Double denim

Double denim has been around for a while but I had never tried it. Until yesterday morning that is. The weather didn’t look too good, it had been raining during the night but the temperature was ok. I didn’t actually set out to dress in total denim but ended up with it! Anyway, enough of the how and why…

Here, similar to what I eventually wore:

Dark double denim look

 

The basics were a darkish stretch fitted shirt and boyfriend jeans with a similar coloured belt. It almost looked like an all in one. I wore burgundy flats.

But you could do a lighter version:

DOUBLE DENIM LOOK

Or perhaps a skirt version (which I really fancy by the way!!!!)

Dark double denim look with skirt

 

Double denim look with skirt E.

Denim of course…

 

We all turn to denim when:

Denim spring 2015

1) we don’t know what to wear

2) we want to be comfy

3) the weather’s not sure what to do

4) we can’t be bothered to think

5) mid-season

Anything else? There are so many reasons to wear denim!!

The fact is, denim is such a  “problem solver”, for all seasons. Denim goes with just about anything. Denim can be cheap but still great! So, let’s have a look at some clothes now!

Lots of dresses, I love them!

It is a little early for a dress I suppose and I guess we must still wear tights if we want to use one, although I much prefer them with naked legs. I would wear my mules and a clutch with it, just to make it fun!

I also think a chambray shirt or top are quite cute:

These perhaps could be dressed up with a chunky necklace.

Double denim, if done very well only, can be really interestingDenim on denim

I have seen a picture (I can’t find it anymore) where the match was a classic shirt and skirt, both denim.

A bit like this:

Massimo Dutti ARGE DENIM BLOUSE

Massimo Dutti ARGE DENIM BLOUSE

 

 

edc by Esprit Denim skirt - blue

edc by Esprit Denim skirt – blue

 

 

 

 

Last but certainly not least, the jean. I don’t like the 70s look. Some say the skinny is “out” for this season but I honestly don’t care. I still like it, so I am going to wear it  whenever I fancy. I appreciate  a comfortable cut though, so I obviously adore the “boyfriend jean”. Right now, it looks like you don’t even need to get it shorted, you can just roll it up or turn it up!

There is also a hybrid I found, by Aritzia, called “the strinny” (straight leg meet skinny, that’s theirs). Something, as you can see, between a boyfriend (top) and a skinny (legs), I guess it could be a good solution for undecided people!

Aritzia strinny jean

Actually, I think I like it, but I am not sure it’s for anybody’s shape…

Fabio Rusconi raffia ballerinas

Fabio Rusconi raffia ballerinas

Oh! Have a look at this:

http://www.whowhatwear.com/jenna-lyons-denim/slide15

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The denim skirt

Do you have a denim skirt? If you don’t, you should.main.original.585x0-2

It isn’t always in fashion and it might lay in the bottom of the cupboard waiting…. but, sooner or later, will come back out!

The reason, of course, is that IT IS a really good “problem solver”!! Not as much as a pair of jeans, nevertheless, very good. I find it especially useful in the transitional seasons, when you are not sure whether you should wear a winter or a summer skirt. Denim is “seasonless”. Of course if the denim is light in colour or weight, it does need to be worn only in the summer. Not true the opposite, I think heavier or darker denim looks nice even when it’s hot and sunny! Providing you are actually able to wear it without melting….main.original.585x0-3

It looks nice with or without tights, with a woollen jumper or with a cotton top. It looks nice with heels and with flats.main.original.585x0-4

Denim is a great fabric, its thickness and toughness, helps to “hold in” bulks….

Don’t think only classic denim skirt, although it is always great, but lots of different styles:

 

There’s the pencil skirt:

Also buttoned up at the front:

 7 For All Mankind® Raw Edge Pencil Skirt

7 For All Mankind® Raw Edge Pencil Skirt

There’s the vintage skirt:

I do need to put some classic skirts:

The “fun” skirt:

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Godet Denim Skirt

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Godet Denim Skirt

The A-line skirt:

There’s also looser styles:

I have chosen against showing short, or shorter for that matter, styles. I don’t like them.

So, they are nice with just about anything. Yes. Well, I don’t really like denim with black. I used to, but it has been overdone, so I don’t like it anymore. Colours are going to make denim casual.

Denim skirt red + navy boots

Denim skirt + tweed jacket

Depending on what you wear with it, you will make it more or less casual. I reckon it can be reasonably elegant too though. The shoes make quite a difference as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

denim skirt + grey

Denim skirt + trench

 

 

 

 

 

Jackets can be nice with this kind of skirt but, if you are going to wear a classic blazer, go extravagant with the shoes or jewellery at least.

Navy is always nice… if a bit classic.

I like tweed too…a little more casual but again, it depends on the accessories.

What about a trench coat or a fabric biker?

Of course you don’t have to wear a jacket, you could just wear a shirt to make the outfit a little elegant.

Or more casual.

Massimo Dutti ARGE DENIM BLOUSE

Massimo Dutti ARGE DENIM BLOUSE

A sweater will definitely make it quite casual,love these fair isle ones…

Don’t forget to wear a belt if there are loops on the skirt.

Massimo Dutti SASH BELT

Massimo Dutti SASH BELT

Or even if there aren’t.

 

 

 

 

Shoes. Anything goes. Flats, brogues, heels, ankle boots. I don’t like under the knee boots, they look, I reckon, “common” with the denim skirt.

I do like black for the shoes only.

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