It's the question that continues to raise contention: Should you or shouldn't you wear denim on denim? Going double-denim isn't exactly a new trend, but it is a style that people find continuously polarising.
The Canadian tuxedo became popular in the '80s with the rise of denim as a key staple in all wardrobes. The denim on denim phenomenon came to a head when pop super-couple Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake rocked up to the American Music Awards in matching denim ensembles - Justin even completed his double denim look with a denim cowboy hat.
The trend has since been revived thanks to the popularity of street-style blogging, with influencers inventing new and updated ways to style the look. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have even been seen rocking double denim in new and refreshing ways.
But, when it comes to attempting denim on denim there are a few things to keep in mind. Below, twelve ways to wear double denim.
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1. Add a luxe element
An embellished denim piece adds an element of texture to your standard Canadian tuxedo. Pair with an equally bedazzled top for extra flare.
2. Add an unexpected accessory
A denim scrunchie is a perfect way to up your denim on denim game, à la Kendall Jenner. Make sure your accent piece is in the same shade as the rest of your outfit.
3. Suit up
An unexpected and fresh way to wear denim on denim is by suiting up. Opt for a chic denim blazer and denim jeans for an updated workwear look.
4. Add timeless separates
Break up your double denim with a white or striped T-shirt and crisp white sneakers; they are classics for a reason.
5. Inject a colourful print
Add a colourful patterned tee or jumper to change up a matching look.
6. Go dark
Opting for dark denim in matching shades is an interesting way of wearing all black. To remain polished, keep your accessories understated and timeless.
7. Mix denim washes
If multiple shades of blue seem daunting, try wearing one black denim piece to switch it up. Chrissy Teigen’s two-tone look is timeless, yet unexpected.
8. Make it monochrome
Commit to something, and wear the same wash from head to toe. The key to doing it right? Making sure your whole ensemble comes from the same brand.
9. Try a slouchy silhouette
Play with different fits and washes to put together an outfit that feels like it suits your personal style. When in doubt, choose a lighter denim shirt to go with a darker wash jean or denim skirt.
10. Add lingerie
Add a sexy addition to your denim ensemble. The trend has been worn by countless celebrities and has become a double denim go-to for the likes of the Kardashian family.
11. Make it a set
As expertly demonstrated by Hailey Bieber, make your double denim ensemble a set.
12. Add a block colour
Instantly update your Canadian tuxedo by matching your staple pieces. Do as Gigi does and add a red boot, red tank top and red lip to your double denim.
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