Art Student Jacob Saraff Spotted in Denim-on-Denim in Cherry Creek

Jacob Saroff in Cherry Creek.EXPAND
Jacob Saroff in Cherry Creek.
Photo by Mauricio Rocha

Denim is a staple of any American wardrobe — but it can be a challenge to pair denim with denim without committing a fashion faux pas. On a recent sunny day in Cherry Creek, we ran into Jacob Saraff, a Denver fine-arts student at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, who pulls off denim on demin in fine style. "Painting and drawing are my main two mediums," he says. We'd add fashion to that list. We chatted with Saraff about where he shops and what inspires his personal style. 

Art Student Jacob Saraff Spotted in Denim-on-Denim in Cherry CreekEXPAND
Photo by Mauricio Rocha

Style inspirations and icons: "Definitely the 1990s. Denim on denim is my favorite. I like really like certain types of denim; it is a very specific thing to pull off."

Favorite color: "Pastel pink."

Jacob Saraff's gold Casio watch is from American Apparel.EXPAND
Jacob Saraff's gold Casio watch is from American Apparel.
Photo by Mauricio Rocha

Favorite accessory: "My Casio watch from American Apparel. I wear it all the time. I bought it like three months ago. "

Geraldo Brando gladiator sandals by Dr. Martens.EXPAND
Geraldo Brando gladiator sandals by Dr. Martens.
Photo by Mauricio Rocha

Style mantra: "I want to dress for every occasion I may find myself in during one day. I don't want to worry about going home to change if I go out after school. "

Jacob Saraff picked up the rose pin from Buffalo Exchange in Denver and the lungs pin at a Seattle bookstore.EXPAND
Jacob Saraff picked up the rose pin from Buffalo Exchange in Denver and the lungs pin at a Seattle bookstore.
Photo by Mauricio Rocha

Shops at: I love Scotch & Soda, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Buffalo Exchange. Thrifting is a good way to shop in general. You never know that you're going to find. I like to shop at Goodwill

Jacob Saraff's hat is by Calvin Klein.EXPAND
Jacob Saraff's hat is by Calvin Klein.
Photo by Mauricio Rocha

Saraff demonstrates how to wear denim on denim the right way: The white tee breaks up Saraff's dark denim jeans and acid-washed denim jacket. "My style is a mix of Seattle and Denver," he says. His Dr. Martens pay homage to Seattle's grunge roots, his healthy-lungs pin is from a Seattle bookstore, and he found the rose pin, a reference to the ’90s comedy Don't Tell Mom the Babysister's Dead, at Denver's Buffalo Exchange. His ’90s motif is reinforced by the Calvin Klein logo on his denim hat.

"I've always pretty much had the same aesthetic, but my color palette changes from season to season," he adds. "In the summer I wear more pastels and denim. In the fall and winter I wear more maroons and dark greens, darker colors."

Always show your true colors, Denver...especially denim blue.

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