One rule that seems to persist is that the darker denim goes on the bottom. It’s common to see a light wash jean button down paired with a darker jean pants. Another way to go is the lighter jean jacket over a t-shirt. Mixing different denim washes helps balance the outfit, rather than making it look too matching.
When going for denim on denim, it’s best to refrain from heavy jewelry. The denim speaks loudly on its own, and keeping it simple will allow the focus to be on what’s important: the texture and color.
A few more cute denim on denim looks to try include:
1) Black turtleneck + jean jacket + dark jeans:
2) Denim shirt tucked into a denim skirt:
3) And if you’re feeling particularly experimental, try going for denim overalls with a denim shirt underneath:
Don’t be afraid to try something new or experiment with something that’s been getting old!