Do we DD?
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Look!!! Wearing double denim causes levity...
Boyfriend jeans by Gap (in white)
Denim shirt by ASOS
Sweater by & Other Stories
Brogues by Clarks
Sunglasses by Ray Ban
Watch by Bell & Ross
When Emma Watson is gracing the front cover of Elle, April 2014 in a Balmain double denim ensemble it's clear we need to take a closer look at this tricky trend. Doing double denim is nothing new, it was a stone cold fox look for a generation of women in the 1970's; but how to wear it in a modern sense?
I will advocate steering clear of skinny jeans for this look (unless you have legs like Karlie Kloss in which case go for it), opt instead for a boyfriend cut or wide-leg jeans that you can roll up above the ankle. If you're convinced you can channel your inner Farah without inciting mockery a seriously sexy bootcut could work for you, but on the whole I remain unconvinced.
Distressed denim works brilliantly for this trend as does an oversized borrowed from the boys style chambray shirt scruffily half tucked into the jeans. Most of the people I've seen wearing this successfully are pairing a very pale denim shirt with darker jeans, adding leopard print accessories or shoes works well particularly if they are the flat slip on variety currently so en vogue. If you must wear heels keep them classic to elevate the look and consider matchy-matchy accessories, an over the top heel will destroy the undone vibe this look should achieve.