Double Denim and Arm Gloves

Friday, August 31, 2012

Some might say wearing double denim is a crime, I say codswallop.

Today's double denim attempt

Kids Gap jacket - op shop, refashioned shortened sleeves
Scarf - gift
Top - Charity Shop in the UK 
Arm gloves - see below

My humble opinion on double denim?  Denim shirts or jackets and jeans worn with a dash of colour, or an outfit mixed with light and dark denims, can actually look quite stylish.

Fashion designer Marios Schwab in double denim  
Fashion designer Marios Schwab in double denim. 
Photograph: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images 

cameron diaz earnest sewn Cameron Diaz in a Levis Denim jacket & Earnest Sewn Harlan Jeans

Cameron Diaz in double denim
seen here

William Rast Double Denim on the catwalk 2009
seen here

On a separate note, arm gloves; useful for wearing with short sleeve jackets, shirts, or dresses on chilly early Spring day mornings:

These arm gloves were purchased retail, many, many years ago, but they could be easily replicated using the sleeves of an old sweatshirt or jumper.  It would be a case of sewing raw edges of the removed sleeves, and adding a hole on each glove for your thumb to go through.

What are your thoughts on double denim, or arm gloves for that matter?

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Patti said...

I think double denim can be very chic, as you have proven here! It got a bad reputation in the acid-wash, high waisted days, I think : )

Unknown said...

I have ALWAYS wished I could pull of double denim. I think the old adage of it's a "no no" is way out of date. Unfortunately it's just not something I'm able to make look fashionable. I've tried, oh how I've tried! But you, Erica, look fab!!!

Kel xx

Stacey said...

I'm down with double denim! My lack of double denim outfits has more to do with being unable to find denim jackets or tops that I love, than not liking the aesthetic, lol.

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of arm gloves. Especially nice to wear with ponchos to keep the arms warm.

I've never doubled up on my denim but I really do love the way you shortened the sleeves on your jacket. It's really cute like that!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with double denim, provided the denims are not the same colour/weight (like your pic of Cameron Diaz).

Check me out wearing my double denim:

Deltalight said...

Awesome post! I will keep an on eye on your blog.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

And thanks for linking up to Visible Monday!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

In Texas, we were double denim fact, down here, we can't get enough. But I do not see me trying arm gloves, but you never know!! I love your really adds to the look!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

Cool, now I know how to do double denim effectively. And I need to make some of those gloves. Autumn is headed this way at a full gallop!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Being a denim kind of gal, I absolutely L O V E this look! -Marci

Gabriala Brown said...

The last time I wore double denim was in the late 70's. But my outfit didn't look like the ones above. :-)

Style Agent 909 said...

Two thumbs up to double denim and arm gloves!

Fran said...

Love denim, double or single. I have never seen arm gloves. They must be here in the US, but probably in the north. Making one out of a long sleeve jumper/sweater is a great idea. Might try that.

Unknown said...

I like double denim, as long as they are different shades/colours.. otherwise it's a bit too '80s tastic! You look lovely though :)

Claire Justine said...

Love your denim jacket you did a great job :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for double denim!
Love your edgy look!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Some can pull off double denim and you proved you can! Very cute look.

Popped in from NDYS' Visible Monday.

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