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5 Ways to wear denim on denim

Make your jeans do double duty with these five simple outfit ideas.

The chic
Canadian tuxedo

Make your jeans do double duty with these five simple outfit ideas.


With the never-ending supply of oh-so-chic denim — we’re talking cool jeans, chambray shirts and posh indigo jackets — denim on denim, or what we used to call a “Canadian tuxedo” never looked so cool. Not sure how to pull off this totally right now trend? No worries. These five outfit ideas will have you embracing your cool blues in style all season long.


For work

There’s nothing chicer than denim on denim on casual Friday. Create contrast in your outfit by pairing darker skinny jeans with a lighter, embellished chambray top. Tip: Tuck in the shirt, and add colorful pumps for a more polished look.

denim on denim for work

Moto High Waisted Jeans (Topshop, $72), Embellished Chambray Shirt (J. Crew, $118),
Vince Camuto Cynthea Pumps (Piperlime, $98)


For date night

Looking for a totally cool, yet insanely sexy outfit to impress your man? Try a form-fitting denim skirt, flirty leopard top and a cream jean jacket.

denim on denim for date night

Closed Jean Pike Shirt (StyleBop, $230), Diane von Furstenberg Jezebel Leopard Print Blouse (FarFetch, $380), Denim Jacket (Old Navy, $30), Tory Burch Milan Suede Wedges (Net-A-Porter, $395)


For girls’ night out

Let out your wild side with black jeans, a denim babydoll top and luxe-looking accessories.

denim on denim for a girls' night out

Moto Black Jamie Jeans (Topshop, $80), Coincidence & Chance Chambray Babydoll Top
 (Urban Outfitters, $40), Ted Rossi Gold Pyramid and Lizard Wide Cuff Bracelet (Max and Chloe, $212), Veora Short Ankle Booties in Black (Guess, $139)


For weekend brunch

Hit your favorite Sunday brunch spot in an adorable denim dress. Layer on a darker jeans vest for a modern, downtown-cool vibe.

denim on denim for a weekend brunch

Victoria Beckham Denim Dress (MyTheresa, $402), Adriano Goldschmied Debbie Coated Jean Vest (StyleBop, $300), Steve Madden Black Rawlings Boots (, $150)


For a relaxing afternoon

Relax in an oversize menswear-inspired chambray shirt, light wash jeans and your comfiest flats on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

denim on denim for a relaxing afternoon

Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt (Madewell, $50),
See By Chloe Light Wash Jeans (StyleBop, $255), Ballet Flats (Gap, $40)

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