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

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

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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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Lauren Perlstein

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

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.

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Lauren Perlstein

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

The Cool Version: Kendall Jenner
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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.

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Lauren Perlstein

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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