With denim being traced back as far as the 17th century it’s no wonder the term iconic status is attributed to this modern-yet-classic fabric. Having said that, I think the question of denim on denim still divides fashionistas. My thoughts… DOUBLE ME UP! And when some of my fave celebs like Gwen Stefani and Gigi Hadid show their love for the double denim too, its almost a no-brainer.
I think its safe to assume that if a woman finds the right pair of jeans they would come to think of them as a faithful friend and in my case these TALLY WEiJL flared denims are about to be my new bestie! We all know I’m not the tallest of beings and so with some simple styling these flares provided me with that extra bit of tailoring to give the illusion of a few extra centimetres… and of course the platforms helped too. These jeans have a great amount of stretch as well so they’re a dream to get on.
The trusty denim shirt is how myself and my stylist, Sarah Ann Mitchell chose to make this look twice as nice. I loved the snap buttons and the simple detailing of being able to fold the sleeves. Just as the faithful pair of jeans are an investment a trusty denim shirt is a great accessory for layering any outfit… including a bikini with summer on its way.
When it came to accessorising this outfit we stuck with the 70s vibe of flared bell-bottoms and paired them with a modernised ‘clog’. These TALLY WEiJL platforms were the perfect fit and surprisingly super comfortable. It was a tough decision deciding on which colour shoe to choose as they also come in a luscious oxblood but luckily the cross body bag used provided us with the opportunity to use both.
Denim on denim is not for the faint hearted so if you are wanting to err on the side of caution why not add a belt to break it up. We decided on using a Tally Weijl fringe belt as a scarf instead to compliment our 70s aesthetic.
I loved playing 70s dress up and it made me fall in love with double denim all over again. A huge shoutout must go to Oom George (an old family friend) for the use of his immaculate and super cool 1975 VW Beetle. I think this Volksie possibly upstaged all our accessories ðŸ˜‰
Photographer: Georgia Groenewold of Reflection 9
Styling: Sarah Ann Mitchell
Makeup and Hair: Morag Steyn
Nails: Sherbet Angel Spa