Yes you can wear denim on denim, you probably seen Miranda Kerr sporting this look in a street style issue. Turns out the model can’t seem to get enough of this look and we can’t either. Though it’s not the easiest look to go for and definitely not one to pick when you’re in a hurry. If you’re not feeling this look naturally, maybe these 8 do’s and don’ts of wearing double denim will help you creating that perfect denim on denim ensemble.
1 | DO: Play with colors if you’re a total beginner
Before delving into shades of double blue, start out by pairing different shades of denim together, like white jeans and a blue denim jacket, or black jeans and a chambray shirt. It’s almost impossible to go wrong this way.
2 | DO: Use denim shades to flatter or hide body parts.
As a general rule, lighter shades of denim draw attention to the body parts they cover, while darker washes create a slimming effect. For many women this means that dark denim jeans, and a lighter denim top or jacket is the most flattering way to go.
3 | DO: Distress.
Something about distressed denim (ripped jean shorts or jeans) just lends itself well to the denim on denim look. So don’t be afraid to rip away.
4 | DO: Dress up your double denim.
Don’t be afraid to elevate your outfit with luxe-looking items including statement heels, a tuxedo blazer, or a fabulous red lip.
5 | DON’T: Wear denim accessories.
Keep the jeans confined to your clothing and just say no to denim shoes, a denim hat, a denim, handbag, or any other accessory.
6 | DON’T: Wear a denim outfit that’s all the same weight or wash.
You don’t want to look too matchy matchy.
7 | DON’T: Look to Westerns for inspiration.
Think of denim on denim, and images of cowboys likely come to mind, and that’s not necessarily a good thing—you don’t want to end up looking like a caricature. That means staying away from accessories like cowboy boots, cowboy hats, bolo ties, and Western belts.
8 | DON’T: Ever end up looking like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, for the love of God.
When in doubt, just look at this now-iconic image of Spears and Timberlake from back in the day to remind yourself just how utterly wrong denim on denim can go. That being said, it’ll probably be impossible for you to ever go this wrong.