Denim Days

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Over the years my love for denim has grown into an outright obsession. A good pair of jeans or chambray shirt acts as a foundation piece for an outfit that can be dressed up or down in so many ways. One of my go-to looks is rocking a Canadian tuxedo of sorts-double denim. I have a few rules for myself when pairing a double denim outfit-the washes must differ in either color, tone, or distressing and I always ensure that I don’t get lost in an oversized denim shirt or jacket. You never want your outfit to wear you, so to make sure your denim look isn’t swallowing you whole: roll up the sleeves of a shirt or jacket, opt for a cropped fit or crop your shirt yourself so that your waist stays defined, or balance wider fitting tops with a skinny or tailored pair of jeans.

My favorite part of wearing a double denim outfit is that you can dress the look up or down with the accessories. For daytime, throwing on a mule or tennis shoe with a carry-all bag and minimal earrings makes the denim duo easy for running errands or going to class and adding a strappy heel, statement earrings and an embellished clutch can take the look into the evening.

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Both my high waisted jeans and chambray top are from Madewell, which I have to say is one of my absolute favorite stores. The fit and quality of their jeans is impeccable and they even source their denim within the States! I have on the 10” rise super skinny with denim from Cone Mills in Greensboro, N.C. I don’t know how they do it, but the pockets and waist suck you in without bunching and giving you the awkward “high waist jean pooch.” My chambray top was bought on a whim and fits super oversized. Since this top is so boxy, I left the bottom two buttons undone and tied the top up, tucking in the sides and back to help define my waist. The ruffle detailing along the sides adds a feminine touch to such a boyish top while keeping it classic and minimal.

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To finish off the look I paired my double denim outfit with some of my new favorite shoes-Adidas Stan Smiths. These are an absolute wardrobe staple and I’ve found myself reaching for them almost daily. They are minimal and classic enough to be worn with jeans and a t-shirt as well as with a pair of culottes and a chunky sweater. I like mine to look a little roughed up too because who wants a stark white tennis shoe? My earrings are from fab’rik Raleigh and are another go-to for me at the moment. After spotting these on some of my favorite celebs and fashion bloggers I snagged them and have been pairing them with both dressier and more casual looks.

Would any of you sport the “Canadian tuxedo” look too?

Hope you all have a great week!

xx, Rachel

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Madewell Indigo Ruffle Side Shirt • Madewell • $72

Women’s Madewell 10-Inch High-Rise Skinny Jeans • Madewell • $128

Women’s Adidas ‘Stan Smith’ Sneaker • adidas • $74.95

Thalia Sodi Gold-Tone Multi-Ring Linear Drop Earrings, Created for Macy’s • Thalia Sodi • $19.87

Polished Double Ring Drop Earrings • $52.97

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