Denim on denim—it’s a tricky trend to pull off. With so many different washes and textures, combining just the right elements for a head-to-toe chic look is no easy task. Fortunately, I don’t think any of us are capable of creating a faux pas as huge as the “Canadian tuxedo” a la Justin and Britney at the AMAs in 2001. With the perfect pair of jeans, some careful styling and major confidence, this Fashionista demonstrates that the “all denim everything” look is totally achievable.
The key to pulling off the blues in style all lies in the modern touches. Enter the acid-wash jean. Borrowed from the golden age of punk, these destructed beauties have made a comeback in street style fashion thanks to the bravest of Fashionistas. This Fashionista’s pair makes an edgy, urban statement in high-contrast blue and white.
She ups the fashion-forward ante by combining the jeans with a subtler acid-wash chambray shirt. The contrast of soft versus bold between the two garments allows this denim on denim look to come together beautifully. She accessorizes with a floral statement necklace tucked under her collar and a few bangles. Keeping with her denim color palette, this Fashionista completes her look with a simple pair of navy peep-toe wedges.
To pull off your own pair of acid-wash jeans this fall, treat this bold wash as a pattern and keep the rest of your look fairly muted. Try easing into the trend by pairing them with a simple white tee and a black blazer. But for you bold trendsetters out there, fully commit to the punk look with even more denim just like this Fashionista. Hello, ‘90s.