We’re always looking for ways to make our favorite style cues feel fresh, and we love when we stumble across a trend-setter who is doing exactl that. Style blogger Aimee of SwellMayde pairs her Levi’s Women’s 501 Jeans (grab a similar pair here) with a chambray button-down top and lace tank, creating a double denim look with a bit of elegance. In another look, she switches out the chambray for a super seasonal plaid shirt. See both looks below, and check out the original post for more images.
Once upon a time, the phrase double denim called to mind images of “Canadian tuxedos” and horrific family photos from the 90s featuring multiple generations wearing jean shirts and jeans. But then, a couple years ago, double denim became a thing. The chicest models-off-duty and fashion editors began sporting the look to fashion week, and then style bloggers ran wild with it. Fall is a denim-heavy season to be sure, so to gear up for it, we’re breaking down ways to make your double denim look expensive and stylish, with the help of this great outfit from Viva Luxury.
Images via Viva Luxury.
1. Mix washes. Pairing two medium wash denim pieces together? Bad. Mixing a medium-to-light wash chambray button down with acid wash jeans? Perfection.
2. Tote a chic bag. Head-to-toe denim with a fabric bag over your shoulder definitely looks casual-cool, but not “expensive”. Do yourself a favor and grab your vintage chanel clutch or other cute purse to keep the look high end.
3. Wear fresh kicks. Nothing says “I am effortlessly stylish and I make more money than you!” than a pair of fresh, clean kicks to punctuate your outfit. Bonus points for metallics.
Love this look? See more photos here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Canadian Tuxedo, Denim On Denim, denim trends, double denim, how to look expensive, how to wear denim on denim, how to wear double denim, Street Style, style blogger, viva luxury
Julia Restoin Roitfeld, model and daughter of Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, was spotted front row at New York Fashion Week during the Tim Coppens SS15 show. She wore a combination denim-on-denim ensemble of Current/Elliott (top—click here to purchase a similar one by AG Jeans) and FRAME Denim (skirt—click here to purchase). We’re digging that Chanel bag, too.
Image via Denim Blog.
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Tags: Carine Roitfeld, celebrity style, double denim, front row, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, model outfit, model style, New York Fashion Week, nyfw, vogue paris
Fashion Week has wound down on a global scale, and we’re kind of glad it has (refreshing Style.com every 5 minutes is exhausting). But we’re willing to backtrack to Paris Fashion Week for a moment to appreciate Kate Mara of House of Cards‘ chic denim-on-denim ensemble at the Louis Vuitton show. Reports The Cut:
“The actress kept her outfit casual and her palette monochrome, pairing her denim tank dress with a matching jean jacket and indigo clutch. She finished off the all-denim look with a pair of ubiquitous snakeskin heels — suggesting that she may not be quite the brazen risk-taker that her House of Cards character makes her out to be.”
Image via The Cut
What do you think of this starlet’s style? Speak up! @DenimTherapy
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Denim On Denim, double denim, House of Cards, Kate Mara, Louis Vuitton, Paris Fashion Week, snakeskin heels
Dazed & Confused March 2013 features model Kasia Struss wearing denim-as-couture in the form of backwards-jean denim dresses, oversized jackets, and floor length gowns. Shot by photographer Josh Olins, the shoot features styling by Robbie Spencer, who put together more creative takes on your basic jeans and workshirt than you probably imagined possible. Check out the full editorial below.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Dazed & Confused March 2013, denim dress, denim gown, Denim On Denim, double denim, Josh Olins, Kasia Struss, Robbie Spencer
We’ve got to say, double denim (or the Canadian Tuxedo, if you will), is sort of a standard for us at this point. We don’t bat an eyelash if we’re strolling through Brooklyn and spot someone stylishly sporting this mono-denim combo. WWD says it’s only just getting revved up, though, and it may be that the two-toned denim-on-denim trend is about to streamline into same-wash territory. Excited? Horrified? Either way, click through to see their slide show and figure out whether this trend progression is for you.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Canadian Tuxedo, Denim On Denim, denim trends 2013, double denim, WWD
Rumi Neely of fashiontoast, is a street style blogger we can’t stop stalking. This week Rumi shows us how to dress up a double denim look. It’s true you can never go wrong with a pair of Ksubi cut off shorts, but the added denim blazer just pours on the elegance. What do you pair your denim blazer with?
Get the look below!
Below: Acne Blake Chambray Blazer / Ksubi Cutoff Shorts / Tom Ford Campbell / Madewell V-neck Pocket Tee
Images via fashiontoast.
Tags: cut off shorts, denim blazer, double denim, fashion toast, rumi neely
Mjölk Homme’s latest lookbook is all about cool denim duds with a modernized laid back 70s vibe that is totally beach-ready—surfer hair and all! And though you might have to wait a bit to actually hit the surf (or the seaside for that matter) you can definitely introduce the casual-cool styling into your wardrobe today. In fact, we’ll in full support of wearing the boxy fits now, especially if its anything close to Mjölk’s dark double denim look! Check out the full lookbook bellow.
Images via Mjolk.
Tags: 70's style, beach vibe styles, dark denim, Denim Menswear, double denim, Mjolk, Mjolk Homme, Mjolk Homme Spring 2012
Popular style blogger Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook spent her warm New Year’s eve rocking a double denim outfit, while visiting family in Mexico. Never boring, Andy went for a bright red pair of skinny jeans by Zara, to complement her DIY denim shirt. At first, we thought her sleeves were the result of an ombré dip-dye project, but we soon learned she did a chop job by sewing on bleached sleeves (which does have a subtle ombré effect), three-quarters of the way down. This girl’s got talent!
Are you in love with how Andy is working the color trend throughout her outfit? We don’t all know how to sew (nor have time to, if we could!), so we’ve pulled together a few pieces to mimic Andy’s fab look! Layer a white button down under a denim shirt (with blue sleeves rolled up), et voilà!
GET THE LOOK…
1. Prairie Winds Top ($29.99) – buy it at ModCloth.
2. Guess? Brittney Jeans in Red Hot Overdye ($98) – buy it at Guess.
3. Tribal Rights necklace ($98) – buy it at Bauble Bar.
4. ASOS Monroe Platform Creeper shoe ($136.35) – buy it at ASOS.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Andy Torres, Chambray Shirt, denim DIY, denim shirt, denim style, double denim, red jeans, Style Scrapbook
Not feeling dark shades this winter? We aren’t either! But lets face it, sometimes it’s hard not to result to black during the cooler seasons. An easy way to keep your wardrobe on the bright side is to mix and match different shades of denim and by adding interest to any look with interesting prints and patterns. Mohcine Aoki does just that by styling a cool fair isle sweater with a not so matchy, matchy double denim ensemble (we really dig his light washed denim jacket!). To ensure you keep things bright, style in accessories with pops of color and in warmer shades like brown instead of black.
1. Topman ecru geometric pattern sweater ($60) — buy it at Topman.
2. Levi’s hop cap boots ($272) — buy it at ASOS.
3. Miracle Icons tourmaline bead bracelet ($115) — buy it at Barneys Co-Op.
4. Ksubi The Roadie skinny jean ($215) — buy it at American Rag.
5. Acne Steve Pearl denim jacket ($240) — buy it at SSENSE.
Tags: bright winter looks, Denim Menswear, double denim, fair isle prints, Men's Street Style