Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering Denim on Denim
The denim on denim trend (aka the Canadian Tuxedo) has been around for years now, but maybe you haven't mustered up the courage to try it . . . yet. As much as we appreciate a couple in matching outfits à la Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the 2001 AMAs (look how young and in love they were), we're not exactly trying to replicate their look anytime soon.
Truth is, this trend isn't as scary as everyone makes it out to be. Most people give up easily before even trying the look because they don't know where to begin. With a bunch of inspiration (courtesy of these street style shots) and the right items in your closet, mastering a denim on denim look that feels fresh and contemporary is easier than you think. By the end of this, you'll be wondering what took you so long to try this trend in the first place.
We're listing 15 denim-on-denim ensembles to try — along with the best pieces to purchase — that will make you want to give the look another try.
Style a Denim Skirt With a Matching Jacket and Fishnet Stockings
Style a Pair of Denim Overalls With a Denim Jacket
Pair a Denim Button-Up With Side-Striped Jeans
A Lightwash Chambray Top Tucked Into Jeans
A Buttoned Denim Jacket With a Flared Skirt
A Long Chambray Jacket Tied at the Front and Jeans
A Denim Jacket and Wide-Leg Denim Culottes
A Denim Jacket With a Furry Collar and Frayed Jeans
A Sherling-lined Denim Jacket and Lighwash Jeans
A Chambray Shirt With Pathwork Jeans
A Boxy Denim Jacket and Jeans With Lace Details
A Dress Worn Over Jeans Topped Off With a Chambray Jacket
A Patwork Denim Jacket and White Jeans
A Denim Vest and Distressed Black Jeans
A Puffer Jacket Over a Denim Jacket and Bootleg Jeans
Replay Collarless Denim Jacket with Raw Hem Sleeve and Embroidery
Have a thing for embroidery? This Replay Collarless Denim Jacket with Raw Hem Sleeve and Embroidery ($348) will spark your interest!
Ksenia Schnaider Double-breasted patchwork denim jacket
Cinch your waist with this Ksenia Schnaider Double-Breasted Patchwork Denim Jacket ($655)
Lucky Brand Plus Size Denim Tomboy Trucker Vest
Style a basic white t-shirt with this Lucky Brand Plus Size Denim Tomboy Trucker Vest ($80) and distressed jeans for an effortless look.