Thursday, 14 August 2014

Denim On Denim: Do's And Don'ts

Wearing denim on denim is having a bit of a moment, but as Leah Bourne says in her recent article for, there's something about the trend that goes against everything we’ve been taught about putting an outfit together.

With that in mind, here are her dos and don’ts of wearing denim on denim...

DO: Play with colours if you’re a total beginner
Before delving into shades of double blue, start out by pairing different shades of denim together, like white jeans and a blue denim jacket, or black jeans and a chambray shirt. It’s almost impossible to go wrong this way.

DON’T: Wear a denim outfit that’s all the same weight or wash
You don’t want to look too matchy matchy.

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DO: Use denim shades to flatter or hide body parts
As a general rule, lighter shades of denim draw attention to the body parts they cover, while darker washes create a slimming effect. For many women this means that dark denim jeans and a lighter denim top or jacket is the most flattering way to go.

DON’T: Look to Westerns for inspiration 
Think of denim on denim, and images of cowboys are likely to come to mind, and that’s not necessarily a good thing! This means staying away from accessories like cowboy boots, cowboy hats and Western belts.

DO: Distress
There's something about distressed denim that just lends itself to the denim on denim look. So don’t be afraid to rip away!

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To read Leah's article in full click here

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