Denim on Denim: Five Ways to Rock a Texas Tuxedo

It's easy to "over-do it" with this season's precarious denim-on-denim trend, but with a few simple tricks, you can rock the notorious "Texas Tuxedo" without having to invest in a ten gallon hat.

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Phillip Lim's fresh take on the classic shearling-lined denim jacket includes a shrunken fit and detachable fur sleeves. We paired the top with his oversize drawstring shorts ( $450 and $175 at Net-a-Porter. ) with Rag & Bone's Odval Deset Wedges in waxy taupe ( $450 at Saks . ) and Super Ciccio's trippy tonal sunglasses ( $152 at Urban Outfitters . ).
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For this look, we worked around a classic "Texas Tuxedo" (Current Elliot top, $275 at Net-a-Porter , and jeans by Joe's, $99.95 at Anthropologie ) adding pops of color and texture: a bright yellow satchel ( $168 and "bursting sky" pumps from Anthropologie ( $228 ) add personality and interest. We also threw in a bright printed scarf by Matthew Williamson at with a zig-zag Aztec print, which would look fab tied around the colorful tote.
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A simple pair of Carhartt overalls ($52 at Cabela's. ) gets a femmy update with an adorable bow-tie cardi from Vionnet ( $815 at Net-a-Porter . ). For the waning summer months, pair with a big straw tote, comfy lace-up wedges (like these ( from Chloe. )) and interesting jewelry. We picked the "Trim on Trim" necklace ( from Samma. ).
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We gussied up a classic pair of denim shorts by Paige ( $99 at Anthropologie. ) and a chambray workshirt ( $198 at La Garconne . ) with a ferocious leopard Alaia tote ( $4600 at Net-a-Porter. ) and a simple beaded bracelet. For fall, layer with a cozy beige sweater, like this one from Acne ( $350 at Net-a-Porter . ).
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This easy denim-on-denim ensemble is perfect for transitioning into cooler temperatures: a hooded chambray pop-over ( $138 at Urban Outfitters . ) is perfect for layering beneath a cozy striped cardigan ( like this one by Aubin & Wills. ). A pair of simple t-strap clogs by No. 6 can work with wool socks come October ( $230 at La Garconne.), and a jazzy tassle necklace by Falconiere ( $510 at Net-a-Porter . ) lends the look a touch of high-fashion glamour.
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