There has been much talk this season about “double denim”. To begin with, I was not sure what it meant. On investigation, I discovered that it simply means wearing two items of clothing made of denim cloth.
Would you or wouldn’t you wear double denim?
This is definitely a look that is likely to divide opinion. Old cowboy movies may come to mind. Not very feminine; however times change and it is now apparently “a la mode”! There are many areas that need to be considered if you want to experiment with this look. Should the denim match or contrast? If you match or closely match you will gain the illusion of height; however, if you pair a dark denim jacket with white jeans unless you are tall, it may create too much of a dividing line, thus reducing your height.
I needed a new denim jacket as my old one was past its sell-by date. These days I prefer a jacket that covers the hips, so I did not want to buy a classic style. It took me ages to find the belted denim jacket I am wearing above. I tried this more classic style first but somehow it looked too big on me and not in a good way. It would probaply work well if you had wider shoulders. I prefer the softer fabric of the one I am wearing and the V neckline and looser shape I found more flattering. Lilac scarf from St.Tropez market.
If you choose to wear two pieces of denim together I think that it is important to have an accent colour to lift the outfit. Here I have added my purple WinserLondon sweater, a statement necklace from MarksandSpencer, they do some great costume jewellery at very reasonable prices, and a bright yellow clutch bag.
I have every intention of teaming my new denim jacket with a pair of white jeans when I have found a pair to replace my old ones. Clutch bag old similar.
Well, what do you think of my experiment? It is OK if you don’t like it I know it may not be to everybody’s taste. However, if we never try a new look we will never know if it suits us or not. I actually came to like the look and will be wearing it again.
During my visit to St.Tropez market guess what I saw in the window of one of the posh boutiques. Yes, double denim. So maybe the chic French women will be embracing this look.
All photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram