How To: Style Your Denim

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Debbie Harry, Brigitte Bardot & Cindy Crawford (Credits unknown)


I must confess, I have a closet stacked with denim: from boyfriend, to bell bottom & everything in between. It all started with my first trip to Europe. I had gone to tour my University, the London College of Fashion & decided to pop over to Paris for a very impromptu, badly researched weekend away. Due to a very poor ‘hotel’ choice – I spent most of my time in Paris wandering, hoping I would run into Pete Doherty & Kate Moss. Instead, I stumbled upon this incredible vintage shop run by a couple of young, picturesque French women who could have made velour jumpsuits look chic. They wore timeless, well-cut, and classic denim jeans & I was so inspired by the subtle-sexiness of them, that I surrendered my Champagne fund & purchased my very own vintage Calvin’s.

Since the beginning - jeans have been transformative. Season after season we see them on the runway taking on different silhouettes, androgynous shapes, and revolutionizing the way we incorporate denim into our everyday look.

Catch my favourite looks below & how to style them!


I feel like this dramatic Gucci shirt is neatly hung in Jane Birkin’s closet, or has been thieved & taken on tour with Charlotte Gainsbourg. Either way, I’m obsessed with it.
I paired this Kimono Sleeved Gucci Top from Shrimpton Couture with a 70s Calvin Klein denim skirt (thanks Mom!) and suede thigh-high boots from H&M.



1990s Red Amazing Kimono Sleeved Gucci Top available now at Shrimpton Couture  /  Topshop Moto High-waisted skirt  /  Jeffrey Campbell Cienega boots





I love pairing my ‘Canadian Tuxedo’ with some crazy print. In this case I wore my thrifted high-waisted Levi’s with a Topshop Chambray shirt & layered the look with a 60s velvet Pucci Jacket from Shrimpton Couture. To finish the look – I threw on my favourite booties, customized with daisies by Toronto-based artist, Jillian Kovacik.



The Bad Reputation Jean by Iris Denim J Crew Chambray shirt  /  Valentino boots  /  1960s Beautiful Velvet Coral Pucci Jacket & Skirt available now at Shrimpton Couture





This beautiful sequin Yves Saint Laurent Jacket from Shrimpton Couture is such a statement piece. I paired it with a cashmere turtleneck from Club Monoco, a pair of high-waisted Bongo Jeans and Repetto patent leather loafers from Ssense.



1970s Sequin Wool Yves Saint Laurent Jacket available now at Shrimpton Couture  /  Club Monaco Cashmere Turtleneck  /  Repetto Loafers  /  Alexander Wang Boyfriend Jean

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