Some things in this life are just so wrong, they’re right. Upon first consideration such glorious atrocities may be deemed too much for society to handle, or distasteful, but then it hits you – it just works, and you may not necessarily know why. And thank god for that, because such hot topic blunders tend to be absolute sartorial gold. Take for example – denim on denim. Once cursed to spend eternity on the ‘Worst Dressed List’, the Canadian Tuxedo is having a revival and looking damn good while it does.
Source: The Sartorialist,ELLE, Glamour,MTV,AMC,dresslikeaparisian.com
In 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake set the precedent for bad double denim. However, I include them in this inspiration imagery, as we should use them to inspire us to do better, each and every day. The other examples show us how to do denim on denim right (specifically Don Draper in his finest Danny Zuko duds) in sophisticated and oh-so stylish ways.
If you’re not one to trust my word, celebrity paparazzi shots, and prestigious street style photographers evidence – then please – trust the designers and tastemakers of our time. The Spring 2015 Ready to Wear runways were ripe with denim, and many (Adam Selman, Chloé, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Bally, and Fendi to name a few…) showcased the much beloved double denim trend! The proof is in the perfectly styled denim, y’all.
When experimenting with double denim it’s important to play with wash, weight, and shape. Keep your eyes peeled for interesting denim techniques to add a touch of ingenuity to this classic textile. Also, keep in mind, double denim is an excellent opportunity to ‘dress it up’ with unique accessories.
Madewell, Skinny Skinny Jeans, $115.00
Madewell, Oversized Chambray Boyshirt, $59.50
AllSaints, Kyo Bay Dress, $195.00
Chloé, Denim-Effect Sweatshirt, $995.00
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Frayed Denim Top, $342.00
ASOS, Denim Split Pencil Skirt, $63.47