6 Denim-on-Denim Combinations We’re Living for Right Now

February 19th, 2018 at 2:00am

Double-denim outfits have ebbed and flowed through the fashion world since JT and Britney rocked these insane jean ensembles at the 2001 American Music Awards. The look was popular in fashion’s ’90s grunge phase but sadly lost its trendy appeal to Juicy tracksuits in the early 2000s. However, I’m happy to say that the trend is back and better than ever. The return of denim-on-denim may seem daunting, but check out these six ideas to inspire your own double-D combinations.

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Faded Black Jacket + Black Distressed Jeans

If you want to try out double denim but are sick of blue, go for an all-black ensemble. When paired with a simple neutral sweater, distressed outerwear and ripped bottoms give you a chill monochrome vibe.

Get this look: Levi’s Denim Trucker Jacket ($90); AE Denim X Jegging ($41)

Oversize Jacket + High-Waisted Jeans

Take it back to the ’90s with a pair of blue pants and a thigh-length jacket, and balance out the bulky pieces with a fitted top and dainty shoes also in bold indigo. Emphasize your waist with a simple belt, and add a pop of color with a bright bag.

Get this look: Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Denim Trucker Jacket ($90); Joe’s Jeans Joe’s Ex-Lover Ripped Ankle Jeans ($80)

Distressed Jacket + White Straight-Leg Jeans

Is dark denim too much for you? Lighten up your look by opting for white. Bleached jeans are a classic, but for a more modern outfit, go for a pair of flared or distressed bottoms paired with your favorite Vans.

Get this look: Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Denim Trucker Jacket ($90); Urban Renewal Recycled Frayed Cropped Levi’s Jean ($49)

Light Wash Jacket + Patched Jeans

In search of a something a little different? Go for some reworked denim and a beat-up jacket for a vintage look. Keep it simple by adding a cream sweater and light-colored sneakers.

Get this look: Revice Denim Ziggy Jacket ($78.40); NYDJ Women’s Sylvia Relaxed Boyfriend Jean ($63)

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Denim Button-Down + Faded Black Cropped Jeans

If you love a good layering trick, don’t hesitate to stray from the expected Canadian tuxedo look. Instead of wearing a jacket, pair a denim button-down with black jeans and pile on a cozy coat for a day out on the town.

Get this look: Gap Denim Roll-Sleeve Shirt ($60), BDG Twig High-Rise Skinny Jean ($58)

Cropped Jacket + Two-Toned Jeans

In need of a quick cute look? Try a cropped jacket paired with an unexpected pair of jeans for a casual day ensemble. Tuck a graphic tee into your jeans to show off the unusual design, and add some eye-catching accessories to show off your maximalist style.

Get this look: Revice Denim Imagine Crops / Blue Shadow ($75); UO Shrunken Denim Trucker Jacket ($69)

How do you style double denim? Show us your look by tagging @cfashionista on Instagram!

Featured image by @thestellafiles.