After this week’s sad post, I need some escapism: Enter a frivolous style post! Lately I’ve been digging a style that I swore I would never love: denim on denim. Yes, the Canadian tuxedo. Never say never, because those nevers come back to bite you in the jean-clad ass.
I think my issue before was I could only see one thing when I thought “denim on denim.” Can you guess? Here’s a little throwback of my favorite couple:
Yes, the infamous Britney and Justin matching denim outfits. This is a classic pop culture moment but chic it is not. And the denim-on-denim look can be chic.
How to wear denim on denim? The failproof recipe for a chic Canadian tuxedo outfit has just three steps:
- Stick to two washes with a similar tone (i.e., both blue based), one lighter than the other. I like a lighter blue shirt with a dark blue pant.
- Choose garments with simple silhouettes and minimal finishes. A simple button-up, a sleek skinny jean.
- Add colorful or interesting accessories. Denim on denim is the perfect canvas for some bombastic jewelry, shoes or fun make-up. When in doubt, add neutral accessories with interesting scale, like a nude-hued statement necklace or nude stilettos.