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Denim on Denim: Rock the Trend with Jeans® Yarn

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Denim on denim! 

Denim has come a long way since it was developed as tough material for working clothes. Since then it has become firmly embedded as a fashion staple in our wardrobes. Gone are the days of denim being used exclusively for mens pants or overalls. Now we see the fabric appear as shirts, jackets, hats, bags, and even shoes. Denim styles are constantly evolving and updating with new fits, feels, and colors.

Denim on Denim

We pair denim with sturdy corduroy, soft furs, and delicate lace to create an array of aesthetics from rugged through softly feminine. So then how about pairing denim with denim? Does doubling denim make it twice as fun or a terrible mistake? Fashion faux pas or fashion trend? Turning our eyes on our favorite celebrities and trend sites would indicate that not only can it be done, it's right on the mark for 2017! The make or break is all in how it's done, and more importantly, how you feel wearing it.

According to InStyle, the key to double denim is balancing your look by making sure it's broken up with texture (embellishments), different shades, and patterns.

The Look With Jeans®

A trend though it may be, not everyone will be comfortable pulling off literal denim on denim fabrics. However, garments and accessories paired with Jeans® yarn can be more comfortably achieved. This allows the look of a denim fabric without being fully decked out in it and running the risk of being too "matchy-matchy". Plus Jeans yarn is super soft and will make you want to live in it, so there are added bonuses besides being in style.

Designs to Consider

Stonewash Shrug

jeans shrug

The Stonewash Shrug (crochet) is worked using two shades of Jeans yarn. In the photo you can see how it has been paired with faded denim pants creating a trio of blue denims for the look. It is casual, achievable, and pulls a high fashion concept into our every day world.


Shades of Indigo

crochet poncho

This patchwork piece, designed by Two of Wands, showcases the idea of breaking up solid denim with different shades and textures.


Kassidy Scarf

knit scarf

The Kassidy scarf adds another layer to the denim game. Accessorizing with denim easily adds to the look and breaks up lines that might make your all denim outfit to blended together.


More Denim Jeans!

You can find more kits and patterns on the Lion Brand website that use Jeans yarn. Explore all of them and find the design that speaks to you!

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