Since your closet is probably at least 40 percent denim, it makes sense to get the most wear out of those pieces. There’s still a fine line, however, between a double denim outfit looking chic and overwhelming. No one wants to look like they’ve gotten eaten by jeans for breakfast. If you’re ready to try an all-denim outfit, I've rounded up some do's and don'ts of the popular trend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DON’T: Wear a denim outfit that’s all the same weight or wash.
You don’t want to look too matchy matchy.
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.
Check out more details on my look below:
Hair - Twist pulled in a lower ponytail
Hat - Lack of Color
Sunglasses - Celine
Shirt - Banana Republic
Lace Bra - Forever 21
Shorts - Hollister
Shoes - Christian Louboutin