Denim on Denim

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Denim will never go out of style. It’s been an essential in American wardrobe for decades. Once a casual staple, it has transcended across all levels of fashion. From streetwear to high-fashion, you will find denim just about anywhere, including my wardrobe.

As my personal style has become more streetwear inspired, I have embraced denim in my everyday looks. There was a time were I strayed away from it and stuck to chinos and khakis, but I have obviously snapped out of that. So much so that I now dare to wear denim on denim!

DKNY denim

Now with the hotter days of spring and summer among us, it can be hard to imagine wearing denim jeans and shirts. Trust me when I say I reach for my thinnest tee and pray that I don’t sweat through it. However, there are times when a tee might not be the best thing to wear for the occasion.

My featured look is one way to rock that denim on denim look for spring. My denim button up is one of the spring pieces from DKNY that I needed in my wardrobe. To help balance style and comfort, I rolled up my sleeves so that my arms could breathe. Another way to wear this look would be over your favorite tee. My denim shirt only cost about $45, but you can find a similar shirt for a lower price at H&M.

DKNY men denim

Instead of going with a different shade of blue for my denim jeans, I went with a pair of rolled up, bleached DKNY jeans I purchased a few years ago. Now a darker shade of blue would’ve been acceptable, but I wanted my shirt to stand out. Just be sure your denim on denim isn’t too matchy, or you’ll end up looking like Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards.

I did however end up adding some more blue with my Cole Haan canvas shoes. They are a pair I don’t normally wear, because they are from my preppy era, but they went with the outfit.

Rayban Glasses

I finished off my look with a staple accessory and a sunny accessory. My tan suede cap was a must, not only because it’s a signature of mine, but the color complimented the look. And on the sunny day I experienced this past weekend, I needed my Ray Ban Original Wayfarers to block out the rays.

If you’re wanting to try the denim on denim look for spring, consider something similar to my look. Just don’t forget to wear different shades or colors of denim, so that the denim won’t be overbearing!

Rethink Essentials!

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Today, I bring you a look from this past Saturday. My weekend consisted of two trips to San Antonio, one to see Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, and Michelle Visage in The Rocky Horror Show and another to enjoy the River Walk and shop. Now enough of my weekend, let’s get to Saturday’s look!

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Polo-Forever 21

Black Denim-Forever 21

Chelsea Boots-Hawkings McGill from Urban Outfitters

Sunnies-Ray-Ban

Watch-DKNY

This is an easy look to sport,I know majority of guys look at a t-shirt and sneakers as casual. However, a polo can be an essential as well, my suggestion is to go for a fashion polo and not your typical logo polo. Wearing one of those will get you lost in a sea of preppy boys. No hate to the preppy look, but it has been beaten to a pulp this summer.

I paired my polo with some black denim. Black denim will do what the typical blue denim can’t, it makes your casual look better! If you don’t like wearing chinos, then black denim is perfect, you don’t have to relinquish your love for denim, just change up the color.

Finally my boots! I have posted about Chelsea boots before and have shown outfits to wear them with. This post shows you exactly how they look on a person. If just looking at how they look paired with my outfit doesn’t convince you to buy a pair, I’ll give you a few reasons:

  • Winter is coming and a pair of boots will keep your feet warm.
  • You will get compliments from everyone.
  • That guy or girl you like will probably notice you.
  • They are awesome!
  • They will make you look even hotter!

I know some of those reasons are laughable, but I’m serious when I say that they are just the perfect boot for any occasion. Dress them up or down, you will never know when to take them off and that is a good thing! Rethink essentials and add a fashion polo and some black or even grey denim to your casual look.

Hope my outfit inspires you to try a similar look, stay classy my friends!