These days, it seems like denim washes, fits, and rises cycle through periods of popularity every week rather than a decade. (Remember actual trend cycles? Me neither.) Because of that, reporting on such changes in the jeans space can, at times, feel repetitive. I'm not going to do that. Instead, I've chosen to focus my time and energy on the ways that chic people are wearing their jeans as opposed to the types of jeans they're wearing. And in 2023, there's one particular styling method that's taking the fashion world by storm.
Canadian tuxedos aren't exactly new, but then again, what is? Like everything else in fashion, the trend of wearing denim with denim has a tendency to return to the sartorial zeitgeist every few years, always with a fresh, modern look that makes us remember why we loved it so much the last time it was cool. And by the looks of my Instagram feed, 2023 is gearing up to be the latest year afflicted. Ahead, see how fashion girls are doubling up on denim in the early stages of the new year.
For a paired-down take on the Canadian tuxedo, wear the top half of the denim look open with a tee underneath and then layer a contrasting piece of outerwear on top. That way, it looks less matchy-matchy.
If you're ever stumped on what to wear, just grab a simple denim or chambray button-down shirt and some matching (or close to matching—a slight discrepancy in wash is NBD) jeans. No matter the shoes or accessories you choose, the combo will look good.
For everyone who likes the idea of a Canadian tuxedo but doesn't care for the style of traditional jean jackets, you've come to the right place. Switch things up by opting for a moto-style take on outerwear like the one from Isabel Marant below.
Canadian tuxedos can sometimes feel like a big deal to wear, even though separately, denim jackets and jeans are two of the most casual items in our wardrobes. Don't be afraid to keep the outfit super chill with easy clogs and a white tee.
This look, more than any of the above, makes me want to run to my closet, bring out my denim offerings, and debut my first Canadian tuxedo of 2023. Specifically, I love the idea of styling a collared shirt underneath with the collar worn above the denim jacket's collar.