It’s funny to think that an idea as silly sounding as The Canadian Tuxedo has become one of the most enduring denim trends. While smaller trends have ebbed and flowed—colorful denim, boyfriend jeans, flares and overalls, to name a few—styling multiple pieces of denim together has remained a go-to pairing.
We can look to the return of denim and chambray shirts—pieces that have become the ultimate layering garments in our closets—as a key instigator. And brands like Madewell and J. Crew have given us tons of variations on the traditional work shirt.
Designer labels including Isabel Marant, The Row, Acne, and Derek Lam have tapped into our denim obsession, rendering the classic fabric in trendy shapes like midi skirts, crop tops, and even shift dresses. As our wardrobes fill with more and more denim and chambray, it’s only natural that we mix and match our classic and contemporary pieces—layering them together in endless denim-on-denim outfits.
So if your double denim routine could use a little shaking up, we have eight inspired pairings—think chambray sweats, peplum tops, and distressed denim jackets—to forever change the reputation of The Canadian Tuxedo.