What To Wear When: You Want To Wear Layered Denim

There is little to argue when someone says all white, all black, and yes, all denim often looks chic and put together no matter what. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve settled into this being true, though disagreeing with the constant day in and day out use of it for myself. I also know that all denim, seems to be fairly new in the chic and put together department, specifically. As we know, it alone has represented several techniques and style eras for many years.

As proven to be true on this blog again and again, my love for an easy look, doesn’t stop there. I can go for it, as I did months ago. And I can eagerly push constraints in how I once looked at one singular piece and a certain look all together. The denim, put together outfit, being one.

In my desire to wear all denim, I pulled a Kate Spade form fitting colorblock denim skirt, a soft denim dress (as a top) and a denim duster from Ilana Kohn (similar here). The look inched away from put together (as I refused to steam), and moved to a thoughtful stylish version of myself. I paired it with a custom Brookes Boswell felt orange hat, made for my fro-days and Dr. Martens. The oversized nature of the hat mixed with the layers felt like an easy mix.

The surprising thing about this otufit was that it was completely comfortable, a sentiment I don’t normally associate with denim. Especially, layered denim. But with the right pieces, attitude, or day, the lesson here for me was that even when you’re looking for a look to come across as this way or that way, you sometimes come out with your very own way.

Do you wear layered denim? More importantly, do you feel like it’s on the same path of “put together” as all white or all black?

(Photography by Kesley Cherry for LaTonya Yvette. This post has affiliate links. If you choose to purchase something, we may earn a small commission. Thank you for helping us keep this small space running.)

6 thoughts on “What To Wear When: You Want To Wear Layered Denim

  • Reply Sequoia January 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Denim on denim is one of my favorite looks. There’s something about it you look casual and put together at the same time.

    • Reply latonya January 23, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      That’s exactly it!

      Falling more into as the years pass. Thanks for sharing!


  • Reply katherine January 24, 2020 at 3:22 am

    There’s such an effortless elegance to denim on denim that I really like.

    I love how you’ve layered it, and then added that pop of colour with the hat. Love love love.

    • Reply latonya January 24, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      I agree!

      Thank you! Sometimes I feel like a pop of another color when it’s all black or all white, or in this case, all denim is unavoidably and also, completely necassary. I also didn’t realize how much I love blue and orange as a combination util now.

  • Reply Tara January 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    My fave is all black, especially black dressy or cotton top with black jeans. I just feel so stylish, comfortable, and put together.

  • Reply monica January 27, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    I love your denim on denim look and the hat is the proverbial icing on the cake, you look fabulous!

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