Monday, 21 April 2014

Double Trouble

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Double denim is a recurring trend we witness to some degree throughout the summer seasons.
A trend that often divides public opinion, double denim with its nonchalant sensibility could at first be considered an easy ensemble to master...not quite.

Failed attempts at nailing the double denim are unfortunately not a rare occurrence and often people underestimate the certain level of art that is required for nailing the double denim look. With glimpses of this concept featuring amongst a number of Spring/Summer collections, such as Peter Som and Rachel Zoe, it's a trend we are going to need to get to grips with this season.

Appearing on the Jay Leno show at the end of January this year, Miley Cyrus opts for a simplistic approach to the double denim ensemble. Dressed head to toe in Saint Laurent, the American singer strolled out in a light blue denim shirt with contrasting dark blue jeans, promoting a chic look that can be achieved with minimal effort.

Kristen Stewart decides to attack the trend from a different angle. Photographed working her way through airport security at the beginning of this year, Stewart accompanies her light denim waistcoat and dark blue jeans with a casual dark grey graphic t-shirt which helps to break up the two denim items. Kristen's outfit proves that double denim doesn't always have to be the archetypal denim shirt and jeans combo.

Spotted on numerous occasions sporting this particular concept, model Miranda Kerr opts for something a little more formal. Teaming medium blue skinny jeans with a buttoned up pale blue shirt, hidden under a white oxford jumper, as well as an Isabel Marant knee length coat exhibiting raw edge fringing, Miranda presents us with a sophisticated approach to denim on denim.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley's double denim outfit inspires us to use accessories as a way of customising our double denim ensemble this season. Sticking to the classic light blue denim shirt teamed with a pair of skinny jeans hosting a darker hue, Rosie accompanies her outfit with a leopard print tote, dark grey felt fedora and a pair of oversized glasses to help shield her eyes from the Californian sun, stressing the subtle, stylish affect accessories could have on your attempts at denim on denim this summer.

But double denim doesn't necessarily have to follow the traditional blue on blue colour contrast we so often see, as Lauren Conrad successfully demonstrates. Although wearing a similar light denim shirt to that of Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Lauren chooses black skinny jeans partnered with a black leather tote bag and embellished flat pumps for an effortlessly chic look.

These celebrities prove there are plenty of ways you can explore the double denim trend this season but perhaps the main secret lies in within one short but very key word; contrast.

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