How to Wear the Double Denim Trend

Often referred to as a Canadian tuxedo, the double-denim trend is having a moment right now, but putting the look together can seem a bit intimidating. With that in mind, keep on reading for our stylish tricks on wearing the denim-on-denim outfit to end up looking trendy and fabulous.

Wear contrasting washes on your denim outfit.

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The secret to rocking this trend is balance. So, before delving into shades of double blue, start out by pairing different shades of denim together to give a good color contrast on your outfit. A lightweight dark shirt looks great with a pair of pale denim jeans. Also, an interesting way to work the denim on denim look is to embrace the recent trend of acid-washed and patchwork denim. A clean cut mid-wash denim shirt with dark patch pockets is a great match for a pair of denim shorts. You may also go for shades of white, gray, black, and even colored jeans when matching your blue chambray shirt to create a cohesive look.

Use denim weight and silhouette to flatter your body shape.

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When wearing the trend, keep it clean and simple and stick to the rule of “less is more”. You may play with the proportions of your denim outfits to highlight or downplay your body parts. When wearing a loose top, go for skinny jeans for a balanced look. Slouchy boyfriend jeans can pair nicely with a more feminine lightweight chambray shirt and instantly give a street style vibe that looks effortlessly put together. Boot cut and flared jeans will flatter bottom-heavy woman making their figure more proportioned and ideal. Also, keep in mind that lighter shades of denim draw attention to the body parts they cover, while darker washes create a slimming effect.

Break the look with neutrals or prints.

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If you feel your denim on denim outfit is missing a little something, then balance, it with a neutral piece or even liven it up with a catchy print. A printed shirt worn under an open denim jacket or shirt is an excellent way to break up a denim top and bottoms combination. A plain white or striped tank top, sweater, button-down shirt and a crop top can be enough to add some flair to your outfit.

Incorporate different color and texture with your outerwear.

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To add some interest to your monochromatic look, you may go for a neutral, classic, or even a bright shade on your outerwear. A camel coat, black leather jacket, and olive-green military coat can make your denim-on denim outfit grounded while pop of pink, red, orange, and yellow will make them unexpected and eclectic. Suede, fur, cashmere, silk, satin, tweed and such are some of the touch-enticing fabrics that can give some life to your monochromatic denim on denim look.

Break it up with accessories.

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Instead of wear denim accessories that can make you look overdone, think of adding a pop of color with a neon pair of pumps or a bright yellow clutch. If you’re not a fan of bright colors, then simply break it up with a neutral pair of shoes, hat, bag, and belt. You don’t want to end up looking like a caricature so you may stay away from accessories like cowboy boots, cowboy hats, bandana scarf, and western belts.

Indeed, a double denim trend is one of the effortless, cool, and trendy look you may go for to look fashionable on your street style.

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