The Subtle Way to Wear Denim-on-Denim Is Here

It's no wonder why the denim-on-denim trend resurfaces time after time. After all, it mixes Americana, Western sensibilities, and the look of colorful monochrome into one. It's at once casual and statement-making, a reminder of that one little item in your closet you just can't live without: your favorite pair of jeans. If denim-on-denim outfits are a look you've been meaning to try but are searching for a little inspiration before delving head-first into this style, we're here to lend some much-needed inspiration.

Keep reading for four denim-on-denim looks by street style experts who prove that this trend is here to stay.

Bold Color

Italian It girl Chiara Capitani breaks up light-wash denim-on-denim with bright pops of color that include a cobalt quilted jacket, orange handbag, and fuchsia heels. Faded denim provides a neutral palette to play with color and mix bold hues you may not typically pair together.

Patchwork Details

Model Alana Zimmer is photographed here wearing a street style favorite: patchwork denim. The contrasting wash in her jeans cleverly ties in the light wash of her chambray shirt. To round off the look, Zimmer went for a neutral pair of heeled sandals that hit right at the cuff of her jeans.

Monochrome in Color

This gorgeous jacket worn by designer Kelly Harrington is actually a DIY creation. The bright cobalt fur collar takes center stage here, pairing brilliantly with a bright red bag. Harrington uses various shades of blue, creating a monochrome look that still provides contrast within the hue. Check out the front view of her outfit on Instagram for a complete look at this amazing denim-on-denim outfit.

Statement-Making Outerwear

Photographer and stylist Margaret Zhang knows how to harness the power of a showstopping trench coat as evidenced here by this gorgeous denim-on-denim outfit. To balance the look, Zhang pairs black accessories including pumps and a silk scarf. Casual, undone, but statement-making, this is denim-on-denim at its chicest.

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