As someone who has always chosen heeled boots over sneakers and crew-neck knits over hoodies, double denim is, unsurprisingly, not really part of my wardrobe repertoire. Like all good millennials, I dabbled with the pairing back in my teenage years, but that is firmly where it has remained—a relic of bad fashion choices past.
But something strange has happened over the last few weeks: I've found myself double-tapping an alarming number of double-denim outfits on Instagram. I've been drawn in by their "I woke up like this" nonchalance and low-maintenance appeal. Yet, these are not the skintight ensembles of yore, but an altogether a more grown-up and polished breed. Less Justin and Britney circa 2001, more off-duty Parisian It girl.
I have consequently spent the last week or two in a bookmarking frenzy—determined to find a "me" way of wearing this trend. Thankfully, there was more than enough to kickstart my mental scrapbook, and I have ended up with an edit of outfits I can turn to for a more polished spin on the classic Canadian tuxedo. From tailored outwear to slick accessories, here are seven ways to wear double denim and still look like a grown-up. Together, we can make double denim great again.
1. Wear With a Shirt
2. Layer With a Blazer
3. Style With Heels
Style Notes: Who knew a pair of white heels could transform a denim jacket and jeans into such an elegant ensemble? Make sure to keep the jeans wide legged to avoid things looking too WAG.
4. Try It in White
5. Try an Unusual Silhouette
6. Add Smart Accessories
7. Embraced Oversized
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