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Fashion Jobs – The New Dressy

Thursday, August 20th, 2015


To me, a white button up is the ultimate staple in masculine dressing. Pairing this versatile item with a pair of shorts adds the perfect touch of femininity. My favourite type of shorts to pair this with are high-waisted cut offs along with some lace up sandals. Messily tuck in the button-up for an undone yet sophisticated look. For a more feminine look, pair a slim-fitting silk dress shirt with shorts in a matching colour. I love to pair navy with navy for this look and top it off with a pair of chunky heels. For an edgier look, I wear my silk black shorts with a sheer black dress shirt and pointed-toe booties. Pairing a dress shirt with shorts is so versatile, and can so easily be changed with a few simple accessories to create an effortless outfit.

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1. Pure DKNY Collared Button Down, $283, available at ShopBop

2. ASOS Boyfriend Shirt in Tan Stripe, $54

3. Wilfred Cicot Blouse, $110, available at Aritzia

4. Vintage Cutoff Short, $55, available at Aritzia

5. KATHY Ghillie Pointed Shoes, $141, available at TopShop

6. Halston Heritage Structured Crepe Shorts in Black, $245 USD, available at Bergdorf Goodman

7. For Love and Lemons Sex Kitten Bralette, $95 USD

8. American Apparel Basic Button Up Blouse, $62 USD

By Lindsay Mix, Vancouver (@lindsmix)   

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – California Love

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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For years, the easy-living style inspired by the people of California has been revered. There are many tutorials on how to achieve the perfect Cali hair and makeup, and this season, the fashion sense of the West coast has come into the spotlight. Determining what the California style is can be tricky. The primary components of it would be: neon colours, prints, jean shorts and metallics. When it comes to Cali style, it is best to remember that the outfits should be effortless, and should have a relaxed beachy vibe to them. Although these pieces may be difficult to wear when you’re not hanging out on the Venice Beach strip, incorporating certain aspects of the style should be easy. Metallics and neons can be easily paired with jeans or other neutrals. Bright prints work best on a dress, and the recent rise of the high-waisted jean short makes it easy to pair it with a crop top or a tucked in tee. This season, wearing California inspired style is as easy as hanging out on the beach enjoying the surfers and the sun.

1. American Apparel Shiny Sleeveless Crop Top, $35
2. BCBGMaxAzria Aida Shift Dress, $178
3. American Apparel Acid Wash High-Waist Jean Cuff Short, $58
4. J.Crew Sea Bags Medium Tote, $194
5. Dr. Martens Clarissa, $75
6. H&M Denim Shirt, $35

By: Sarah St. Jules, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – The Summer of the Cut Off

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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I remember watching old episodes of Beverly Hills 90210, and making fun of their horrible style choices. Neon colours and high waisted cut offs? yuck… but as of late I’ve been singing to a different tune. All the fun of the early 90’s is back, (ok not all, but that’s a good thing) and better than ever. We’ve seen the bright colours, geometric shapes, and the biggest trend of them all, high waisted cut offs. With their cool, stylish demeanor, everyone has been rocking them this summer, including me. They’re fun and super easy to accessorize. With a wide variety of colours and patterns, this summer trend will have you showing off your stems all season long.

1. American Eagle high rise festival shortie $28
2. H&M short shorts $35
3. Forever 21 Destroyed Denim cut off $23.80
4. Urban Outfitters acid wash destroyed denim $29
5. Urban Outfitters high rise cheeky shorts $29
6. American Apparel printed high waisted cuff shorts $66

By: Layan Barakat

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Osheaga Style

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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Festivals have long been a source of fantastic fashion, often taking a modern interpretation of festival fashion from the early 60s, when Woodstock and other huge events were in their hay day. Early next month, comes Canada’s biggest music fest, Osheaga. If you haven’t heard of this festival, it’s a three day extravaganza held in the center of one of the best cities in the world – Montreal. This year’s line-up is sure to be a memorable one, a veritable who’s who of both International and Canadian music.

When packing for a festival, it’s important to take a few factors in to account. One, make sure you pack suitable rain gear – being caught in the rain isn’t much fun when you’re on the grounds for several hours. Also, make sure to pack for the other extreme – heat. Other than weather, make sure to bring a pair of comfortable shoes, and a great pair of sunglasses. Here are our festival ready picks for Osheaga 2013.

