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
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
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
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
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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