My earliest memory of double denim was watching Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards. At five years old, I was still in the “Why” phase of life. Why is the sky blue? Why does broccoli look like trees? Why can’t I eat raw eggs? When I saw Britney’s denim dress, all I could say was “Why?” My mom, horrified, had no explanation. She only shook her head and said, “Hopefully that never becomes a trend.” Well, sorry Mom, because double denim is the trend of the summer.
Personally, I think the world truly saw the potential of double denim after Alexa Chung’s collection for AG Jeans. Chambray dresses and denim shirts tucked into denim mini skirts never looked so appealing, and furthermore, so capable of being incorporated into everyday wear. More recently, Glamour, Vogue and ELLE have all officially declared it the look of the season.
True to the name, the trend must incorporate two pieces of denim, obviously not one, and definitely not more than two. The only denim pieces that are acceptable are pants, tops, jackets, skirts and dresses. Under no circumstances should denim accessories, like handbags or fedoras, be worn. (I’m looking at you Britney and Justin).
This Fashionista’s denim skirt looks like it came right out of the ’70s, which is another huge trend right now. For a more classic take, she paired it with a white button-down. She left it half untucked for an edgy twist. Her oversized denim jacket perfectly juxtaposes an otherwise feminine look. Notice how she wears two different washes of denim. Her chunky sandals are stylish and easy to walk in. She finished off the look with a cute pair of sunglasses and a classic red lip.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “A black bandana tied around the neck is much more chic than a scarf and it’s an interesting twist on the ascot.”