Since I have been doing a series on denim, I thought it would be appropriate to start my Color Crash Course column with a post on styling denim with denim. These days denim comes in a variety of colors so we don't have to be concerned about being too matchy or not matchy enough, but I am sure there are still a few souls out there who think that styling blue denim with blue denim is taboo.
See what you think after looking at how I paired different washes of denim together.
You know, doing a full day photo shoot can get tedious, especially as I am running in and out, up and down, changing my clothes, so you have to expect I get a little silly once in a while. I'm amazed that I can still stand on one foot and not fall over. That and I can rub my tummy and pat my head at the same time. I am just a woman of amazing talents. Ha, ha.
You can see I wore the same bermuda shorts that I styled in my Denim Daze series (see that post here). This time I wore a white tee then threw on an infinity scarf and a button up in a darker wash. You can see another way I style this darker chambray shirt here, here and here.
Here is a better look at the scarf. I thought it really pulled the two washes of denim together. I completed the look with a navy bangle, my black espadrille flats and a canvas bag with a similar look to the shoes.
For a different look try styling a solid denim piece with a printed denim piece. Again, in this outfit the denim have different washes.
I used a white top, this time a light weight short sleeve sweater and layered the chambray shirt over it (here is another post where I styled this chambray shirt differently). I think another way this outfit could have been done is to skip the tee and tuck the shirt into the pants then add a blingy belt and some sparkly wedges to dress it up. Add a bright colored bag for a pop of color.
Here you can see my jewelry a little better. The necklace was from Kohl's and the bracelet was from Chico's. My bright blue Keds are another thrift store find.
I chose to style both of these outfits casually, but I could see combinations involving bright colored heels and bags, or different colored jewelry or scarves. Denim really is a type of neutral and it goes with anything, even itself.
Here are the outfits side by side.
Let me know in the comments section below or by posting a comment on Facebook whether you think denim with denim works and would you wear it. I appreciate your support and input.