CELEBRATE CANADA DAY IN STYLE

This year, forget your annual red and white ensemble and celebrate Canada day in the true style of the Canadian Tuxedo. Now, unless you want to end up resembling Britney & Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards (spoiler alert: you don’t), follow these tricks to nail the denim on denim trend.

1. MIX AND MATCH DIFFERENT SHADES

Image of Alessandra Ambrosio via popsugar.com
Image of Alessandra Ambrosio via popsugar.com

For the Canadian Tuxedo trainee: the easiest way to rock a full outfit of denim is to combine pieces in various washes. This colour effect breaks up the look and will keep you from feeling bogged down by the same shade of blue. Take a cue from Alessandra and pair your go-to dark wash skinny with a light chambray for an effortlessly classic look.

2. PLAY AROUND WITH THE SILHOUETTE

Image via shopblackcaviar.com
Image via shopblackcaviar.com

Wide-legged denim is one of the hottest 70’s-inspired trends this season and we are thrilled to be able to unleash our inner Farrah Fawcett. The trick to nailing the denim bell-bottom? Show off your figure by pairing these elongating jeans with an expertly tailored denim shirt and let your silhouette speak volumes.

3. REDEFINE THE PENCIL SKIRT

Image of Olivia Palermo via sheerluxe.com
Image of Olivia Palermo via sheerluxe.com

If, like me, you threw out your Abercrombie & Fitch denim skirt somewhere between the O.C. and Gossip Girl, then join me for a dip in the pool of regret. The denim skirt is back with a vengeance and frankly, has never looked better. Follow in the footsteps of street style darling Olivia Palermo, and try a fitted pencil skirt with a low-cut chambray and add some serious sex appeal to all-over denim.

4. LET YOUR ACCESSORIES DO THE TALKING

Image via thesartorialist.com
Image via thesartorialist.com

Because of colour continuity, denim on denim can act as a great base for your favourite accessories. Choose denim pieces in proximal shades and dress them up with feminine accessories, such as a statement necklace, fabulous pump or your classic carry-all. You’ll have a look that can easily be taken from a day of shopping to a night on the town.

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Hilary Dean

Hilary Dean is a freelance writer and stylist living in Downtown Toronto. She has a passion for all things fashion and developed a love of vintage fashion and local markets while studying in the South of France. She always enjoys the hunt for pieces inspired by her favourite style stars, including Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung and the Olsen Twins. In her spare time, Hilary avidly practices yoga and since she embarked on a week-long retreat to Costa Rica, she has remained inspired by the importance of dedicated practice and a local, sustainable diet. Follow her daily adventures on her Instagram: @hilaryvdean

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