5 Easy, Elegant Ways To Wear Denim On Denim

Blame Britney and your 5th grade teacher for ruining the reputation of denim-on-denim, because the Candian Tuxedo doesn't have to look tacky. In fact, when done correctly, there's something so insouciant, fashion-forward, and easy about it (Two jean pieces worn together? It ain't rocket science!), that there's no reason it shouldn't be a regular go-to.
To help you get to denim-on-denim paradise without getting lost in the hills and hollers, we've put together five full outfits featuring your favorite jean staples that look chic, not sloppy. Don't believe us? Test drive one of them this lazy weekend morning — and see just how many envious looks you get at brunch!
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Weekend Warrior — The trick to a double-denim, shirt-and-jean look is to keep both slim-fitting and long, and the two washes very different. We like going dark on the bottom and lighter on top, and breaking up the denim party with a pretty belt.

Clockwise from left to right: AG Stevie Jeans, $164, available at Anthropologie; Madewell Chambray Cargo Shirt in Cornflower Wash, $75, available at Madewell; Club Monaco Lydia Cashmere Hat, $89.50, available at Club Monaco; Marni Shopping Bag, $350, available at Marni; Hogan Rebel 20MM Calfskin High Top Sneakers, $316, available at Luisaviaroma; Zara Multi Studded Soft Leather Belt, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Casual Fridays — Wearing jeans to work is a great idea. Just choose those classic workplace staples like a pencil skirt and an oxford shirt, just made in a dark-wash and non-faded denim.

Clockwise from left to right: True Religion Midnight Blue Auburn Lonestar Pencil Skirt, $270, available at Stylebop; J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Chambray Polka Dot, $88, available at J.Crew; Topshop Cameo Baroque Collar, $30, available at Topshop; The Row Surrey Metallic Angora Blend Cardigan, $990, available at Net-A-Porter; ASOS Metal Keeper Super Skinny Waist Belt, $10.55, available at ASOS; AWear Black Alanis Pointed Contrast Flats, $58, available at AWear.
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Dress To Impress — A pretty denim shift dress just calls for a boxy jacket now that fall's temperatures are getting a little icy. Your trusty jean jacket should do the trick nicely.

Clockwise from left to right: Armani Exchange Opaque Tights, $20, available at Armani Exchange; AG Adriano Goldschmied Robyn Denim Jacket, $195, available at Calypso St. Barth; Charles Anastase Mina Denim Dress, $594.50, available at La Garconne; Jennifer Loiselle Mitford Bib Necklace, $110, available Boticca; Emma Go Hendrix Boots, $248, available at Pixie Market.
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'70s Suit — With a wide-legged, mid-rise pair of jeans, you can't help but just fall into the '70s vibe. Go for a long, slim-fit denim blazer and a striped shirt. Jane Birkin would approve!

Clockwise from left to right: Current/Elliot High Rise Bell Flared Trousers, $63, available at Current/Elliot; Saint James Tee, $90, available at J.Crew; Linea Pelle Braided Link Skinny Belt, $58, available at Neiman Marcus. ; Rachel Zoe Faded Black Denim Blazer, $485, available at Stylebop; Juicy Couture Princess Studs, $48, available at Juicy Couture; Loeffler Randall Orlina Lace Up Booties, $, available at Loeffler Randall; Coach Crushed Felt Fedora, $198, available at Coach.
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Black Magic Woman — All-black denim is a tricky way to do the Canadian tuxedo (and even totally chic for a night out). Just make sure you pile on the bling.

Clockwise from left to right: DVF Leila Tank, $285, available at Net-A-Porter; T by Alexander Wang Jean Jacket, $680, available at La Garconne; DANNIJO Natasha Bracelets, $320, available at DANNIJO; Oasis Premium Coated Jeans, $88, available at Oasis; Miss Selfridge Lion Head Belt, $25, available at Miss Selfridge; Mango Contrast Toe Cap Pumps, $109.99, available at Mango.
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