The Canadian tuxedo gets a city girl update

The Canadian tuxedo: head-to-toe-denim but make it fashion.


Sometimes I  wonder how the Canadian tuxedo got its name. It sounds ridiculous, especially now that the denim-on-denim look has become a popular trend again. Wearing head-to-toe denim became a classic look for Americans and Canadians alike. I also like to think of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s iconic 2001 American Music Awards couple’s outfit. Oh, and Katy Perry too.

But then I remember exactly how it all happened. I remember that Bing Crosby, an American singer who popularized “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas,” was responsible. He wore a denim tuxedo jacket and jeans to a fancy hotel in Vancouver and it became a whole situation. I also remember that Levi Strauss, the creator behind the eponymous brand Levi’s, designed the all-denim look. The whole incident is iconic, to say the least. And now, we’re stuck with calling the denim-on-denim look, “the Canadian tuxedo.”

Today, wearing denim-on-denim is a casual and effortless trend that everyone can wear. Instead of dusting off our best denim tuxedo jackets, we can all slip into our favourite denim jackets. Adding simple but stylish upgrades, like white sneakers and a fitted tee, gives the Canadian tuxedo a fresh, fun update. And, funnily enough, Levi’s is having a fashion moment right now. The graphic tees are very popular right now and look fantastic with a pair of jeans. Check out my photos below and as always, outfit details are at the bottom.

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Pins can add eye-catching, edgy appeal. Gold Spade pin by Kate Spade; Okay By Myself pin by Homecoming Goods; No Compromise Beauty pin by Biossance.
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SHOES – FILA ;  JEANS – ADDITION ELLE ;  LEVI’S TEE – NORDSTROM ;  DENIM JACKET – ADDITION ELLE ;

What is your favourite way to style the Canadian tuxedo? Let me know in the comment section!

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