No word of a lie, this has to be the first time I’ve worn a double denim look (excluding any looks my mother may or may not have subjected me to as a child). It has always been considered such a fashion faux-pas in the past and anyone who dares to successfully pull off the look runs the risk of having a Britney and Justin moment circa 2001. As fabulous as it was, admittedly it is not a look to be aiming for.
In fact, this wasn’t even planned. As soon as we landed into LAX on Sunday, we dropped our bags off and quickly hurried off to the Fairfax Trading Post market. When packing for this trip, I realized that despite all the jackets and coats that I own (which trust me, is a lot) that I didn’t actually own a lightweight, summer jacket. Hell, I didn’t even own a denim jacket! Which is quite outrageous, coming to think of it. Walking around the market, double denim looks seemed to encompass the cool, LA style that all the girls were wearing.
It was actually my boyfriend who noticed this stall selling a selection of Levi’s jackets. After trying on a couple of lovely but ill-fitting finds, I found this number. A light blue, distressed collar and just-the-right-amount-of-oversized jacket that I managed to nab for a mere $40. It has since become one of those items in my closet that I wasn’t sure what I wearing before it.
However, since I wear a lot of jeans and denim on my lower half, there is no doubt that the double denim look will surface once again. I think the tip to making it work, is using similar palette tones in your denim as this will help the look feel a lot more fluid and less jarring. However, mixing different shades of light and dark can also work if you’re up for being more adventurous.
How do you wear your denim? 🙂
Jacket: Levis Vintage
Sandals: French Connection
Belt & Necklace: Topshop
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