Fashion rules are ever-changing, rather bendable and they are always meant to be broken. This includes the once a “strict no” rule of wearing denim on denim. Long back a faux pas, now the look, also called the Canadian Tuxedo or Blue Jean Lady, has been seen on Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Katrina Kaif among other Bollywood A-listers and countless international celebs. Fashion bloggers and stylists swear by this super casual, super easy, effortlessly chic trend. It is the go-to outfit in every seasoned fashionista’s closet when she needs to step out in a hurry!
We give you the basic DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind while pairing your denim separates together. Here goes – Pulling Off The Double Denim Trend 101.
Try Different Colors – 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. The secret to pulling off this look is balance. A lightweight pale shirt looks great with a dark denim skirt. It’s about knowing your body, and flattering your shape. When wearing denim on denim, lighter shades of denim draw attention to the body areas they cover, while darker washes create a slimming effect. Celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Miranda Kerr, and Alexa Chung always get it right. But if you pay attention to proportions, this look is easily accessible to anyone.
Stay Away From Denim Accessories & Separates of the Same Weight and Wash – There are two major denim on denim pitfalls: picking denim that’s all the same weight and wash, and accessorizing with busy pieces. Steer absolutely clear of denim handbags, shoes and such. You don’t want to look too matchy. Both of these choices will leave you looking like a bit of a miss instead of a hit.
Mix It Up – Mixing is best. When it’s all in one shade, head to toe denim can easily look you’re headed to a horse ranch. But it’s not just a matter of wash—the weight of the fabrics should vary as well. A lightweight chambray shirt paired with dark skinnies and an amazing pair of heels can look very glam.
Go Distressed – Distressed jeans is the way to go if you want to pull off the double denim look perfectly. Something about distressed denim just lends itself well to the denim on denim look. So don’t be afraid to rip away. For a casual yet uber stylish look, try mixing light distressed denim shorts with a medium wash, over-sized, denim shirt and a great pair of biker boots.
Check out below our blogger’s own version of denim on denim, casually thrown on to run some errands – it’s effortless!
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