MAPLE LEOPARD: Tips for Wearing Denim on Denim: + Link Up

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tips for Wearing Denim on Denim: + Link Up


How can you break all the fashion rules? By wearing the denim on denim trend: AKA: The Canadian tuxedo.  Mixing up denim pieces is so exciting, because the outfits you can pull together are endless. It's the trend that's so wrong- it's right!

Denim on denim has long be considered a fashion blunder, or social mistake.  Why has this all of a sudden changed?

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The shift in opinion can be attributed to the popularity of bloggers and street style.  The rise of street style has made the pairing of different shades of denim, seem all new again.

I took a trip to the flea market awhile back, and was feeling quite comfy in my Canadian tuxedo which is quite fitting- since I was born in Canuck land!  I'm not usually a fan of motorbikes, but was so tempted to jump on and ride into the sunset!

I found this light shaded denim vest at Goodwill.  The skinny jeans I 'm wearing , are the most comfortable I've ever owned.  I found them at my favorite place to shop: Macy's.  To complete this chic look, I added my favorite leopard pumps.


How To Wear this Trend and Pull it off Successfully:

1) Make sure your pieces are not the same shade of denim, and experience with fabrics of different weights. You don't want your outfit to appear too matchy.

2) Don't be afraid to dress up your denim look with a pair of fancy heels, a chic handbag, or a tuxedo blazer. A light weight chambray shirt paired with a dark pair of skinny jeans, portrays a very sophisticated look.

3) Denim can look sloppy and thrown together.  Avoid this by making your outfit look like it was planned out thoughtfully.  A crisp t shirt or button down tucked into jeans or a skirt, with the right accessories and make up can step up the style of your denim tremendously.

4) Remember the dark washes provide more of a slimming affect, so wear the lighter shades strategically.  Dark denim jeans paired with a lighter denim top or jacket is the most flattering way to strut your stuff!

Have you tried wearing denim on denim yet?  I'm happy you stopped by and would love for you to link up your latest fashion post!   I'm excited to get the party started!  I want to thank Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom, and Jill from Doused in Pink, for inviting me to cohost Thursday Fashion Files. I apologize for the last two images that are blurry...resizing issue I am trying to get fixed!
 

Until next time,
   
                                                       XO VALERIE





Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Valerie at Maple Leopard is our co-host this week. Valerie is from Seattle and she enjoys the community of creatives that blogging brings to her. She also enjoys traveling, sewing garments, shopping, coffee, etc. In her opinion, style has no age or size. Be sure to say 'Hello!' to Valerie today!

Now let's get linking!




45 comments:

  1. I don't see the denim on denim look here. Is the vest made of denim? Nevertheless, awesome look! Love your scarf and thanks for co-hosting.

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  2. I love your denim vest and it is incredible how trends come and go so quickly! I love some of the fashion posts in the linky I am off to check them out!

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    1. Thank you Ana...so glad you stopped by...have fun looking around!

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  3. I'm just now getting back into denim after baby! My pre-pregnancy jeans are looking the worse for wear so it's time for some new pieces. Great link-up, not every denim item needs to be jeans!

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  4. Omg loving everything about this look!! I so need to add more denim to my wardrobe!

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    1. Thank you Courtney for the kind words! Denim is so fun...and never goes out of style...glad you stopped by!

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  5. You always nail at giving the best outfit advice! :)

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    1. Awe Aishwarya thamk you..so kind of you to say! Glad to see you here again!
      xo

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  6. What a great Goodwill find!! This is such a fun look, you're so stylish and gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Sweet Andrea! I tried to comment on your outfit today, but couldn't get into the comment area again...have a great Friday!

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  7. You look great! Leopard looks good on you! Cool bike :)

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  8. Great outfit :) Those jeans are so perfect :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. Thank you so much Ileana for the kind words!

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  9. I've always been a huge fan of denim! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Chelsea...me too, Denim is just timeless!!

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  10. Thank you for co-hosting with us today! I LOVE to wear denim on denim and I usually do different wash colors. I never thought of texture or dressing it up more. I really should try it with a pair of heels instead of boots or slip ons! Your denim vest was def. a great find! Also, I think those images may be fuzzy, because you may have them sized larger than the 650 px width that I created them at!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. HI Carrie..thank you! I think my blog was designed with auto settings for pics and its messing me up a bit...Ugg this techy stuff as I mentioned, sometimes kicks my butt..I hate it that they are blurry..not sure how to fix :/

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  11. I love denim on denim and I think you have great tips on how to style it. I love that you did it with a vest, and then dressed it up a little with heels and a scarf--it makes such a fun, but really put-together, look!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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    1. Thank you Shea for your kind words and for stopping by...I hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. I avoid denim on denim at all costs but your outfit changes my aversion to it! Since they are two very different denims it really does work.

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    1. Thanks for your input Samantha, I hear you..ha I never used to like it either, and most of the time don't wear it, but this outfit works!

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  13. Oh hotness! Loving the look and you have effortlessly added denim on denim and made it look so chic, beautiful you!
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Thank you so much sweet lady...glad you stoped by Kusum! xo

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  14. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  15. Looking fabulous, the pictures don't look blurry either.I will have to remember to join this link up!
    Laurie x

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comment..yes I hope you come join!

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  16. I love the Canadian tuxedo and not because I live there, but i love a denim shirt with jeans or better yet overalls! Love the logo!

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    1. Yay..cool to hear from another Canadian! Thanks for stopping by to share...

      xo
      Valerie

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  17. Up until two blog posts ago, I myself thought denim on denim was such a tacky look but I've since converted and joined the double chambray group, Valerie :) executed correctly, it can look really good, as you've demonstrated!!

    And speaking of cool, I'd really love for you to come and join my link-up, Valerie, it'd be a shame to not share your outfit xoxo

    http://sheelagoh.com/2016/03/18/perfectly-flawed-a-link-up/

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    1. Thank you Sheela....yes I used to think the same! Thanks for the invite and I will def link up!

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  18. Great outfit! Can't wait for spring to wear denim on denim.

    www.lifestylefashionista.co.uk

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    1. HI Evelina thank you, I cant wait to wear all the spring clothes as well!

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  19. it's one trend I'm always scared to try but I LOVE it on other people. Maybe one day lol
    LOVE your heels!

    Simply Shaunacey

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    1. Hey Shaunacey..thank you so much! I used to think the same..I just went for it and you should too!

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  20. That vest is great! Love the look! Terri
    http://meadowtree.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Teresa..! Glad you stopped by!

      xo
      Valerie

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  22. Denim make a great character to every one. But the Trend is change then before, i am totally agreed with that the dark washes provide more of a slimming affect, so we should change that to wear the lighter shades strategically.

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