How to do Double Denim

Double-Denim

Double denim can look all levels of cool when it's done right. But it can also look dated and just a bit naff if you get it wrong. Here's my top tips for styling your denim-on-denim in a way that looks fresh and stylish.

1. Avoid Basic Styles

Where double denim goes wrong is when the wearer is wearing basic or out-dated style denim: both the shirt/jacket or the jeans themselves. So avoid that classic denim jacket style that is everywhere in the High Street stores. Instead opt for a more directional denim jacket or shirt. Right now, that could be an over-sized shirt, or a boxy denim jacket with a longer line to it.

For jeans, right now I'd advise against skinny jeans, and go for a straight leg with a high waist (or whatever your favourite antidote to skinny jeans is right now).

Modern styles and silhouettes are constantly changing however, so always take note of what's going on in fashion more generally to stay current.

Keep those silhouettes unusual and you'll look anything but basic.

2. Wear an interesting third piece with your double denim

Generally, to make any outfit interesting, just add a third piece to it (not including shoes). And this goes doubly (triple-y) for double denim. 

If the denim on the top half of your outfit is a jacket, wear a top underneath it that has something interesting going on with it, like an asymmetrical neckline, or an unusual texture. Steer away from basic pieces like t-shirts or a classic button down shirt.

If your denim on top is a shirt, try styling the shirt in combination with a fabulous bodysuit.

3. Accessorise

To keep the double denim from veering into basic territory, accessorise with accessories that punctuate and elevate your outfit. This could be anything from statement necklaces to over-size sunglasses.

4. Combining Denim Tones

For best effect, I'd either keep the denim as close in their tones as possible or go for completely different coloured denims (like blue and black). Make it deliberately matching or deliberately very different. Anything in between has the potential to look a bit off.

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Seventies suiting. You can amp it up with seventies print on the suit or shirt, but the silhouette is a mix of clean lines in the flare of the trousers and the slightly wider lapel, with the femininity of a ruffle or pussy-bow blouse. Keep the heel of your shoe a substantial one to balance the wider hem of the trousers. And keep your sunnies humongous. #suzannedelahuntystylist
Seventies suiting. You can amp it up with seventies print on the suit or shirt, but the silhouette is a mix of clean lines in the flare of the trousers and the slightly wider lapel, with the femininity of a ruffle or pussy-bow blouse. Keep the heel of your shoe a substantial one to balance the wider hem of the trousers. And keep your sunnies humongous. #suzannedelahuntystylist
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As we’re all getting back to a kind of normal lifestyle again, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are so much more conscious about what they wear and how they spend their money on clothes. 

It doesn’t make sense to spend a fortune on formal, “going out” clothes that you rarely wear. 

Instead, it’s about investing in quality pieces that you wear every day. And finding financially more sustainable ways of getting those outfits you might need for special occasions - like vintage or renting. 

And then re-purpose and re-style your formal pieces so you can wear them every day. They don’t have to stay hanging in your wardrobe un-worn. 

DM me if you need my personal styling services to help you make your wardrobe work for you. 

#suzannedelahuntystylist

 📸 @johnnysturrock

As we’re all getting back to a kind of normal lifestyle again, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are so much more conscious about what they wear and how they spend their money on clothes.

It doesn’t make sense to spend a fortune on formal, “going out” clothes that you rarely wear.

Instead, it’s about investing in quality pieces that you wear every day. And finding financially more sustainable ways of getting those outfits you might need for special occasions – like vintage or renting.

And then re-purpose and re-style your formal pieces so you can wear them every day. They don’t have to stay hanging in your wardrobe un-worn.

DM me if you need my personal styling services to help you make your wardrobe work for you.

#suzannedelahuntystylist

📸 @johnnysturrock

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“Buy less, choose well” - Vivienne Westwood. 

It’s a false economy to spend money on a lot of fast fashion. In most cases, cheap clothes don’t last long. 

If you invest in beautifully made and well-fitting pieces that go with your other clothes and suit your shape and style, you will get so much more wear and look so much better. 

#suzannedelahuntystylist

“Buy less, choose well” – Vivienne Westwood.

It’s a false economy to spend money on a lot of fast fashion. In most cases, cheap clothes don’t last long.

If you invest in beautifully made and well-fitting pieces that go with your other clothes and suit your shape and style, you will get so much more wear and look so much better.

#suzannedelahuntystylist

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How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist

How to layer your outfits – swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist

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Autumn outfits are all about the boots, the earthy tones, and the layers. 

And try turning your going-out top into a strategic layering piece for day time. #suzannedelahuntystylist

Autumn outfits are all about the boots, the earthy tones, and the layers.

And try turning your going-out top into a strategic layering piece for day time. #suzannedelahuntystylist

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“Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment” - Alexander McQueen.  Fashion can be a way of escaping the roles that you’re expected to fulfil and enable you to express (and be) yourself in an authentic way. The first step is knowing what your personal style is. Then build a wardrobe based on the key elements of your style. #suzannedelahuntystylist

“Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment” – Alexander McQueen. Fashion can be a way of escaping the roles that you’re expected to fulfil and enable you to express (and be) yourself in an authentic way. The first step is knowing what your personal style is. Then build a wardrobe based on the key elements of your style. #suzannedelahuntystylist

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