Denim-on-denim 90s trend

Denim-on-Denim is the 90s fashion trend I’m going to write about today. In my last article I made a general description of the fashion trends that are coming back this year and because the 90s are so close to my heart I will describe each and every one in individual posts. 

For the last decade denim-on-denim was a big no-no but now double denim is mainstream again, with jumpsuits, jackets, and jeans galore. I’m all in for double denim but although big designers are using quadruple denim I think that for every day use is just too much.

One way of getting a chic look is to play with the colors by contrasting the denim on denim. Go for a light top (shirt or vest or jacket) and a dark bottom and if you are thin enough by all means wear an extra light shade of denim bottoms with a navy blue top.

Another simple way to wear double denim is to play with texture and patterns. A not so loose boyfriend jeans with a fitted cotton top goes well with a light marble open shirt. I don’t have a marble wash color jeans but Simona has the perfect marble denim jeans. You can mix moon wash with snow wash or any other colors and texture as long as you end up with a Denim-on-Denim look.

Though I’m not a fan of Acid wash I have to say that gives to a jumpsuit that old vintage look.

From all the types of denim washing technique the one I like the most is the Japanese one named Atari. If you are not familiar with the name don’t worry the look you know it for sure. In this case Atari is not the game console but the selective fading of the ridges of creases. The most common areas for Atari are alongside seams, the upper thigh, along the hem, on the front and back of the knees and of course along the pocket seams.

Denim-on-denim my way

I’m still looking for that perfect denim button down Western shirt but until I do, for my denim-on-denim outfit I matched my fade blue denim jacket with my dark blue Atari style jeans.


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So are you going to embrace the denim-on-denim look as a 90s trend revamp?

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    For me I think some people can pull off Denm on Denim and some can’t. I am in the cannot category lol x

  2. Jess wrote:

    I wouldn’t know how to wear double denim tbh! I remember having a denim jacket in the 90s which I loved, though 🙂

    Jess xo

  3. nicol wrote:

    totally rocking the double denim! i love a good denim jacket

  4. Sherry P wrote:

    I have 3 denim jackets from the 80’s and 90’s and you have inspired me to get them out of the closet and style them!