A look at the ever-versatile denim

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Denim is forever, but that doesn't mean all cuts and washes are always in favour with the fashionable set. This year, as tempting as it is to ride on the '80s revival and unearth that acid-wash pair of yore, we suggest keeping it chic and classy.

Sleeveless, collared version

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The piece: Zip-up dress

The vibe: The '90s saw the decline of zip-up denim after turning it into a glorified tube dress. Now, the sleeveless, collared version is the way to go. Best worn layered.

Topshop top, Warehouse dress


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The piece: Culottes overalls

The vibe: If the pinafore dress were pants, equal parts girly and tomboy, depending on how you style it. Also infinitely more sophisticated than workwear dungarees, without a doubt.

Warehouse top, Topshop overalls


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The piece: Ripped and splattered

The vibe: Resurrect ugly jeans with DIY abandon. The more destroyed the better! The paint will stand out more on dark denim if mixed with white acrylic.

Warehouse trench coat, Forever 21 top, Lee jeans, Converse sneakers


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The piece: Drama flare

The vibe: Good ol' pair of bell-bottoms in all its retro glory, turned up a style notch with a high waist and a true blue wash. An extra touch of braided waistband won't hurt.

FMLR by Danica Familara hat, Topshop top, Miss Selfridge jeans, Converse sneakers

These images originally appeared in Scout magazine. For more style tips and fashion stories, visit www.scoutmag.ph and follow Scout on Instagram @scoutmagph.

Photography by Paolo Crodua, styling by Jed Gregorio, makeup by Sari Campos, model Molly Manalastas

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