Denim is a timeless textile beloved by trendsetters as well as tradies so it makes for a perfectly universal item to raise awareness for charity. And while Jeans for Genes Day is a cause that you’ve probably been throwing your gold coins towards since you were in primary school, you could be excused for forgetting what it’s actually supporting!
Your donation on August 5 will go towards the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI). CMRI conducts fundamental genetic research to understand the genes important for health and development, and the underlying causes of diseases in newborns suffering from birth defects, cancer and epilepsy.
For many of us, Jeans for Genes Day is the perfect excuse to don some denim; but for the one in 20 children born in Australian with some kind of genetic disease or congenital abnormality, it’s absolutely essential. Click here to make a donation on the day.
To ensure you’re on-trend while you raise awareness for sick kids, we’ve taken the liberty of throwing together the latest denim trends available now:
Mum and Dad Jeans
Don’t worry, we aren’t talking sneans here; it’s all about the retro styles of jeans that your parents may have rocked while you were growing up. Think high-waisted, baggy cuts that - let’s be honest - aren’t the most flattering styles. But boy will you look hipster!
If you’re an ’80s or ’90s kid, this trend is going to bring back a heap of school-day nostalgia. Patches, shearling and overalls are a must! The old denim skirt is back in fashion now too, but this time in pencil cuts with rips and tears.
Everyone has that perfect pair of jeans that make their butt look Kardashian-esque. We’re talking skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, boot cuts, flares (definitely back in fashion, btw) and cut-off shorts.
For the more adventurous denim-lovers, look for culottes, rips, frays, and multi-coloured patches. Don’t be afraid to rock the double denim and dress it up or down. Basically every variation is on the cards here so have some fun with it!