Double denim is one of those trends that people tend to have a love-hate relationship with. There are style divas out there that absolutely adore the duo, and fashion babes that hate it with a passion. I happen to be a blogger on the fence, I love the trend on other people, but sometimes struggle to rock it myself.
When I think of double denim, I think of Britney and Justin on the red carpet, Gigi Hadid in New York City and Kylie Jenner in 2015. They’re all looks that are pretty iconic and difficult for me to recreate, but I still love them. There’s something about the all-blue look that I think looks phenomenal on others, but I’m just not loving it for myself.
Yet, I still adore this spring/summer trend and want to be able to feel perfectly comfortable wearing it, so I thought: why not just switch up the colours? The classic Canadian tuxedo is classic blue denim on the top and bottom, but today, I’m trying out my trust old charcoal jeans with an original denim jacket.
There’s something about a blue denim jacket that just feels right. It’s one of those basics that I think is essential to building a summer wardrobe and can be paired with every pattern, print and texture in the world. Denim jackets are like duster coats, you can just throw them on and feel put-together.
Got a floral dress? Throw a denim jacket on. Wearing a polka-dot jumpsuit? Throw a denim jacket on. Rocking all velvet? Throw a denim jacket on! It’s full-proof really.
The denim jacket I’m wearing today was actually picked up at F&F at Tesco, a clothing brand that is slowly becoming my favourite, not only because it’s accessible but the styling has gotten so much better. Back in the day, F&F used to be a section of the supermarket I’d just stroll past and usually ignore, because there were just a bunch of t-shirts that said “Florence + Fred” on and neon hoodies. Not really my style. But since then, the brand has glo’d up, matured and their buying team is ticking all the right boxes. Nowadays, I walk through Tesco and spend an extra 30 minutes just trying on clothes from F&F and building my imaginary wardrobe. The mix of high fashion looks and street style vibes is what draws me to the label – I can’t wait to see next season’s collection.
I’ve actually owned this jacket for about three years and it’s still in great condition. The best thing about denim is that the distressed look just makes the piece even cooler. So I plan to known it for another ten and maybe I’ll recreate a blogpost then.
I feel like everyone owns a pair of trusty jeans. They fit right, they’re the perfect length and they just feel good to wear. That’s how I feel about this beautiful pair from Topshop right here. Just a quick announcement: if you don’t own a pair of Topshop jeans, they’re definitely something worth investing. There are hundreds of denim brands out there, but make sure you get the chance to try on a pair of MOTO denim jeans and then we’ll talk.
As I’m writing this post, I’m starting to realise everything I’m wearing is something pretty old and still in my heart. My Nike shoes, my Zaful jumper and sunglasses are all pretty dated items, but still work for this look. The magic of fashion.
I decided to style my double denim look in this way because it’s a look that I feel comfortable wearing, and happy to show off. I never force myself into following certain trends when I know I’ll hate the products. Sometimes there are fashions that just won’t suit me, or just aren’t my style, so it’s great to have the opportunity to work around it. This double denim look is working right now, and I think the two colours complement each other really well, without it being a little too over the top.
I can’t see myself rocking all electric blue anytime soon, but this duo is a great start.