1. For Love & Lemons Arizona dress, $150
2. Novella Royale Lady jumpsuit, $165
3. Moto Bleach Denim Long Leg Dungarees, $55.00, available at TOPSHOP
4. Desert Child Crochet Top, $50.20, available at Nasty Gal
5. American Apparel Sunflower Print Denim Short, $60
6. Free People Desert Night Dress, $204.76

By Zoe Alexandra Torell, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Backless Obsession

Friday, June 7th, 2013


Bare those back ladies! This summer, nothing yells out “sizzle” more than a bareless backside. Everyone is doing is doing it from your favourite celebs, socialites and all round fashionistas. The backless trend has brought a different approach to the mysterious and subtle look. For those who don’t like to show off a lot of cleavage, here is a look for every kind of woman. Let’s not forget the emphasis on that booty depending on how low you go to go.

This look can work both for a casual, every day ensemble as well as elegant evening wear. Materials can also vary from plain cotton and jersey to dazzling sequins and lace fabrics. A personal favourite of mine, this summer it’s all about “bringing sexy back”.

1. American Apparel Oversized Tank, $41
2. Zara Backless Cocktail Dress, $79.90
3.The Store on Queen Back Me Up Top, $45
4. Stella McCartney Steven Embroidered Silk Dress, $5000

By Mijana Veljkovic, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Layering Essentials

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Slips, camis and seamless bodysuits are all often forgotten essentials to the outfitting process. These layering items are integral to providing the right support and look to any number of outfits, especially in the summer, when fabric tends to be particular sheer.

When finding that perfect slip for your favourite summer dress, you have a couple of options. Most slips tend to be seamless, which works best for layering. Silk is often the best fabric for slips since it tends to hang loosely and is slippery against most cotton fabrics that are widely used in summer apparel. For silk dress slips, Aritzia carries a few options that are reasonably priced, starting at $65.

Seamless Spandex/Nylon body-hugging slips are also a popular option and provide support and body contouring in addition to their layering use. Free People offers a number of seamless slip option, my favourites being the Seamless Mini and Seamless Romper.

Transitioning certain summer pieces to the office can often be tricky, but with the right cami, it can be a piece of piece of cake. Basic seamless tanks offer additional coverage, like American Apparel’s Baby Rip Tank Top, in either racerback or spaghetti strap options. For a daintier look, try a lace & silk combination tank top like Dolce & Gabbana’s ultra-feminine version. Similarly, half-slips work fantastically under office skirts, and lace trimmed ones, like Ruche’s tiered version, offers up a bit of interest and added detailing. From basic to lacey and girly, layering pieces are a definite spring/summer necessity.

1. Wilfred Aube Slip Dress, $65, available at Aritzia
2. FP Intimately Seamless Mini, $28.43, available at Free People
3. FP Intimately Seamless Romper, $38.59, available at Free People
4American Apparel Spaghetti Tank Top, $15
5. Dolce & Gabana Floral Crepe Top, $670, available at My Theresa
6. Antique Lace Half Slip, $28.99, available at Ruche

By: Zoe Alexandra Torell, Toronto, @blueauguste

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – The Darkest Hour: Black For Spring

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Along with the arrival of fresh air and blooming flowers, comes colourful fashion, in attempt to reflect the enlivening season ahead of us. The traditional coming of spring brings bold, vibrant hues, and soft, muted pastels. However, who says we have to stick to these guidelines? For Spring 2013, more designers such as Calvin Klein, Saint Laurent Paris, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors all incorporated head to toe black looks into their collections. Not entirely for an all black look on a hot day? Another relived trend brought back to us this spring, is the classic two-toned black and white look. Black for spring translates to classy, chic, sleek, and sexy. Push the boundaries along with us.

