Double Denim

3 tips for styling a denim tuxedo

The best denim shirts come from the 90s, but the second best come from H&M; this one is under $35 and has the weight, structure and fit of your dad’s favorite denim button-down circa three decades ago.

We know I love a denim tuxedo, but friends and readers often tell me they don’t feel confident pulling off the look. Here are three of my top tips for styling a double denim outfit that feels modern and fresh:

  1. 1. Match the denim tones on top and bottom for a monochromatic look; avoid mixing super contrasting light and dark denim.
  2. 2. Play up print and color with accessories — like a statement bag or shoe — to keep things interesting.
  3. 3. Pair the look with a bold lip. I like to keep the rest of my makeup really clean and minimal, and let a bright lipstick or punchy lip oil do all the work.

If you want to level up to advanced double denim, toss some double animal print into the mix! My snake flap bag is several years old from Cuyana, and my heels are Senso ‘Maisy’ slides that I scored brand-new on Poshmark (after the guilty-looking puppy above ate my first pair).

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