Casual Friday…Double Denim

by jennine on April 2, 2010


You asked for it. So here it is…. my version of the double denim that’s been sweeping the interwebs these days. Wendy B. has been doing a lot of perpetuating the denim obsession, and I’ve been tinkering around with it on the weekends for some time now. Not really showing it because other than the ‘OMG I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD DO DOUBLE DENIM IN A MILLION TRILLION YEARS.’ The outfits themselves had little curb appeal other than the obvious one of comfort and ease. I bought a denim shirt at H&M back in January and have gotten quite a few wears out of this number…though I’m thinking it’s time to move up to a denim or chambray shirt that’s a little more substantial as this one wrinkles when I bend my elbow.

How do you make double denim work? Well, it’s really about attitude, and using different colors of denim. As I was photographing this, I saw two old lesbians both wearing double denim hanging around. I don’t think they were following any fashion news recently, but they knew you don’t try to match your denims..they just matched each other.. which is another story all together. Should partners match? Definitely a separate post.

Another way to break things up, is to integrate other non-denim pieces, like this popcorn sweater… I may have told some of you I was going to burn it after seeing a picture of me looking particularly heavier than I am, but no, I kept it, and I’m wearing it in an outfit some of you may proclaim as a faux pas.

Anyway… so there it is, double denim, as if causal jeans Friday wasn’t enough, now it’s causal jean shirt Friday!

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1 china April 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Your large purse is sooooo beautiful..Fits well with ur casual outfit I think! Oh your frames are killer also..
thumbs up


2 Midtown Girl April 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Love the casual chic look of this outy! I have done double denim with jeans and…a denim blazer - just different fades so it doesn’t look like a “suit” ;-) The flower in the hair is adorbs. XOXO


3 jennine April 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

i used to have a million denim blazers, i don’t know where they are, and it’s driving me crazy! thanks for reminding~


4 WendyB April 2, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Good thing I was already planning a follow-up post or I’d be like “Shit, I have to do a follow-up post.”

Stop calling Ellen and Portia old! ;-)
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5 jennine April 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

i wish ellen would come to my neighborhood!


6 Audrwey April 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm




7 deka April 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm

leroy?!?! that’s right by my old apartment
dont you love nob hill?!

and you look great :)
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8 jennine April 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

wow! small world!!!


9 Adelle April 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

this is the best denim on denim I’ve seen to date. I like the different color tones, and also the different weights of the denim, and the sweater + bangle to break things up. Also - you kept both denim pieces casual (i like the over-size + untucked-ness of the shirt) - which is key. Great job making denim on denim look good!
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10 jennine April 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm

oooh formal denim! that’s a good one! but thank you for the compliment!


11 |tex| fashion butter April 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Lookin’ good! I agree, the key is to break it all up with other interesting pieces/textures.
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12 Sarah April 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I love this sweater! It definitely works to break up the denim. You’ve inspired me to try it out!
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13 Vinti April 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I love this retro bag - very preety… I must have IT!


14 Rococo Vintage April 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I have never seen a needlepoint purse that large before in all my days of thrifting!! I must say, I am wildly, wildly covetous. And of course you look spectacular, as always. I love the popcorn sweater for contrast in texture, I really think it makes the outfit.

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15 Grace April 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Oooh! So daring! I always tell people not to ever double up on denim, but most mortal humans cannot pull of the look the way you do Jennine. You look fabulous!
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16 jennine April 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm

hahha, i’m pretty human….


17 SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash April 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

So I <3 with your purse! And the double denim looks nice too.
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18 hiyaluv April 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

you look fantastic and God I love that purse! :) gina
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19 MarchMusings April 3, 2010 at 12:31 am

The way you’ve paired the different denims makes it current.
Hmm.. I may have to rethink denim on denim now. Perhaps give it a try.
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20 retro reva April 3, 2010 at 1:21 am

Oh my !!! What a fabulous bag!!! I absolutely love it. I too have a ton of vintage bags and should post them more often!!!! I am a newbie “older” blogger who shifts from vintage to trendy to bohemian. I guess the world is eclectic. I love to meet lovely bloggers who appreciate a great vintage bag!!! Stop by sometime- we can talk bags!


21 jennine April 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

omg…vintage bags are super addictive!!!


22 Elissa April 3, 2010 at 7:56 am

So cute, Jennine!

LOVE that oversize vintage tapestry bag!

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23 Ashley J April 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

That purse is awesome!!


24 Shay April 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

Pretty Sweater. Perfect hair. :)
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25 Mousevox Vintage April 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

That bag is just beautiful, as is your smile, pretty lady!
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26 Allure April 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I like your version of double denim. As you said, the key is using different colours.

BTW, thank you for your support. It means so much.
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27 jennine April 4, 2010 at 11:18 am

of course, my dear… any time.


28 Robyn April 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Actually, I LOVE that popcorn sweater, and I’m glad you kept it! You’re right, it does break up the denim-on-denim rather nicely!
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29 Lollie Shopping April 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

You give great double-denim. Total inspiration.
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30 SwanDiamondRose April 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

purse want forever!
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31 jennine April 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

that’s kind of funny, because i think of you every time i use this bag!


32 Kristin April 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm

You are workin’ the chambray lady. Gorgeous!


33 Alicia April 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I like your take on it. Very cute and very “you.” =D
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34 Abysm April 4, 2010 at 7:00 am

i really in love with that bag:)


35 fritha louise April 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Love the way you’ve styled this with the cardigan and the bag. You’ve pulled it off brilliantly.


36 Joy D. April 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I love the way you do it. It isn’t a big statement, they are tucked behind the shawl and bag. You are uber tan, I like it.


37 MissMegan April 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I love the way you pulled off the “double denim”.
Very few get it right :)

Great blog as well!
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38 MeganC April 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

I’m loving the denim on denim, but also loving the tapestry bag. I just blogged about them on my sight


39 stacy April 5, 2010 at 9:21 am

The sweater and that amazing bag…. perfect compliments to the “double denim!”


40 Alex April 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

Gorgeous!!! I love your sunglasses!

xx Alex


41 Market Publique April 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I did double denim that weekend! And I almost never wear jeans! This is a full-fledged trend now… crazy. Didn’t take a photo, but now I may have to recreate the outfit for good reporting’s sake!


42 Lindsay {Shrimp} April 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

I kind of adore the popcorn sweater, actually, and you’re just too freaking cute in this getup!

I just thrifted a chambray shirt the other day, and I’ve got some great new indigo-wash skinnies that I’m planning to debut the look with, so clearly I’m a fan!
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