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Denim 101

HerCanberra Team

The demand for denim reaches fever pitch this season, as classic staples are reinvented in new silhouettes. The blues have never looked so good

For our Spring 2015 edition of Magazine: The Hidden Edition we looked to stylist Hayley O’Neill for wardrobe inspiration.

Denim overdose

Denim Overdose

Denim on denim

The key to successfully achieving double denim is to contrast. Choose two different tones or break up your denim combo with a block colour.


Warm colours complement cool denim hues. Tortoiseshell, tan leather and fine gold are always winners.

Head to toe

There has never been a better time to overdose on denim. Maximise your look in a denim dress, overall or all-in-one and make a fashion statement.

The new denim

This season, you’ll see denim reinvented in every way: from midi skirts to culottes through to work-wear, accessories and shoes. If you’re a denim lover, now is the time to buy up!


  1. Rachel Zoe SS/14
  2. Necklace by Country Road $99.95.
  3. Top by Country Road $99.95.
  4. Bag by Urban Original at David Jones $89.95.
  5. Shoes by Country Road $149.00.
  6. Tortoiseshell sunglasses (indicative, available everywhere and for every budget)
  7. Skirt By Country Road $99.95.
  8. Dress by Mink Pink at David Jones $89.95

That 70’s style


Molly wears Dungarees by Dotti $79.95. Top (worn underneath) by Dotti $39.95. Hat by Country Road $59.95. Necklace by Country Road $99.95. Shoes by Country Road $129.00.


They’re having a moment now, so enjoy the stylish comfort of the 70s cut. If you’re on the shorter side, opt for a true–waist wide leg jean that forms an A-line from the hip. This cut suits most body shapes.

Block it

Unfortunately, flares really only work with a heel; however, block heels have made a comeback and are relatively comfortable. Wedges also suit this cut.

Pair with…

Nautical inspired tops, ribbed textures, soft hats, fringed bags and fine jewellery.

That 70's style

  1. Shoes By Tony Bianco at David Jones $219.95.
  2. Necklace by Country Road $99.95.
  3. Top by Dotti $79.95.
  4. Bag by Country Road $149.
  5. Jeans by Country Road – See stockist for details
  6. Image Credits: Molly wears Shirt by Mink Pink at David Jones $69.95. Pants by Articles of Society at David Jones $99.95. Shoes by Tony Bianco at David Jones $219.95.

Editor’s picks

Editor's Picks

  1. Necklace by Alison Jackson $198 at
  2. Lipstick It Girl by Harlotte Cosmetics $30.
  3. Shirt by Country Road 129.
  4. Shoes Pink Inc at Sandler, Canberra Outlet Centre. RRP $149.95.
  5. Image by Steven Lloyd. MUA Coordination by Jacqui Scott. Makeup by Acacia Tsekenis & Courtney Mahon. Hair by Jade Bull & Shannon Pavoc. Special thanks to CMA Training Group for the location.

Photography & Styling by Hayley O’Neill. Hair by Angela Pavlovic, Kosa Studio. Makeup by Catherine Malak. Brows by Sianne Fitzsimons, Browlab. Model, Molly Folkard. Art Direction by Javier Steel.

Special thanks to Tegan Daley and Sianne Fitzsimons at Browlab for location. Please not this article was first published in our latest edition of Magazine in Spring 2015 so items modelled or photographed may not still be in stores. Contact individual stockists for details. 

You can read the article and more in our latest Magazine, available for free at these locations while stocks last.



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