1. Ralph Lauren Spring 2013, Photo Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
2. Michael Kors Spring 2013, Photo Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar
3. Jay Godfrey Dress, $375, available at Holt Renfrew
4. Topshop Eyelash Lace Pleat Top, $56, available at The Bay
5. American Apparel Contrast Collar Chiffon Button-Up, $58
6. Graham + Spencer Printed Pant, $74, available at eLuxe
7. H&M Black Body-Con Dress, $50
8. Zara Skirt With Faux Leather Lining, $60

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – The Gentleman’s Style Guide: First Date Edition

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Let’s get serious guys, when it comes to first date jitters you can relax and let your personality shine, we here at Style Nine To Five have got you covered when it comes to what-to-wear. Step 1: Don’t over think it. You never want to be overdressed on a first date, but you also don’t want to be underdressed either. Dress for comfort, and make sure your shirts are pressed, your jeans are washed; as is your hair! Step 2: Trust your gut and disregard everything your roommate tells you! He probably doesn’t even own a clean pair of socks that match. Wear what feels comfortable to you, but take certain style cues from guys in the public eye like Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling who are regularly on the best-dressed lists and truly know how to wear the basics. Crew necks in black, or charcoal grey are a great staple and pair perfectly with a classic pair of indigo denim. Effortless style and a winning personality are what are going to give you points this first time around. Step 3: The most important of all – Don’t forget your smile, it’s your best accessory.

1. Style Inspiration: Ryan Gosling, courtesy of GQ’s Top 25 Most Stylish Men of 2012
2. Style Inspiration: Brad Pitt, courtesy of Just Jared
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Polo and Cotton Pant, $98 and $198
4. Band of Outsiders Chambray Long Sleeve, $240, available at The Corner
5. J Brand ‘Darren’ Indigo Denim, $206
6. Scotch & Soda Scoop-Neck T-Shirt, $35, available at ASOS
7. Diesel Denim Jacket, $140, available at ASOS
8. American Apparel Canvas Belt, $16
9. Toms Cord Suede High-Tops, $89
10. Warby Parker Squared-Off Sunglasses, $95

By: Emily Gray, Vancouver

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – 2013: The Year of the Emerald

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

If there’s one colour to work into your wardrobe this year, it’s the eye-catching emerald green. Named by Pantone as the colour of 2013, this vibrant jewel-toned hue was a favourite on the spring runways, seen from designers like Michael Kors, Burberry and Gucci. Whether you want just a touch of colour or an emerald look from head to toe, bring on the New Year with this trend-setting shade and wait for heads to turn. Here are some stylish picks to add pops of emerald green to your look.

1. Style Inspiration: Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of
2. Style Inspiration: Gucci Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of
3. Style Inspiration: Burberry Spring/Summer 2013, image couresy of
4. NastyGal Two Tone Drape Blouse, $58
5. Kiss of Emerald Lace Dress, $50, available at ShopRuche
6. Improvd Sienna Leather Jacket, $752, available at ASOS
7. J.Crew Collection Cashmere Mini Cable Sweater, $163
8. Emerald and the Beautiful Dress, $53, available at ModCloth
9. American Apparel Easy Jean, $72

By: Sara Constantineau, Vancouver

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Winter Escape Essentials

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The short winter days and bone chilling temperatures alone is enough to drive us right out of our own country, seeking refuge down south. Tropical destinations such as The Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica are ranked among the top most desirable places to visit this time of year. Shifts in seasons here in Canada, are enough to harm your skin and body overall. Before you jet off on your holiday, ensure you are well equipped to handle the drastic change in weather. Dig out those last season sandals, but indulge in something new to build up the anticipation before leaping on that plane. I know how hard it is to shift back into summer mode and therefore, I have rounded up some sunny essentials to add to your never-ending “to pack list”. Who says you can’t stay chic while immersed in the sand?

1. Christopher Kon Alisson Tote, $467, available at Shopbop
2. Miu Miu Bow-embellished Bandeau Swimsuit, $245, available at Net-a-porter
3. Victoria’s Secret Striped Cover-up Sweater, $56
4. Becca Crochet Cover-up Pants, $75, available at Nordstrom
5. Eric Javits Oversized Straw Hat, $365, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
6. Celine Antique Rose Wayfarer, $345, available at Holt Renfrew
7. Tory Burch Linen Tunic, $275
8. American Apparel Chiffon A-line Maxi Dress in Charcoal, $70
9. Old Navy Women’s Faux-Jeweled Flip-Flops, $10
10. Diane Von Furstenberg Opal Wedge Sandals, $304, available at Shopbop

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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