How to wear denim on denim

Q. I keep hearing about the new trend of wearing denim on denim. How can I pull this off without looking like a reject from 1988?


A. Truth? This is not an easy trend to wear. For me, it comes dangerously close to those horrid head-to-toe acid washed denim outfits from the early years of Beverly Hills 90210. Or bad high school pictures that make you cringe every time you look at them. However, if you’re determined to wear this spring trend, here are a few tips to pull it off in style:

D&G spring runway

1. Wear different colors

The easiest way to wear double denim is to wear two different colors of denim like the chambray shirt and white jeans combination shown above. Blue with black denim is also a great look.

2. Wear different washes

When wearing the same color denim, it’s best to pair two different washes. A light shirt with darker jeans or a dark denim jacket with lighter blue jeans works well.

3. Break up your denim pieces

Break up your denim pieces with a belt or a shirt to avoid looking like you’re wearing the same color denim from head to toe.

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