I'm Over Fashion Rules, so I'm Fully Embracing This Denim "Mistake" Again

Denim on denim (or the Canadian tuxedo, as some call it) is often described as one of the more divisive outfit ideas. There may be some that even deem it as one of those polarizing fashion "mistakes,” but me and my fellow editors are over those antiquated rules. So yes, denim on denim—especially a denim jacket with jeans—is one of the only looks I want to wear right now. I started wearing this specific look a few seasons ago, and I want to embrace it even more as we head into fall. And I'm not alone, the fashion crowd continues to embrace this ensemble as a chic and laid-back choice.

Below you'll check out the inspiration that showcases how the style set is wearing a denim jacket with jeans. While the two pieces (the jacket and jeans) are the same throughout (in different washes and cuts), each look in question features other basics and trend-forward picks to give you a range of ideas. Keep scrolling for more, along with product recommendations.

Flared denim continues to trend hard and looks quite chic with a cropped tee and that trusty denim jacket.

How to wear a denim jacket with jeans

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@aude_julie

A denim jacket buttoned all of the way up is cool with contrasting relaxed jeans and white sneakers.

How to wear a denim jacket with jeans

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@itsmekellieb

The lighter denim jacket pops against the dark jeans. The wide-leg cut is also very of the moment.

How to wear a denim jacket with jeans

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@claire_most

A matching denim set is fresh for the season. When it's chilly, consider an oversize leather jacket on top.

How to wear a denim jacket with jeans

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@emilisindlev

Cargo jeans are having a moment, and get taken to the next level with a coordinating denim jacket.

While it's more of a shirt/shacket featured here (although a jacket would also work), this ensemble is forward with the idea of tossing a relaxed blazer on top with a sweater around the shoulders for a layered, directional silhouette.

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