Denim Double Take

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Denim on Denim

Your skinny jeans are calling, BUT do you answer?!  While skinny jeans remain in style, I highly recommend taking your jeans to the next level by adding some new trends for spring.  Over the winter, I did a blog on updated styles in denim, so go back and give that a read HERE.  Take the same styles and just find washes or a lighter denim weight that works for the warmer season.  Beyond switching up your jean silhouettes, add denim in your accessories, tops, jackets (and go beyond the denim jacket, although it is an ESSENTIAL).  And don’t forget to add COLOR in your denim this season; NOT just white ladies!  When I say COLOR, I mean COLOR!!! 

Now there's no denying that denim is a wardrobe seasonless essential. This season, we saw designers completely reinvent it by thinking beyond a regular pair of jeans. Whether it was matching separates, trippy acid-wash jumpsuits, or deconstructed skirts, Spring 2019 was all about evolving this wardrobe staple.

There are so many trends that have come screaming back from the beyond, also known as the 90’s. Denim-on-denim is one such trend and officially back in fashion. While we will discuss other trends that have been revived this season in later STS posts, today I am going to show you some attainable ways to update your denim look. The most important “rule” (if you want to call it that) is to forget about rules and make this trend your own! If you want to play with colors, do it! Or simply pair various shades of blue hues. Keep it monochromatic (like I have in my look with the denim skirt) or mix two different shades of blue (like I did with my frayed denim jeans). If you feel like you need to break-up your denim on denim look, add a great belt (like I added the leopard belt for my look) and add other elements to your ensemble (like I did with the lace bralette). Denim is casual by itself, so it’s easy to add sneakers to the look (see my denim skirt look), but you can also add a fantastic heel or shoe of your choice to take the denim-on-denim trend up another level. 

There are so many variations of this trend and the best way to see this come to light (other than reading this blog of course) is to go to the street or in many cases checking out your latest "US Weekly." Celebs are running around all over town in this denim double take. It’s officially in the spotlight and you can take some style tips from the A-listers without any worry of looking misplaced.

To create this look, you can mix and match pieces you already have in your closet.  And if you need to add a piece or two they will be simple to find any place from Target to designer digs. Here is a simple checklist of items you probably already have in your closet and if you want to add any pieces to your denim wardrobe you can find one or two of the pieces noted in this list and voila, your denim double take is complete!

·         A great everyday denim wash jean with distressing or some special element to the jean.                    

·         A wide-leg jean in a darker wash or pick any updated silhouette in a darker wash.                   

·         Chambray or denim shirt

·         A great denim layering piece like a denim jacket or, even better, a denim blazer or trench.                           

·         Another denim element like a skirt, denim tunic, overalls or even a shoe, if you dare! 

If you have just a couple of these pieces you can create this look! Don’t forget to add fun details like a great belt, headscarf, lace camisole or anything else you can think of to complete your look. But remember, you can just do denim-on-denim without any extras and you will be ready to rock the perfect street look!

XO Tamara

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