Favourite 5: Spring Fresh Denim picks
Timeless and ageless, Denim is the midlife fashionista's best friend. It's hard to get it wrong, but here are our favourite five picks for Spring 2019.
1. The denim shirt dress
This is the year for the denim shirt dress - midi or knee-skimming, this is a universally flattering shape and completely ageless. Wear it with simple white plimsolls or work the western theme with cowboy boots - where comfort comes with a bit of attitude and height.
What do we love about denim? Its natural breathability is an asset for keeping your cool when the hot flushes strike. And the shirt shape? It’s a one-piece no-brainer that needs minimal styling which makes it perfect for midlife women juggling multiple obligations. What's not to love?
2. The denim jacket
Who doesn't love a denim jacket? It's an instant de-ager for a sombre classic outfit. Looks good over slimming sleek black pants and polo, adds a fresh attitude to a feminine dress. And the colour adds brightness to every complexion. One caveat: keep it close fitting and classy.
3. The Denim Jump Suit
If you are a My Second Spring regular, chances are, you're of an age to have seen the jumpsuit or boiler suit do a couple of fashion laps. So you'll understand our hankering after the simplicity of this all-in-one comfort number. This time around, jumpsuits are effortless and understated, and the denim versions are pared down and modern rather than retro.
4. A new jean shape
Skinny and legging jeans might have earned a permanent spot in the midlife closet, but it could be time to change up the shape of your jeans.
40plus Instagram icons are rocking these second-time-around shapes: Cullottes, '70s-inspired flares or boyish selvedge shapes. If this is a deja vu moment for you, don’t fret, the secret to keeping these retro shapes contemporary is in the simplest of styling. Step away from the accessories shelf, girl!
5. The denim bucket hat
The bucket hat is back (although for many of us, it never left, stashed pragmatically in our day bags) and in soft denim, it's sweet and in-season. And rare as hen's teeth, so if you find one in stock, grab it before it's gone. Shop the smaller sizes in the men's department for dapper versions.