Double Denim and Pearls

I have been wanting to try the double denim trend, but I wasn’t sure if I would be comfortable with it. The only way to find out if I could pull it off was to just pull it off and wear it with confidence. By the end of the day, I did feel pretty awesome in my double denim.

I paired dark wash skinny jeans with a lighter wash denim top. I am thinking that this is the best way to style double denim. I think darker on top and lighter on bottom would look weird. For me, at least. But please feel free to prove me wrong!

I added over the knee boots in cognac and a big multi-strand faux pearl necklace. I adore the look of pearls with denim! Actually, I am always partial to pearls with a more casual outfit. I think they add just a the right amount of jazz to take casual up a level.

It was chilly out so I definitely needed a jacket. I tried a plaid wool blazer, but that felt a little too stuffy and maybe more preppy than I was going for. Then I stumbled upon a really old navy blue pinstripe blazer buried deep in my closet and it worked perfectly. (I love this blazer because it has a bit of stretch which is perfect for the crazy movements required for dealing with little people all day!) For outside, I topped it off with an oversized colorblock blanket wrap scarf. I was warm, comfortable, and felt sophisticated in a casual way. I will probably wear some version of this outfit again!

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Jeans: Old Navy Rock Star Skinny Jeans. (Styling tip: I am 5’8″ and very high waisted. I have found that Tall sizes provide a little extra length in the waist which I love. The inseam is a bit for long for me, but I can either cuff the ankle or hide them in boots. Long sizes only provide extra length in the inseam, which I do not need. For those looking for extra length in the waist, try Tall sizes.)

Shirt: Old Navy Classic Chambray Shirt in Medium Wash.

Jacket: The Gap. (This jacket is at least 10 years old, maybe older!) The Gap has this basketweave blazer in navy on clearance for $39.99 from $88, but only limited sizes are available. However, Old Navy has a solid navy jersey knit blazer which looks just as comfortable.

Boots: Cato Fashions Over the Knee Riding Boots.

Necklace: Cato Fashions. No longer available. This chunky pearl bib necklace is a pretty alternative. This Faux Pearl Braided Multi Strand Necklace is a bit pricier option, but oh so pretty.

Scarf: Merona Women’s Cozy Colorblock Blanket Wrap Scarf from Target.

Have you tried the double denim trend yet? Or the over the knee boot trend? How about pearls with denim? I would love to hear how you are styling your Fall wardrobes!

Keeping it on the edge,

Shelbee

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

4 Responses

  1. I’d say you pulled off denim on demin well!

  2. This is how I prefer to wear denim on denim as well. Love the addition of the pearls!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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