Of Nîmes (de Nîmes): Nîmes, a lovely city in France known for its twill mills, gave birth to our famous and favorite fabric, denim. The first jeans were made in Genoa (Gênes) Italy and Levi Strauss and business partner Jacob Davis of course made the fabric famous when they patented the copper rivets they used on the pockets of their jeans and sold them to gold miners of California and the rest as they say is history.
Denim is a classic staple in everyone's closet but there are always innovative ways to use it. Here are five ways to wear denim this Spring.
1. As a Shirt: Denim as a shirt can be very classic and vintage.. Instead of wearing it with a pair of jeans wear it instead with a flirty light-weight skirt and platform sandals and top it of with some glamorous shades and oversized hat. Et voilá, vintage.
J Crew crew shirt, $25
LUISA BECCARIA floral print skirt, £329
Vince Camuto platform shoes, $118
Marc Jacobs zip top tote, €898
MICHAEL Michael Kors glitter jewelry, $250
Cutler and Gross acetate sunglasses, $530
Polka Dot Duct Tape, $5.95
2. As A Dress: Tap into your bohemian side by wearing it as a dress with some cute sandals and large bangles. Belted or not this is a very chic and easy way to wear denim.
Acne drawstring dress, $300
Louis Vuitton tote hand bag
Aldo jewelry, $12
Tiger eye jewelry
Lucky Brand turquoise beaded jewelry, $35
Van Peterson 925 stretch jewelry, £55
Cutler and Gross round frame sunglasses, $475
Mango braided belt, £18
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Quiksilver one button blazer, $128
Semi-Couture pleated pants, £189
MNG by Mango shoulder handbag, $60
Kenneth Jay Lane gold cocktail ring, €107
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4. As High-Waisted Capris: With the return of 50's and 60s glamour how could I not put this chic look on the list? Channel your inner Audrey circa Roman Holiday and choose this more dressed-up alternative to shorts.
Mango striped sailor shirt, £23
Piazza Sempione cropped pants, £140
Wendy Mink yellow gold ring, $182
LORD & TAYLOR square gold earrings, $700
Alex Monroe dragonfly jewelry, £110
Erfurt wool scarve, £89
T shirt, €25
J brand skinny jeans, €275
Louis vuitton handbag
Mood jewelry, £12
Converse Sneaker JP Helen Beige, €85