Mastering the Art of Denim Layering
Take a conscious approach to the double denim trend and learn how to layer like a pro.
Get maximum mileage with minimum environmental impact by updating your wardrobe with sustainably sourced denim styles. These perennial pieces have been mindfully made using materials that require less water, energy and chemicals compared to their conventional counterparts. In the case of denim, which is known to be particularly water and chemical-thirsty, this makes a considerable difference. And by caring for, mending and recycling your garments in a responsible way — prolonging their lifecycle and helping to close the loop — you’ll reduce their ecological footprint even further.
Now, as for styling, our best advice is to not hold back.
THE TRIPLE BLUES
If double denim already feels like a no-brainer, why not go for triple. Make a high impact with spring’s low-impact pieces by opting for a mix of clean-lined shapes in slightly faded shades of blue, creating a modern denim uniform. Reach for a pair of wide-legged jeans with a loose, airy fit and raw-cut edge, and team with double-layered denim jackets for effortless perfection. As they say: all good things come in threes.
THE WHITE CO-ORDS
The cool-and-conscious girl’s take on double denim is achieved through careful coordination. Think suit, but more innovative than your average Canadian tux, and pair an oversized jacket with matching loose-fitting pants in a spring-fresh nuance of white. The fashion-forward wear the versatile outerwear style casually thrown over a buttoned-up bleach-blue jeans jacket, and finish the look with chunky sneakers for a relaxed, street-credible vibe.
THE COOL CUT-OFFS
The knee-length denim Bermudas are a chic and easy-to-wear relative to our favorite cycling shorts, and a perfect DIY that updates your wardrobe for the new season in seconds. For an off-duty take with a nod to the 90s, style the cut-offs with a transitional blue-wash shirt, sleeves rolled up, and a light denim jacket tied around the waist. Accessorize to match the laid-back staples with minimalist silver hoops and spring’s cool-and-comfortable platform sandals.
PHOTO Alina Asmus
STYLING Christina Ahlberg
HAIR AND MAKEUP William Bartel | Artlist
MODEL Nina Zamzem
PHOTO ASSISTANT Chloe May Truong
STYLING ASSISTANT Sherine Bensalem