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This Season's Colour

Summer Blues

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Sophie Elkan
“Whilst we’ve got a serious case of the blues, it should be acknowledged that white denim is having something of a moment.”
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Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Classic Blue and it doesn’t get more classic than denim. Double it up, and then add more.

Shot on location in Oxford city centre Photographer: Ian Wallman @ianwallman Assistant: Daniele Longo

Models: Sharmeela Sarwar @mee.l.a Steve Basanti @steve_basanti

Stylist: Sophie Elkan @sophieelkan

All denim and footwear supplied by Acne Studios at Bicester Village.

The Recrafted Denim capsule collection creates seasonal and classic pieces using reused denim and upcycling.

Kudos to bonprix for bringing sustainable denim to the high street. Jumpsuit £39.99, bonprix.co.uk

Puff sleeves and cropped length, denim top £17.99, newlook.com

Supersize that scrunchie! £5, uk.accessorize.com


When super-skinny meets the flare. Indigo blue jeans £42, topshop.com

Vivid, marine blue silk pocket square £44, chiccheriabrand.com
Laid back, pared back Moroccan style £36, bohemiadesign.co.uk

All the colours, and all the feels, of swimming in the Med realised in organic cotton by ethical brand, Dilli Grey £99, dilligrey.com

Wisteria-blue stars dangle from a modest-sized hoop £18, oliverbonas.com

Shortsie dungarees, courtesy of Fat Face £52, fatface.com


How cute is this crop-top? £25.99, zara.com

Whilst we’ve got a serious case of the blues, it should be acknowledged that white denim is having something of a moment. Perhaps you could pair it with something blue, like this sparky dotty top? Top £25, Jeans £22, Shoes £35, evans.co.uk

Lauren Ralph Lauren scarf-print cotton jeans ticks two trend boxes in one £122, navabi.co.uk

What could be more easy-breezy? Elsa culottes £55, whitestuff.com

Raffia bag from a selection by dorothyperkins.com

Beloved of 90s ravers and Gen Zers but the truth is the bucket hat suits everyone £15, marksandspencer.com

Cushion-cut slabs of clear blue stone, set in sterling silver £598, thomassabo.com

Perhaps not strictly denim, but not everyone wants to matchy-matchy £55, thenauticalcompany.com

Pretty vintage feels, tie-waist short sleeved blouse, £9 in store at Primark

Big and bold as a blue, blue sky. Manuka leather block-heels £69, office.co.uk

Circle bag, from a selection at Monsoon £45, very.co.uk


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