Every Single Time a Celebrity Has Successfully Worn Denim-on-Denim

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When confronted with the words "denim-on-denim," terrifying visions of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake probably flash before you're eyes. But if the last couple years have taught us anything, it's that one can wear denim-on-denim without inexplicable rhinestones and random alternate-denim patches. And hey—if you're still on that patchwork grind, no worries, there's hope in the form of Kendall Jenner.

<p>We know, we know: it's not the best. But if you think about it hard enough, it's also not the worst. </p>
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Rihanna 2009

We know, we know: it's not the best. But if you think about it hard enough, it's also not the worst.

<p>In case you're thinking "wait, this outfit needs <em>even more denim</em>," please note that Rihanna tied a denim blouse around her waist.</p>
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Rihanna 2012

In case you're thinking "wait, this outfit needs even more denim," please note that Rihanna tied a denim blouse around her waist.

<p>We want to talk about denim, but all we see is this massive fanny back, so...moving on.</p>
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Rihanna 2012

We want to talk about denim, but all we see is this massive fanny back, so...moving on.

<p>When experiencing denim-related doubt, simply iron on a bunch of patches. As the saying goes, more patches, less problems.</p>
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Rihanna 2015

When experiencing denim-related doubt, simply iron on a bunch of patches. As the saying goes, more patches, less problems.

<p>Contrasting colors help break up the outfit, but more importantly, socks with pumps appear to be happening here.</p>
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Alexa Chung 2010

Contrasting colors help break up the outfit, but more importantly, socks with pumps appear to be happening here.

<p>Strappy heels make this ultra-laid back denim outfit fancy AF, while the white tee is a welcome break from monochrome. </p>
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Cara Delevingne 2013

Strappy heels make this ultra-laid back denim outfit fancy AF, while the white tee is a welcome break from monochrome.

<p>Same vibe, just shorter.</p>
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Cara Delevingne 2015

Same vibe, just shorter.

<p>Denim-on-denim is just, like, <em>a lot of denim</em>—but note how expertly Alessandra breaks up the look with three different incarnations of brown leather. </p>
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Alessandra Ambrosio 2013

Denim-on-denim is just, like, a lot of denim—but note how expertly Alessandra breaks up the look with three different incarnations of brown leather.

<p>Chic black booties like Chrissy's allow denim fans to wear denim-on-denim without being all, "GUYS, DENIM!"</p>
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Chrissy Teigen 2015

Chic black booties like Chrissy's allow denim fans to wear denim-on-denim without being all, "GUYS, DENIM!"

<p>Note to everyone: wear bold red lip while sporting slouchy denim jumpsuit. </p>
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Gwen Stefani 2015

Note to everyone: wear bold red lip while sporting slouchy denim jumpsuit.

<p>Or pull a Jessica Alba and pair your jumpsuit with a fedora. Either way.</p>
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Jessica Alba 2014

Or pull a Jessica Alba and pair your jumpsuit with a fedora. Either way.

<p>While it's unclear if Kylie's holding a Fendi purse or a small baby Ewok, what <em>is</em> clear is that she's the embodiment of denim goals.</p>
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Kylie Jenner 2015

While it's unclear if Kylie's holding a Fendi purse or a small baby Ewok, what is clear is that she's the embodiment of denim goals.

<p>That's right, Gabrielle's holding a denim jacket in her hand. Denim-on-denim-on-denim.</p>
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Gabrielle Union 2015

That's right, Gabrielle's holding a denim jacket in her hand. Denim-on-denim-on-denim.

<p>More proof that mixing washes is a must.</p>
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Kate Hudson 2015

More proof that mixing washes is a must.

<p>Wait, we take it back, Kendall just proved that monochrome washes are totally superior. Everything is a lie.</p>
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Kendall Jenner 2015

Wait, we take it back, Kendall just proved that monochrome washes are totally superior. Everything is a lie.

<p>Rosie Riveter vibes = 😍</p>
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Jennifer Hudson 2015

Rosie Riveter vibes = 😍

<p>Gigi's making a case for form-fitting denim blouses, and she's making it well. </p>
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Gigi Hadid 2015

Gigi's making a case for form-fitting denim blouses, and she's making it well.

<p>In which Kim turns the Texas Tuxedo into the Parisian Tuxedo.</p>
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Kim Kardashian 2014

In which Kim turns the Texas Tuxedo into the Parisian Tuxedo.

<p>See? Told you Kendall could pull off denim patches.</p>
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Kendall Jenner 2015

See? Told you Kendall could pull off denim patches.

<p>Two words: Cropped flares. One other word: Yes.</p>
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Zoe Kravitz 2016

Two words: Cropped flares. One other word: Yes.

<p>That feeling when you're not sure about your all-denim outfit, but then you're just like "f*ck it, where's my newsboy cap?" </p>
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Diane Kruger 2016

That feeling when you're not sure about your all-denim outfit, but then you're just like "f*ck it, where's my newsboy cap?"

<p>This looks is straight out of a '90s Gap ad, and we mean that in the best way possible. </p>
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Diane Kruger 2016

This looks is straight out of a '90s Gap ad, and we mean that in the best way possible.

<p>There's a reason this photo was last on our list. (Because best for last, in case that wasn't abundantly clear.)</p>
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Miranda Kerr 2016

There's a reason this photo was last on our list. (Because best for last, in case that wasn't abundantly clear.)

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