Double Denim Yes or No?

Fashion advice for 40+ women. How I wear double denim



Fashion advice for women 40+ How I wear my blue denim shirt with  dark denim jeans. Statement bag.



Fashion advice for women 40+. How I wear my blue denim shirt with white T shirt and statement bag.



Can we ever get enough of denim. It is one of the most hard wearing and hard working fabrics in our wardrobes. It seems that this season denim is even more in fashion than usual.

Not only is it plentifully available in the form of jeans from skinny to boyfriend, to flared and bootcut but we are being encouraged to wear it from head to toe. Denim dresses in the office, jeans teamed with jackets for more formal occasions and the ultimate “double denim”.  A denim shirt teamed with jeans.

I thought that I would give it a try so here I am in a mid toned denim shirt worn with dark denim kick flare jeans. I feel it is wise to team a lighter denim top with a darker pair of jeans.  It gives a better balance in my opinion than two denim items in similar tones.


What do you think. Would you or wouldn’t you wear this trend?


My blue bag is by Modalu. A British made brand I have just discovered.
The denim shirt I have had for a couple of season. I have listed similar below.
My jeans are bootcut by NYDJ



[thefeedproducts style=’two’]



  1. Pam@over50feeling40
    28th April 2015 / 13:23

    You look lovely. I have worn it in the past and probably would again.

  2. une femme
    28th April 2015 / 13:39

    You look fabulous, and the bag is such a pretty color too. Yes, I’d double up. I also follow that “rule” of mixing denims, though many of the magazines and websites say it’s OK to match now.

  3. Linda @ Over Sixty's Dating
    28th April 2015 / 14:29

    Denim is always cool, you look fab and yes very chic.

  4. Zoe
    28th April 2015 / 14:47

    I’m with you on mixing denims. I’d never wear two similar denims, despite what’s said in the press. Looks great on you.

  5. Rita
    28th April 2015 / 16:33

    I often wear double denim, but NEVER matching pieces.

  6. Sue
    28th April 2015 / 17:09

    I’m sure I once read that women shouldn’t wear jeans after a certain age, but I’m still wearing mine at the age of 67 and have no intention of giving them up! I’ve not worn double denim, but you look so chic in your outfit that I’m going to look for a denim shirt too. Definitely not matching though.

  7. Libby Wilkie
    28th April 2015 / 17:13

    Yes, I would wear; especially with the dark and light contrast. And then the white shirt underneath is a nice addition too. Looks great!

  8. Jane Sanderson
    28th April 2015 / 17:32

    You look great in this outfit! The very dark jeans stop it from looking too double-denim. I think if you wear the same shade top and bottom, it has to match EXACTLY, like co-ordinates, otherwise it looks awful…

  9. The Hipsterette
    29th April 2015 / 02:40

    Rules are made to be broken – not so long ago denim on denim was verboten, but now it’s the “in” thing. I love the combo you have chosen (and the bag)!

  10. Jennifer
    29th April 2015 / 04:00

    You look great and I adore that bag! Double denim yes. I usually contrast not only the tone but the weight to give it more interst. White denim with blue is a favorite of mine.
    Have a great week.

  11. 29th April 2015 / 11:02

    Great blog. Enjoyed it. Made me feel younger.
    See my blog at:

  12. Accidental Icon
    29th April 2015 / 14:05

    Yes, for double denim! I have a denim jumper and matching denim duster in the bluest of blue. Love to wear it on sunny days!

    Accidental icon

  13. Catherine Robinson
    29th April 2015 / 14:58

    You wear it well, Josephine!

  14. Veronique
    29th April 2015 / 16:28

    I love your bag and all the look!

  15. Los Angeles
    1st May 2015 / 20:00

    BLUE IS YOU — you could not look lovelier!

I love to hear from you please leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign up for new posts

And don’t worry, you can unsubscribe at anytime.

Disclaimer: Products featured on Chicatanyage sometimes (but not always) include affiliate links. This means that a small referral commission may be paid to the retailer (at no extra cost to you). This contributes to the cost of maintaining this blog including Hosting fees etc. Chicatanyage could not exist without these small payments so thank you for your contribution.