Alexa Has a History of Denim on Denim

by Erin Mayer

I never thought I'd say this, but boy am I coming around on the Canadian tuxedo! And I owe my change of heart entirely to Alexa Chung, who has been rocking denim on denim a lot lately. Recently, the model appeared on the cover of ELLE Brazil in a glam version of the look and now Alexa Chung is using double denim to promote her new collaboration with AG Adriano Goldschmied. Is it possible that the dorkiest trend ever has now become tres chic?

Chung signed on with the luxury denim label to produce two collections with prices ranging from $70 to $300. Her denim game is consistently on-point, and for that reason I'd be thrilled to put my (jean) fate in her well-manicured hands. Earlier this week, Chung hit Instagram to promote her foray into denim design by posting a #OOTD featuring a flawless Canadian tux. Of course, it's the styling that really makes this outfit click. She paired an open chambray button down with a black tank, ultra skinny jeans, ballet flats (very French), and a chunky beige knit tied around her neck. The addition of oversized sunnies and a bold red lip elevated the look from blah to bangin'.

I'll show you the pic in a moment, but first — let's rank Chung's other Canadian tuxedo moments, shall?

5. Boring in Blue

This is not Chung's best work. The oversized cut of the shirt does nothing for her figure and, while I love a good sock-with-heels combo, there's something not quite right about the way she's styled that trend here. Overall, very meh, especially considering how often she knocks it out of the park.

4. Getting Warmer

Still not my fave but I like the contrast between the black shorts and the light top, plus the blouse has some interesting detailing in the ruffles and buttons. Bonus points are awarded for the patent leather booties.

3. Faded

Loving the white-washed vibe here! The tousled bed head and side boob add a level of sex appeal that's usually absent from double denim. Even though high-heeled clogs aren't exactly my dream shoe, I have a feeling they'd do wonders for the '70s feel of this look.

2. Bedazzled

I stand by my original assessment that this look is fierce. Chung looks totally glam — in denim.

1. Layered Up

Newer isn't always better, but it seems that our favorite tomboy has perfected double denim by adding a few feminine touches and a whole lot of texture. I think we have a clear winner!