I am wearing what Americans dubbed as the Canadian tuxedo... which is very amusing, because I'm Canadian and I call it an American tuxedo! It's not even a popular look where I live, but I have never visited other provinces of Canada, so perhaps I'm a little biased. It is well-known that Quebec is very different from the anglophone provinces in terms of culture and beliefs... But traditional fashion? Maybe!
One time, I was discussing sartorial and cultural cliches with a French friend and he said that he pictured Canadians as cowboys in denim suits and boots and Quebecois as lumberjacks in plaid flannels and beaver hats (thanks, dude! how about your thin 'stache, breton stripes and underarm baguette?). I had the same conversation with my Mexican friend Gustavo and he also mentioned the beaver hat. Funny!
I think those cliches are really fun to draw inspiration from. Here, I gave the cowboy tux a modern and very feminine makeover. The key to avoid looking costume-y is pairing elements from different influences. The neon yellow pumps are a bit reminiscent of the 80's, the bag has a vintage-y tropical look and the crochet vest adds a little hippie-ness to this outfit. Cliche? Avoided!
Shirt: H&M // Vest: eBay // Jeans: Streetwear Society // Heels and bag: Aldo
Bonus denim suit picture from unknown source:
A lot, Mr. Gosling!
David Bowie - The Jean Genie