After I wrote about the double-denim look and predicted it would become a genuine fashion trend, a few gorgeous outliers volunteered to try the style or a variation thereof while others offered evidence that they were leaders of the pack. (Please click the bloggers’ photos to see their full posts and additional pictures.)
Mai of fashioni.st was out in front with this picture from November. I was delighted by her denim jumpsuit because I was all over the jumpsuit concept in my second double-denim post.
That post also has great closeups of Mai’s Martin Margiela nail heel booties and Nars Kitty turquoise eyeliner.
Meanwhile, Jennine of The Coveted exclaimed, “I thought I wouldn’t cave on this one, but it’s all I can think about!” She’s apparently a little shy, however, and has contented herself with sneaking around off camera in double-denim separates. On camera, she’s modeled a chambray dress, which is a very wearable option for those who want a look that barely whispers “denim.” Shhhh. You have to be very quiet to hear it.
Jennine’s handsome husband Rocky is happy to shout his love for denim. Jennine alerted me to the fact that Rocky was rocking double denim in this snap from The SF Style.
When I wrote about the Gap’s promotion of the hard-core denim top-and-bottom look, we all theorized that the style would only work in ad campaigns and on runways. Here is Fiona from Save Our Shoes to prove us wrong.
Work With What You’ve Got went wild, adding denim accessories to her denim jacket and jeans.
I think thrifting queen Sharon Rose looks spectacular in a faded Topshop denim jacket and darker denim leggings. Naturally, she got the jacket for a whopping £3.99. I don’t know how she does it.
As a bonus, Sharon put on her McQ playsuit just for this post.
Finally, Stacy of taffetadarlings deserves a round of applause for finding a picture of her cute self wearing a denim jumpsuit in 1976.
After seeing Stacy’s picture, my first thought was, “One thing I’m sure of is that we’ll never wear yarn pigtail bows again.” My second thought was, “Never say never!” So … who’s up for starting a yarn-in-hair trend? Anyone? Anyone? ANYONE?
Very stylish people doing the double denim. Loving the jumpsuits still!
Pearl Westwood says
I have been embracing the double denim, I really have a craving for a pair of dungarees!!!
Love the chambray dress with the petticoat…I think that’s a petticoat. Very romantic and perfect foil for your ring!
Iron Chic says
My mom never really “did” my hair up in anything when I was little….that is why I looked like a blond, scraggle-haired feral child for the first 12 years of my life. What about Triple Denim?
When I was in Milan a few years ago, all the ladies were wearing jeans, jean jackets and jean boots.
Well….can’t say I’d do the yarn bunches now but I guarantee there are some photo’s of me just like this hidden out there. And hidden they shall remain! I’m not sure I could work the double denim but I do love Sharon’s playsuit and Jennine’s dress.
sweet ass post Mrs. Wendy B and funny you should ask about yarn in hair trends b/c I am wearing a bow in my hair right now from my friend’s over at YarnplusYarn at Etsy:) Will send you a photo! :)gina
I dont think it counts when you wear light denim with dark – for a real hit of double denim it has to be same age, same thread count.
I am liking Sharon’s little romper suit! xx
Oh goodness, my yarn pony tails… I don’t even know what to say. I didn’t do it… my mom did! Blame her! I don’t have them anymore… I gave them to the Rodarte girls to knit a sweater!
you all look pretty cute but I still can’t do it!
La Belette Rouge says
Just today I wore yam pigtail bows. Does that mean I will be in an upcoming post?
Only if you provide photographic evidence, LBR!
love the double d!
so aa really?!! if they go out of business i guess i will too, seeing as that is where i get all my staples. did they get too store happy, too fast? as far as i’m concerned dove deserves it though…perv.
I looove the double denim on denim, love all the photos of the other bloggers.
I would have done the hair/yarn trend if I hadn’t had all my hair cut off in your hallway two months ago!
Everyone looks superb in their denim. I can’t join in on this one because I don’t have any tops in denim. In fact, my denim collection is shrinking. Or is that dwindling?
I am always afraid to wear double denim. Now, I might give it a try.
