WIW 06.24 (denim on denim)

Patty's thread about being plagued as a "denim person" (see here), inspired me to try one of the trends I've been avoiding: denim on denim. Not different colored denim on denim (too easy! ;) ), but straight up denim on denim. It turned out much better than I expected, perhaps because I did a denim jacket instead of a denim shirt. At first I tried my light wash flares, but for some reason that looked more wall-of-denim than this did. I also flipped up my collar for the first time.

What do you all think? Did this work as well as I think it did (I like it!) or is it way off? I did wear this to work, and am fully expecting frowns of disapproval from my husband when I see him after I get home :)

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome. (Pardon the inconsistent lighting, the sun wasn't playing nice this morning ><)

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  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Rock on! As someone who remembers at least 2 cycles of the denim-on-denim trend, I was skeptical. You strike just the right chord here -- good ease and proportion. Most importantly you seem completely at ease. Love the scrunched sleeves and popped collar combined with the easy 70's vibe.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago


    But then, I do dig the denim on denim look!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    I too dig the denim tuxedo. I also dig your sweater... maybe because I have a very similar one. ;) Hm, I may have to copy you, too, someday when I find a denim jacket I like. My favorite part is the sassy popped collar!

  • MNsara replied 8 years ago

    Well executed! You look fab in this outfit! Your denim meld nicely, and you totally own this look with the scrunched sleeves, popped collar, and flares. How can you husband not adore this?

  • Heather replied 8 years ago

    Aida, you ROCK the denim on denim! And I love the striped top, too!

    Blue ribbons for your collages, always!

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    That look works especially well on you, Aida. Well done!

  • yellowgirl replied 8 years ago

    Excellent look on you - I especially love that pendant!

  • modgrl replied 8 years ago

    OH YES! You are killin' it in the west coast power suit!! Love it!

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Oooh I am so glad I wasn't out by myself in liking how this turned out. AND a Killer to boot. Well, that just sets my weekend off to a brilliant start :D Thanks, ladies!

    MNsara - My husband strongly dislikes denim jackets (see below), so pretty much any time I wear mine he can't get past it. But if I like it, he's happy that I'm happy :)

    Rita - Hehe! Part of why I avoided trying this look is because, in the city where I live there are plenty of denim jackets to be seen... but rarely sported in an even remotely stylish way.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 8 years ago

    I think denim on denim can be hard to pull off but the simple striped T and understated accessories really pull it together.

  • Reneeb replied 8 years ago

    Denim on denim is hard to pull off but you rock this look. I think the lighter striped top works great and the fit of the jacket is perfect. I have 2 denim shirts and have not worn them yet maybe I need to try my denim jacket.

  • Marley replied 8 years ago

    Speaking as someone who does NOT like denim on denim - I LOVE THIS! I don't even know why - maybe its just your uber-coolness, Aida - but this is great!

  • Polly (thunalata) replied 8 years ago

    VERY good!

  • Scarlet replied 8 years ago

    Biased because I wore something very similar myself today, but I think it looks great on you! The faded blue suits you well and also the whole "attitude" of the thing. I bet DH will approve :)

  • nicoleb replied 8 years ago

    I think you pulled it off! If you do it again i would love to see you in 2 completely different washes of denim together in an outfit. I think this is my favorite way to see the look. :)

  • Lynne replied 8 years ago

    I love it, Aida! Brilliant!

  • O replied 8 years ago

    Love the look, suits you so well. One of these days I'll try more then one denim item in one outfit, but in the meantime I'm doing tome NLP to reprogram my mind and believe it can look good on me :) Thanks for a nudge.

  • Jonesy replied 8 years ago

    You look great! Your hubby will come over to the denim jacket side, just you wait!

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies, very confidence inspiring! I'll definitely be giving this another go in the future.

    Renee - A denim shirt would look great with that pink skirt you posted a few months ago, or maybe a cream top with a denim jacket!

    Marley - Aw thank you! I think you would rock a denim-on-denim look, by the way; could always take baby steps and pair your red skinnies with a denim jacket :) [I think I may have to try that, too, actually!]

    Nicole - I have light and dark wash flares I can try with this jacket, will pair with one of those for next time!

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