5 Steps to Rock the Denim-on-Denim Trend

At last the April showers are over and the May flowers are in full bloom, which means that the best time of year is here at last: summer! But before summer time is in full swing, there is time to try out everyone’s favorite daring combination: denim-on-denim.

I personally find the denim-on-denim look to be incredibly trendy and aesthetically pleasing. However, this is a style that can be hard to master at times. Check out some helpful tips on how to become a denim dreamin’ Fashionista/o!

1—Find an oversize denim jacket. Wearing an oversize denim jacket is ideal for layering and is also great for throwing over your shoulders on warmer days. Opt for a comfy shirt or sweater to wear under this jacket for the cooler summer days, and when the weather gets a little bit more humid wear a flowing tank top or blouse.

2—Choose a pair of flare, bell bottom, or boyfriend jeans. When making the decision to try out the denim-on-denim look, you want to think about two essential elements: style and comfort. Skinny jeans, although fun and cute, are not always the most comfortable choice. Flare, bell bottom, and boyfriend jeans on the other hand are incredibly comfortable and look amazing when paired to create an all-denim ensemble. This Fashionista chose a pair of flare jeans that were of a similar wash to her denim jacket to create a chic denim duo.

3—Pair the look with simple jewelry. There are always fun and new ways to make your denim looks stand out, whether it be through an eccentric bag choice, a wide-brimmed sun hat, or a series of bracelets and rings. This Fashionista kept her summertime transitional denim look simple with the addition of rings and a couple of silver bangles. The red accents integrated into her silver pieces catch the eye and add a pop of color to this look.

4—Bell-sleeve shirts for the win. This Fashionista opted to wear a white bell-sleeve top to give her outfit a hint of summer. I personally love the bell-sleeve top for this look because it works with the denim jacket in all different ways. The top looks good under the jacket when the jacket is worn normally, as well as when the jacket is draped over the shoulders. In addition to this, the shirt is complementary when worn with flare jeans in the absence of a denim jacket.

5—Choose a wedged sandal for that taste of summer feel. This style is easy to dress up or dress down because of the freedom of shoe selection. If you’re looking to follow more of an athletic feel, select a pair of Adidas sneakers. If you are trying to dress up this style, wear a pair of wedged sandals like this Fashionista did!

How are you rocking the denim-on-denim trend this season? Show us on Instagram, and don’t forget to tag @CFashionista!