It’s official. Fifteen years after their infamous denim date on the red carpet, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake can finally be forgiven for their outrageous, matching denim duds.
Denim on denim on denim is the theme in the Marques ‘ Almeida spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. The grunginess of the collection caught my eye immediately, showcasing ripped hemlines and shredded ruffles. Plain is not a word known to designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, who chopped every ’90s-inspired deconstructed edge with perfection. The Canadian tuxedo can feel intimidating to those who have never tried it, but those who pull it off pretty much exude cool.
I decided to put my on twist on the trend by breaking out my oversized, patched up denim jacket and a pair of thrifted Levi Brand Jeans. To put more of my own style into the ensemble, I chose a backless bodysuit, a classic concho belt and some simple gold pieces. The denim on denim look adds a grungy element to my outfit, but the vintage accessories keep my look on the bohemian side.
Rummaging through thrift stores is a wonderful way to find distressed, one-of-a-kind denim. There is a certain joy understood by any avid thrifter when they stumble upon their next staple item or statement piece at a second hand shop. I found these jeans tucked away at my favorite thrift store in San Diego, and I have been obsessing over them ever since. I have begun to add patches to my oversized jacket (which is originally from Topshop) and plan on eventually covering it entirely with various add-ons.
Lately I’ve been captivated by the notorious babes of the 1970s and their far-out way of dressing. This belt dons a huge Western buckle and is adorned with metal animals along the black leather (another amazing thrifted find) and my tarnished gold bangle and classic watch add some subtle grooviness to the look. The plain bodysuit and booties don’t distract or clash with the double denim, and polish off the outfit radically.