When it comes to fashion, sometimes the rules are meant to be broken. Once seen as a fashion faux pas, thanks to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards, denim on denim is now one of the coolest trends out there. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner and street style stars such as Olivia Palermo have been seen rocking the Canadian tuxedo in new and refreshing ways.
The key to pulling off the look is balance. Break up your all-over denim ensemble with classic staples like a white t-shirt or blue oxford. You can also try pairing a lighter wash top with a darker bottom or look for denim pieces with exciting details, like fur accents or fun embellishments. Below, five ways to wear denim on denim like a true fashion It girl.
1. Look for Luxe Accents
An embellished denim jacket adds an element of texture to your standard Canadian tuxedo. Pair with an equally bedazzled top.
2. Play with Accessories
A denim scarf is an unexpected, yet fashion forward, extra. Make sure your accent piece is in the same shade as the rest of your outfit.
3. ADD TIMELESS SEPARATES
Break up your double denim with a white T-shirt or blue oxford—they are classics for a reason.
4. INJECT COLORFUL PRINTS
Add a colorful patterned cardigan or striped turtleneck to change up a matching look.
5. Go Graphic
A plaid jacket and striped shoe add interest to your denim look without being too over-the-top.