1) Those who like to rock denim on denim.
2) Those who would NEVER EVEN CONSIDER pairing denims together and giving all of us that do MAJOR SIDE EYE.
I happen to fall in the first camp.
I WEAR IT AND LOVE IT.
Until a little over a year ago I was definitely on the “side eye” side of the street.
I started seeing denim on denim (done really well!) all over Pinterest and in magazines, so I decided to give it a whirl.
And I liked it.
I LOVED it.
I felt like it upped my cool factor – and this mama needs all the help I can get!
If you need a little inspiration (and convincing) before seeing my outfits today, check out my Denim on Denim Pinterest Board HERE. There’s really only 1 rule that I think about when doing the denim on denim thing, and it’s a rule that all the ladies in the Pinterest board seemed to follow as well.
DENIM ON DENIM RULE:
Put a lighter denim on top and a
darker denim on bottom.
After that, the outfit can be easily dressed up (ex. with heels and gold jewelry) or dressed down (ex. with converse and limited jewelry). All different types of shoes and accessories can be used for styling the denim outfit!
So, I have a handful of denim on denim looks for you today!
For the first outfit, I took inspiration from the pic on my Pinterest board with the leopard flats!
I know all of you already have a pair of jeans, many of you already have a chambray shirt, and lots of you have leopard flats! This is an outfit many of you could probably pull of today if you wanted to!
AND YOU TOTALLY SHOULD! BE BRAVE, LADIES!
All of the pieces I’m wearing are still currently available!
chambray popover / ag skinny annkle jeans / similar pointy toe leopard flats
mixed metal beaded earrings / arrow necklace / watch / gold bar wrap bracelet
Let’s talk about the shirt for a minute.
It’s from Lou and Grey, and I have it in THIS plaid and THIS simple chambray.
I’ve already worn it with black pants, regular ol’ blue jeans, and I’ll definitely be pairing it with white jeans and khaki shorts as well! It’s soft, relaxed, and I love that it’s a popover with an interesting collar. And the length and fit doesn’t make me feel like I need to tuck it in or even do a 1/2 tuck (although I have worn it with a 1/2 tuck on a couple of different occasions already).
For size reference, I’m wearing a small, so I think it’s true to size.
Get The Look For Outfit #1 Here.
Just click on what you are interested in!
So if you remember, last year I did a post with Nordstrom on designer jeans. I tried on a ton from Paige, Hudson, Seven for all Mankind, Joe’s, and the list goes on.
These AG skinny ankle jeans were a clear winner for me.
You can find my exact pair HERE, but all of the AG skinny jeans are HERE (with lots of different washes and varying levels of distressing).
They are definitely pricey, and believe you me, I might have had a heart palpitation or two when I bought them…..but now I believe in the power of a designer jean.
I’m not a jeans snob at all (I still love and constantly wear my Vigoss all the time and my Wit and Wisdom here and there), but THESE AG’s are the bomb.
For size reference, I’m wearing a 27, so I think they are true to size.
At almost 5’4″ these are the PERFECT ankle length for me. Great for flats, converse, and booties…and also perfect to tuck into tall boots. I wear these jeans all year long.
Click HERE for the earrings.
Lots of you have inquired if they are heavy, but they aren’t at all! Heavy earrings give me headaches, so I rarely wear them. I love the shape of them because they were different than any earring I already owned, and I think it’s so fun that they mix several different metal colors.
And you can find my favorite dainty little arrow necklace HERE and my
sunglasses HERE (20% OFF!).
I wore the combo another day with my old popover from J Crew Factory that’s no longer
available :(, my shoreline converse, and some dainty little wood jewelry (hard to see in the pics, but you definitely need to check it out).
Get The Look For Outfit #3 Here:
And here’s a look I showed a couple of weeks ago.
And I broke my own denim on denim rule!
My jacket is a really dark wash, darker than the jeans, but I still felt like it worked!
jean jacket / earrings / short gold layered necklace / colorful multi-strand necklace
similar white tee / exact AG ankle jeans / nude leather flats
And here are lots of different wash choices for Kut from the Kloth denim jackets.
I’m telling you, if you don’t on a denim jacket, fix that now with one of these! They are soft, not stiff at all, and not boxy.
I have the 1st and 2nd jackets and love both of them!
So, I’m dying to know!
Concerning the denim on denim debate, are you a
Sound off in the comments!
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