I Love a Double Denim Outfit—Here are 5 Easy Ones to Try This Spring

Whenever I wear a double-denim outfit, there's almost always someone who comments on how "brave" I am for wearing such a bold look. Okay, I understand the reservations some people might have around the "Canadian tuxedo"—most of which relate to a certain Justin and Britney look c.2001 or, alternatively, the memory of a questionable teenage outfit they'd rather forget—but I find that double denim is one of the coolest and easiest looks you can wear for mild spring weather.

If you love co-ords and boilersuits, or embrace the tonal-dressing trend, then I'm certain you'll love double denim. For me, it's an easy pairing that requires relatively little effort and thought and has just the right amount of old-school charm. My favourite way to wear double denim is a simple pair of straight-leg jeans, a denim shirt and a knotted red neckerchief for a little Wild West twist. But of course, there are so many other ways to work this look.


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I've rounded up five different denim-heavy ensembles in order to help you nail double-denim dressing but in your own unique way. We'll be taking some stylish inspiration from Sylvia Mus, who's jumped on board the denim midi skirt bandwagon, and Who What Wear's own Emily Dawes, who riffs on retro styling with a denim waistcoat and loose leg jeans. Ready? Scroll down to shop my favourite double-denim looks for spring. 



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Style Notes: You can't go wrong with the classic, '80s-inspired charm of a denim-jacket-and-jeans pairing, as seen here on Oluwaseun. Styling-wise, we recommend sticking to a boxier-fit jacket and straight-leg jeans for a contemporary spin. 


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Style Notes: Double denim doesn't always have to mean jeans and a shirt. Here, Franny Fyne shakes things up with a loose-fit jacket and ankle-length denim dress. It's exactly what we want to wear on a mild spring weekend. 


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Style Notes: A denim midi skirt is a good way to work the double-denim look in autumn. We'll be taking our cues from Sylvie Mus and adding an oversized denim shirt, hoop earrings and heeled mules.


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Style Notes: As affiliate editor Emily Dawes proves, with the right pieces you could even pull off triple denim. Just add a waistcoat to your regular jacket and jeans combo. 


1. Boxy Denim Jacket + Straight-Leg Jeans


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Style Notes: The perfect in-between seasons outfit, this look might be simple, but wow is it effective. Swap out the loafers for sandals and the ditch the trench once the weather warms up.


2. Oversized Denim Jacket + Denim Skirt


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Style Notes: Chances are you've seen denim midi skirts doing the rounds on Instagram, and for good reason. Trendy but still classic, they look good with everything from knitwear to shirts and blazers to cropped jackets. Add a silk scarf to your denim skirt look for a Parisian touch. Not ready for open-toe shoes? Wear with knee-high boots instead. 


3. Denim Trench Coat and Flared Jeans


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Style Notes: Ok, this might be my favourite look of the lot. We know flared jeans are having a moment right now, and they look particularly good with a heeled ankle boot. Add a neutral knit and simple jewellery to let the trench really pop.


4.Black and White Denim 


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Style Notes: Who said double denim looks had to be all blue? Go monochrome by sandwiching black jeans between a white denim jacket and trainers. Summer-ready accessories complete the look perfectly.


5. Double Dark Denim for Evening


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Style Notes: Make the Canadian tuxedo work for the evening but opting for a darker wash and adding polished accessories like a satin bag, sparkly earrings and barely-there heels. Perfection!


This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.

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