Fashion: 2022 Denim Essentials
Fashionenira Denim principal Devarine McLean

Whenever the new year rolls around, with it comes an urge to hit the refresh button. You know the drill — new diet, new make-up routine, new wardrobe, all-new everything. But, do we really need to switch out old for new each year? No, we don't, especially if we get into the habit of buying quality staples that stand the test of time. That's the flex for 2022, and Tuesday Style Fashion (TSF) figures, what better way to start than with the biggest wardrobe workhorse: denim! We've snagged the 'jean-ius', Fashionenira Denim principal Devarine McLean for her 2022 top five denim must-haves. McLean — known to many as Fashionenira — has spent the past few years amassing thousands of customers at her ShopFashionenira boutique at Central Plaza in Kingston. There she offers custom denim pieces to fit and flatter the fab fashionista. She's relocated to a bigger shop in the same plaza and has expanded her coveted denim line.

Ahead, five denim essentials that deserve a spot in your wardrobe all year round. Plus the non-denim basics you'll need to pair 'em with!

Fashionenira Denim principal Devarine McLean says a really good pairof old-school jeans can stay with you for life, and get better with age.
Cap It OffA denim cap, no matter the wash, is a must-have for bad hair days orthose times when you want to remain low-key.
Tawnie “Tee” Brown is theultimate poster girl in thebrand's Paint Splattered Shirt,Distressed Boyfriend Jeans,and Denim Cap(Photographer: Jason Tulloch)
Paint The Town Denim!Denim shirts are thelatest in a slew of Westerninspiredtrends that havecrept their way into ourlives. But this paint-spatteredversion is not thedenim shirt of yore. McLeanbrings a cool experimentaltwist to a traditionalmedium-washed shirt withwhite paint. When in doubt,throw one of these overyour favourite summer minidress, or pair it with yourfave pair of skinnies for adenim-on-denim look.
The Only Boyfriend You'll NeedSkinny jeans are officially out (sorry, not sorry!).Well, not quite. But at this point, it's safe to saythat boyfriend jeans are now a wardrobe staple. Andwhile they used to be the sole purview of womenwith all-American styles like Katie Holmes andJennifer Aniston, the relaxed-fit jeans now also cutacross different styles and genres. Grab a customisedpair from McLean's arsenal of ripped styles.Balance out the slouchy fit with a flirty bralette and stilettosfor an edgy party look or wear with a classic white button-up and loafers.
What's The Skinny?Just because go-to denimbrands are introducing new cutsfor the season doesn't mean theskinny is by any means discontinued.The style has proven to be areliable wardrobe piece, and we'dlike to argue that there are certainshoe styles and outfit combinationsthat benefit from a taperedankle and simply look better withskinny jeans.
Short-ListedThis Nina Short is ripped,frayed and much longer than youraverage Daisy Dukes.
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