How To Rock Denim-On-Denim
Denim is a very prominent trend this season, and its leading the pack, right behind the military trend. But as with everything, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. Rihanna, for example, gets it right. You just want to make sure you never end up looking like this:
Rocking denim-on-denim can be very tricky, and with all the different washes and styles, there’s no reason you can’t find the right denims to work well together. Rihanna, as she demonstrated above, rocks white distressed denim jeans with a dark blue denim vest. It went perfectly, in part because it wasn’t the same exact shade—they weren’t even in the same color family. But if you want to rock blue-on-blue denim, it is possible to do it right:
Jay-Z happens to be a big fan of the double denim style and he definitely demonstrates it in plenty of his looks. The above look, for example, features a dark wash and a light wash. It works well because the washes compliment each other and they’re not fighting each other for attention. You want to make sure that:
A) Both denims are not distressed. If you have on overly distressed denim, then your jacket shouldn’t be distressed as well.
B) There’s minimal detail on both denims. If one denim is heavy in detail, with, say, spikes, then the other denim should be a lot more plain.
C) The shades don’t match exactly! That is the mistake Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears made with their looks (above). The exact matching light shade of denim made the look cheap and outdated. There should always be a difference, even if its a slight one!
You can shop your denims at Dr. Jays—get started in your mixing & matching!