Trend Report: Denim from head to toe
This season's biggest trend for everyday casual wear is denim from top to bottom.
How to pull off an all denim look without looking like Justin and Britney from the 2001 American music awards. While this was an iconic moment in fashion, you’re probably not looking to recreate it - unless it’s a costume party. However, this season the denim on denim trend has been spotted everywhere - from the runway all the way to the red carpet.
What’s known as the "Canadian Tuxedo", meaning denim on denim, has got an upgrade in 2019. It’s not about your favorite jean jacket paired with your matching jeans anymore. No, no - it’s so much more. We’re talking dresses and different combinations in different shades. In 2019 we’re taking inspiration from the best denim looks of all times: Madonna in bermuda jean shorts, Geena Davis in "Thelma and Louise“ and Elvis Presley rocking double denim.
This trend has been around since around the 1960s starting with Marilyn Monroe. It then became Drew Barrymore’s staple in the 90s. Why is it still as relevant as ever? Because some of Hollywood's coolest celebrities have worn this look and turned it into iconic moments. Wearing the look in a modern “tuxedo" style, leads to an air of sophistication while the denim material shows an effortless, chic look. The only thing that’s changed over the years are the denim materials; chambray, embroidered, heavy weight, light weight, acid washed and so on. And thank god for stretch!
If you are hesitant, I suggest getting a denim button-up shirt and combining it with the same colored denim pants. You can’t go wrong, it’s style proof. For the more adventurous, I would recommend mixing different shades of denim - the best way to do this is getting a very light wash denim and pairing it with a very dark shade. This way it is obvious your denim on denim look was fantastically intentional and not just a futile attempt of denims that didn't match. The only thing that’s truly important is that the jeans are the same weight. So, pair a heavy weight denim with another heavy weight one, if you mix a soft light weight denim it just looks a little chaotic and mismatched.
Personally, I’m a bit bored of the matchy matchy denim look. So, get out of your comfort zone and try mixing it up a bit like in the picture above. It doesn’t have to be monochromatic, try light denim with a dark one.
Don’t be scared, it’s just fashion!