"Double denim" is one of the few phrases that instantly conjure up the same image in everyone's minds: Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears walking the red carpet in their matching jean suits. Since that pivotal fashion moment of 2001, all-denim looks have become unexpectedly chic and surprisingly innovative. While the look was formerly confined to jeans and a chambray shirt, brands like Maje are giving these outfits a major update. In the Parisian label's newly released denim capsule collection, classic denim pieces get stylish modern touches, like patchwork denim, color-blocking, and unexpected proportions.
To toast the collection's launch, we co-hosted an event with fashion's favorite Chriselle Lim at the Maje boutique in Beverly Hills, where Lim filled us in on how to wear the season's biggest trend. "First of all, there is nothing stronger than a full denim look," she says. "Casual wear is having such a moment right now because people are realizing that denim is not just about jeans—it's an attitude."
Below, see how to pull off her double-denim look with Maje, or shop the full collection and bring Britney back.
Denim Up Top
The cropped hem on this denim jacket looks great with high-waisted bottoms.
We love this fusion of denim and a kimono construction. Wear it with voluminous wide-leg pants to play with proportions.
Denim Down Below
This geometric denim skirt is a flirty take on a more expected pencil silhouette. Due to the midi-length, add height to your legs by wearing some chunky heels.
Jeans? Trousers? Either way, we want to slip into these ASAP. Pair them with a cropped shirt or knot your top front and center to accentuate your waist.
Color-blocking done right. Try this skirt with a statement-sleeve top to mature the look.
How major would this jumpsuit look with platform heels for an outdoor cocktail party?
Just add white sneakers.
This piece is completely shifting our perspective on denim silhouettes. Try it with a collared white button-up underneath to make it more work-appropriate.
Finish Your Double Denim With ...
The jeweled buckle detail dresses up an all-denim look. Plus, you can never go wrong with a patriotic red-and-blue combo.
Ready to go full denim? Shop the complete capsule collection here.