Friday, 9 August 2013

How To Do Double Denim Subtly With Coloured Denim

Denim jacket, plaid & tie-dye scarf
Double denim (or denim on denim) is a look some find a little too matchy-matchy, which I can completely understand. But if you're hesitant and want to try it, all you need to do to ease yourself in is simply pair coloured denim with your traditional blue - blue with white, blue with red, etc. - the easiest combination being a denim jacket and coloured jeans. It then looks a lot less like a denim "suit" and is easy to style.  

So I went with my fave denim jacket and white skinnies - perfect for a cooler summer day. The colourful additions to this outfit were my trusty coral brogues (these ones are almost identical) and a gorgeous hand painted silk scarf I was kindly gifted by Lush Scarves, who specialise in handmade scarves. The one I chose was the Lava Marine tie-dye scarf - it's so pretty and soft!

Are you a fan of the double denim look? And if not, would you consider the more subtle "denim on coloured denim" look instead...? Let me know in the comments!

Denim, plaid & white skinnies
Neon nails & oversized rose gold watch
Denim jacket, plaid & tie-dye scarf
Happy Friday everyone - it's the weekend!! Thanks so much for dropping by :)
Catherine x
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Scarf: Lush Scarves, Denim jacket: Asos, Shirt: Very, Jeans: Asos, Bag: Karen Millen, Brogues: Office, Watch: Asos, Rings: Asos / Debenhams, Nails: Models Own Luis Lemon

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  1. Wow! The colors are gorgeous...outfit perfection!
    Debbie :)

  2. You look fab Catherine!


  3. I love it! I've always been a fan of denim on denim, even if the whole outfit is blue denim. Here, it's subtle yet gorgeous and chic! This is a perfect outfit for a cool night. Unfortunately, where I am, I'd be sweating like crazy in that!

    Have a great day, Catherine!
    A Southern Drawl

  4. Love this denim combination. White jeans are always wonderful. xoxoxo

  5. Your scarf and blouse were just made for each other! D on D...done right looks awesome, done wrong eh not so much. I get to see a lot of D on D here in Texas, both the good and the not so good. :o)

  6. I love the combination of that shirt with the jacket.

  7. OBSESSED with all your rings and your nail polish. LOVELY!

  8. That is a lovely, lovely scarf you have there my dear. Love the look.

  9. very good layering here! loving demin with white pants...

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  10. I love your look; IMHO it doesnt look like denim on denim at all! I think of double denim like a leisure suit done in xoxo

  11. LOVE the shoes and the scarf and the nail color...just plain LOVE your whole outfit. Denim is one of my favorite fabrics. So versatile.

  12. Love the colors and the layering!

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    Rhea @ Rhea Et Cetera

    Happy Sunday! :)

  13. Hi,
    I just came across your blog and glad i did. I found pleasure to read.

    I work with and am usually very stingy about giving out complements ;) Good

    Job! Congratulations to you on your wonderful blog.
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  14. Great outfit, love this combination :) whoo your red shoes are just me.

    Thanks for sharing atthe hops x

  15. it is the blue on blue that makes me hesitate. Blue on white or white on blue is much better to my eye. Great job.

  16. Really useful and concise little tutorial ... not out of reach, practical and you look amazing as always. It's these little ideas that make paying attention to wardrobe interesting. Process!

  17. I love that scarf and your nail polish is awesome!

  18. I want to borrow this outfit, kay? LOVED how you did the denim on denim look! Perfection! *pinning this*
    Thank you for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

  19. um i have complete leg envy .. perfect pins!! in white perfect jeans no less.. Love this catherine (ps i do believe you are the queen of scarves! ) xx thanks so much for joining up with passion for fashion again, hope you'll join us again tomorrow! xx

  20. I've got to admit, I didn't think double denim could or should work. But I have to say, I love this outfit. It really does work! You look great x
    Heroine In Heels

  21. What a vibrant outfit, Catherine! :) You look great.
    Although I'm not really afraid of the double denim look, I think I prefer wearing coloured denims on the bottom and a denim jacket/shirt.


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