The dos and don’ts of wearing double denim!

It was once the fashion choice of Nineties popstars and Texan line dancers, but double denim has since had a complete style turnaround. We agree it's still a risky choice, but when it's done right, wearing top-to-toe denim can look effortlessly chic.

Here are a few easy tips to ensure your outfit looks more catwalk and less cowboy!


1. Try different colours
If you're a double denim virgin, ease yourself into the style by pairing blue denim with other colours like black, white or dark green. Selena Gomez' black skinnies are the perfect match for her bleached shirt – we bet you have the makings of this outfit in your own wardrobe!

2. Incorporate a non-denim piece
Break up the monotony of an all-denim look by adding another key piece in a different fabric. A chiffon cami under your denim jacket is a simple way to do this – or add a biker jacket like Karlie Kloss:

3. Mix up textures
Distressed denim is the perfect way to add some variation to your look – this street style maven looks grungy but sleek in her ripped boyfriend jeans and oversized jacket. Love!

4. Go luxe
A structured blazer, killer heels or a blingin' necklace will pump up your outfit's glamour levels no end. Gold cuffs and an oversized jacket really make this blogger's look something special:



1. Take it too far
Three words: simple, simple, simple. A shirt and skinny jeans is the perfect double denim outfit choice – don't go overboard with denim accessories or a third matching item! Olivia Palermo gets it 100% right with this elegant combination:

2. Wear all bleached denim
Matching different shades and washes of denim can work very well, but try to steer clear of wearing two identically bleached denim pieces, unless you are a fan of the Canadian Tuxedo look. Cara Delevingne plays it safe by combining two similar denims in a darker shade of blue. Stunning!

3. Wear themed accessories
Yes, you are wearing double denim. No, you are not Clint Eastwood. Leave the stetson, cowboy boots and bandana at home, unless you want to risk looking like Justin Timberlake in his prime!

4. Channel ghosts of fashion past
It may have worked for Britney and Justin (see above), but that doesn't mean it's right for you. While we certainly admire Rihanna's bravery in stepping out looking every bit the Nineties fashion goddess, we're not sure it would be our first choice!