By Nicola Santini - bon ton and etiquette expert, author of NON LO FACCIO PIU’
They don’t know detractors, decline in popularity, taboos. And it’s always the right time to buy a new pair.
Raise your hand if you don’t like jeans! In spring, then, they immediately call that feeling of rebirth that inspires the first thoughts for the wardrobe to come.
A little placebo, a little best friend, jeans are often seen as the solution to all the dilemmas of the look. I see a sweatshirt, a shirt or a top that seems a bit too extravagant to me. How do I match it? "Even with jeans".
When I see a woman as beautiful as sophisticated, I say to myself "she would also look good in jeans and a T-shirt".
Basically, a must have. And with good reason.
It's good to play down the stiffness of a classic (Blue blazer? Navy crew neck? Camel jacket? Pastel twin set?) As to neutralize the excess of protagonism of an upstairs garment (Eccentric jacket? Sexy top? Flamboyant shirt? Fluo sweatshirt?).
The important thing is to choose it well and make it feel good.
This is because a pair of jeans itself does not solve your life. Of course, each of us certainly has his favourite pair, the one from which he would never divide. However, it is true that to enhance the whole look there is always a more suitable model, and it is also true that partly for vanity and partly for ambition it is nice to play with various proposals.
After years and years of low-waisted jeans, spent with a carefully unkempt fitting, soft cashmere and it-bags, now, for example, it's the turn of those with a high waist, allied also with less generous fits, in search of jackets accomplices and heels ready to use. A pair of jeans is the ultimate denim garment, but why limit yourself to just one item? In the jacket version, the more bon ton will choose a silk shirt and classic trousers for a bike ride, the more wild will focus on multilayer undershirts, sweatshirts and coloured hot shorts with sneakers. All this to tell you that playing with denim is a safe bet: jackets, trousers, shirts, skirts...get creative!