Double denim - a phrase that can cause a shudder down the spine of even the most adventurous of dressers. Double denim is not only for cowgirls, it was big news on the Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks. Follow these tips on how to work the trend and avoid looking corny.
As a general rule it is safer to go lighter on the top and darker on the bottom. This will create a slimmer silhouette, drawing attention away from the thighs and bum. Matchy matchy can work too but it takes some style know how and precise planning.
An easy and flattering way to work the double denim trend is to team an oversized light blue denim shirt with dark skinny jeans and a pair of heels. This faded, lightweight pullover shirt looks great with high-rise skinnies in a darker shade - tuck it in at the front for added style points.
Denim pullover shirt, £58, Abercrombie & Fitch
Unleash your inner cowgirl with a studded belt
Wearing a chunky belt will break up a double denim ensemble nicely. Tan works well with navy jeans and a black or white belt will complement your best pair of baby blues. To add some detail go for metal studs or a statement buckle.
Studded western belt, £25, Topshop
Break it up with a printed Tee
Feel silly wearing your denim jacket with jeans? The trick is to wear the jacket open and show something with a print underneath, opt for a patterned jumper or a long sleeved t-shirt with an eye catching design to break up the outfit.
Grey metallic slogan print curved hem t-shirt, £20, River Island
Keep it minimal
To keep double denim stylish keep jewellery minimal and go for fresh faced make up. Baby blues look best with an all-American glow.
Think Tommy Girl ad circa 1990s - glowing, dewy skin, whiter than white teeth, barely there eye makeup and shiny lips. Laura Mercier have an award winning tinted moisturiser that is perfect for creating a fresh faced glow.
Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser SPF 20, £34, House of Fraser
Sweetie sterling silver necklace, £110, Links of London
Go for neutral toned accessories
Tan, camel and white shoes and accessories work best with denim. Make like an A-Lister and wear your double denim with a camel tote like this one by Fiorelli.
Fiorelli Tan 'Laurent' tote bag, £65, Debenhams
Pointed flat pumps in neutral tones like these patent studded flats by Valentino are great for a sophisticated double denim day look.
Valentino Rockstud patent leather flats in winter white, £445, Selfridges
Team denim with leopard print
Take a walk on the wild side, if neutrals alone are far too boring then a leopard print bag or shoes (one or the other only please!) will also compliment all your shades of blues. This black leather and leopard print tote from Russell & Bromley is divine.
IVY Textured Top-Handle Tote, £345, Russell & Bromley
The denim skirt
A high-waisted denim pencil skirt worn with a lighter-toned cropped denim blouse tied at the front makes for a jaw-dropping outfit.
The combination is perfect for creating that hourglass, ladylike silhouette. This black denim, high waisted figure hugging number from All Saints will look fab with a cropped vest and faded denim jacket.
Metal Pencil skirt, £65, All Saints
Alternatively go for an A-line cut with this dark-wash denim skirt from River Island with button-up front and simple A-line shape.
Dark wash denim button-up skirt, £35, River Island
Dress it up
Skip the morning matching dilemma by investing in a denim dress. This mid-wash belted denim dress from Miss Selfridge can be dressed up with sheer tights and heels or is equally pleasing worn with leggings and UGGs for a cosy casual look this Autumn.
Belted Super Soft Denim Shirt Dress, £42, Miss Selfridge