Levis

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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Velvet Crush

velvet-crush-1Zara Blazer (Similar, Mango), Joe Fresh Denim Button Down (Similar), Vintage Levis Shorts, Donald J. Pliner Flats, Rebecca Minkoff MINI MAC Crossbody

Velvet is back this season, so says the entire fashion industry anyways, and I am into it. I bought this blazer at Zara like a million years ago and I’ve maybe worn in 5 times mostly to class presentations. I bought it because I have always had a slight obsession with velvet. It may be because when I was a kid I remember many of my favourite items I wore being velvet-this red dress I wore for christmas and class photos and this lilac gymnastics suit I continued to wear as a bathing suit well after I stopped going to gymnastics.

This blazer fit really well with all the cuts for the curves I do not have, and I figured was an easy throw-on piece for added structure. Sometimes as a more petite human adding structure to your outfit can be really helpful to shaping you and helping you look a little older even if you paired with boyfriend jeans and a baggy tee.

I love velvet because it’s such a rich texture that adds that extra note of cool to your outfit. Velvet is so underrated but now I’m seeing a huge welcoming to the fabric even in shoes this season. My fuzzy texture loving heart approves.

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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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Tigress

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Joe Fresh Sweater, Vintage Levis ‘BF’ Shorts, Wanted Sandals, OldNavy Bag, H&M Necklace (Similar), Guess Watch, Bracelets: Vintage, H&M, Unknown

I am obsessed with these vintage Levis boyfriend shorts. Finally the style is in this summer because not everyone has been a fan of my shorts since I bought them many years ago while thrifting. I clearly forecasted the trend of Levis along with the boyfriend short being a popular style for S/S14! I also plan on making a few more pairs after sifting through vintage stores for old Levis Jeans to chop up.

I knew Instantly when I saw this sweater at Joe Fresh I had to have it and pair it with these shorts. I also love it with my boyfriend jeans (last seen here). Because it is so casual I threw on lots of glitzy costume style jewellery with a stacked wrist party and statement necklace, as well as a dressier sandal to vamp up the overly casual vibe. This sweater is a definite play of the Kenzo one that has been ever so popular. If you are in love with it as much as I am but can’t see yourself splurging on a pullover, this affordable Joe Fresh version is just as fierce and so cozy; I have yet to take it off since purchasing.

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