6 Steps to Styling Denim on Denim

Denim on Denim Lei Lady Lei
Denim on Denim Lei Lady Lei

Double denim is back on the street style scene. Also referred to as a Canadian tuxedo, denim on denim is a simple outfit to pull off...when styled well. A bonus with denim is that you won't need to go out and buy new denim, you can pull a look together with what's in your wardrobe.

Don't be intimidated by the thought of denim on denim. Follow these 6 steps and you won't end up looking like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in 2001.

Denim on Denim Lei Lady Lei

1. Play with colour

If you are new to wearing denim on denim, I recommend pairing different shades of denim together. For example, white jeans with a chambray shirt, or black jeans and a blue denim jacket. There is almost no way to get this wrong. Then, over time you will become comfortable with the double denim concept.

2. WEAR denim of different washes and weights

Unless it is a denim boiler suit, pair different denim washes and weights together. This adds interest and ensures you don't look to coordinated.

3. Flatter your shape

Be conscious of the shades of denim you are selecting for your top and bottom half. Generally, lighter shades draw attention, while darker washes are slimming. If you worry about your bottom half, stick with dark denim jeans and a lighter denim top or jacket.

4. Add other fabrications

Style your denim with different fabrics and textures, such as a silk scarf, linen blazer and leather bag. Tonal looks, an all in the one hue, create chic and easy to pull together outfits. For example, team double denim with a blue blazer and blue silk scarf. Now you have yourself one stylish outfit!

5. YES TO DistressED

Distressed denim (ripped shorts or jeans) adds great texture to your outfit, especially if you want a grungier, street look.

6. dress up your double denim

Don't think that double denim is only for casual weekend looks. Dress up your denim with a pair of pointed court heels or statement heels (as I have done here), a tuxedo blazer and of course, a red lip.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go at double denim, it's easier than you think!

Lei xx

Double Denim Lei Lady Lei
Denim on Denim Lei Lady Lei

Photography by The Distant Wanderer