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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

3 WAYS TO WORK DOUBLE DENIM

By Maybelle Morgan, 13 May 2018

Long gone are the days when double denim was shunned and wrongfully resigned to the 00s cringe section of our sartorial history (thanks Britney and JT). When done well, the Canadian tuxedo can be a powerful outfit choice, imparting double the impact with the fabric’s cooler, carefree vibes. And it all hangs in the balance of the fit, wash and style. Taking inspo from these street-stylers, here are three ways to style it.

Street styler wearing slogan denim co-ords

Wordsmith

Logos. A fun trickle-down twist from the 80s trend, it’s still all about making a statement, but bold colours are swapped out for something autumn-friendly. Your favourite denim pieces (in this case, a jacket-jean co-ord) get reworked with white slogan print. To keep all eyes on the wording, stick to a muted palette: a plain white tee, plus fresh white plimsolls and a black leather shoulder bag do the trick well.

Blogger wearing utility denim jacket

Fixer-upper

Functional, minimal and with not a seam out of place, utility dressing gives outfits an effortlessly put-together feel, elevating them without the smart workwear commitment. And the same applies to denim pieces. Case in point? This street-styler giving all the dedication in an inky petrol blue. On top is a contrast-stitch denim jacket, paired up with matching raw-edge jeans. A brown roll-neck softens the colour palette, likewise the cherry-brown cowboy boots, while a pop of colour comes from a warm mustard grab-handle bag.

Blogger wearing different coloured denim

Pictures: The Urban Spotter

In the long run

An instant way to add cooler, older vibes to any outfit? Play with your silhouette (e.g. elongate some elements of your getup and shorten others). This street-styler goes for effortless Scandi vibes with a double denim look that does exactly this, but in just-threw-this-on mismatching shades. A lighter-wash oversized jean jacket goes knuckle-skimming on the sleeves, and longer past the thigh for length. Pairing it with darker cropped wide-leg jeans gives some cool colour depth to the getup. To finish, brown suede sock boots go right up to the leg hem, and a sleek chain hardware bag adds some chic structure.

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