Denim on denim and How to


Hello everyone ^^
I hope you all have an amazing day ;) 
I thought I´d share one of my biggest inspirations in fashion lately.
I know it would be best if I could show you a lookbook or something like that buuuuut...
well this is not supposed to be a post about body confidence so lets skip that ;)

I remember wearing denim on denim a lot as a child.
I don´t know exactly why I think on one hand its because the material is perfect for kids especially for hyperactive kids like I´ve been one ^^ on the other hand it´s been the 90´s so... ^^


I think there are a few things to remember if you want to rock the denim on denim look.
Kind of like a checklist or recipe to not look like a clown or a Wild West Cowgirl ;)


Basically for me personally there are three ground rules to make a look perfekt.
Balance. Breaking things up. Keeping it simple.
If you keep those in mind - nothing can go wrong ^^ I think ;)
Of cause again - this is just me and my personal opinion - you can go out and be as bold as you want to ^^



Balance

Major denim on denim pitfalls?
Combining denim that’s all the same weight and wash and adding accessories which are too chaotic. Both would be a bit of a miss and you don´t want to look like you just left a old-school rodeo, do you ;)

So start the mixing.
Mix up washes, looks and fabric weights.
A pale lightweight shirt with dark skinnies or a denim skirt and some amazing heels can look very glamorous ^^

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So the secret to pulling of a denim on denim look is balance.
Also its key to know your body and your shape - what is flattering and which pieces just add weight.
Lighter shades of denim draw attention to body areas, whilst darker washes create a slimming effect. Just like always ;)
Pay attention to proportions and this look is easy to pull of for anyone :)
So the only question now is - Which silhouettes work best?
But keep in mind - if it’s done right any silhouette can work. Just start experimenting a bit ;)
Skinny jeans are probably the easiest to pull off for every body shape.
Slouchy boyfriend jeans can pair nicely with a more feminine lightweight shirt, maybe with some ruffles, and instantly give a effortlessly put together look.



Break it up

So if the key to pulling off this look is balance the question is how to create this balance.
The answer is - Break it up. New question - How to?
So here are a few things I thought could be a way to break up your denim on denim ^^


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Inject Colours and Prints

Add a colorful patterned cardigan or striped shirt and you instantly change your look.
Its very easy to just wear a bright colour underneath that denim jacket or to add a complete different fabric to that look ;)
Nothing easier than that ^^

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2.
Play with Accessories

Make sure your accent piece is in the same shade as the rest of your outfit, of you want to go all out ;)
Or add some exciting details, like fur accents or fun embellishments, a bold leather belt or eye catching jewellery or shoes.


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3.
Look for special Accents

Embellished denim jackets add an extra element of texture.
Pearls, Feathers, patches and prints - all add that extra something and break up the all over denim.

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4.
Start the Layering

Depending on the temperatures, just a denim jacket over a t might be a little chilly.
But the denim on denim has a solution for that ;)
Add a coat, a vest or a trench and you´re good to go ^^

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Keep it simple

With all the crazy breaking up there´s only one thing you really have to be careful with!
Do not go ott!!! - Keep it simple guys.
 Classic staples like a white t-shirt or blue oxford do a good job ^^
Especially if you are not to sure about the look or do not feel too comfortable yet :)


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And last but not least ;)
I dont know if it is a all over denim look by definition if you mix colours...
What would you say?
Because you should never forget that there is denim in every colour ;)

For example white ^^


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For some more tips and tricks ;) click here or here
Amazing articles about Do´s and Don´t for the denim on denim.

For more inspiration - Vogue - has some amazing pics
and Zara ´s denim editorial ^^
And more inspiration on pinterest


So what do you think about the Denim on Denim Look?
Lover or Hater?
Have you ever tried it and did it work for you?


I do love the trend ^^
Its so easy to dress it up and down.
Casual looks, light distressed denim shorts mixed with a medium wash or over-sized, denim shirt and a great pair of motorcycle boots,
are as easy as glamorous or sophisticated looks with denim blazers and trouser-cut jeans (perfect for the office btw ^^) accessorized with a sexy, slinky heel - there you go a perfect night out look ^^
So such a allround trend - if you do it right ;)


So let me know what you think and

With lots of love
♥♥♥
Verena

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