Denim on denim, or mixing separate jeans pieces into one ensemble is a style trend that continues on coming back, year after year. We enjoy it as a stylish choice for appearing pulled together, for kicked back weekends and casual events. You can also style double denim to appear fab for more dressed up events — a trend that started with the street style blogs and is currently moved into several women’s daily outfits.
Styling top to bottom denim does take practice, but — there are various tricks that, if not followed, will make you appear outdated, or like you just stumbled in from the wilderness. To help you avoid that fashion disaster, here are our go-to style rules on how to rock denim on denim now to have a fabulous, street style vibe.
Desiring to appear fabulous and on fleek in double denim? For an easy, breezy appearance that telegraphs trendy style, try sporting slouchy jeans separates together. Play with various combinations and fabric washes to put together an ensemble that fits like it suits your personal fashion look.
Not sure what goes with what? If in doubt, select a light-weight denim shirt to go with a darker wash blue jean or denim skirt. Or perhaps try try matching denim items, for a fabulous denim tuxedo ensemble, that is back in style in a big way.
A classic pair of sunglasses, an on fleek leather bag, and black ankle boots, are the perfect accessories for keeping this look in the now.
Denim on denim does look awesome when you mix up your fabric shades. For a more updated, street style trendy vibe, wear combining denim items in vastly varying denim washes, like a combination of a vintage, light blue top and dark black skinny jeans.
For the most figure flattering outfit when you wear denim on denim, bear in mind that darker hues provide a slimming effect, while brighter shades of denim draw attention to the body areas they cover. So if you’re curvy down below the waist, the most flattering ensemble for you would be one that matches lighter denim on top, with a dark wash jean on the bottom.
For a cuter, casual appearance that’s great for plenty of weekend occasions, from sports games to concerts and parties, layer a jeans jacket over a classic jean skirt.
You may wear a jean bomber jacket with a denim skirt. Or attempt to wear a classic jean jacket with a distressed skirt for a rock-n-roll vibe, with a denim pencil skirt for a more traditional look, or select a long, flowing jean skirt for a bohemian chic feel.
Whatever length of dress you choose, keep your top simple with a laid-back ensemble, in case you do unbutton your jacket at some point. Select a unstructured, solid-colored tee-shirt or tank top. Finish your look with a pair of comfortable ankle boots and one or two simple accessories, such as a cute hat, bangle bracelet or stud earrings.
Partying with friends? You’ll spin heads and look downtown hip when you match relaxed boyfriend denim with a sexy crop top. This classic ensemble is perfect for layering with a denim jacket, for coverage when you are riding the train, or whenever the temperature drops at night. Add your favorite accessories, like a great statement necklace, or hot ankle boots, to make this appearance your own.
If you are all about a streamlined skinny denim silhouette, try wearing an ensemble of slim-fitting jean separates, in dark blue or black denim washes. The most important thing to be aware of for this look is perfect fit, so be sure to select denim that hug your curves snugly, for a confident appearance that’s flattering to any body type.
Surprise your fellow employees with your fresh fashion style, whenever you wear a jean blazer and jeans to work, rather than a pantsuit. A structured, longer denim jacket in a boyfriend fit, worn on top of slim ankle length denim in a similar color, will look on point and fashionable at the same time. Dress it up for work with a few primary accessories, including a hot bag, high heeled shoes, and delicate jewelry.
A classic denim jacket is a fabulous layering item, and is handy when you want to add color — or casualness — to a monochrome ensemble. The street style star layers hers on top of black denim shorts and a dark t-shirt, rapidly dressing up a casual outfit for big city strolls and shopping.