Double Denim

9 04 2010

Double denim is the latest controversial trend to hit catwalks this season, a flashback to the 90’s trend. Love it or loathe it, it’s set to be big. You may quiver in fear or embrace it, but it is by no means an easy look to pull off! There is a fine line between looking highly fashionable and looking like a truck driver.


Here take for example, Alexa Chung, looking fabulous as always. Her washed out shirt and skinny jeans look great!


Now cast your eyes on this picture, my friends, is when denim begins to go horribly wrong.  My eyes hurt from all the denim!

Tips for wearing double denim:
Don’t wear two pieces of the same shade – it makes the outfit clash. Contrast is the key to making it work, try wearing very dark jeans with a lighter shirt (like the picture of Alexa Chung, above).
Accessorizing is a good way to break the outfit up. Try wearing colourful flats, a nice handbag or some jewellery.
Never go for more than two pieces of denim per outfit, ‘triple denim’ is going overboard.
Do not wear with cowboy boots or a cowboy hat, unless you really want the Wild West look. Flats are definitely the best option.

Here are some of my favourite denim pieces (just don’t wear them altogether!):

Bleach Denim Oversized Shirt – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=174505&parent_category_rn=42325&productId=1642064&langId=-1


Dark Rinse Super Skinny Jeans – Dorothy Perkins
http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20552&storeId=12552&categoryId=71412&parent_category_rn=49449&productId=1661344&langId=-1


Raw Edge Denim Mini Skirt – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icCategory=cat20001&icProduct=182344745&icSort=-myBestSellerScore


High Waisted Hotpants – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=true&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=197018&parent_category_rn=115935&productId=1666637&langId=-1


Colour Block Denim Dress – Whistles (ASOS)
http://www.asos.com/Whistles/Whistles-Colour-Block-Denim-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=965654&SearchQuery=denim%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Blue