How To Rock Denim On Denim

Without looking blue

Mix your colours
07 Sep 2016

Mix your colours

Add depth a full-denim ensemble by pairing separates in different denim washes and colours.

Get patchy
07 Sep 2016

Get patchy

Patches on jeans add layers to a monochromatic denim outfit.

Shorten it
07 Sep 2016

Shorten it

To keep from looking a bit much, opt for one piece that’s a little on the skimpier side — with a pair of denim shorts, or a denim cropped top. Showing a little skin lends a little depth to your outfit so you don’t look like you’re swimming in blue.

Use a distraction
07 Sep 2016

Use a distraction

Accessories in a bold colour or with a quirky design, or even a bright red lip draws a little of the attention away from, and complement a full-denim outfit.

Go for embellishments
07 Sep 2016

Go for embellishments

Instead of any ol’ chambray shirt and pair of jeans, put pieces with interesting textures and embellishments together for a refreshing take on the trend.

Denim — be it jeans, a shirt, a jacket or shorts — is usually the most fuss-free item in our wardrobes. We throw it on, pair it with something and we’re ready to step out of the door to face the day. That is, until we want to try the denim-on-denim trend. 

Mixing two or more denim pieces has gotten, well, mixed reactions throughout the decades. Sometimes it’s frowned upon (like when Britney and Justin famously rocked double denim on the 2001 AMA red carpet), and sometimes it’s lauded as a fresh way to style denim. 

For us, denim-on-denim can seem like a tricky trend to master, but get it right and it can breathe new life into basic denim pieces. Click through the gallery above for some street style inspiration and tips!

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