Canadian Tuxedo

There’s no place like home

Joe Fresh denim shirt and jeans, Nine West shoe, Zara jacket

There’s no better outfit than the Canadian tuxedo for Fall. It’s chic and super warm since you’re rocking a thick denim. On top I threw on my trusty leather jacket for some edge, more texture and honestly more warmth. For this outfit I wanted the shoes to speak for themselves. They’re giving me serious life with the Dorothy vibes. The Wizard of Oz was my number one movie growing up as a kid. My mother tells me she put it on at least once a day. My boyfriend recently said I don’t know how people can watch the same movie over and over, and I’m one of those people; I blame my mom haha. I saw these shoes at Winners and passed on them until two weeks later I couldn’t stop thinking about them and finally bought them and I ain’t mad!

What Would WBDW Wear X The Canadian Tuxedo

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Levis Jacket, Band Tee, Forever 21 Jeans, Yoki Loafers via Winners, Roots Bag, Public Butter Sunglasses

The doubled denim look, dubbed the “Canadian Tuxedo” by moments in Levis fashion history,  is something I wear often. I may be Canadian but that’s not why, I just find that I’m at my most comfortable in Denim, yes you can call me crazy. A flowy dress, or loose skirt for me is the complete opposite of comfortable. I’m always picking and pulling and making sure things are in place while wearing outfits like that, can you say stress!?

 I think denim on denim has effortless personal style cred. It’s super easy and you don’t need to overthink what works and what doesn’t. I’d say what doesn’t work does! Doubling up your denim and mixing different shades is a fun task and I think you’ll be pretty pleased with the outcome. I personally love mixing different shades of the same shade ( if that made any sense) to create contrast. Light blue denim on an even lighter washed blue with say dark thread or coloured threading is something I would look at while styling this look. You can also get away with different shades of black on black; can you believe that! My personal fave for the summer is white on white, or a white denim jacket with super light washed blue mom jeans or light washed shorts/skirt. Seriously the combinations are absolutely endless. After that slip on a fun shoe and quirky bag and you’re good to go.

Some of my fave stores in Toronto to snag denim/vintage denim: House of Vintage,   Public Butter, Philistine, Mama Loves You Vintage, Value Village, Forever 21 (cheap can DIY), Urban Outfitters and Common Sort. The list goes on really…

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Summer Tuxedo

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J.O.A. Top (Similar styles @ShopBop), Vintage Levis Shorts, BC California Slides, Joe Fresh Tote, DIY Choker, Bittersweet “t” Necklace for the boy, Urban Outfitters Anklet

Here is my Summer ode to the Canadian Tuxedo that I hold close to my fashion heart. Denim on denim is a look I clothe myself in often because I find it comfortable but still breaks the boundaries of fashion; side note I can sleep in denim no problem, I swear to you it’s my second skin.

I prefer lighter washed and lighter in feel denim during the summer months as it can get pretty hot in our urban jungle. Also, any denim with a fringy finish has my heart as I love the 70s and the carefree nature of dressing in that decade.

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Jean Machine

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Joe Fresh Chambray, DIY Jeans (Old Forever 21), Vintage Shoes (Similar, Modern Vice), Thrifted Dagger Necklace, Arm Party: HM, AEO, Thrifted

I am now “death warmed up” sick, and avoiding the camera lens at all costs since I am currently ricking the Rudolph glow. This outfit I wore this week leading up to knowing this day was coming. When I know I’m getting sick but have to look presentable I run to my comfort clothes. Though many don’t associate a Canadian tux ‘comfort clothing’, I do. Jeans are my comfort zone and I always have a good old soft worn-in pair like so. These babies I’ve had since early high school (gives you a sense of how much I’ve grown). I wore them to bits then threw them into the back of  the fashion vault as I replaced them with newer, trendier jeans. Though some people follow the rule of “one in, one out” when you make a similar purchase, I get separation anxiety. So, I opened the vault and revamped them a little by chopping off the bottom and roughing them up. I like how vintage and light they look and they feel like you’re wearing nothing. That $15 went a long way in grade 10. Thank you Forever 21.

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 ^The perfect fall shoes^

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DSCF6995One of my favourite locations to shoot is the Canadian Opera Company building. Endless hidden nooks and spots to take great photos.