“Swap your skinnies for flares – J Brand’s pair accentuates curves perfectly.”
“Wedges are ideal under flares – they give height without being dainty.”
“Byredo’s earthy perfume is inspired by pine forests and camp fires.”
Karlie Kloss wears jacket by Givenchy and jeans by Frame Denim
“Today denim is the universal material. Fashion without jeans does not exist.” So says Karl Lagerfeld and, as we know, he is rarely wrong. Jeans have long been a closet essential, but it’s the breadth of denim on SS14’s radar that is so exciting. The flare may be the style of the season, but you are equally likely to see women whose look you admire in skinnies or boyfriends, cropped styles or distressed finishes.
All of which leaves one problem: how to ensure the perfect fit? For each piece featured this week, we’ve noted the body shape it will flatter most. And you’ll find exact measurements if you click through to the shopping pages, so anyone can find their denim match. The tall among you, for example, can try the jeans designed by our cover star, Karlie Kloss – one
of the few new faces who deserve the title supermodel – for women 6ft and over. Once you’ve made your choice, read our feature on toning up for SS14’s denim cuts, then put your look to the test in Nashville, as Lily Aldridge gives us the tour of her rock’n’roll home.
jennifer dickinson, senior editor
Photograph: Erik Torstensson