TREND: Denim Debonair

If someone were to ask me what I thought about wearing denim on denim a few summers ago, the first thing I would think of are those family portraits that were so popular in the 1990s;  families chose to dress head-to-toe in matching, stiff Levi denim jeans and button-downs with a plain white background. Thankfully, it is now 2011 and the look of denim on denim has evolved to become more chic and refined.

I encountered this Fashionisto on his way home from back-to-school shopping in the West Village; his excess of shopping bags did not happen to make it into the photo. I noticed how artfully he coordinated his two different mediums of denim, first his chambray Gap button down he scored at a vintage store, and his darker, more gray-toned washed denim shorts from Hawkings Mcgill. If this was 1995, his button-down would be buttoned right up his chest, tucked into a pair of jeans with a brown belt (if we’re lucky!) But in this new age of denim, this fashionisto casually left his denim shirt open to reveal his red aztec print tank by Character. He complemented his look with brand new saddle brown leather moccasins from Topman which matched his Rugby canvas and leather blend backpack. His playful accessories included a neon rope bracelet from Marc By Marc Jacobs, a watch by Nixon and clear round-frame sunglasses made by Ray-Ban

Hint: For great chambray pieces, check out J.Crew. The button down shirts can be worn many ways on both men and women. Men can wear them button-downed and tucked into shorts, and girls can pair them with floral print summer dresses. Chambray shirts are a must-have essential for the transition into fall!

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