Is The Texas Tuxedo Making A Comeback?

Deena Nicole Cortese on ’Jersey Shore,’ Ashley Greene in Los Angeles on March 10, Charlize Theron in Los Angeles on March 12.
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Last night on Jersey Shore, DJ Pauly D set his roomie Deena straight by telling her that her all denim ensemble was decidedly NOT cool, and hasn’t been for years. Which got us to thinking. That might not exactly be true, as Deena isn’t the only one we’ve spotted rocking head-to-toe denim recently. In fact, some of Hollywood’s trendiest have stepped out in the once taboo Texas (or Canadian) tuxedo. And actually pulled it off (#gasp #soundofjawhittingfloor). Here’s why. Both Ashley Greene and Charlize Theron werrked the denim-on-denim look by going for crisp, tailored cuts and avoiding the cheesy, acid-washed, vom-inducing washes that earned this ensemble a bad rap. Both ladies opted to counter their light, airy chambray shirts with flats and ink dark denim which creates a nice color-counterbalance. Choosing the skinny cut is also super flattering against the tops’ looser feel. And while we’re normally not one for tucking in shirts, Charlize’s noncommittal half tuck on her Current/Elliott button-down is casually cute. As for Deena, well, we don’t hate you, gurl. We appreciate your romper and love that silhouette for spring. But next time, try a chambray shirt like Ashley or Charlize.

+ Would you wear denim on denim?