Style Guide: Denim on Denim

Source: Teen Vogue


The once fashion faux that is double denim is now truly back to stay. Often associated with the fashion tragedy that was the 80s or the once power couple that were  Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, this look has resurrected itself from the abyss that was Jay Leno’s style  a couple of years ago to become a stalwart of material matching when putting together an outfit. Here’s a few tips to dip into double denim.

Downplay The Denim

Source: E Online

Double denim doesn’t necessarily need to be the feature of your outfit and can easily take on the supporting role. Due to the durability and wide range of colors, denim can be the perfect item to act as a base to your look. A denim shirt and a pair of jeans with an overstated jacket (such as the picture above) and some feature accessories looks fantastic and is a versatile outfit for many occasions.


Simply Contrasted

Source: Denim Blog

Often the greatest style is the simplest and a two-toned dose of denim is perfect for almost any occasion.  Tuck in a denim shirt and pair it with a set of heels for the office or a night on the town or alternatively a loose fitting denim shirt with dark skinny jeans is perfect for those long weekends.

Over The Top

Source: Teen Vogue

The perfect accompaniment to any jean or denim shorts and t-shirt combination. Throw over a denim shirt or jacket to add some substance to the look. This casual look is great for those warm days and cool nights when you’re out and about. Add some colorful accessories to really make the outfit pop.

How do you rock denim? Let us know – we love to hear from you!


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3 thoughts on “Style Guide: Denim on Denim

  1. As much as I’ve read and heard about it being OK to mix denims, I just can’t bring myself to do it! The best I can do is a chambray shirt with dark blue denim jeans.

    1. It is a difficult trend to pull off, especially when all the fashion “don’ts” tell us not to! It’s hard to break the rules sometimes! :)

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