Fashion Jobs – How To Start Your Own Business

September 11th, 2014
As a business owner, one of the things that Christie gets asked about the most is “how did you get started?” While addressing this topic in full would probably require more than just one career chat, Christie’s here to dish out on the most important takeaways from her Style Nine to Five journey.   Christie: It’s difficult to answer a question such as “how do I start my own business?” Depending on where your passions, experience, and skillsets lie, there may be several Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Breaking in to the Fashion Industry: How to Stand Out

September 11th, 2014
  The fashion industry is one of the toughest industries to break in to. Everyone thinks they have what it takes to find a career in fashion, but how do you find a way to prove to employers that you are the only one for the job? What’s the best way to stand out in a sea of resumes and have an employer say “yes” to you?   Tip 1: Intern or volunteer Not only does interning and volunteering give you the opportunity to build experience, but it also gives you the chance to net Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Layering At The Office: #SNTFxRobson

September 9th, 2014
Fall is the time of year for new beginnings. Whether that means going back to school, seeking out your first professional job post-graduation, or transitioning into a new career path altogether, it is definitely the season of change for many. In Style Nine to Five’s collaboration with Robson Street we call #SNTFxRobson, I share stylish work-appropriate outfits that are 9-5 approved. Outfit details: Coat from Zara ($129.95), scarf from Zara ($29.95), cropped sweater from Read More...

Fashion Jobs Montreal – Fall Must Haves

September 9th, 2014
Fall is a beautiful time of year and though it’s one of my favourite seasons, it can also be a little chilly! Investing in a few key pieces is the best way to make the most your current wardrobe and transition your pieces into the fall season. These are my top 7 must-have items for fall:   1.  A COZY JACKET:  More than anything else, a coat is an item to invest in each fall. Keep all those pesky fall colds away by bundling up a cozy jacket like this pretty pink one from Missguid Read More...

Fashion Jobs Vancouver -Short and Sweet: How to Transition Shorts into Fall

September 9th, 2014
Shorts are a summer staple, but did you know they can easily become a great fall go-to piece as well? The key to wearing your shorts all season long islayering! Try wearing dark-wash denim shorts over a pair of sheer black tights, or a cozy pair of corduroy high waisted cutoffs with plum stockings. Over-the knee or knee-high socks also pair great with shorts; try layering them over your tights on those extra chilly days!   1. Style Inspiration: Bonnie Barton, style blogger a Read More...

Fashion Jobs Toronto – Blazer Nation

September 5th, 2014
The beloved blazer has the power to either make or break an outfit. Worn correctly, the blazer can make you feel powerful and sassy while adding some excitement to your outfit. With so many choices out there, it can sometimes be a challenge trying to navigate between styles to find a blazer that both flatters your body type and transitions from work to ladies night out. There’s a fit for all:   • Killer Curves: Try a structured blazer that is cut at the hip – it will be Read More...

Fashion Jobs Toronto – The White-Collared Canvas

September 5th, 2014
  A classic staple in almost everyone’s closet is a nice button-down. Long sleeves or short, printed or solid, there is probably a button-down blouse laying around somewhere in your closet, waiting to be picked up.  It is the sheer simplicity that provides us with so much freedom to create an outfit that makes a statement. When it comes to deciding what to wear with a white-collared shirt, there’s really no rules or boundaries. All you need is creativity. For work, you want some Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Career Advice with Christie Lohr – Perfection Is Overrated

September 5th, 2014
No job interview is complete without the dreaded, “what’s your greatest weakness” question, or some variation of it. While most of us will be tempted to reply in the negative and admit to no weaknesses at all (I mean, that’s what employers probably want to hear right?), Christie would warn against doing so. Having been on both the applicant, as well as the employer side of the hiring process, Christie certainly has her fair share of interview tips to share. Christie: "Employers love t Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Menswear Inspired Fashion: #SNTFxRobson

September 2nd, 2014
Fall is the time of year for new beginnings. Whether that means going back to school, seeking out your first professional job post-graduation, or transitioning into a new career path altogether, it is definitely the season of change for many. In Style Nine to Five’s collaboration with Robson Street, I’ll be sharing weekly work-appropriate outfits that certainly don’t lack in the style department. Outfit details: White blouse from Joe Fresh ($39), pants from Aritzia ($145), Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Briefcase Babe

September 1st, 2014
Whether you’re going back to school or taking the long commute to work, a stylish bag that fits everything you need is essential. Thankfully, practicality doesn’t always have to win over style. When shopping for that perfect bag just keep some things in mind: Do you need to tote around a laptop?  Carry heavy textbooks? Do you want a classic, or stand-out look? Finding a bag that works for you without sacrificing style is easier than you think! Here are some sleek styles to inspire y Read More...