I think I’d go the yarn pigtails thingies before I\’d ever do double denim – I’m pushing for a return of terry towelling myself.
thanks for the feature and props. 🙂
i sometimes feel that a jumpsuit (or a denim dress, like the one i’m sporting today) is cheating on achieving the double denim look. is it triple denim if i wear a jacket on top of the dress or jumpsuit or is that only double reinforced denim? also, you are so right, i’ve taken a few (at least one) photo(s) of double denim in the last few months.
Darn. I double denim yesterday!!! : )
Annie Spandex says
I am on board for big fat yarn!!! (had to suppress urge for obnoxious all caps)
I have tried it one or two times in the past years.
My dad pulls it off well. John Corbett too. I think it is the two different shades is how to make it work the best. It can go so wrong so quickly though.
I didn’t think double denim was possible, but you girls proved me wrong! Great pics!
No acid wash?
Couture Carrie says
Yay for alliteration and yarn-in-hair!!
What a great post. Love all the photos of all the fabulous bloggers doing what they do best!
sharon rose says
Hi there!! I had to check out this post, I’m so pleased to see I’m not the only one who enjoys double denim!! My mum has a picture of me with yarn pigtail bows when I was about 5 although I’m not rocking a denim jumpsuit, just a home made knitted tank top!! Thanks for the double feature in your fabulous post, the other ladies are so gorgeous in their denim pieces! Have a lovely Easter, see you again soon!
The jumpsuit and the playsuit both and making me jealous!~ And Rocky looks really handsome!~Everyone looks super, I don’t see a look I wouldn’t try!~
Miss Janey says
OK… Miss J might change her attitude on the head to toe denim look if she can find a copy of that fabulous Acne/Lanvin dress Miss Wendy previously posted. Miss J thinks it would be amusing to wear denim to her conservative workplace- where denim is forbidden…
Speaking of FABULOUS…what a FABULOUS RING WendyB created for Miss Pseu! Great work.
love the first jumper…. i have a thing for denim jumpers 🙂
love this post. all great looks and yes, i would totally rock yarn bows in my pig tails, haha!
Arushi Khosla says
I think Fiona did pretty good but I highly doubt I can pull it off. Still not a big believer 🙁
That's Not My Age says
I found myself accidentally wearing double denim today. I layered a khaki military jacket over jeans and a denim jacket but then I went indoors and had to take off my outer layer, and ta da the Texan Tuxedo! It’s a look I haven’t worn for some time but it didn’t feel totally wrong. But I’d have to say no to the hair yarn.
Prêt à Porter P says
I’ve liked the denim on denim look for quite a while now, I guess I never got the memo that it was a no-no. I like the way it looks in the gap ads too, I wish their jeans fit me. I also really like the look of the chambray shirts have been popping up.
Prêt à Porter P says
Sorry for the double comment. But I just realized that I still do this and for years now, that I’ll wear black denim with a denim jacket (of a different color). But maybe that “doesn’t count” though as denim on denim.
Funny I saw this ‘challenge’ on someone else’s blog (several days) before I came across yours and here I am!
So your jewellery is SO nice!
A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984
miss cavendish says
I love yarn in pigtails for girls. I wrote about my fond Easter memory of lavender yarn in my hair a while back . . .
I’m guilty of the yarn in the hair…
Joy D. says
Hehe I can’t believe Rocky made it on your blog. I like the denim and denim on others. You missed Miss CaliVintage. :/
The Diana ring is gorgeous!
Wrecked Stellar says
I like the denim on denim look when done right! I love the denim jumpsuit- reminds me I have to still wear my denim jumpsuit I got a few months ago now that it’s spring! xo, mel
J in the chambray frock and Diana ring=swoonsville!
Market Publique says
Don’t forget our photographer Kate!
She started a double denim style chain unintentionally back in February!
Check it out here: http://blog.marketpublique.com/content/chain-reaction-red-for-winter
I am so late to the party. Everyone has already gone home and recovered by now.
I. Grace says
…Thought I’d tell you, the Glee cast wearing denim on denim on tonight’s show, singing “One Love”. =)
Thanks for the alert!