Frayed? Mullet? Denim?

In new denim news: make sure your jeans sport a frayed hemline, sit at least an inch above the ankle, and to show you are right ahead of the fash-curve, your hemline must sport a ‘mullet’.

Whaaaat? I hear you collectively say. Yes, that’s right the hemline ‘du jour’ takes inspiration from a business up-front, party in the back style of hemline. But, be assured we are definitely not talking bogan-spiration here.

Specifically, the ‘mullet’ hemline refers to the asymmetric detailing you’re going to have to think about if you want to rock the latest look in denim this season.

As well, forget about skinnies, again. While these are a staple for most women, jean shapes appear to be trending back to the 90s in a big way right now.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you should bin your favourites anytime soon but the jean look de jour is more of a culotte style – think a roomier leg with a high waist.

UK-based stylist Melanie Wilkinson said the look is surprising easy to pull off although getting the proportions right – the skin to shoe ratio – is key in nailing this look.

According to Wilkinson, you’ll want to pair jeans with a frayed and asymmetric hemline with a more conservative court shoe to give the look the ‘right’ amount of edge.

“I like the contrast of the rough denim with a classic Manolo Blanik court” she said.

If going full-mullet isn’t quite your thing, a nod to the trend by deconstructing your own hemline works just as well.

Follow these step-by-step instructions for making your own frayed hem jeans.

1.Turn up your jeans on the outside to the length you’re after. Put them on when doing this and get a friend to help. Pin along the crease.

2. Fold the turnups down, and use the pins as a cutting guide.

3. Fray with your fingers as much or as little as you’d like.


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