Is It Okay to Wear Denim On Denim?

GS LOVE / August 29, 2016

Without a shadow of doubt denim is having a moment.  

We’re seeing shades of blue from the catwalk to the streets of London, New York and Paris.   The old denim on denim rules are OUT and the days of bashing the Texas Tuxedo (or as our Northern pals counter, The Canadian Tuxedo) are gone.   

Who made the rule you’re not supposed to wear the two together anyways?  With celebrity denim on denim heavy in the spotlight this season we’ve rounded up ways to wear the denim on denim trend without feeling like a cowboy.

How To Wear the Denim on Denim Trend

Mix Your Washes

We’re not talking about your laundry, ladies.  With so many faded and distressed options why not ease into the denim trend by mixing colored washes? Venturing into the denim on denim look for the first time?  Stick with a pair of dark wash or colored denim jeans and pair with a traditional medium wash denim shirt. (Take a peek at the “Teringua OTS Top and light wash jeans pictured above)  Remember, darker shades tend to minimize and create a slim silhouette.  


Denim Patches Fanny, Blue

Add Some Color

Add a pop of color in the mix.  Your favorite denim doesn’t have to be blue!  Reach for denim in blacks, pinks, and burgundies for an unexpected denim on denim #OOTD.  Or pick up on the patch/pin trend and add color through a personal style unique to your own finds!  Scour vintage stores, the craft closest of the neighborhood kids and touristy gift shops for funky, personal pins!  We’ve even got some to get you started!


Hooded Stone Wash Denim Tunic, Dark Denim

2-in-1 Denim

For a twist on the denim on denim trend pick one outfit in total denim.  You may want to save this one for when you oversleep because it’s pretty brilliant if you ask us!   You’ll achieve the feel of a denim on denim look in a romper, tunic, dress or overalls without the added stress of having to actually match the right shades.  Pick a silhouette in an edgy acid wash for a street style look or keep it classic in a belted denim dress.  

It’s no wonder why denim is hitting the scene so hard this season!  With so many variations and color options it’s hard to not to reach for this American classic.  Hit us up with your denim #ootd by tagging #GSLOVESME, we’d love to see your style!

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