The Texas Tuxedo!

Texas Tuxedo (AKA denim on denim)

The Texas Tuxedo is one look, popular for fall 2017, that almost no one should have to purchase anything new to wear.  Do you have a jean jacket?  Check!  If not, a chambray shirt??  Check!!  I’m sure you have jeans, or overalls, or a jean skirt…

Here’s how to put a Texas Tux together…

Light to Medium to Dark Skin Tones

Dont worry about matching the top and bottom of your Texas tuxedo.  Try to match your denim to your skin tone.  If you have light to medium skin tones, you’ll look best in light to medium washed denim.  The washes come from using all kinds of processes (some more environmentally friendly than others).  If you want to know more, check out this slideshow.  Here are some eco-friendly jean manufacturers, including Levi’s (who knew?).  I used to buy dark wash jeans because I thought they were more slimming, and I suppose they are, but I look best in medium wash jeans that compliment my light to medium value hair/skin/eyes.  People with darker skin tones look great in dark wash denim, which has the benefit of being more minimally processed.

Texas Tux:  Bottom Half

These Joe’s jeans come in 3 washes – light, medium and dark.  They’re pictured here in light and dark.  The skirt is a medium wash; this A line style would be good if you are skimming over a curvy bum.  Denim skirts come in all styles and lengths.


Texas Tux:  Part Two

Add a jean jacket, such as this one by Levi’s (shown in a medium wash), or a chambray shirt (they come in other washes besides light).  I recommend that women wear a chambray shirt designed for women; the pockets on the one pictured here would flatter a smaller bust. An embroidered denim vest also adds a nice touch; I love the waist shaping on this one by Rough Hewn.


Add what you like for footwear – sneakers, espadrilles, booties, flip flops, mules or slides.  Ditto for accessories – the Texas Tux can handle it!  For more ideas on putting together a Texas Tux, see this slideshow from NBC New York.  I am an Amazon Affiliate member and will receive credits when you click on items pictured on this post,

For more help with your best colors, personal style or wardrobe, send an email to, or leave a comment on the post or on my Facebook page.  I’d be happy to assist you!  Long live Texas!!