Business Casual: Denim on Denim, Faux Pas No More!

by Rachel Yeomans | February 2nd, 2012   

By Ruthie Kott

The denim-on-denim look gets a bad rap. But it’s so much more than a Canadian tuxedo: throw on a light chambray shirt, a pair of dark-wash jeans, and a scarf, and you’ve got a fabulous, light weekend outfit. (See fashion blogger Kendi below for inspiration.)

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But since jeans are often too casual for some offices, I’ve got an alternative. The outfit allows you to keep the denim-on-denim style, while keeping it work-appropriate, all for just over $100.

A pair of bootcut white jeans from ASOS ($44 on sale) fancies up a chambray shirt from Old Navy ($27), and add a pearl bib necklace, like this one from Stella & Dot ($23 on sale), as a sophisticated but trendy centerpiece. Finish up the outfit with a pair of ankle booties, like these Vince Camuto open-toe boots ($35 on sale).

Throw a camel-colored leather blazer, and you’re miles away from any Canadian tuxedo.


@theworkwardrobe Wow... the second option is impeccable! (: