Denim never goes out of fashion. It's probably why vintage denim is so popular - we've been wearing it for years. And did you know, there are more pairs of jeans on Earth than people?!
We've just launched a huge collection of pre-loved and vintage denim on the site this week, so to accompany it here's a guide to vintage denim, the best brands, and the best ways to style it...
Top 8 Vintage Denim Brands
When it comes to vintage denim, you want to look for the following labels:
These are all well-known jeans retailers and fashion brands in their own right. For second-hand pieces, these labels also guarantee high quality and great fit.
How to Find Your Perfect Size & Fit
If you're looking to shop for jeans, it's important to know your size and shape ahead of buying anything. Jeans are slightly different to regular mens and womens sizes, taking into account the waist and leg measurements instead.
To find your perfect jeans fit:
- Get a fabric measuring tape
- Measure around your belly-button in inches - this especially useful for high-waisted jeans. This will give you the 'W' or waist measurement, for example, W27.
- Measure the inside of your leg, from where the seam of your trousers is to your ankle. This will give you the 'L' or leg measurement, for example, W30.
In terms of fit, think about the style of jeans you're looking for. High-waisted jeans sit higher up than hipsters, skinny are a lot more form-fitting than straight. For inspiration, take a look at our selection of influencers on the site and find the ones who have similar body shape to your own, and what type of denim they wear. Sorted!
Top Denim Style Influencer: Kelly Harrington
Before we go into our denim lookbook, we also wanted to welcome Kelly Harrington onto the ebloggers site as one of our newest Very Important Bloggers (VIB)!
Kelly is a lover of all things denim, rarely ever being seen leaving the house without wearing it. As well as being a designer, trend forecaster, vintage archivist and consultant, she shares her gorgeous denim fashion content with us over on her Instagram, @kellouhar. We're delighted to sell her pre-loved denim and other fashion pieces here on ebloggers - head to Kelly Harrington's page and get shopping!
How to Style Denim: 5 Ways
Looking to inject more denim into your wardrobe, or simply find a way to re-style the denim you already own? Here are our favourite influencer-inspired looks...
1. Classic Blue Denim & White T-Shirt
Denim jeans and a white tee is a classic look - the 80's Levi's laundrette advert sealed the deal on that one. This is a perfect style for any gender, any age, and any shape or size, and Henry Wade shows us how it's done alongside a denim jacket and shades.
2. White Denim
Laura Blair shows us how to pull off white jeans effortlessly. This summer staple looks great with a t-shirt or pullover, and to keep things extra clean, pair with light, muted tones.
3. Denim Jacket, Red Lips
Charlotte de Carle looks good in almost anything (or nothing at all!) and the same can be said here for the classic denim jacket and bright red lipstick pairing.
4. Denim Jumpsuit
If you're the daring kind, like The Fashion Bug Blog's Laura Wills is, a denim jumpsuit is the perfect one-piece to show your love of this hardly blue fabric. Style up with luxury accessories, or dress down with a scrunchie and sliders. Up to you!
5. Double Denim
We couldn't create a denim lookbook without mentioning double denim! This trend is another classic that's been styled and restyled for the last 50 years, but Emma Louise Connolly's take on it is a fresh look: denim cycling shorts and those Instagram-worthy triangle shades!