One of the most stable elements of fashion is… Jeans. Things might come in and out of vogue but jeans will always be in. So why didn’t I know the jean-on-jean look was called a Canadian Tuxedo?!? Did any of you know this? I was thinking of doing a jean-on-jean look for our Seven Layered Outfits of Spring mini series and was looking for inspo when the web (does anyone still use that term? Web?) redirected me to Canadian Tuxedos. Why are they even called that?
Old Navy “Black” Jean Jacket, Lev’s Short-sleeved Button Down Jean Shirt, Levi’s Graphic “White” Tee Shirt, Old Navy Bow-Tie Head Wrap “Chambray Polka Dot”
But what I love most about the Canadian Tuxedo is how many layers it allows you to wear. (Perfect for our series) The way I’m wearing it here is just one of many ways you could potentially style it. I could have scrapped the tee shirt and just done the button down and the jean jacket. Or scrapped the button down and worn the tee. You can mix and match to your hearts content and never come up with a bad combo.
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Which brings me to the 2nd reason I love this look; you mix and match the washes of jean. Here my pants and button down are a similar shade but imagine if my shirt was a darker wash… Still cute right?
Steve Madden “Silver” Slip On. Sneakers
The 3rd reason I love this outfit is you can dress it up. I wore this outfit all day while working and it was very practical and comfortable. However to style something like this and make it chic, I’d take a long-sleeved button down in a darker jean wash, a simple pair of pumps (neutral colors for a more business/office look and bright,colorful pumps for a night out) plus a fun chunky necklace.
What do you guys think? Will you be trying the Canadian Tuxedo? Let me know if you do.
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