The “Canadian Tuxedo” or double denim look is a tough look to pull off, and we’re not sure anyone ever has. So far, the only example of this fashion choice looking stylish is Britney and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards, as pictured below.
For anyone else at any different time, it often makes people look like they are old-style cowboys or worse. There are plenty of ways to wear denim to make you look younger (or, at least, not older), but the trick here is to not overdo it. A double denim look is, unfortunately, the definition of overdoing it.
A Jacket Around Your Waist
Jackets are meant to be worn on your body, not tied around your waist, so while it might be a trend nowadays, it's really difficult to pull off. The only exceptions are plaid button-down shirts tied around your jeans and we aren't even sure those shirts are considered jackets anyway.
Even though most of us still feel like children at heart, doing this will only make you appear out of touch. If you're trying to look younger, it's best to take care and avoid this casual trend that will not only make your hips look wider but will also make your outfit look messier.
Wearing Flats All the Time
We'd never thought we'd recommend heels, but in this case, we might make a little exception. While we would never advocate for ankle-crushing stilettos, a little wedge can go a long way when it comes to looking a little younger. So why not choose kitten heels that will give you a little lift while still being comfortable?
Once you're used to wearing small heels, it's easier to go higher. Again, we aren't saying stilettos are the way to go but, chunky heels or rubber heels can definitely create a similar look without compromising your comfort. Before you know it, your legs will be lengthened, and you’ll look years younger.
Too Much Self-Tanner
We're not sure of the science behind it, but for some reason, when people go too hard on the self-tanner, they age by at least a decade. Do not be fooled into thinking that self-tanner automatically = bronzed goddess with all blemishes and imperfections covered up.
Alas, no. Self-tanner needs to be applied moderately to achieve that, or else you end up looking unnatural. Depending on the tanner and the amount you used, the end look can resemble an Oompa-Loompa, a flaming hot Cheeto, and a certain former president. None of the above has ever been a fashion icon, and it doesn't look like they are going to be either.
We're all for comfort and practicality over trying to impress other people, but this kind of look takes things a bit too far. A number of celebs have tried to rock this look on the red carpet, but it always looks like they are ready to hit the hay... in a nursing home.
Yes, Kris Jenner too. And it doesn't matter that her sleepwear probably costs more than your house, it's not doing her any favors. What's more, no amount of hair and makeup can save the day. In fact, the more effort that you put into your hair and makeup, the more incongruent it looks with the outfit. It's a lose-lose.