Denim on denim might come off as an intimidating style to pull off. Indeed, without proper styling, you might just end up with an outfit like the infamous Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake denim-on-denim-on-denim-on-denim look. However, with some useful pointers, you’ll be able to rock the denim-on-denim style like a street styler.
Try different washes of denim.
For starters, go for a black jeans+blue denim shirt or blue jeans+white denim jacket combination. Styling double-blue can be tricky though. You would want to contrast your outfit with different washes of denim. Otherwise, it might appear too matchy-matchy (unless it’s a matching set or jumpsuit). Darker washes draws attention away from it, while lighter washes draws attention towards it. Just like how white clothing draws attention towards it and black clothing has slimming effect. My denim jacket is of a lighter wash as compared to my slightly darker wash jeans. It’s common to have a lighter wash on top, and a darker one for the bottom as it’s flattering to the eyes. But, you can totally go for whatever you’re comfortable with.
Try a unique style.
Instead of a basic jeans, opt for a ripped jeans for some added character, or even a slightly distressed one like this flared pair from Nichii. Further elevate your style with a statement-making denim jacket. Look out for interesting details such as embellishments, graphic print, patchwork, or even a fusion of these. Such personalised features will sure to make you stand out and be the talk of the crowd.
Throw in a basic piece.
Break off your denim outfit with staples, like a white or stripe tee, for a balanced overall look.
Don’t overdo it with denim accessories.
Save the denim for your clothing and steer away from any form of denim accessories, be it bags, shoes or even scrunchies. Just go for your usual picks and keep it simple for a polished look.
There’s really no one set rule when it comes to double denim style. It just depends on how daring you are, style wise.
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