Who would’ve thought that denim on denim, something most people used to consider a fashion faux pas and therefore eschewed by many self-proclaimed fashionistas, is now considered stylish and trendy? All the more now that denim is considered as one of the hottest trends this season. But the question remains, should you or shouldn’t you wear denim on denim? And if deep in your gut you really want to, how should you go about it? Pairing denim with denim is undoubtedly a risky thing to attempt (just the thought of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards is enough to make anyone swear off wearing denim on denim), but when done right, can make you look ultra stylish. Here are some tips to help you out:
1. Pair with Different Shades
This tip especially applies to beginners. Pairing two different shades (or washes) of denim will still make your whole outfit look coordinated without being too matchy-matchy. For example, you can try combining a mid wash denim top with a distressed mid wash jeans, but in a slightly darker indigo hue.
2. Break it Up
If you’re still unsure as to how you can pull off the denim on denim look, but still want to try, you can break up all the blue colors by showing some skin or wearing another piece of clothing that isn’t denim. A great way to do this is by doing the step above (number 1: pairing different shades) and wearing a denim skirt or shorts paired off with a denim jacket and your favorite t-shirt (in any color except blue) underneath.
3. Dress it Up
Take it up a notch and dress up your denim on denim ensemble! Layer it up with a blazer or trench coat and/or accessorize with statement jewelries and a fab pair of heels.
4. If All Else Fails, Wear a Dress
It’s not really denim on denim, but it’s almost like the same thing. Wearing a denim dress is easier and won’t cause you a lot of stress from all the thinking and strategizing needed in trying to pull off a great denim on denim ensemble. Not to mention it is also a less daunting task.