Doubling Down on Denim

Whether you embrace the “Canadian Tuxedo” or it’s the nadir of style as far as you’re concerned, it is having a fashion moment. On the runways. And on the streets. I love both this jean jacket and these jeans, so I decided to style my way out of any doubt. The key to success with a Double Denim look is mixing the washes of your two denim pieces. I usually gravitate to darker washes in my jeans, especially given that Fall is here. Darker washes are also more flattering and slimming to every body type.

This denim jacket and jeans are two of my favorite pieces, as well as opposite ends of the affordability spectrum. The jean jacket is adorable and was a total bargain. The jeans are definitely designer level, and after lots of trial and error (and spending!) I’ve found that’s money well spent. When you can reach for a pair of jeans over and over again, and feel confident, pulled together and maybe even sexy, those jeans are worth every penny.

If you’re on the hunt for some new denim, I would suggest looking for a jacket with extra details — embroidery, patching, silhouette. And check out Frame, probably my favorite denim label as far as jeans go. They are pricey, but you can also often find them on sale. Look for details like a staggered, split or frayed hem. Embrace mid-rise, and yes, high-rise waists. They feel sooo good. And they do away with muffin top, I swear.

For accessories, I stuck to black and shopped my closet for a sleeveless printed black blouse, black open-toe booties (rock that pedicure while you still can!), a bling-y bracelet, tassel earrings, and a black mini-bucket bag that would be perfect to pull out of a tote during the day. And all would be ready to go for date night later.

I’m thinking about some other Double Denim looks. What do you think? How would you rock the Canadian Tuxedo?

Jacket: (Who What Wear x Target, sold out) but new option here, and like this (bought it!) and this

Jeans: (Frame, old) but have check out these and these

Top: (H & M, old) but so cute here and here

Bucket Bag: (Simon Miller) but more affordable options here and here

Booties: (old) but similar here and here

Bracelet: (J. Crew, old) but like this and this

Earrings: (Anthropologie, in limited colors) similar here and here

Photos by Chris & MP Allegaert

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