A chambray top and denim shorts have been key elements of our summer wardrobe since the beginning of time, but these stars are taking the look to the next level with their suddenly-everywhere doubled-up denim.
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From left: Kendall Jenner goes for the standard two-piece look — a chambray top and skinny jeans — but picks surprising pieces (like her Black Orchid patchwork pants, big-buckle belt and silver loafers) to give it all some edge. A loose pony and ever-present phone completes the model-off-duty look.
Emmy Rossum gives the style a more ladylike spin with her Gap halter, J Brand jeans, cat-eye shades and floral CH Carolina Herrera pumps, proving that it’s not a style than can only be pulled off by practiced tomboys.
Jennifer Hudson shows how the look works equally well on a curvy figure, choosing a pair of second-skin jeans with a perfectly-tailored chambray shirt, then adding fun accents like a red lip, head scarf and super-sexy strappy heels.
Olivia Palermo makes her head-to-toe denim look super preppy by choosing a Rails top with her monogram (it’s limited edition — get yours now!), just-so shredded skinnies and embellished flat smoking slippers. Bonus points for the perfect topknot.
Finally, Gabrielle Union proves that the trend doesn’t have to be limited to pants — or just two pieces — by tucking a Rails tee into a denim skirt and carrying a jean jacket. White sneakers and a classic bag modernize the ’90s vibe of the outfit.
Whose style are you most likely to borrow? Let us know below!
— Alex Apatoff
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