Double Denim: The Same, yet Different

Double denim is nothing new. It's not even old-then-new-again anymore. I think this trend has resurfaced for long enough that it's no longer even considered a trend; it's just another option for wearing denim. I've doubled up my denim enough times that I hesitated to even blog this look today. However, although the key pieces (chambray shirt and dark wash jeans) remain the same, they're so versatile that they continue to look fresh even in their repetition.

In my opinion, the key to making double denim look more polished is by tucking in my shirt and adding a belt. Since it's winter and I'm constantly cold, I'm adding my cozy gray cardigan for warmth, plus I think it adds interest to the look. To me, double denim is a great blank canvas, perfect for adding fun accessories and layers.

What's your favorite "trend" that's been around for a while? 





Gray cardigan: Loft / chambray shirt: Madewell / dark skinny jeans: Gap / leopard belt: Gap Outlet / taupe ankle boots: Crown Vintage via DSW



Here are a few other ways I've doubled-up my denim:


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Linking to Mix it Mondays and Inspiration Monday

31 comments:

  1. This is a very put-together, casual mom outfit. I love it. Great cardigan and booties and your pop of leopard is spot-on (no pun intended)!


    Have a Great Valentine's, Shea!






    Ada. =)

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  2. This is so cute! I love denim on denim too. The leopard belt and open cardi are so nice with it. That cardi looks so warm and cozy! I also really love it with the colorful scarf in look #2 below. :) Hmmm I'm not sure what my favorite thing would be. Maybe classy leopard print accents. That's pretty timeless. Or pearls. I always love pearls. :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  3. Thanks Ada! Ha, I love the leopard pun :) I hope you have a great Valentine's Day too!

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  4. Thanks Amy, it was nice and cozy!

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  5. Thanks Alexandra! This cardigan is really cozy--it's like a big blanket :) I'm also a fan of leopard accents (obviously) and pearls. I never get tired of pearls!

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  6. I just tried this for the first time, I'm only sort of ok with how mine turned out. I really like the various ways you've styled double denim, I think you've used the right amount of accents and contrasts to make it work really well. I'll be trying something more like your various outfits the next time I style double denim I think!

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  7. Thanks Beth! I've definitely worn it some ways I like better than others. Even though I've seen other people pull off the double denim in similar shades (and I've tried it myself), for me I like the contrast of the light and dark.

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  8. I love the addition of the cardigan. It does look so cozy! I love all of the blues together!

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  9. I agree - definitely the perfect blank canvas. That's especially apparent when you show 2 other looks with this particular shirt - clearly can be worn for different places & occasions and look appropriate and like a "new" outfit. And I agree on not calling this a "trend" any more so I don't have to worry that I might be out of style (trend over?) when I keep doing this double denim thing always and forever :)

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  10. I suppose some trends to transcend 'trendiness' and double denim is great regardless. So many options!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  11. I think you're right--I love all the options it gives!

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  12. Tucking in the shirt and adding the leopard belt really does add polish and your black canvas for adding accessories is the perfect description. I like all of those looks and you really know how to double up the denim.

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  13. Thanks Megan! So my excuse for wearing (and blogging) basically the same outfit over again totally worked :) Thank goodness for accessories!

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  14. I wish I could pull this look off but I never seem to get it right!

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  15. I'm sure you could make it look fantastic Krysten!

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  16. I love the double denim looks with high contrast between the two washes. I grew up in a small hicktown in the 80/90s, so I've always been wary of double denim outfits, but these look great!

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  17. Thanks Cara! I agree, I usually go for a light/dark contrast too, it makes it feel more modern to me.

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  18. I love this look. You look amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  19. Aw such a cute outfit! I love the polka dot shirt with the vest! It definitely looks like something worth buying :)

    Olivia | http://hernamewascelebration.com

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  20. Thanks Olivia! It was totally worth it--warm and cozy and perfect for layering :)

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  21. I love your polka dot top! super cute outfit!

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  22. I love your polka dot shirt! super cute look!

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  23. Lovely pics! I am inspired to pull out my black puffer vest and sport it this weekend! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  24. That vest looks so pretty with the top :) The hint of snowdrops made the photo look really lovely too!

    By the way, I'd like for you to come over to my blog to see my latest.

    xo,
    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  25. Thank you Abby! Even though I wasn't too happy about the snow, I did love how the pictures turned out! :)

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  26. You are rocking that vest!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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