There’s nothing better that Googling “Canadian tuxedo” to find a photo from the early 2000s of Justin Timberlake and Brittany Spears in their jeans-on-jeans-on-jeans-on-jeans AMAs fashion statement.
But all jokes aside, Canadians really love their denim; jackets, shorts, pants, the resurgence of the 90s staple – overalls, you name it! You’ll find us stockpiling these essentials, perfect for an easy everyday outfit
Here’s what to consider when getting decked out in denim:
The denim staple everyone needs in their closet. There are so many options to choose from, it’s important to know what you’re looking for.
Jean tip: Check out the material details when shopping online (see if they will have stretch) and pay attention to the length (find a fit that works best for your height and frame). You should also consider where the waist sits, the cut of the jeans, and the colour or wash of the denim.
Waist: high-waisted, low rise, mid-rise
Cut: boot cut, flare, boyfriend/girlfriend, cropped/capri, straight, skinny
Wash/Colour: stone wash (medium, light wash), two-tone, coloured denim, coated
We recommend Penningtons for their capris which are universally flattering with both tall and petite sizes available. Dress down with a t-shirt or dress it up with a blouse for an easy outfit.
A classic jean jacket never go out of style making it a closet staple. They’re light and easy to throw on – so versatile for spring and summer! We’ve seen a ton of variety this season when it comes to colour and length, but go classic if you want to get the most bang for your buck! Shop Hudson’s Bay for a wide selection of styles for the whole family.
Nothing says ‘Summer’ quite like a good pair of jean shorts! There’s the hotpant style (aka short shorts) to the Bermuda cut (a universally flattering style) cut and everything in between! Check out Club Monaco for your new go-tos.
Tops, Dresses & Overalls
Denim options don’t end there. Dresses, button-down shirts, tunics, and full-length or short- overalls are popular this season. There are even accessories, like denim espadrilles and sandals, as well as purses and backpacks, and our personal favourite – the bum bag – to complete the look. Our go-to’s include Joe Fresh and Bluenotes.
Mix and Match
Our final tip is to try not to be too matchy-matchy with the denim pieces you’re pairing. Contrasting shades and hues really make the look more modern – for example, a dark top with light bottoms. Penningtons offers a range of on-trend and classic denim pieces. From sailor-inspired culottes to your new go-to skinnies and even an awesome studded denim jacket – you’ll definitely want to lean in to this trend!
Since denim is one of those never-go-out-of-style items, it can be a good idea to invest in a quality piece. There’s a diverse selection of luxury stores you can shop at to not only invest, but also get Cash Back while you do it. Like Buffalo David Bitton, 7 for all mankind, Lucky Brand and more.