You Said: No to Denim on Denim

September 7th, 2010


selvedge-chambray-shirt_090710We asked: Would you wear Denim on Denim?

You said:  No to Denim on Denim, with a 74-26 split in votes.

Style tip? In a season celebrating utility fabrics, it’s only natural to be tempted to double up on the denim.  But how do you wear denim on denim without looking like you’re over-the-top matchy?  The trick is to vary something about the denim–it can be the color, the weight, the texture, or even the distressing.  We love the look of a light chambray shirt (like the J Crew one pictured) paired with a dark rinse denim bottom - skinny jeans or a skirt will do.  Try finishing off the look with a dash of color, as with a bright red satchel or tote.

Next question: This week, we have a question for the guys out there.  Would you carry a man bag?  These men’s totes and side bags are practical, but they’re certainly not for every guy. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you carry a man bag?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Selvedge Chambray Shirt | $98 at J Crew

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. AbraCat  |  September 7th, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Is that skirt denim? Am I missing something?

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 7th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    @AbraCat – No, the skirt in the picture isn’t denim – the item referenced is the shirt.

  • 3. AbraCat  |  September 8th, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Right, but I thought it was about about denim on denim– where’s the other denim? I guess the picture’s NOT meant to be an example of it. I may just need more coffee…

  • 4. Trisha  |  September 8th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    No, no, it’s not you…it’s our bad for not referencing an actual photo of denim on denim. Sorry!

  • 5. Stacy Shade  |  September 14th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    The outfit in the photo is cute – I love denim with tan/beige, brown! However, denim on denim is a “no, no” for me. :)

  • 6. Idelissa  |  September 17th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I thought the rule was that denims could be combined provided that they did not match in tone or texture, so that they dont look as if they were intended to be matched.

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