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Denim On Denim, Can It Be Done? Stars Show Off Do's & Don'ts For Working The Trend!

Mon, March 14, 2011 10:34am EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 1 Comment


Before you try out this look read my pointers so you manage to score a chic, not bleak, get-up!

Denim on denim only seems to work on the uber stylish, but with jeans popping up in bright new colors and washes it’s definitely way more wearable than it was in the past! So, how do you pull off the trend without looking like you got dressed in the dark? Read on to learn how and check out Whitney Port and Ashley Greene — while the Twilight star unfortunately missed the mark, Whitney looks so cool in the trend!

The key to making this look work is really varying the type of denim — opting for a variety of washes and creating a contrast will transform your look from dated to undeniably cool. While Ashley opted for two different washes, I wish she would’ve tucked in the top or maybe added a blazer or belt to break up the look — instead it just looks mismatched. If her shirt was a bit bigger and she had rolled up the sleeves and showed off some bangles I might have felt differently about her get-up.

Whitney, on the other hand, turned up looking effortlessly chic in M2F colored skinny jeans and a tucked in denim top. Colored denim seems to be everywhere for spring — and even if you don’t think a pair of bright jeans would work on you, why not opt for something neutral, like white jeans? I like how Whitney also played with proportions, wearing an over-sized shirt.

Strategic accessories and playing with proportions and washes is key to making this look work — wearing a super-light, deconstructed, over-sized top with dark jeans is the easiest way to pull it off. Leaving an extra button open and having a light, floral, or lace cami on display is another way to break up the get-up. Don’t overdo it with the denim — instead, compliment the look with accessories. Add some jewelry and a nice messenger bag to compliment the look and kick up the cool quotient.

Denim on denim isn’t so hard to pull off after all! Is this a look you plan on trying out?

Katrina Mitzeliotis