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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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Vintage Warmth

DSCF8137Hulapopper Jacket, Roots scarf, Forever 21 orange turtleneck, H&M black turtleneck, Joe Fresh jeans, thrifted boots, Philistine sunnies

This winter I finally got to wear this vintage gem I got from Hulapopper last year for only $60! I die. This is one of the dopest spots for vintage shopping in Toronto. Hulapopper is a spot where you have to be in the frame of mind to get down and dirty and DIG! Piles and piles and racks on racks of garments and shoes and more, you are sure to leave with something at a great price. Make sure you follow them on Instagram though (linked above) because they don’t have regular shopping hours. Happy digging!

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Cold Shoulder

Cool Tones (4)

Aritzia ‘Nori’ Dress by Wilfred Free, Joe Fresh ‘Waxed Denim’ Jeans, Pedro Miralles Mules, Roots Scarf (Similar), H&M Hat, Ray-Ban Sunnies

I have always admired Aritzia’s approach to merchandising. Their window displays always have a creative and fresh backdrop to their uncomplicated and simply-styled outfits. They recently have been adding a large, light scarf draped over one shoulder on a mannequin here and there as well as I’ve seen it carry over onto the merchandisers themselves. Though it’s not the most functional way of wearing a scarf, it adds a quirky and unique vibe to the outfit that quite admire.

And speaking of scarves, I’m pretty much a hoarder when it comes to them. I own only a million in all sizes, colours and prints. I tie them on bags as well as my neck. I’ve been collecting since forever, starting with vintage silk scarves. They may not be everyone’s favourite accessory, and I wouldn’t go as far as saying they’re my favourite (it’s probably shoes), but I would have to say I am wearing one about 90% of the time in some way, shape or form.

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Stripes and Plaid

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 Joe Fresh Dress, Unknown Plaid (Similar), Converse Chucks, Necklace (I made, pendant from Kensington Market), Ray-Ban Sunnies, Roots Purse

 Vertical stripes are usually no ones best friend. They tend to widen by tricking the eye. Even on my small frame I don’t exactly want to look wider. Surprisingly this dress did none of that! I paired it with a flannel tied around the waist, though I have to say I am tiring of the trend after seeing it on every girl; but I enjoy mixing prints, and plaid and stripes together are one of my favorites. Also, anything I can pair my rugged old converse with, well..you understand.  This uber comfy, A-line cut Joe Fresh maxi is a go-to on hot days. The racerback, which tends to be an athletic cut, also makes it more casual when sometimes wearing maxi pieces can feel too over-done.

 No fuss pieces are a must living in this muggy city in the Summer, and now that it’s officially Summer I can’t wait for the weather to stay hot (let’s hope), and also sunny! There are loads of things to do in Toronto in the Summer months including: outdoor concerts, (persona)l food tours of the places I want to check out, Summerlicious, local parks and beaches with friends, flea markets, exploring my favorite neighborhoods etc.  I’ll be posting my adventures along the way on here so stay tuned!

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