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Wearing denim doesn’t have to mean wearing jeans, and this season there are loads of alternatives to the plethora of skinnies, jeggings and boyfriend jeans that are still filling the rails everywhere from M&S to Mango. I know lots of you – like me – have trouble finding jeans that fit, so save yourself the nightmare shopping trip! Shirts, jackets, dresses, skirts – this Spring, the alternatives are endless.

So I’ve put together some suggestions of jean-free ways to wear the fabric. If you’re really brave, you could tackle the double denim trend (yes it’s back!) and team a jacket or shirt with your favourite jeans or jeggings. I prefer to play it safe, though…

For a different take on denim, try 70s style button down dresses, worn-looking shirts (a la Christina Hendricks) or a boob-friendly grandad tunic (wear a good bra and undo a few buttons). If that’s still not for you, why not go for interesting pieces that are denim blue in colour, but made of softer, more pliable fabrics?

I’ve picked some of my favourite blue buys from a variety of shops. Some are high street, some are specialist, so there should be something for everyone. Size ranges are listed with each product, and nothing’s over £60 so there should be something to fit all budgets.

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  • http://www.domesticsluttery.com Sian

    I’ve been looking at the halter dress from Miss Selfridge for a while… I’m just not sure how to wear it without looking like I’m a country and western singer. Or what shoes I’d wear it with for that matter.

  • http://www.domesticsluttery.com Sian

    I’ve been looking at the halter dress from Miss Selfridge for a while… I’m just not sure how to wear it without looking like I’m a country and western singer. Or what shoes I’d wear it with for that matter.

  • http://www.gemmacartwright.com Gemma

    I say embrace the country. Denim does look good with boots! But perhaps if you’re unsure wait until the Summer when you can wear sandals or flip-flops. Because denim’s so heavy, it calls for a chunky shoe to match, and I know you don’t like wedges!

  • http://www.gemmacartwright.com Gemma

    I say embrace the country. Denim does look good with boots! But perhaps if you’re unsure wait until the Summer when you can wear sandals or flip-flops. Because denim’s so heavy, it calls for a chunky shoe to match, and I know you don’t like wedges!

  • http://www.domesticsluttery.com Sian

    I *do* like wedges! Just not espadrilles ;-)
    .-= Sian´s last blog ..Sunday by Cassia Beck =-.

  • http://www.domesticsluttery.com Sian

    I *do* like wedges! Just not espadrilles ;-)
    .-= Sian´s last blog ..Sunday by Cassia Beck =-.

  • http://www.pasazz.net/blog Sarah

    I really like wearing denim, and these picks are great suggestions. I especially love those asos shoes, that touch of gold adds great style to it! Off to take a closer look at that ;)
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..3 Plus Size Dress from SWAK Designs – A Review =-.

  • http://www.pasazz.net/blog Sarah

    I really like wearing denim, and these picks are great suggestions. I especially love those asos shoes, that touch of gold adds great style to it! Off to take a closer look at that ;)
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..3 Plus Size Dress from SWAK Designs – A Review =-.

  • channy35

    I love the shirt and bought it yesterday, it’s so flattering! What bottoms should I wear it with? Thinking jeggings? Going to by the shoes today.

  • channy35

    I love the shirt and bought it yesterday, it’s so flattering! What bottoms should I wear it with? Thinking jeggings? Going to by the shoes today.

  • http://www.gemmacartwright.com Gemma

    Jeggings would definitely work for that double-denim look. Which is, in the words of Mugatu, “so hot right now.”

    I also just bought some amazing leggings with button detail on the ankle from Uniqlo. Can’t recommend them enough. Really good fit, nice and thick so they don’t go see-through, and only £7.

  • http://www.gemmacartwright.com Gemma

    Jeggings would definitely work for that double-denim look. Which is, in the words of Mugatu, “so hot right now.”

    I also just bought some amazing leggings with button detail on the ankle from Uniqlo. Can’t recommend them enough. Really good fit, nice and thick so they don’t go see-through, and only £7.