5.23.2013

Canadian Tuxedo with a Twist

Denim on denim. A tricky pairing, truth be told. When done right you can look as hip as Leandra (A fun post of hers from the early days) and when done wrong...well, you risk looking like Justin back when Ramen noodles perused his head.

The secret to the look is two fold. The first is simple & must be always upheld. Wear different shades of denim. The second is one of my own making that I feel helps to wear the trend while infusing personality (a must with any outfit you choose). A Canadian Tuxedo with a twist, if you will. Emphasize an outfit accent besides denim. This could be done in many ways including utilizing a color, layers, or accessories.

I chose the color pearl to be my outfit accent, since I first paired my shirt & skirt with a dainty bow belt to accentuate my waistline. To play up the color further, I chose pearls. A shocking choice, I know. And to down play the color a bit, I chose nude heels choose as to not "over-pearl" my tux.



And there you have it -- a Canadian Tuxedo with a twist. 
How do you rock denim on denim?

Skirt - Previous Season - Bought at Brooklyn Industries. Similar skirts here & here.
Shirt - Previous Season - Bought at J.Crew. Similar shirt here.

Care to dance? Follow my lead.

15 comments:

  1. This is too cute and very classy. LOVE IT!

    Xo, Adropofbliss.com

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  2. Such a beautiful look! I totally mix and match shades of denim as well - love how you incorporated that sweet belt! (and still laughing at the JT reference!) :)

    ♡jilly
    sorelle in style

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  3. Love the pearls and the polka dots are such a fun little twist!

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  4. These are great tips - I love the color combination of denim and pearl. I might have to make a nail polish look to mimic this!!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  5. I have been LOVING denim on denim this season. I always go for different colors as well. Love mixing a patterned denim with a solid like you did here. Super cute.

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  6. I like the way this looks- a lot! The pearls add a classy touch :)

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  7. denim on denim is so cute when done properly - and I agree, the first rule is different shades! what a cute way to turn it into something pretty and girlie :)

    xo
    www.fitfashionista.com

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  8. those legs! teach me your ways ;)

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  9. This is a great outfit! The pearls were def a good choice.

    Style by Joules

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  10. you look sooo beautiful!!! such a lovely and chic look :D and the pearls look so great with the denim!

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  11. I couldn't agree more about the different shades of denim rule. I used to be super anti-jean-on-jean, but now I love it!

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  12. Hey girl! I made a nail polish look today inspired by this denim-on-denim-on-pearls outfit! Shouted you out for the inspiration: http://akabailey.blogspot.ca/2013/05/chambray-polka-dot-nails-with-bow-accent.html Check it out!!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  13. Yikes! just clicked on the Justin link...SCARYYYY!!! But you, my dear, you look adorable! Denim on denim, done right, is one of my most favorite summer looks :) XO Brynn

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  14. Absolutely love this gorgeous denim on denim look! <333 Brilliantly styled and love the accessories you chose! So wow! <3 Haven't dared to wear denim on denim yet but you definitely inspired me to do so! ^^ Liana x

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