Out of all of my clothes I properly live in denim the most. I love it. There’s nothing more flattering, versatile and comfortable than a really great fitting pair of jeans. It doesn’t matter what your skin, hair colour or body shape is, taking the time and investing in good denim is priceless. Ever since Britney and Justin sashayed onto the red carpet in 2001 I decided (along with the rest of the world) that denim on denim was a big no-no. But, like most fashion disasters, it can all change with an endorsement from fashionista Olivia Palermo! Now, double denim is one of the coolest trends, but it’s not the easiest look to pull off. To avoid a noughties faux pas, here are some do’s and don’ts to rock double denim…
If blue double denim just feels wrong, start with a safe combo of totally different colour denims. Forget the age old “black and blue will never do” (who even started that?!). You can’t go wrong with black or white jeans and a blue denim or chambray shirt.
DO…GO FOR BRIGHT ACCESSORIES
While denim accessories are a big no-no, bright colours or prints are a great way to finish an outfit. Some of the best street style denim I’ve seen is teamed with neon ballet flats or a snakeskin cuff. The beauty of a double denim look is that it’s a relatively blank canvas. Whether it’s leopard print shoes or a hot pink handbag, it adds a modern element to your look. I love to layer up gold jewellery
when I wear a denim on denim outfit, especially in the summer for a slightly boho feel.
DON’T…WORRY ABOUT MIXING BLUES
Most people are unsure whether to match their blue denim or not but I say throw out the rule book! I know it’s a bit matchy matchy but I love teaming lighter denim together because it goes better with my lighter hair
. But you can easily contrast the blues with a slighter darker top or bottom. Try to stay away from team indigo denim with light blue as it can look a little jarring.
DO…BREAK IT UP
If you’re not quite ready to go full on double denim, break up the outfit with something neutral. This could be a crisp, white tee with jeans and a denim jacket which is classic, chic and a little less daunting.
DON’T…JUST STICK TO JEANS
I have to admit, around 70% of my wardrobe is denim, but it’s not all jeans. Culottes, dungarees and cropped flares all qualify for a double denim look and are a perfect way to play with shapes and make the trend more fashion forward.
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