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A Double Denim Dare~Would You Wear a Canadian Tuxedo?

Have you heard of the “Canadian Tuxedo?” With bright colored trousers in full fashion force, the “Canadian Tuxedo” (wearing blue jean on blue jean) is a refreshing style change if you dare to take the bold leap into an oasis of denim. WARNING: I advise against Googling “Canadian Tuxedo” images. The first page includes photos like Jay Leno decked out in denim and Justin Timberlake holding hands with Brittany Spears circa 2001 in tragic matching blue jean outfits. Needless to say, this trend is not for the faint of heart.

The second you button up a chambray top and pair it with jeans, you’ll feel like an extra in a country music video or a stable hand at the Kentucky Derby. But oh well, here goes nothin’…

How to Do Double Denim ~ A few tips to pull of the “Canadian Tuxedo” trend is to wear contrasting denim shades so it’s not such an extreme look. Add color if you want with a handbag, tank, trench, and layering works as well. Also, this is a casual look, so I’d opt for sandals and wedges over heels.
Top Options ~ There’s different ways to style a denim or chambray top  1. Leave it untucked 2. Tuck it in or just partially 3. Tie it in a bow (Also These are my favorite thigh-slimming Citizen of Humanity jeans I featured earlier here)
Poppy Flower Power ~ A patch of wild poppies I spotted (the California state flower)
Wilderness Time-Out ~ I picked this different flower & asked our landscaper (aka my dad) what it was called which led to a lesson of its exact spelling (Ca-len-du-la) & that Calendulas have herbal medicinal uses like controlling bleeding & reducing inflammation. They’ve even been used to treat acne! (Would have been cool if he filled me in on this flower in high school).
Style Twists ~ I’ve seen a lot of hair twists lately on a fashion sites, and it’s fun to try with your hair down or in an Up-Do using a bobby pin to hold the twist. Also, to keep it casual I added a slouchy cross-body bag with gold hard wear by ALDO.
 {Jeans~Citizens of Humanity Devote Rocker Ultra Flare (Same here) My new fave Top ~MiH Jeans  Nail polish ~ China Glaze (Innocence), watch ~ Michael Kors here, charm bracelet (old)  purse ~ Aldo}
I’m not sure how the trend called “Canadian Tuxedo” came about, but I’d wear it again. Some people are understandably anti denim-on-denim so I must ask, would you wear a Canadian Tuxedo?
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  1. i would wear it! i love how you styled the “canadian tuxedo”! and you tempted me to google 🙂

  2. winetastegirl.com says:

    I like it and I am currently stalking a few chambray tops from Banana Republic right now. I’m also loving your hair! I’m totally going to try it. I’d love for you to check out my post today on dressing like Olivia Palermo for less.

  3. TheUrbanUmbrella says:

    I definitely would wear it, totally love this look!

    The Urban Umbrella


  4. Katerina says:

    oohh so nice!!!

  5. I love this look and also agree with wearing two different shades of the same color! I feel like it is a nice contrast. I am definitely a fan of the denim on denim look ever since D&G had it going down the runway! I still need a denim shirt, still! Have a great day! xx OH, and I got rid of my old blogs you followed and now just have one and it is new, so please come by and follow me again! xx


  6. Courtney Erin says:

    I definitely would if I thought I could pull it off as well as you!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  7. Mary Kapsi says:

    Love your blog dear!
    Thanks! following you also! Stay in touch!

  8. Pretty Affair says:

    yes, i would! 🙂 you look gorgeous, darling!! as always xoxo

  9. Ana Carneiro says:

    I would wear it! I would probably wear dark jeans, a white tank top and an unbuttoned denim shirt!


  10. really great post…i havent heard about Canada tuxedo


  11. Claudia says:

    Hi! Thanks for your comment and for following – I love your blog and I am following you too now! Lots of love xxxx


  12. Julie D. says:

    I wear it all the time! It’s practically my uniform nowadays. Especially with my denim jacket & denim skirt/shorts.
    I love your light wash denim shirt by the way.

    <3 Hudson East

  13. CottonCandyINK says:

    you look beautiful, love your hair and great denim look

  14. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    Ha, I had never heard of this, but how awesome! 😛

  15. Jessica says:

    Hahaha I forgot about that term! I will say a full denim ensemble is the one thing I won’t do, it’s too Brit & JT at the MTV Awards, I can’t.

  16. Dale as always you look absolutely stunning. I’m loving the chambray look right now and will definitely rock denim on denim.!

    <3 Marina

  17. Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } says:

    Love this look on you!!! Beautiful pictures!

  18. B Allen @ What2Wear says:

    I think you pulled it off and yes I would wear one if it looked like yours 🙂
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  19. You are definitely pulling this off, girl! I love that top, and those jeans are very flattering! I need to get myself a pair of those! 😀

  20. Jennifer says:

    I would wear the trend, especially to go country line dancing. I like your outfit!

  21. Fashion R&D says:

    I would wear it! Nice look!!

  22. Adrienne Shubin says:

    You look beautiful as always. I do wear a Canadian Tuxedo – pretty frequently. I found an old denim shirt at the thrift shop and am keeping it until I find a more fitted one.

    Your hair looks great – going to try that look myself.
    xo, A

    The Rich Life (on a budget)

  23. you are looking great!

  24. Leslie Quiros says:

    those jeans are so great! I need to get a similar pair ASAP!!

