Denim Tuxedo, the Summer Edition.

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chambray button-up (Beall’s Outlet) | chambray shorts (Marshall’s) | Kensie sandals (Marshall’s) | Monet cuff (Beall’s Outlet) | drugstore sunnies

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Who says the canadian tuxedo should only be reserved for the fall and winter months? Layer on some lightweight chambray and call it a sweltering summer day!

A few fun DIYs around the interwebs that caught my attention (and I’m thinking about giving a shot this weekend):

Remember the t-shirt necklace tutorial I posted way back when? Dirty Hems just did a similar version with a really cool ombre twist!

When I was little, my mom was a genius with spray paint. She sprayed everything from furniture to appliances and little home accents, so when I saw I Spy DIY’s metallic gold clutch, my inner sprayer got a little excited.

I don’t own a sewing machine, so I love when I see awesome no-sew projects pop up in my reader! These easy leather clutches from my friend Anne at WobiSobi are perfect for fall.

Ya’ll know I love to hack up some jeans. When I saw these zig-zag cut-offs on Pinterest, I swooned.

I love an arm party just as much as the next girl, so I can’t believe I haven’t attempted to make my own stack of summer bracelets yet! Honestly WTF breaks down the wrap bracelet and the classic friendship bracelet beautifully.

I’d love to check out your DIYs, too! Link ’em up in the comments.

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  3. 8.13.11
    Meggy said:

    I love denim on denim! I call it my Canadian tux, too, but I love it! :)

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  4. 8.8.11
    jentine said:

    Canada thanks you for wearing its tuxedo all year long!!!

  5. 8.8.11
    kelly said:

    love how you paired them together! i’m not brave enough for denim on denim…yet!

  6. 8.7.11

    I would never think to pair these things together but it totally works, I LOVE this look.

    And I recently did a diy, but it invovled sewing (although very minimal):http://asktheduplex.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-did-it-i-sewed-straight-lines-well.html

  7. 8.6.11
    Katie said:

    I love a good denim tuxedo and this one is great! Love the two colors of denim together. :)

  8. 8.6.11

    You look adorable! Love the double denim!

  9. 8.6.11
    Lisa said:

    this looks super cute on you! i have always been wary of denim on denim but this looks really great! thanks for sharing!

  10. 8.5.11
    Sydney said:

    psssht, Canadian tuxedo lol, I had a good laugh about that one :) Although I can honestly say that I have infact worn denim with denim, guilty as charged.
    Thanks for the DIY inspiration! Love it!

  11. 8.5.11
    Linda Z said:

    I wore the very same shorts on my WIWW post this week! :0) I love them so much! :)

  12. 8.5.11
    Megan said:

    Cute, easy outfit. Looks great for summer! :)

  13. 8.5.11

    Cute denim on denim look! The bright accents were perfect choice, happy friday!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  14. 8.5.11
    Katie said:

    wow! i’m leaving work early to go home and make those chevron shorts IMMEDIATELY! Thank you so so so much for bringing the idea to my (our) attention! awesome.

    Also – loving the denim on denim (short version) looks great!

  15. 8.5.11
    soanthro said:

    This is too cute! You work the double denim so well!! Love the bright accessories too :)