How to Wear Denim on Denim

5 tips for how to pull off this spring trend, without looking like you're suffering from indigo overload.
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How to Wear Denim on Denim

5 tips for how to pull off this spring trend, without looking like you’re suffering from indigo overload.

-Rebecca Daly

Jennifer Garner

One of this spring’s biggest trends – denim on denim – is also one of the trickiest to pull off. It’s right to be wary of it; no one wants to be called out for wearing a “Canadian tuxedo” (remember Denim Dan from Super Troopers?). BettyConfidential is here to help! Below is our no-fear guide to the blues (and indigos!), as well as a few key pieces that will have everyone complimenting you on your “good jeans.”

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Mix and Match
The trick to pulling off a denim-on-denim look is mixing different washes. Try a light chambray shirt over a darker pair of boyfriend jeans, as Jennifer Garner did (above, while promoting Milk and Bookies Story Time Celebration), or opt for deep indigo atop light skinnies. Stick to classic washes and destruction and avoid the other denim trends like acid-wash or tie-dye.  You’re already trying out a tricky trend – don’t make it harder on yourself!


Old Navy chambray Boyfriend shirt ($26.50, and Wet Seal Uptown skinny jeans ($26.50,

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Element of Surprise
Keep this look fresh and chic by incorporating pieces you’d normally expect to see in another fabric. A blazer made out of denim, for example, retains its tailoring and structure and helps pull off an all-jeans look.

Dillard's Denim Blazer

Dillard’s Monteau denim blazer ($20.40,

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