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Gwen Stefani Dares to Bring the Canadian Tuxedo to the Grocery Store in Skate Shoes

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Gwen Stefani proved that she can make any activity stylish this week, even grocery shopping.

The No Doubt alumna headed to Bristol Farms in Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday with her 15-year-old son, Kingston Rossdale. For the casual outing, Stefani herself doubled up on denim in a button-up shirt and patchwork jeans.

The denim-on-denim style is considered a Canadian tuxedo in the fashion realm; the legend of the look originated in the 1950s when American musician Bing Crosby chose an all-jean Levi’s outfit instead of a suit at his hotel in Vancouver. Levi’s then coined the term along with a custom denim tuxedo for Crosby, according to the CR Fashion Book. Fashion fans nowadays have mixed opinions on the styling hack, though, with some supporting the bold streamlined appeal and others questioning its necessity.

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Gwen Stefani seen with her eldest son getting groceries for the family at Bristol Farms in West Hollywood, Calif., Aug 24.
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To round out her own jean moment, Stefani tapped into her signature edgy style with sneakers from Vans. The recognizable Slip-On silhouette from the skate brand debuted in 1977 and has since become a staple in footwear rotations across the globe. Its low-profile canvas uppers, waffled outsole and checkered print make for a bold addition to any ensemble, retailing for $55 at Vans.com.

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Gwen Stefani seen with her eldest son getting groceries for the family at Bristol Farms in West Hollywood, Calif., Aug 24.
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A closer view of Gwen Stefani’s sneakers.
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As for Gwen Stefani herself, when it comes to her looks both on and off the stage, her style can be described as punk rock-chic, always including a twist of glam. Whether she’s in Sophia Webster butterfly sandals or Crocs camouflage clogs, the “Sweet Escape” musician knows how to pull off an unexpected style. Her go-to brands include Gucci, Paris Texas, Vans and more when it comes to footwear.

She also introduced her own line of apparel L.A.M.B. in 2003 and has partnered with L’Oreal, Revlon and Tura GX for campaigns and collaborative collections. Stefani’s career has also extended into the television world with former role judging new musical talent on “The Voice” alongside her now-fiancé Blake Shelton as well as Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.

Stay cool like Gwen Stefani in these checkered Vans.

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Vans Checkerboard Slip-On.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Vans

Buy Now: Vans Slip-On, $55.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Vans

Buy Now: Vans Slip-On, $55.

vans, sneakers, slip-on, checkered
CREDIT: Courtesy of Vans

Buy Now: Vans Slip-On, $55.

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