No wardrobe is complete without jeans. So, in appreciation of the everlasting item, we thought it fitting to take a look at our top five jeans icons of all time – from Debbie Harry in ’80s double-denim, to the supermodel responsible for our eternal love of skinny jeans, Kate Moss…
’60s IT girl Jane Birkin is the poster girl for worn-in jeans, whether they’re straight-cut, high-waisted or flared. We’re feeling re-inspired by the arrival of old-school styles and wearing ours like the iconic muse herself, with tees and ballet flats. Watch out Alexa Chung, we’re jumping on the Birkin bandwagon.
There’s no way we could forget Blondie’s front-woman, Debbie Harry, in our line up. Famous for her electric stage presence and thrift-store wardrobe finds, she made the Canadian tuxedo cool and regularly chose jeans as her on-stage look. Our top styling moment? When she rocked high-waisted jeans with a buttoned-up dark denim jacket on stage in 1978.
Chloe Sevigny AKA queen of the hot pant has been owning denim cut-offs since we can remember. She’s often seen styling a pair on the streets of New York, worn with one of her signature cult t-shirts, or pretty ruffled shirts and a pair of classic Dr Marten boots. Effortlessly cool summer styling, sorted.
Does anyone pull off skinny jeans better than Kate Moss? We doubt it. She inspired us to give them a go in the early noughties and they’ve been a permanent addition in our wardrobes ever since. Steal Kate’s styling credentials and wear our Joni, Jamie or Leigh styles with a classic white tee, leather biker and Chelsea boots – it’s timeless.
Prefer more of a tomboy look? Take your inspiration from retro dreamboat James Dean in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause and opt for a boyfriend-style blue jean, teamed with a tee and MA1 bomber jacket – a look that’s forever cool.