Streetegists storm Monash in a denim invasion

The No.1 item on every fashionista’s list is denim. Over the years, denim has constantly  surpassed its origins – that enriched blue colour and high-waisted bootleg cut.

Our trusty jeans have been around the sewing room, tested with different heights, lengths, colours and washes. But there is nothing more true than your good old blue.

This week, Streetegists are storming the campus in vintage blue hues.

The first step on your indigo journey is through double denim territory. Filip looks bold in his ensemble. The key to this look is to keep the denim in the same wash. If you start to mix dark and light tones, it will look out of sorts and incomplete.

Denim is a known cherished necessity for keeping warm on cooler days. You can do this either in skinny jeans or a denim jacket, like Abby’s shearling-lined version. This is the perfect blend of textures for keeping you toasty throughout the day.

This is why we love Melbourne. One day, you go from being rugged up in a denim jacket and the next, you’re in some denim cut-offs like Chloe. The tonal blue vibes in Chloe’s outfit also work well, with with her navy tee and washed denim.

Nothing fits together better than a pair of ripped jeans and graphic tee, and Ella has it working perfectly with this navy-based version, with matching tones holding the look together.

If jeans are not for you, and surprisingly not everyone loves to wear it (shocking I know), denim comes in all shapes – like Gemma’s jumpsuit. This piece should be celebrated! Whoever invented the first jumpsuit is forever in our favour. We love the relaxed fit and how it is perfectly balanced with long sleeves and shorts.  

So get suited up in the reigning colour of blue and move out of your comfort zone by sourcing different denim outfits.

Photography by HYUNJI PARK 

Abby Wang 1Abby Wang 2

Abby Wang, 19
WEARING: Grey shirt (Acne Studios), grey fur denim jacket, black leggings, white insta pump sneakers (Reebok), orange chain wallet (Dior)

Filip V 1Filip V 2

Filip Veljanovski, 21
WEARING: Beige high-top sneakers (Maison Martin Margiela), jeans, denim shirt (Roger David), sunglasses (Dior)

Chloe Connelly 1Chloe Connelly 2

Chloe Connelly, 20
DIY navy crop top (Target), high-waisted shorts, khaki Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneakers (Converse)

Gemma Savis 1Gemma Savis 2

Gemma Savis, 20
WEARING: Denim jumpsuit, Ringo black boots (Tony Bianco), beige scarf (Oroton), Sunglasses (Prada), micro luggage handbag (Celine)

Ella Speak 1Ella Speak 2

Ella Speak, 18
Graphic T-shirt, boyfriend jeans, black tennis shoes
FASHION INSPIRATION: Comfort and grunge