Double denim is one of those trends that has been around for decades and wont be going anywhere anytime soon. So many people think that denim on denim or the Canadian Tuxedo, (whichever you prefer to call it) is an absolute no no, however, when it’s done right, it can look amazing! Having worked fashion retail and developing an ever growing denim obsession, double denim is one of my favorite combinations next to all black ensembles.
Double denim is worn by so many celebrities, bloggers and models nowadays and I love how the difference in everyone's style personalities show a variety of styling options that prove anyone can make the trend work. In my opinion, the trick for getting denim on denim right is all in the pieces you choose! A lot of people who struggle with making denim on denim pieces work have that mental block of just how to make their outfit look chic without looking like they stepped straight out of the 80’s or 90’s, circa Brittany and Justin at the 2001 AMA's (google it).
When it comes to double denim, less isn’t more in my opinion. The outdated basic rule of thumb for double denim is making sure that the washes and colors are completely different from each other. If you can't tell from the pictures in this post, this is actually my favorite fashion rule to break. While pairing a light washed jacket or shirt with dark blue, white, black or grey jeans is more favorable, you can totally rock similar colored washes and make it look as chic as ever. Of course, you can do it the other way around with dark washes on top and lighter on the bottom, but I find that it looks better the first way as darker colors are more slimming on the bottom, creating a much nicer illusion to your proportions. Make sure that your pieces fit you perfectly. Pairing together a really baggy pair of jeans and an ill fitting shirt is not a good look, neither is the combination of a baggy denim jacket and bad fitting jeans. The key here is making sure your jean are slim or skinny and your shirt, jacket or vest is fitted. You need to make sure the cuts are slim, especially on the legs. In my personal opinion. I don’t think double denim ever looks good with really loose jeans and is much more suited to skinny fits. Like I said, that's just my personal opinion.
Luckily for us girls, double denim for women comes with a lot more options than it does for men. Denim shirts, jackets and vests all go really well with skinny jeans, denim shorts, skinny flares and even denim skirts. The combinations are literally endless! I've been eyeing a few denim skirts that I want to play with this trend with. Just like my all black ensembles, you'll definitely see me in double denim throughout the year.
What are your favorite ways to pair your denim pieces. I'd love to hear your feedback below. Until next time, Happy Styling!