The double denim trend has come full circle from its former faux pas status. This spring, it’s making its fashionable comeback. Here’s how to do it right (without looking like you’ve stepped out of the 80s).
This spring’s collections gave double denim a modern update (thankfully!) Gone was the true blue head to toe look. Designers were pushing us out of our comfort zones and playing with different washes, styles and detailing – everything from distressed overalls at Mango to dark denim skirt suits at Anna Sui. But the best way to take this trend from the runway to your everyday is by incorporating pieces that are simple and classic.
The Way to Wear It
Even celebrities are bringing back this all-American style. Our favourite style-setting Brit, Alexa Chung, recently donned a pair of skinny jeans with a boyfriend style denim button-up. If you’re thinking about trying this look (as seen in the Chloé© collection), keep your shirt loose and airy to avoid looking frumpy. Also opt for a jean that’s a couple shades darker than your top “ it’s a flattering colour combination on everyone. The denim jumper (as seen on the Rag & Bone and Erin Wasson x RVCA runways) is another great option for spring. Look for one that’s in a solid blue hue and belt it around your waist to show off your shape.
Sporting head to toe denim certainly makes a bold statement, so the key is to keep your accessories to a minimum. Try styling your denim outfit with brown leather accessories to warm up the cool, blue tones. Cinch your waist with a braided belt or carry a structured leather bag to create a more polished look. Another option is to mellow down the double denim with vintage elements: think lace up riding boots or a worn-in leather jacket for a rustic feel. Designers like Ralph Lauren and Jean Paul Gaultier were also showing denim detailing in their accessories. Denim schoolboy hats or wedges are a great alternative if you don’t want to go overboard with the double denim.