5 Ways to Do Double Denim and Not Feel Like a Fool

Hannah Almassi

You might think you know how to do double denim—a pair of jeans and a matching shirt, right?—but the classic Canadian tuxedo has just adopted an outgoing, and rather European, alter ego for 2017. The combination to be seen in now still revolves around a pair of jeans (in fact, any jean style is acceptable), but the update lies in the new twist on both the top and bottom half. For example, rather than a simple button-down, new-wave jean freaks are eschewing blouses and tees altogether and selecting true-blue denim jackets instead, only to button them up, push or slouch them off shoulders and reveal a slice of collarbone. As for the bottom half, it's all about new, interesting styles. Sure, you can still go for the straight-leg, raw-edge jeans, but why not a cropped pair or a culotte? There are so many options and ways to mess around with the double denim look this year. 

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Like almost all wildfire trends of late, the lineage of this can be traced back to Vetements. Creative Director Demna Gvasalia first ignited the idea in his brand's S/S 17 menswear collection (minus the shoulder exposure). Rihanna followed suit, translating the combination into party territory by swapping skinnies for a short denim mini. Her jean jacket of choice was a street style–approved £595 creation from Demna's other fashion home, Balenciaga, and it is unsurprisingly sold out. But that doesn't mean you've run out of options. We've selected some of the hottest street style Canadian tuxedo looks, so keep scrolling to see how to do it and to shop some vital pieces to re-create their looks.

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Updated by Elinor Block on 8 November, 2017.

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