Denim x Denim

5 Tips on Wearing Double Denim

Flashback to a couple years ago and even now in 2015, some people find it an absolute travesty to wear denim on denim. However, this trend, if handled in the right way with just the right amount of finesse and precision can turn out to be a personal and crowd favourite. With that in mind, I’ve taken the liberty of putting together 5 Tips on KILLING the Double Denim Style!

 Photography by Rosalie Richards  Shirt: St. John's Bay | Shorts: Levis | Watch: Movado | Shoes: Sperrys

Photography by Rosalie Richards

Shirt: St. John's Bay | Shorts: Levis | Watch: Movado | Shoes: Sperrys

1.  If you’re a Beginner, Start Simple

If you’re a beginner in the realm of fashion like myself a couple years ago, a simple start will do the trick for you. Start out by purchasing a light-medium wash denim button up shirt. With this you can wear a pair of black jeans or khaki chinos. Once you’ve mastered that look we can take it to the next level by doing the full on denim x2 look

2. Know Your Proportions

Darker denim gives a wider and broader look to the body while a properly fitted light wash denim is more slimming. Bearing that in mind it may not be the best idea to wear a darker wash denim on top and a lighter wash denim on the bottom (especially the ladies). As a guy, if you’re already well built on top, it might be a good idea if you didn’t wear the darker wash on top because it may give the exaggerated upside down triangle look which may be unappealing

3. Distress = Less Stress

A pair of distressed jeans adds a bit of flavor to your denim on denim look especially if you’re doing a monochromatic look. For us guys we don’t have the prized heels or make-up to add “spice” to our outfits so it’s all in the detail and a ripped denim is one of those details. Be careful not to go over the top with the look. If you don’t have a pair of distressed jeans, the process is fairly simple and I’ll do a DIY on that in the near future

 Photography by: Yours Truly  Jacket: St. John's Bay | Jeans: Levis | T-Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren | Shoes: Island Surf | Bracelets: Aldo | Watch: Toy Watch

Photography by: Yours Truly

Jacket: St. John's Bay | Jeans: Levis | T-Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren | Shoes: Island Surf | Bracelets: Aldo | Watch: Toy Watch

4. Choose an Accent Colour

Denim Shirt X Denim Pants, you’ll definitely need something to break it up whether in the form of a belt and shoes, or in your accessories. Choose an accent colour which could bring the look from beginner to expert in no time. I like to pair my denim with brown/mustard because I’m a fan of the “blue and brown” trend. If you’re more sporty you could try wearing a white tee or adding some red in the mix.

5. Less is More

The Double Denim look is already a lot to handle visually so in this case less is more. Don’t overdo it with accessories (denim accessories is a NO NO). Keep it as simple as possible in terms of shoes and try not to introduce an excessive amount of prints. Easy does it.

 Photography by Rosalie Richards  Shirt: St. John's Bay | Shorts: DIY Levis | Shoes: Sperrys | Watch: Movado

Photography by Rosalie Richards

Shirt: St. John's Bay | Shorts: DIY Levis | Shoes: Sperrys | Watch: Movado

These simple yet effective solutions can result in a show stopper denim outfit in any event. I hope these tips were useful to you! Try a Double Denim look and let me know how it goes. Have any comments/questions? Write below!

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