Style / August 21, 2017

How to Wear: Denim on Denim

Happy Tuesday! This post is a collaboration with my friend Chrisa, check out her denim styling tips at – and be sure to follow her on Instagram @chrisathegreek

I just got back from a weekend in Denver, so fun! Per usual, I packed a ton of denim pieces, which led me to writing this blog post. SO many pieces now are denim or chambray (shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, jackets, dresses, and even hats!) With so many of us owning and wearing tons of denim, you probably run into some obstacles pairing these pieces together in a cohesive (non costume-y) way.

I’ve put together a quick check-list of Do’s and Don’ts for you, and added some photos for inspiration!

Denim on Denim Do’s and Don’ts

» Do: Incorporate different washes; choose a lighter wash top, and a darker wash bottom (or vice versa)

« Don’t: Choose the same wash for your top and bottom pieces. A matchy-matchy Canadian Tuxedo is not what we’re going for

» Do: Pair a distressed denim jacket with polished denim shorts, or destroyed denim jeans with a pressed chambray top

« Don’t: Wear a destroyed jacket and shorts, or a polished pair of jeans and a heavy pressed shirt

» Do: Only wear two pieces at a time

« Don’t – Wear a denim shirt, jeans, and hat at the same time. This is acceptable on the runway, but it looks costume-y for everyday

Thanks for reading! What are your favorite denim pieces at the moment? ♥

xx Kaela




  1. Rachel

    Love this post and your tips! My favorite denim of the moment is the ripped & oversized topshop jacket from Nordstrom! Can’t stop wearing it 😉 XXoo

    22 . Aug . 2017
  2. Alayna

    This is so helpful for someone who is trying to build a timeless capsule wardrobe! I actually just wore a Canadian tuxedo for a chill dinner with the boyf’s family – I was self-conscious about the distressed look (his aunt is one of THOSE who literally will comment on anything and everything) so I went with dark wash high waisted jeans and a light wash button up chambray top! Glad I got it half right!! Great post xoxo

    10 . Nov . 2017

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