However, denim on denim is a pretty serious trend and a lot of cool kids are doing it. So that must make it okay.
Let's take some cues from my friend and future client, Ryan. (His grasp needs a good OT, and I've volunteered because I am very generous.)
- it is okay and even preferable to wear different washes together
- as with the ugly pretty cardi, go forth with attitude
- and since most of us reading this are girls, style it up with accessories/hair/make-up
(as I would highly recommend) on wearing a cropped Mickey Mouse tee. Of course, I woke up this morning and wanted to wear a Canadian Tuxedo. I looked to my VV Boutique pieces for inspiration and came up with this:
Levis skirt $5, Esprit tank $2.50
Gap jacket circa 2002
I don't have any denim bottoms from VV other than this skirt, so that was an easy choice. For the top, I had on my chambray initially but didn't feel it was fitted enough, though I imagine it would work well with a jegging in a different wash (now added to hunting list) as in the examples above. My denim jacket was a little too close in wash for my liking, but I was determined to wear the tuxedo so I let it slide. As for the gray tee I envisioned with my suit, guess what? I don't have one!!! This is a huge glaring hole in my wardrobe and must be rectified ASAP! I tried a statement tee but, being my day off, I wanted something that wasn't, er, fitted, and liked the contrast of the orange.
To style it up, I added layers of necklaces from VV Boutique ($2.10 and $0.70) and She Does Create and some noticeable earrings ($2.10 from VV)!
When I say "style it up" I include hair and make-up because without, there's a higher likelihood this look could turn frumpy.
I wouldn't call The Canadian Tuxedo my chicest look ever, but it was comfortable and had at least a little personality. As for the denim on denim, no one recoiled in terror at the sight of me, so I'm calling it a win.
With my Miz Mooz Pauly wedges $5.60 VV Boutique
On a scale of 1 to 10 Ryan Goslings, how hot would you rate my look? Never mind, don't answer that. Instead, three questions:
- What do YOU think?
- Do YOU wear denim on denim?
- Should I style my entire family in Canadian Tuxedos then go out to the mall?