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
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Double denim’s been done. We still love it, but it’s nothing new, and at this point, you’re probably wondering how you can freshen up the look of a two-tone blue outfit. Here’s one way we love—a pair of big white platform shoes! White is a dramatic accent (more dramatic than black if you use it correctly), and when you’re working with one basic color in your look, a flash of white can mean the difference between an average ensemble and something worth street-style-snapping. In the market for a pair of white platforms? We love the Jeffrey Campbell Two Timer White Suede Perforated Wedge (on sale right now for $87.50).
Images via Something Navy.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Swedish model and style blogger Karin Bylund shows us how to rock denim-on-denim and turn major heads (despite the fact that it’s a rampant trend and just about everyone has caught on). Her impeccably cuffed short-shorts (check that proportion!) are matched with a denim jacket and a magenta knit top, which divides up the blue-on-blue with fresh spring appeal. It helps that she’s a model and has the legs to rock these skimpy bottoms, but the point here is the pop color, and that’s one trick no one is restricted from using.
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