Double denim is a trend often met with one of two reactions—an eyebrow raise or a round of applause. When it’s put together well, it’s hard to take your eyes off of, and when it’s put together poorly, well…it’s hard to take your eyes off of. If some of you out there are still scarred by a particularly awful photo of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in matching rodeo formal wear, then this post is for you. I’m here to ask you to give double denim another chance—it doesn’t always have to be scary! (Although if you do happen to spot a denim cowboy hat like JT’s, I suggest you run).
I spotted this denim-decked Fashionisto on a chilly Pennsylvania day and had to stop and chat. His sherpa-lined denim jacket was almost too good to be true. The fuzzy lining added an extra layer of warmth, making it more wearable than most denim jackets when chillier climates hit. Layered over top a blue and mustard plaid button-down and paired with dark wash jeans, the slightly destroyed acid wash looked phenomenal. The high contrast between the faded blue in the jacket and the deep indigo in the jeans is the key element in keeping this denim-on-denim interaction on trend.
Hint: Invest in a few different shades of denim, and play around with the combinations. Aim to keep pieces a few shades apart when wearing double denim, just like this Fashionisto did. Remember, the closer the two colors are together, the more likely you’ll end up looking like a confused cowboy or an early 2000s pop star rather than the fashionable stud you are!