The Chicest Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Make Denim on Denim Work

Olivia, Alexa, Kendall—gang's all here.

Britney and Justin. Katy Perry and Riff Raff. Any other cringeworthy pop culture moment starring the polarizing "Canadian tuxedo." Thankfully, what was once unfashionable is now polished and on-trend. Here are three ways to nail that tricky denim-on-denim look celebrities love so much.

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The Sexy Version: Olivia Palermo

Unbuttoned chambray shirt? Check. Denim skirt with center front split? Check. Fashionably knotted belt? Check. Nude sandals? Check. Probably the sexiest double denim look we've ever seen? Check.

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Old Navy Classic Chambray Shirt, $21, oldnavy.com; Current Elliott The Dorothy Skirt, $208, currentelliott.com; Old Navy Skinny Faux Leather Belt, $14, oldnavy.com; Guiseppe Zanotti Coline Metallic Leather Sandals, $845, net-a-porter.com

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The Casual Version: Alexa Chung

The key to layering denim is to make sure you're pairing different shades. A light-wash denim blouse tucked into dark skinny jeans and worn under a navy topcoat is the epitome of casual-cute, thanks to the ridiculously cool tri-buckle flats.

Get the Look

Old Navy Classic Chambray Shirt, $21, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Double-Zip Crossbody Bag, $27.94, oldnavy.com; Old Navy High-Rise Rockstar Distressed Jeans, $32, oldnavy.com; Current Elliott The Millingport Jacket, $388, bloomingdales.com; Jenni Kayne Loafer – Calf Hair, $650, jennikayne.com

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The Cool Version: Kendall Jenner

Double denim is tricky enough before you throw in a patchwork pattern and metallic footwear, but the Jenner daughter-of-the-moment totally nails it. The secret? Keeping the potentially OTT details subtle—the sparse patchwork and sleek shoes look cool, not clownish. The studded belt and half-tucked shirt dial up the chic.

Get the Look

Old Navy Classic Chambray Shirt, $21, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Skinny Faux-Leather Belt, $14, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Moto Jeans, $32, oldnavy.com; Jenni Kayne Mule Slide Black Pony Calf Hair, $425, jennikayne.com; Old Navy Bowler Purse, $27.94, oldnavy.com

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