Spring’s dreamiest denims

One Teaspoon Bandit distressed denim shorts, available from harrods.com. Photo: PA Photo/Handout
One Teaspoon Bandit distressed denim shorts, available from harrods.com. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

As resilient trend-wise as the fabric itself, denim never really goes out of style, and it’s put in a particularly strong showing this season.

On the catwalk, Stella McCartney and Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller led the denim revolution, their SS16 collections shot through with the indigo stuff, while a handful of jean-ius brands and their celeb fans are making us fall in love with Daisy Dukes and jean jackets all over again.

Whether you like it dark and neat or pale and distressed, take your pick of spring’s denim delights...


Seen on everyone from Beyonce and Taylor Swift to the Hadid sisters, One Teaspoon is the undisputed hottest denim brand on the planet right now.

Specialising in distressed-to-death pieces, the Aussie label has been consistently topping Instagram’s most influential denim brands list, ahead of major players like Levi’s, and is stocked in the UK by ASOS, Harrods and Selfridges.

Your spring must-buy? The super-sexy frayed Bandit shorts were all over Coachella, so expect a festival invasion over here come summer.

One Teaspoon Bandit Distressed Denim Shorts, £89.95 (www.harrods.com)

One Teaspoon Awesome Baggies Jeans, £130 (ASOS.com)


Another firm celeb favourite (Emma Stone and Kate Bosworth are big fans), M.i.h Jeans makes vintage-influenced pieces that are fashion-forward but still easy to wear.

The premium Brit brand celebrates a decade of denim designing this year with the Cult Denim Project, resurrecting 10 bestsellers from their archives, so you can guarantee that investing in a classic loose shirt, pair of cut-offs or A-line skirt will pay off in the long run.

Raglan Denim Coat, £425; Marrakesh Jeans, £215 (www.mih-jeans.com)

Decade Skirt, £195, (www.mih-jeans.com)


Their rapidly changing collections cause a virtual stampede, with hero pieces selling out quick smart - if you want to get your hands on Liquor n Poker’s most popular denim goods, you’ll have to act fast.

The latest summer-ready Festival Folk line, sees Nineties ‘mom jeans’, dungarees and oversized jackets zhooshed up, with patches, pom-poms and colourful embroidery.

Leawood Denim Pinnafore Dress with Pom Pom Trim, £35 (www.liquornpoker.co.uk)

Spirit High Waisted Boho Print Festival Flare, £38 (www.liquornpoker.co.uk)


Kaleidoscope has a killer crop of denim this season, the cuts and washes just made for laid-back weekend living.

From loose, ripped and paint-splattered, to skinny and purposefully patched up, pick a pair of Heine jeans and they’ll become your Saturday go-to, or discover the easy appeal of an indigo boiler suit.

Heine Boyfriend Jeans, £69 (www.kaleidoscope.co.uk)

Kaleidoscope Tencel Jumpsuit, £49 (www.kaleidoscope.co.uk)


If ripped and faded jeans don’t rock your denim boat, Boden’s current offering will.

A more ladylike take on the once men-only textile, the spring collection features cute Sixties-inspired dresses and tunics, alongside Seventies A-line skirts, all in crisp, structured indigo.

Denim Jersey Tunic Dress, from £44.62; Florence Flat Point Shoes, from £69.50 (www.boden.co.uk)

Isabelle Skirt, £59.50 (www.boden.co.uk)


Vintage-obsessed Brit label Motel brings the best of both worlds with its spring denim.

Girly-girls will love the short-shorts, pinafores and ruffled Bardot tops, but there’s plenty of androgynous appeal in the oversized jackets and shirts.

We also love the bucket bags constructed from vintage denim, making each a one-off.

Tomba Zip Jacket in Denim Indigo, £38 (www.motelrocks.com)

Zyana A Line Skirt in Denim Bouquet Flower, £28 (www.motelrocks.com)