My Style: Double Your Denim

8.16.2012

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J.Crew Chambray Shirt, Gap Wide-Leg Jeans (Similar awesome J Brand jeans I’m coveting), Kohls Belt

Denim on denim is all over the place. There are Pinterest boards dedicated to showing us how to rock the look. Blog posts are popping up everywhere. It was seen all over at the Outside Lands festival this past weekend. And, you can regularly see this trend being rocked in my hometown. I’ve even seen denim on denim on denim! Denim shirt, denim overalls AND a denim jacket.  Now that is someone way ahead of the trends in Southwestern PA!

The funny thing is – it’s been all over the place for years, from the 80s denim on denim nightmares to the 90s doubled dirty denim (say that five times fast!) grunge looks. I think now, though, the idea of wearing “double denim” is finally being done in a way that can work for everyone. 

My favorite denim on denim look kicks it back to the 70’s. I was wearing bell bottoms and wide leg jeans in high school before I even understood exactly what I was doing. I was even lucky enough one year to grace my hometown’s newspaper, much to the chagrin of my mother, in my newly bought tie-dyed long sleeve tee and bells. (I picked the shirt up at one of those “middle of the mall” shops. You know what I’m talking about!) In 1999, I was obviously light years ahead (and behind) when it came to fashion. I still have that tee and bust it out in the winter time. I can’t even begin to explain to you how much my husband loves it!

Keeping with good ol ‘99, I’ve amassed quite the wide leg and bell collection in my closet, including these lovers I picked up from the Gap last year. I’m not a fan of pants, so finding a pair of jeans that isn’t terrible looking over my thighs is not a fun process. However, I fell in love with these, and by adding some extra height to my 5’9” frame, I’m able to balance my larger lower-half nicely.  Toss on a chambray shirt and you have an instant denim on denim classic look. 

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A few more of my favorite denim on denim looks I’m loving:

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Have you jumped on the denim on denim bandwagon yet? 

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