Denim on Denim Is Back: Here's How To Style It

Denim on Denim Is Back: Here's How To Style It

Remember the Canadian tuxedo trend from the 90s? It's officially making a comeback this season! Also known as denim on denim, the trend has been seen on the biggest fashion icons in the world for decades, from runways to red carpets, and in street style looks. Let's be honest, it's hard to forget Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's iconic matching denim outfits at the American Music Awards in 2001 (whether you like it or not!).

Ready to dive into the world of denim on denim? In this style guide, we'll explore the do's and don'ts of the trend and how you can rock it like a pro!

The Do's and Don'ts of Denim on Denim

Do's ✅

  1. Mix different shades of denim. Pairing different shades of denim is key to pulling off the denim on denim look. For example, pair a light-wash denim shirt with dark-wash denim jeans or a skirt. This will create a contrast that will make the outfit pop.
  2. Experiment with different denim pieces. The denim on denim trend isn't limited to just jeans and a jacket. Experiment with different denim pieces such as a denim skirt or dress. This will add variety to your outfit and make it stand out.
  3. Add a pop of color to your outfit! The quickest way to make your denim on denim outfit stand out is to add a pop of bright color. Whether it's a bright red belt, a yellow scarf, or a pair of neon shoes, a bright color will instantly make your outfit more eye-catching!

Don'ts ❌

  1. Don't overdo it with denim accessories. While denim accessories may seem like a good idea, they might make your outfit look too busy when overused. When wearing a denim-on-denim outfit, it's always safe to stick to non-denim accessories such as a leather belt or statement earrings.
  2. Don't wear the same shade from head to toe. Wearing the same shade of denim from head to toe can be overwhelming. Instead, try pairing a light-wash denim shirt with darker-wash denim jeans or vice versa. This will create a more interesting and stylish look that will be sure to turn heads!
  3. Don't limit your denim pieces! If you think denim is only for casual wear, there's a lot you can explore about a denim outfit! As a timeless fabric, denim is extremely versatile, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion! So don't be afraid to experiment with your denim pieces and they will shine in a way you couldn't imagine!

How To Rock Denim on Denim

Now that you know the do's and don'ts of denim on denim, it's time to put together an outfit. Here's how to rock denim on denim like a pro:

Step 1: Choose your denim pieces

Choose two denim pieces that complement each other. For example, a denim jacket and jeans or a denim shirt and a denim midi skirt.

Step 2: Mix and match shades

Mix and match different shades of denim to create contrast. For example, pair a light wash denim shirt with dark wash denim jeans.

Step 3: Add non-denim accessories

Add non-denim accessories such as a leather belt or statement earrings to complete your outfit.

Step 4: Rock it with confidence

The most important step to rocking denim on denim is to wear it with confidence. Own your outfit and you'll be sure to turn heads.

Check out the denim on denim outfits we're loving right now:

Get the look: Denim Ripped Button Up Jacket ($42), Denim Patchy Split Maxi Skirt ($32), Denim Buckle Ruched Shoulder Bag ($35), Cow Print Platform Chunky Sandals ($49), 4pcs Star Pattern Decor Hair Clip ($4)
Get the look: Denim Stitch Zip Up Tank Top ($22), Star Pattern Wide Leg Jeans ($32), 1pc Star & Rhinestone Chain Charm Earring ($5), PU Solid Buckle Top Handle Bag ($29)
Get the look: Denim Stitch Raw Hem Knotted Midi Dress ($34), Denim Collar Raw Hem Button Up Crop Jacket ($34), Velvet Chain Flap Shoulder Bag ($42), Satin Platform Multi Strap Heels ($55)


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