How to Wear the Denim on Denim Trend

Kastle Waserman
by Kastle Waserman

Who doesn’t have some denim in their closet? Denim is a classic fabric that dates back to the late 1800s when Levi Strauss & Co. started making denim work pants from denim reinforced with rivets. In the 1950s, denim exploded into the mainstream as the look of rebels when James Dean and Marlon Brando brought jeans to the movie screens. It has since become a wardrobe staple for men and women.


Denim isn’t just about blue jeans. You can find denim in various color washes and even different shades of the classic blue. Denim also offers a variety of textures to choose from, including the “worn-in” looks of distressed, stonewash, and acid wash to the more polished look of raw and selvedge.


Denim also isn’t just about jeans. You can find almost any type of clothing made out of denim, from hats to skirts. Wearing denim on denim is sometimes playfully called the “Canadian Tuxedo,” based on a funny story involving singer/actor Bing Crosby.


While denim never goes out of style, wearing denim on denim is trending and is a great look for fall heading into winter.


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Denim skirt

Denim jacket

Denim shirt

Denim jeans


Here are some ways to style denim on denim.

Denim Skirt And Fitted Jacket


A slim-fit denim jacket works perfectly with an a-line denim skirt for a flattering silhouette. Y2K denim midi and maxi skirts are all the rage right now, plus they are a versatile addition to your wardrobe for an elevated alternative to jeans. A straight line, slim waist-length or cropped jacket balances the volume of the skirt for a feminine look.

Denim Ankle Crop Jeans And Baggy Jacket


Denim can go dark in black washes that give it an edgier look. Create a monochrome black denim set of an oversized jacket and jeans. I love my big black jacket in winter because I bought it a size up, and I can layer it over sweaters for some extra warmth. Also, look for ankle-cropped jeans for winter, which leave room for those chunky, insulated boots you need to break out when the snow starts to fall.

Denim Jeans And Shirt


Jeans are the cornerstone of denim fashion. Experiment with different cuts, styles and fits to find what suits your body shape best. I prefer a classic straight-leg, but you can also opt for skinny, flared, wide-leg, cropped, high waist, and low waist. Pair your favorite pair of jeans with a denim shirt. You can go monochrome using the same style of denim or mix things up with different color washes or textures.


Now that you know how to wear the denim on denim trend, which one will you try?


See more of my looks in the  Stiletto City blog and my  Instagram page.

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