Monday, September 23, 2013

Denim On Denim : How to rock it! :

I was not crazy about jumping on the denim on denim trend at first.  It made me really nervous.
Have you heard of the term ''Canadian Tuxedo?''
Basically it refers to an outfit that is denim on denim usually pairing jeans with a denim jacket - the biggest fashion faux pas ever,  or so I've always thought.  Plus, I'm Canadian and I didn't want to fuel the fire if my all-denim look came off looking cheap & trashy.


Truth is, denim on denim can work really well.
And this is how:

Choose pieces that compliment each other and avoid matchy-matchy denim.
I went with a chambray top & printed denim jeans.  The top was almost the exact color of the polka dot print of the pants.  My husband wasn't sure I would be able to pull off the look.  When he saw me pulling both pieces from my closet, I got the ''you're not really going to wear THAT with THAT are you?'' look.  I get that look a lot. *wink*

Mixing different fabrics, colors & textures is the best way to avoid the head-to-toe ''Canadian Tuxedo'' look.

Also, try to keep the overall look simple & sophisticated.
I layered a white cami underneath and wore simple brown booties.
I flipped up the collar of my shirt & rolled up my sleeves to be a little sassy.

 Once I pulled the outfit together, I got the thumbs up approval of my husband.
I told him I knew what I was doing! 

This trend can be carried over all seasons.  For warmer weather, try pairing a cute pair of colored denim shorts with a flowy tank & dark denim vest... In the winter why not try a chambray shirt tucked into a denim skirt.  Add a cute belt, maybe some funky tights and ta-da!

Of course, the best way to rock the denim-on-denim look is to be brave & confident!

Chambray Shirt: Giant Tiger
Polka Dot Rockstar Jeans: Old Navy
Booties: TOMS

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  1. Having a strong contrast between two different types of denim really helps this look! I love the popped collar, and your new hair is looking awesome!!

  2. I had never heard the term Canadian Tuxedo! I must remember it! :)

  3. I get the same look from my husband all the time! Haha. You really did pair these well!

    1. My husband thinks I'm a freak... but in a good way! ;)

  4. See you can rock it. Your new hair suits you.
    Have a lovely day

  5. Why are you my fashion GODDESS??? Oh yeah, because you're gorgeous, creative, witty, intelligent and have the most fierce style known to man! Please come to Cali someday...or I might have to come visit you! xxxoooo

    1. We'd have more fun in Cali! ;) Unless you want to go cow tipping or something... ;)

  6. Great hair! I love the lighter blonde. I don't know what to do with my hair. I got it cut again but now I want it even shorter ...urgh. I love the dotted jeans and the chambray pairing you did. Those TOMS are looking really cute. Thanks for the intro to them. hmmmmmm?

  7. Perfect! I'm not even surprised!

  8. You certainly are rocking this look.


  9. Love your entire outfit!! Gorgeous!!
    Would love for you to come check out my blog too when you get a chance!!

  10. This outfit is pretty much perfect! I am kind of loving the denim on denim trend (mainly because I own a lot of denim haha). And those polka-dots on your jeans are killing me, I love that so much!!

  11. I really enjoy denim on denim! Love the look :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  12. Lena, this look is slammin'! your new platinum color plays up some serious edge and i love the shaping your stylist created too. i'm a "retired" hairdresser so i kind of notice things like that. well, there's no maple syrup in sight...or any igloos so i think you're stereotypically safe :) i love your denim pairings, keeping the tonality seperate was smart indeed. swell styles!!! ♥

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