Fashion Jobs – All Choked Up

July 28th, 2016
With ‘90s fashion on the rise it’s no surprise that the choker is making a huge comeback. This playful nod to grunge is the ultimate cool-girl accessory that you need in your wardrobe right now. There are lots of styles to try that can really elevate your look and take your fashion game to the next level. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you from looking too much like a rerun from Beverley Hills 90210 (although that’s not always a bad thing…) Layers Upon Layers One trend that Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Suit up for Summer

July 26th, 2016
Summer is in full swing, and with that comes scorching high temperatures and the need to meet corporate wardrobe etiquette while still wearing easy and breezy pieces. If there is one rule that you should live by this summer, it's that the expectation for dressing professionally doesn’t just drop because the temperature rises. Planning an HR approved outfit that keeps you comfortable despite the heat can be a difficult task - but it’s not impossible! With shirt dresses, breezy culotte Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Business Trip Style

July 15th, 2016
When it comes to business trips, packing can be trickier than any other vacation or trip you might take. Sure, going to the Caribbean may pose the challenge of whether to bring a one piece or a bikini, but packing for work will be a lot harder. Some trips you may be doing business 24/7, but others may leave you some little wiggle room for fun. Knowing what ratio of casual and business attire to put in your suitcase is essential! To help make things a little easier, here are some essential fas Read More...

Fashion Jobs – How to Style Your Summer Dress for Work

June 26th, 2016
Fun dresses are a summer wardrobe essential, but can sometimes be tricky to transition into workwear. Between the high hemlines, flashy prints and slinky straps, it can be hard to find the perfect summer dress you can still look professional in. When choosing a dress to wear during hot months at the office, look for quality fabrics and classic cuts to still appear respectable. Linen and chambray are great fabrics to wear in the summer at work because they still have structure to them. Colour Read More...

Fashion Jobs – How to Start a Fashion Blog

June 21st, 2016
Having a fashion blog is undeniably one of the newest ways to showcase your style and also a new way to make an income. Fashion blogs can be a fun way to share your style diaries, and some have even made a very successful career out of it. Regardless of which direction you choose to take, there are key factors you must know to get started. Find a name In order to have a blog you must have a URL, in other words a ‘title’. You may use something as simple as your name, or you can think of Read More...

Fashion Jobs – How to Wear Summer Prints at the Office

June 10th, 2016
Summer is a great time to introduce colour and pattern into your wardrobe, especially at work. From florals to stripes and everything in between, there are plenty of fun prints out this season to try. When wearing prints at the office, ground them with neutral accessories and stick to just one. Even if you love mixing patterns together, it’s probably best to save that for the weekend. Some popular prints this season are gingham, checks, multicolored stripes and animal prints. They are all ea Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Interview with Camilla De Cesare

June 2nd, 2016
Style Nine to Five had the pleasure of sitting down with social media maven Camilla De Cesare. Coming from Europe to attend UBC in beautiful Vancouver, Camilla has had great opportunities in the fashion scene in Vancity. From being a part of the Grand opening of Nordstrom’s Vancouver as their social media specialist, to growing her personal Instagram rapidly (which is absolutely stunning might I add). She is now taking the next step by moving to Toronto to open the Nordstrom’s there, wh Read More...

Fashion Jobs: 5 Things to do After Networking

May 31st, 2016
The most important way to build relationships with professionals in your field is to attend networking events. Great, you've gone and met individuals with passions similar to yours and collected dozens of business cards, but what's next? Read on for 5 things you need to do after networking: 1. Update Your Accounts Chances are the people you've met are going to be doing exactly what you're doing and researching more about you. The best thing for you to do is to go through all your professio Read More...

Fashion Jobs – How to Network in the Fashion Industry

May 25th, 2016
When looking for tips and tricks of getting into the fashion industry, there is a 99% chance that you’ll read the word network at least once. The key to shimmying your way into the fashion industry? Network, network, network. Now that you know that you need to network, how exactly do you network? Follow these tips below for ways to network in the fashion industry. With Your Peers One of the easiest ways to network is to do it with your peers and people you already know. Make friends with Read More...

Fashion Jobs – What Not to Do During an Interview

May 24th, 2016
Everyone always goes on about the right things to do during an interview – do your nails, give a good handshake, and be prepared. But what shouldn’t we do? Here are the top three things to try and avoid when being inquired for a position. 1. Don’t Forget About Body Language A huge part of the way people perceive you is simply through the body language you exude to the world, so do not underestimate the power of good posture. Sit up straight (or lean in slightly to show interest) and Read More...