If you’re like me, when you think of pairing denim with denim, then your mind has an unpleasant flashback of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s infamous coordinating denim outfits. I’m sure I am not the only one scarred by this image and now fears breaking the common fashion rule that says do not wear denim paired with denim. However in recent years I feel like people are starting to be a little more open minded about the combination. I have seen the combo circulate its way among magazines and blogs and although I have yet to try it, this Fashionisto clearly got the memo. Not only did he pull off wearing a denim jacket with dark wash jeans but he also wore a blue patterned shirt that tied the outfit together.
To recreate this look start with a dark wash pair of skinny jeans and cuff the bottom for an edgy vibe. It’s better to start with dark colors on the bottom and work your way up to light colors on top. The next piece is key, pick a button-up shirt that is a medium shade of blue that has a subtle pattern that won’t draw too much attention. You’re last denim piece will be a jacket in a light wash color. Accessories are sure to stand out against the sea of blue so be wise with your choice of shoes and jewelry. Brown leather boots are classic and offer a nice contrast against the soft denim. Jewelry for Fashionistos can consist of a pin to show off you favorite super hero.
So that is the secret in avoiding another Britney and Justin mishap. Wearing denim and denim is totally okay as long as you keep in mind different washes and shades, as well as pattern and texture. Ladies, a popular way to subtly mix the two is by wearing a light wash chambray shirt with dark wash jeans. Accessorize with a fun belt or a statement necklace to draw the eye to an interesting element.