It is a vibe from back in the ’90s!
Old school musicians especially loved the trend; pairing the jacket with flaired pants!
The trend was massive in 2017!
Call it the Canadian tuxedo!
Well, it is the denim-on-denim trend!
The double denim trend was widely embraced from the runways to the streets: models and celebrities donning the trend like never before. There is no doubt that we all adopted the trend, right? I mean, who never wants to join any trend bandwagon?
Anyway, today on the blog we have Faithy Ngaira, a fellow mentor at the Equity Group Foundation and yes, she is rocking the Canadian tuxedo! She is totally giving us denim-on-denim goals so ride along…
How to wear double denim
- Mix different washes of denim.
Blue denim is more and more embraced as compared to other washes of denim when wearing the denim on denim. To avoid looking too matchy, embrace a mixture of washes; all the way from light washes to darker washes. For example: a light blue wash and a navy blue wash will pair well. Or dark denim jeans with grey denim.
- When going matchy-matchy, try to consider just the denim suit.
Perhaps the jacket and the denim pants, or the denim skirt and the jacket. Well, now we know that this was one of the biggest ‘90s trend, right? Do you recall visiting the boutiques and the first thing you’d see was a mannequin dressed in a full denim ‘suit’ ? Mind you, denim suits are back!
I love the faded wash of Faithy’s denim outfit. I mean, I prefer faded washes to plain washes which apart from being easy to fade, they also old-school! And old school is just my jam!
- Avoid denim accessories when rocking the Canadian tuxedo.
While the double denim was busy rocking the streets, the denim cap , choker and sneakers were busy coming up as well. Unfortunately, I happened to see a lady donning a full denim look! Now here is what I mean…a pair of pencil pants with a long-sleeved crop top and finished off with the cap, sneakers and the choker! But guess what? All in navy blue denim. Not that she looked ugly, just that she looked like some kindergarten kid forced to wear a denim uniform!
It is better to confine your denim game to shirts, tops, pants and jackets…I mean, just clothing!
Dress up your double denim in perfect accessories. Faithy wears an all-blue look today and I totally love how she plays around with the color blue here: from the sky blue top, to the faded blue washes of her denim, to the cobalt blue shade of her doll shoes. And very creativity, she breaks the color co-ordination perfectly by wearing a brown leather belt around her waist. Doesn’t she look just gorgeous?
You love the look? How much are you rocking your denim-on-denim? What are your tips when wearing the Canadian tuxedo? Speak to us in the comment section below…