Now This Is How You Do A Canadian Tuxedo

by Tyler Atwood

There are few things the public begrudges Beyoncé, least of all her fashion sense. The singer has tried all manner of dress, from glamorously draped velvet gowns like the elegant Atelier Versace she sported on the Oscars red carpet in 2005, to the strategically placed lace doilies she wore in the form of a close-fitting Michael Costello dress to the 2014 Grammies. And anyone who has attended a Beyoncé concert knows of her proclivity for anything tight, sparkling, and skin-baring.

Yes, Queen Bey loves to make an entrance when she's in the public eye. But her off-duty ensembles are just as eye-catching, if the snaps she posts on Instagram are any indication. There may be fewer sequins and fewer vast expanses of skin exposed, but Beyoncé's casual ensembles still evoke the performer's signature style.

So when the star posted her version of a Canadian tuxedo on Instagram on Aug. 2, the look wasn't your average denim overload. The pairing of a denim pencil skirt and jean jacket of similar tones was quite chic, especially with the addition of a few well-placed Chanel pins and classic metallic pumps. So the next time you're looking for an ensemble that's put-together without being fussy, try channeling Beyonce's denim-centric look with these four essentials.


When going for a denim-on-denim look, try to go for a wash that isn't incredibly bleached or incredibly dark. Pilcro's Avie Denim Jacket has a flattering medium-wash with a snug fit for a grown-up version of the staple.


Break up your jacket and skirt with a white tee like Free People's Wildfire Tee.


Go for a sleek pencil skirt that hits just above or at the knee and mimics the wash of your jacket, like Current/Elliott's Distressed Denim Pencil Skirt.


An ensemble with two denim pieces can read overly casual, unless you decide to emulate Beyonce and add an armful of bangles, some chic heels, and a vintage pin or two. Try Arme De L'Amour's Gold-Plated Cuffs for similar look.

Images: beyonce/Instagram; Pilcro Avie Denim Jacket, $128,; Free People Wildfire Tee, $58,; Current/Elliott Distressed Denim Pencil Skirt, $194,; Arme De L'Amour Set of Two Gold-Plated Cuffs $340