If you uttered the term “Canadian Tuxedo” to any fashion editor just a decade ago, I guarantee the reaction would have been rolled eyes and skeptical raised eyebrows. However, as with all things in fashion, this once fabled faux pas has evolved into a chic sartorial trend. (Fashion is always recycling itself!) I love the look of a head-to-toe denim ensemble. It can range anywhere from classic and all-American to edgy and eclectic. Personally, I’m a fan of pairing my basic blue jeans with a button up chambray shirt. The fun part is that the options are nearly endless when creating an all-denim outfit.
To get you in gear to give this look a try, I’ve come up with a couple style tips that will have you mixing and matching denim and chambray like a professional in no time:
- Two-toned. One of the most important things to know about wearing denim head-to-toe is that your shades of blue don’t have to match. In fact, I think it keeps the look more interesting when lighter denim is paired with a darker wash. Throw on a pair of lighter boyfriend jeans, a basic tee, and a dark denim jacket for a two-toned look that will actually appear fashionably put together.
- Sugar and spice. Similar to trying a two-toned denim look, mixing distressed pieces with cleaner cuts is another way to rock the trend. Combine your go-to skinnies with a distressed chambray shirt (buttoned all the way up and tucked in) for a cool spin on this classic look. I would even add a preppy pea coat, a brown leather belt and riding boots to make it autumn-appropriate—oh and a sparkly bauble too, of course.
- Element of surprise. Don’t limit your style by thinking that denim pieces can only come in the form of basic tops and bottoms. Fall fashion forecasts have shown everything from knee-length blue jean pencil skirts to denim designer handbags. Make the most of the trend this season by layering a collared chambray shirt under a plaid sweater or throwing a denim vest over a sweater dress.
I’m especially excited to wear head-to-toe denim this fall because the it easily lends itself to layering. Plus it’s one of my favorite mindless outfits to throw on for a casual day at work or over the weekend. Take my word for it: You’ll be wearing your own Canadian Tuxedo round the clock in no time.
What do you think about all-over denim? Are you ready to give it a go?
I’d love to see how you style your head-to-toe denim look. Upload your outfit photos to your LaurenConrad.com profiles and I’ll feature some of my favorite looks in a Member Spotlight post!
Happy styling ladies!