Some people say less is more but when it comes to denim, I think those people didn’t get the memo. As far as I’m concerned, denim is a neutral, so matching like with like is kind of a no-brainer. You really can’t go wrong with it — unless the year is 2001 and you’re Britney Spears with a young Justin Timberlake on your arm. There are washes and tints to consider, of course, but there aren’t many rules. But the Canadian tuxedo must not be feared, especially since the trend isn’t going anywhere…
As with any movement, things change, people change! These days, double denim wouldn’t dare be matchy matchy with coordinated tops and bottoms. With denim coming in all shapes, sizes, rinses and colours it’s almost impossible to do this trend wrong. Whether you are channeling your inner Megan Draper by tieing your shirt in a knot, tucking into high-waisted jeans and Chuck Taylors or with strutting with some suede to increase your seventies sass, this trend is far from faux pas.
I finally found the perfect high-waisted skinnies in the Topshop Bixlr jeans and they are perfect right down to their beautifully freyed hems. I first talked about them when I was spilling the beans about looking after denim and I’ve hardly had them off. From all the looks I’ve worn with them so far, I’ve found their perfect match in this GAP shirt from Rokit Vintage. I love the short sleeves and fitted shape as they simply don’t make these shirts the way they used to! The denim itself is in perfect condition and Rokit have an incredible selection of bygone treasures from high end to high street for you to trawl through. The quality in vintage clothes really is incomparable to what you find on the high street these days. Unlike most vintage shops, Rokit take great pride in every piece they have, washing and making any necessary repairs to make the piece as good as new before reaching it’s new home. I like to think this shirt came from a super cool female mechanic who wore hers with a neck scarf, this look is a homage to her, whoever she is.
It really does go to show that there’s a reason why you shouldn’t throw out your denim. They are too timeless to turn into forgotten hand-me-downs and chazza donations. Whether they are those skinnies that are that little bit too tight, or those slightly ill-fitting boyfriend jeans and the bottom of your drawers, if it’s denim, there is a perfect way to style them, it’s just about experimenting with how. If all else fails, there’s always the white tee and converse combo which will never fail anyone. Are you still rocking double denim?