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denim on denim, cute fall outfits

Denim + Denim

denim on denim, cute fall outfits

Another idea for denim on denim: break it up with navy blue.

*Will this outfit work on your body type? All my outfits emphasize flattering an apple shape -wider shoulders/narrow hips. In this picture I am 5’1″ 143lbs. I am petite and also have a high waist and short torso.

Denim on denim for an apple shape

When I’ve seen denim on denim it’s usually a light colored chambray button down as a top and dark denim jeans on bottom. Usually the top is billowy and the bottom is fitted. Unfortunately, for an apple shape this combo is hard to pull off. Light on bottom and dark on top doesn’t work best for our shape. This is because it further emphasizes the width of our shoulders and the smallness of our lower half. Billowy on top and fitted on bottom has the same effect.

I’ve found the solution is three fold:

  1. Wear a fitted top. In my case, I chose a fitted denim jacket.
  2. Break up the look with a long cami to elongate the torso. Keep it untucked to further exaggerate the long torso effect.
  3. Wear fitted dark denim in a boot cut instead of a skinny jean or if you wear a skinny jean, make sure to cuff the ankles to shorten the legs and balance out your shape.
    I threw on a pop of color (red hat) to give some visual interest. I kept my shoes neutral to streamline the look with a peep toe ankle bootie in gray. It has a little heel so the boot cut pant falls nicely.

Where you can get items similar to what I’m wearing in this denim on denim outfit

These jeans are from Cabi. They are slightly bootcut and a comfortable stretchy mid-rise. Contact a Cabi representative to schedule a jean fitting.

If you tend to gravitate towards cool toned colors like I do, you’ll find that a long navy camisole is a versatile piece for layering. This one has a long length and almost 500 amazing reviews.

I’ve gotten so many compliments on these peep toe gray booties. I love that they are a true cool gray, not a warm beige or taupe. I prefer ankle booties that don’t go up too high on the ankle so they look great with cuffed skinny jeans too. You can also keep it casual looking with a ┬áthick heel. Here are a few other pairs I love that are similar:


Here are some great options for a fitted denim jacket:

Looking for a similar round red beanie? These are nice:

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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape
  • item links for budget conscious women

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