Thursday, 19 May 2011

Double the fun

Second-hand jacket / AA top / Topshop skirt

For my generation, I think the concept of denim-on-denim conjures up images of Britney and Justin and awful 90s boy bands with curtains. You definately walk a fine line when dipping your toe in the double denim waters, there is no denying that. The majority, myself included, use denim as a canvas. If you took denim to a party, nine times out of ten it would sit in the corner with a Diet Coke while a pair of shoes or a blouse told jokes and anecdotes. I guess double denim is the equivalent of denim getting drunk on tequila shots at the bar, doing the bus driver dance and showing the whole party its knickers. What I'm trying to say is that it makes a statement out of something that isn't normally the focus. While it is a statement in itself, I think at the same time you need a distraction from the double denim action, like a stripe or a polka dot. Is that right there an admission that double denim is inherently wrong and that you need something to trick the eye into looking at something else? I'm not quite sure. I think like Marmite and Jedward, you either love it or you hate it. And I love all three. So hate me.

What do you think of denim-on-denim, very right or very very wrong?


  1. I love your skirt! I've only worn double denim a few times (not including the countless times my mum dressed me in jeans and a denim jacket when i was a youngster haha!) and i think it looks quite nice, not something i'd wear every day though xxx

  2. I rate double denim for sure! It's a tricky one to work but if you get it right, then it's perfection!

    Good to see I'm not the only one in the blogsphere who doesn't own an SLR and have some anonymous person there on cue to take pics all the time ;)


  3. Denim on denim works so well! I love the way you've pulled it off here. Blue denim on white denim (or any other colour really) is another alternative if people aren't as daring as you haha. I'm a huge double denim advocate, so I'm probably biased, but I think it's just the wrong people wearing it the wrong way that's given it such a bad rap. Definitely not a faux par! xx

  4. Love the way you have described double denim. You have a lovely style of writing. I love the look too x

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  6. Wore denim on denim last week on a night out. So wrong that its so right! X