How Not to Look Frumpy When Wearing Denim on Denim

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Three Denim on Denim Fashion Tips

When I first wore this shirt I paired it with some slouchy shorts and polka dot scarf, that outfit will be on the blog later this week, but I immediately thought that this denim tank would look great with a pair of denim jeans. At first my boyfriend said I was crazy and I couldn’t wear denim on denim but that was because I first tired to wear it with a too similar shade of blue. I was looking like one frumpy mess. I changed the jeans for a darker wash and voila! the denim on denim outfit worked.

I’ve worn denim on denim a few times before but the colors were always very contrast. Like the white denim vest and printed denim skinnies outfit I shared a couple of weeks ago, How I Wear Printed Denim. I also paired a polka dot chambray top with a pair of periwinkle denim pants, I didn’t share this outfit on my blog but you can see it on Facebook.

Since I’ve grown a liking to this denim on denim trend, I’ve come up with a couple of fashion tips that you can apply when rocking the denim.

1. Pair Two Different Shades of Denim
One of the easiest ways to pull off the denim on denim look is to wear two different colors/washes. Pair a dark wash denim with a light one, like I did in this outfit and you’ll look casually chic.

2. Wear Denim in Unexpected Pieces
Since denim is always popular you don’t have to keep it restrained to a denim jacket or denim pants. You can find denim everywhere. Consider trying a denim skirt, vest, shorts, and even a denim bralette. Yes, it’s denim galore. For example, consider the combinations of a cropped bralette with a high-waisted skirt or a cropped vest with low-rise skinnies.

3. Don’t Go Overboard with the Denim
The tricky part about wearing denim on denim is not going overboard. You wouldn’t want to wear a denim button down with denim pants and a denim jacket and especially if they are the same wash. If you want to be daring and wear denim of the same shade try it in small amounts, by this I mean wear denim shorts with a denim vest or short-sleeved top. Balance the proportions and you won’t be overpowered by denim.

So, I would love to know, have you tired a denim on denim look?

Stay Stylish,

Photos: @peterlang


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19 thoughts on “How Not to Look Frumpy When Wearing Denim on Denim

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    I love these looks! Thanks for the style inspiration 🙂


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    Emily Ulrich

    I love denim on denim! With the right heels and neckline, I would never consider it frumpy. You’ve styled the look wonderfully!

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    Lovely photos, you look really beautiful :))

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    definitely not frumpy! love the two tones together
    kw ladies in navy

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    you look great in the double denim! I love wearing two different shades and pairing them together.

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    Tugba Ates

    Love your style! Would you like to follow each other?

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    beautiful heels!

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    I also thought denim on denim was a little too much, but I actually found it to work.
    This outfit looks great especially paired with those pumps.

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      Thank you cintya!

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    Sunday Desire

    You look gorgeous as always
    The top is really amazing, stunning necklace, and the shoes so fab!
    Love the touch of leopard 😉
    Great styling tips, thank for sharing dear!

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      Thank you Desire – happy you liked how the outfit turned out. I get a little nervous wearing denim on denim at times.

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    You look so pretty and so chic. Love the denim on denim and your tips!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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      Thank you Maylee! Happy you loved the tips!

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    Great outfit. xx

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    You look stunning, dear!

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    This denim top and your pumps are amazing.


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    I really love this look, the top is perfect !

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    I think you just had the perfect heels for a double denim look, it’s perfect!

    Mafalda ❤

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      Thank you Mafalda!