Denim is that hardworking wardrobe MVP that one never quite retires. It only reinvents itself and morphs into the next form with every changing season. The denim-on-denim trend seems to be an au courant fixture on Bollywood’s style radar. This comeback trend is a tricky one, and has always had something of a love-hate relationship with the fashion crew. Currently though it’s having a moment. Because Bollywood’s embracing it wholeheartedly.

Alia Bhatt's casual take on denim-on-denim trend. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Alia Bhatt’s casual take on denim-on-denim trend. Image: Courtesy Instagram

New to the Canadian tuxedo or never quite mastered it over the years? Let the film industry’s leading ladies serve up some inspiration. Coordinated denim sets are the perfect starter-pack to style, and Alia Bhatt, Mira Rajput Kapur, Sonam Kapoor and Kriti Kharbanda are in favour of the denim-on-denim trend. The final effect is one that elongates your frame and limits the possibility of a sartorial catastrophe with a not-so-complementing combination of differing washes.

Sonam Kapoor acing the denim-on-denim trend in a Mother of Pearl ensemble. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Sonam Kapoor acing the denim-on-denim trend in a Mother of Pearl ensemble. Image: Courtesy Instagram

That said, two-toned looks are the perfect way to switch it up and have some fun with the trend. If mixing and matching varied hues has you intimidated, start with baby steps. Borrow from Tara Sutaria’s handbook who paired her ripped jeans with a cropped jacket, both in almost-similar light washes for a summer-ready look.

Katrina Kaif carrying the denim-on-denim look. Image: Courtesy Viral Bhayani
Katrina Kaif carrying the denim-on-denim look. Image: Courtesy Viral Bhayani

Katrina Kaif, on the other hand, isn’t shy of playing with colours — her mixed-wash denim jacket and dark jeans worn with a white tee are all about in-flight comfort.

Anushka Sharma carrying denim-on-denim trend effortlessly. Image: Courtesy Viral Bhayani
Anushka Sharma carrying denim-on-denim trend effortlessly. Image: Courtesy Viral Bhayani

Anushka Sharma, whose personal style is the epitome of laidback nonchalance, is a pro at marrying colours. Her choice of white jeans and a black crop top, topped off with an indigo jacket with plaid cuffs is as perfect for a lazy lunch as it is for a movie date. For a casual day of running errands, don’t write off the combination of black jeans and a blue denim shirt.

Priyanka Chopra's chic denim-on-denim look. Image: Courtesy Pinterest
Priyanka Chopra’s chic denim-on-denim look. Image: Courtesy Pinterest

Kareena Kapoor Khan makes her double denim work double-duty with a layered look that can easily jump from AM to PM.

An all-denim look comprising of a corset, wide-legged trousers and a jacket can be worn as is for day time soirees, and the latter can be discarded to transition the look into the evening. An inherently casual fabric, can denim on denim lend itself to power dressing?

Shilpa Shetty's version of denim-on-denim. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Shilpa Shetty’s version of denim-on-denim. Image: Courtesy Instagram

Shilpa Shetty Kundra thinks you can. Her look in a denim pantsuit, complete with denim heels, is a case in point. Priyanka Chopra’s choice of flared ankle-length pants with a matching jacket is equally impactful, yet a tad more casual take on the trend.