How-To: Denim On Denim

So you’re into the whole Canadian tuxedo thing?

I hear you.

I am, too.

Granted, I put together this look for thematic reasons (we were supposed to visit a ranch yesterday, but ended up having to postpone that portion of the shoot)…but still. If Britney and Justin can do it…

So can I.

Here’s the thing about denim-on-denim. There are rules that you can follow to wear it “properly”. Like these:

– Don’t mix denims that are too similar in terms of wash or weight (for example, pair dark-wash skinny jeans in a heavier weight with a pale-blue, lightweight denim button-down)

– Try unexpected shapes, like a denim vest or denim dress (if you’re nervous about the look, a blue denim vest with khaki-colored jeans, as seen here on Karla’s Closet, is a nice, classic way to ease into it)

– Break up the look with different colors and fabrics, like a neon belt or floral blouse

But…OK. See, rules are lovely and helpful and all, but you know what I think the key to this look is?

Deal with the fact that you are wearing head to toe denim, and work it. 

Maybe add some awesome cowboy boots, because why not?

Sparkly jewelry? OK!

(Above, some great ways to wear the look courtesy of Stylelist.)

Segment Wardrobe: Urban Outfitters jacket, Rebecca Taylor blouse (borrowed), Blank NYC jeans, boots c/o Frye Company, necklace c/o LOFT, purse c/o Alexandra Satine.

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