  25. Fashion Lookbook says:

    You look awesome!

  26. ♥ YourBFF ♥ says:

    This is a very gorgeous look on you, Dale! I love how carefree yet polished it is! I’m not sure if I could rock it, but I may just try it. 🙂 I love the scenery with the outfit – very beautiful! Love your hair too! 🙂 <3 Angie

  27. Victória says:

    Love the outfitt, you look perfect dear!
    Thanks so much for the lovely commnet on my blog, im following you back!


  28. Vonae Deyshawn says:

    Lol love this post. I totally know what JT and Brittney picture you’re talking about and yes it is tragic. lol. I absolutely love the denim on denim look and agree that mixing different shades is key. Love the look!

    Vonae Deyshawn

  29. Windy City Fashionistas says:

    You look really nice…love your outfit

  30. Well... says:

    Haha I would so wear a Canadian tuxedo!
    Though not how Brit and JT wore them before…ugh, I remember that photo…aha
    Anyway, you look fresh and pretty 🙂

    Trendy Teal

  31. navy and orange says:

    like your tuxedo version!

    xoxo navy & orange

  32. pinkmate says:

    i think you pulled this really well Dale! I love it!



  33. Ashley says:

    Dale, you look adorable, as usual! 🙂 You definitely pull it off well! I remember when Justin and Britney wore the matching jean outfits hahahaaaa so 90s! all the same shade LOL. Hope you are having a wonderful week, and thanks for keeping me up to date on what’s in style 🙂


  34. A Bit of Sass says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever heard the term “Canadian tuxedo” –like it! And yes, I would totally rock the trend (which looks great on you).

  35. the double denim looks quite subtle with the cream on top so nice work! xx

  36. Diva In Me says:

    Aww..you look good in this outfit. Looks like you had some fun too =) I would wear it too and yea..I have the same picture in my head like how you described it too =)

  37. LIDIA BEDMAN says:

    beautiful pics!!



  38. under fashion arrest says:
  39. Nice casual outfit. I like your take on it with the different shade of denim.

  40. Collections says:

    Gorgeous photos! I love the way you did your hair!


  41. puhahah i love the title of this post dale!!! canadian tuxedo bahaha!

    you look so gorgeous in this post dale.. truthfully i think you can pull anything off tho because you are so stunning!!

  42. Tiffany says:

    trés chic outfit! the all time classic! and it looks lovely in that scenery!

  43. Helen* says:

    Lovely blog, now following you! 🙂

    Please check out my blog if you can,

    Thank you 🙂 x

  44. Leslie says:


    I love your style twist! Classic outfit (one of my personal favs) I like to leave the shirt partially tucked in or out entirely. Beautiful spot for photos!

  45. The Squishy Monster says:

    Such stunning pictures!!!

  46. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) says:

    you make everything look cool Dale. love your hair and bag girl 😀

  47. Catherine says:

    You look adorable. I think the key is to keep it simple (like you’re not trying too hard).

    Lovely blog!!

    FEST (food, style & travel)

  48. Really cute!
    And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?


  49. i love this outfit! and I love the shirt tied! I’ve worn one like that many times now – although first i felt like it was a little 80’s but now I love it! and your hair looks beautiful!

  50. What Sadie Did says:

    I’ve heard of this being called double denim, but i’ve never heard of it being called a Canadian Tuxedo – that’s funny!

    I’ve never worn one, but that’s cos I dont wear jeans much. Otherwise I probably would!

    Sadie xx

  51. Megan Ann says:

    I’ve totally doubled up on the denim but had no idea it had a name!!!! Great blog, I love coming across other CA bloggers.

    xo, Megan

    indie flower

  52. Sienna says:

    nice blog!!
    stop by anytime:)
    xoxo Sienna

  53. Great post!Would you follow each other? let me know on my blog 😉


  54. You are definitely pulling off this look and not channeling Justin and Brit-Brit circa 2001! I’m slightly obsessed with those jeans too, I might need to get myself a pair!

  55. I’ve totally worn the denim on denim before. Never heard of the term Canadian Tuxedo…that’s new! You pulled it off effortlessly. Very cute!

  56. hello, Friday says:
  57. Following you dear!! 🙂

  58. Montana says:

    Canadian style at its very finest! I definitely love this look when it is done right, it just sucks we have such a great rep in fashion. Maybe one day we will break through. You have done it right with the different shades of blue! 🙂


  59. Ha ha, your title really made me laugh! Being a Canadian, I’m shocked I’ve never heard that expression before! Yes, I would definitely wear denim on denim! You look fabulous!

  60. Giovanna says:

    Cute look! I love the denim on denim trend!


  61. great style. love your jeans!!


  62. Carly + Stacie says:

    We just stumbled across your blog and love your style.
    We’re from Canada and the Canadian tuxedo suits you well 😉
    Very cute xx

    Carly + Stacie


  63. Vanessa says:

    I love your blog. And this post is amazing! I hope that you visit me 🙂


  64. Confessions of A Confused City Girl says:

    Such a pretty look! And i love where you took the photos

    Check out my blog, comment, and follow if you like!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

  65. LifeStyle Journal says:

    I’ve never heard of “Canadian Tuxedo”, but I got the concept pretty much and I found it the perfect spring casual look!!!
    Very nice and informative post!
    Have a nice weekend!

  66. gretawells says:

    Of course! The best look. Here are some stylish Canadian Tuxedos: http://canadiantux.com


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