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 πŸ™‚

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. 28 September 2013 / 12:01 pm

    What a vibrant outfit, Catherine! πŸ™‚ 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.

  2. 15 August 2013 / 2:43 pm

    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

  3. 15 August 2013 / 10:40 am

    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

  4. 14 August 2013 / 9:25 pm

    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!

  5. 14 August 2013 / 2:37 pm

    I love that scarf and your nail polish is awesome!

  6. 14 August 2013 / 1:39 pm

    such a fun combination, love it!

  7. 13 August 2013 / 4:23 pm

    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!

  8. 12 August 2013 / 7:33 pm

    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.

  9. 12 August 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Great outfit, love this combination πŸ™‚ whoo your red shoes are just me.

    Thanks for sharing atthe hops x

  10. 12 August 2013 / 6:51 am

    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 πŸ˜‰ Good

    Job! Congratulations to you on your wonderful blog.
    I will come back often to read more πŸ™‚


  11. 12 August 2013 / 2:19 am

    Love the colors and the layering!

    Visiting from the Sunday Style blog hop,
    Rhea @ Rhea Et Cetera

    Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

  12. 12 August 2013 / 1:35 am

    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.

  13. 11 August 2013 / 11:46 pm

    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 denim…lol xoxo

  14. 10 August 2013 / 9:12 am

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

  15. 10 August 2013 / 1:33 am

    I love the combination of that shirt with the jacket.

  16. 10 August 2013 / 1:02 am

    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)

  17. 9 August 2013 / 11:50 pm

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

  18. 9 August 2013 / 7:41 pm

    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

  19. 9 August 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Great mix of patterns and fabrics!

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