Revamp Your Wardrobe With These 5 Denim-On-Denim Outfit Ideas

Celebrities like Meghan Markle and Kendall Jenner love wearing this trend. Here's how to pull off the look with your own wardrobe.

How to Wear Denim on Denim
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Louisa Wells

When the outfit goal is fun and fashion-forward, nothing beats a good denim-on-denim look. Beloved by some of our favorite celebrities, like Meghan Markle and Kendall Jenner, this styling solution always manages to make a statement. And, while it may seem complicated to pull off a "Canadian Tuxedo" at first, it's fairly easy to create your own version. To begin, all you really need is a pair of jeans and something of the same material to wear up top, like a denim jacket or chambray shirt.

Still, it is possible to take your denim-on-denim outfit beyond a pair of flares or mom jeans. You can opt for a denim dress or dungarees instead, or pull a move like Dua Lipa and slip on denim shoes. Since the washes don't need to match, the options are truly endless. However, if you're still searching for some ideas for how to wear denim-on-denim, take a look at the photos and tips, ahead.

Begin With the Basics

How to Wear Denim on Denim

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Instead of pairing your jeans with a T-shirt or sweater, opt for a chambray button-down instead. Or, simply layer a denim jacket over whatever top you have on for a bold look that feels like less of a commitment (you can always ditch the layer later).

Think About the Details

How to Wear Denim on Denim

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If you're hoping to add a bit of flair to your denim-on-denim outfit, look for pieces with embellishments, such as jean jackets with beading, fringe, or embroidery. It's still the classic styling you love just with a bit more spice.

Play Around With Different Washes

How to Wear Denim on Denim

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Mixing washes can be intimidating at first, but the real secret is that anything goes — light and dark denim, black jeans, acid wash, etc. If you feel like something is missing, use playful accessories, like belts or necklaces, or a printed top to break up this duo. Plus, since this ensemble is already a statement as is, there's no need to fuss around with footwear. Solid booties or sneakers will provide balance and complete the look.

Get Dressy

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Denim dresses are the best of both worlds: casual enough for everyday wear yet, depending on design, can be sleek and elevated as well. While they make a great one-and-done piece, layering a denim jacket over your look, adding denim boots, or slipping on a denim hat will quickly take things to the next level.

Overhaul Your Overalls

How to Wear Denim on Denim

Louisa Wells

Dungarees used to have a reputation for being juvenile, but it's possible to amp up your average pair with other jean pieces. Layer a denim duster jacket over your outfit for a Y2K-approved spin or replace the shirt underneath with a chambray alternative. It's an unexpected way to wear a classic piece.

Photographer: Louisa Wells, assisted by Ariana Rodriguez. Styling: Amanda Lauro. Hair: Madison Sullivan. Makeup: Hiro Yonemoto. Fashion Direction: Samantha Sutton. Retouching: Kevin Lee. Production: Kelly Chiello.

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