It seems as though the Canadian tuxedo is a trend that just comes and goes. And when it’s here, it seems to be EVERYWHERE. I always love seeing how the Canadian tuxedo outfit evolves over time.
While I’ve personally worn this combination of denim on denim before, I always cringe years later when I see it. And that’s why I want to help you today with how to do a Canadian tuxedo the right way.
How To Wear A Canadian Tuxedo Outfit The Right Way
The Canadian Tuxedo is really a commitment to wearing denim. And I feel like it comes and goes into popularity. Every so often it’s back. And it always changes just a bit. Just as fashion does, the trends shift.
Right now we’re seeing the revival of the Canadian tuxedo. And it’s all about what type of denim items you are putting together.
Wear Current Denim Trends
Don’t pull out your old favorite denim from 10 years ago that isn’t in style anymore just to recreate this look. We want very intentional trends to make this feel cool and chic.
It can quickly read farmer, or too country, if you are wearing things that feel too simple or basic.
For reference, below is my version of a Canadian tuxedo outfit from 2017. This is screaming 2017 style trends with the ripped skinny jeans, the chambray shirt tucked in, and stilettos. This goes to show you that choosing current trends is really important to making a Canadian tuxedo feel cool and effortless.
The below outfit simply feels dated even though a Canadian tuxedo is currently trending. Keeping with current trends is key here!
Accessorize With Cool Pieces
You can easily make a denim shirt and denim straight-leg jeans look a bit sad if all you do is wear your backpack and a flip flop.
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Instead, try cool accessories to make it feel fresh, updated and like you are owning this trend. Try a really bold statement shoe whether it’s a fun heel, or just a really daring bright sneaker.
Add bold jewelry like lots of layered gold pieces and big gold hoops.
Be intentional with your styling from head to toe. This is what really makes an outfit feel more interesting. Don’t forget to do your hair (if you just threw it back into a messy whatever, you’re looking like you’re working on said farm and not heading for street style chic). Add a red lipstick, wear the cool bag, you get the idea.
What Is A Canadian Tuxedo?
A Canadian tuxedo is simply wearing denim on top and bottom. So a denim shirt and jeans. Or a denim shirt and denim skirt. Whatever it is, it’s denim from head to toe. When we think of this, we always have a throwback to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake rocking their Canadian Tuxedo outfits at the 2001 American Music Awards.
Where Did The Term Canadian Tuxedo Come From?
This fashion term has been reported to have originated in the early 1950s. The story goes that Bing Crosby was refused to enter a hotel in Canada, Vancouver BC to be exact because he was wearing denim on denim.
When Can You Wear A Canadian Tuxedo Outfit?
You can truly wear a Canadian tuxedo any time of year, and to just about anything. If we learned anything from Britney and Justin’s denim ensemble, it’s that you can truly wear denim to ANYTHING.
Wear denim on denim in the summer with Bermuda shorts and a denim tank. This would make for a cute way to style summer shorts. You can wear it in the fall with your favorite straight leg denim and a denim shacket.
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