride of place in our everyday wardrobe. Whilst trends may come and go, as long as you have two or three staple pairs of quality denim in your repertoire, you can build a few staple outfits or craft a capsule wardrobe around them. One of our favourite denim brands? You can always count on 7 For All Mankind for quality, longevity, and most of all, style. Here’s how our super-chic buyers are wearing their favourite pairs of jeans this season, and what you need to replicate these looks throughout autumn, winter and beyond.

Gaby, Junior Buyer

On Date Night

how to wear denim in 2021
7 For All Mankind Blue Slim Bootcut Evolution Stretch Jeans – £65

Bootcut jeans are very much back, and I just love how sculpting this style is -whilst still remaining comfortable and stretchy! For a pulled together look, I would style them with some heels, a sleek silk cami top, a clutch bag, then completed with a cropped fitted blazer for a considered flourish.

Complete the look…

BOSS by Hugo Boss Black Fitted Tartan Wool Blend Blazer – £99
No. Eleven Navy Lace Trim Cami – £17
Tabitha Simmons Black Leather Millie Court Shoes – £195

Airport Life

wear denim in 2021
7 For All Mankind Blue Josefina Boyfriend Stretch Jeans – £65

We all know that airports, plus potential long flights require ease and convenience. The Josefina boyfriend jeans are more stretchy than sweatpants, which is why they’re are always my go-to whenever I fly. For a touch of luxe, I style mine alongside an understated nice cashmere jumper, comfy trainers and sunglasses (to hide my tired eyes)!

Complete the look…

Gucci Women’s Black Sunglasses – £129
Scott & Scott London Grey Beatrice Cashmere Jumper – £149
New Balance White 827 Sneaker – £55

Everyday Staples

wear denim in 2021
7 For All Mankind Black HW Skinny Stretch Jeans – £69

Confession: I pretty much live in these jeans. They are so versatile, and can be styles with a T-shirt, dressier top or jumper – it all depends on the occasion. To bring a fashionable edge I finish with a pair of designer trainers, just like these ones from Cole Haan.

Complete the look…

Cole Haan Leopard Print Grand Crosscourt Modern Trainers – £52
Bolongaro Trevor Black Savannah Leather Biker Jacket – £119
Victoria Beckham Ecru Classic Relaxed Fit T-shirt – £65

Alexandra, Assistant Buyer

Off Duty

wear jeans in 2021
7 For All Mankind Blue Roxanne Slim Stretch Jeans – £65

The Roxanne jeans are my go-to, largely because of their Slim Evolution technology (which means they’re super flexible and have exceptional shape retention). They’re ideal for off-duty dressing, be it a spent weekend shopping, or simply a post-lockdown walk in the park. I like to wear mine with a structured sweatshirt, and casual boots. When it comes to accessories, I like to keep them as simple as my outfit, so a simple silver chain does the job.

Complete the look…

Whistles Ivory Zip Neck Sweatshirt – £45
nOir Silver Edna Chain Necklace – £49
AllSaints White Leather Croc Effect Lira Ankle Boots – £120

Smart Casual

wear denim in 2021
7 For All Mankind Dark Blue The Skinny Stretch Jeans – £65

Let’s be honest, we’re all in search of the perfect day-to-evening look, especially as we start to return to the office. Fortunately, we think we’ve got it sorted. These dark blue stretch jeans will go with pretty much anything, however for a timeless ensemble, look to an ever-stylish Breton top, simple oversized blazer and heeled boots. There’s a reason this outfit never goes out of favour…

Complete the look…

Boden Navy Stripe Long Sleeve Breton – £16
Whistles Black Elora Croc Block Heel Boots – £95
Donna Karan New York Black One Button Blazer – £94

‘Jeans and a Nice Top’

wear denim in 2021
7 For All Mankind Black Cropped Straight Stretch Jeans – £65

It wouldn’t be a denim edit without mention of the forever failsafe combination – jeans and a nice top. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, this is  a classic pairing, the outfit you look to when you feel like nothing else in your wardrobe will work. When it comes to the choice of denim, a dark wash is best as it’s slightly more dressy and matches with pretty much any top.

Complete the look…

Whistles Pink Seema Sequin Top – £39
Sam Edelman Beige Leather Mirna Studded Ballet Flats – £27
Liv Oliver 18K Gold Plated Multicoloured CZ Huggie Hoop Earrings – £39

Words: Maria Loizou