is it just me? denim on denim

Sometimes when a trend emerges or re-emerges, it gets made to seem extremely over-complicated and difficult to pull-off.  I believe one such trend is denim on denim.  Now, when I first saw this trend gain momentum, it felt a little too "ode to the 80s" for me.  I just kept envisioning an outfit with acid wash jeans and a classic blue jean jacket, and I just couldn't do it.  But I was shown the light, and I think it can really be a cool trend when done well.

1. Photo found at tetinotete.tumblr.com 2. Photo found at streetper.com 3. Photo found at thehommedepot.tumblr.com

1. Photo found at tetinotete.tumblr.com

2. Photo found at streetper.com

3. Photo found at thehommedepot.tumblr.com

The classic, least intimidating way to wear double denim is  to pair a blue denim shirt with black jeans.  You get the illusion of it being different fabrics while technically still participating in the trend.

But I want us to get even riskier -- ie. blue jeans with blue jeans.  In my opinion, it's all about contrast.  I think if you pair a dark blue denim with a light blue denim, and break it up with a neutral color (black, white, brown, etc.), it looks great.   Also, since I've worn this outfit, I would hate to think I was so confidentially off the mark.  

So help me out, is it just me, or should I leave the double denim in the past?

Until next time,

OM