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Fashion Jobs – Five Winter Runway Trends You Can Actually Pull Off

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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Although runway fashions may not make up the bulk of your closet, that doesn’t mean you can’t take inspiration from them. Luckily, winter 2017’s trends are fun, stylish and sure you keep you cozy and chic at the same time.

This winter, if you’re looking for ways to upgrade your wardrobe take notes from the pros and incorporate some high fashion trends into your repertoire.

From puffers to luxe velvet, we’ve rounded up five winter runway trends inspired by the runways that you can actually afford to pull off.

1. Fun Ski Coat

Fun Ski Jackets

Calling all snow bunnies! Even if the slopes aren’t your thing, the ski jacket is a winter wardrobe staple. Seen here from Balenciaga, you don’t have to be an Alpine pro to rock this trend. Bring out your jacket from the back of the closet and pair it with a fitted skirt or pair of high-waisted trousers for the workplace. Extra points if it’s in a vibrant hue.

2. Chic Puffer Coat

Chic Puffer Coats

Not only will puffer coats keep you toasty warm, but you’ll look cool wearing them. Seen here at Vivienne Westwood, they come in many styles from futuristic to subdued. Metallics are in, so try pairing a gold or silver puffer with a little black dress for a fun, chic night out look.

3. Turtleneck

Layered Turtlenecks

Instead of tossing your spring dresses aside, layer them over a comfy turtleneck for everyday glam, like this look from Valentino. The best part? It’s a second layer of clothing to keep you warm all while looking like a million bucks. The colour and pattern combinations are endless.

4. Fur

Faux Fur

Faux fur is thankfully making its way back into the fashion world – and for good reason. It not only adds a serious dose of glam to any look, but it can also be dressed up or down. Try rocking a fur-lined collar (like this Dior look) or drape a fur stole over a blazer for a sophisticated, elegant look.


Luxe Velvet

Nothing says Royalty like velvet. Feel like a queen in a sleek, velvet dress this winter. Pair with layered necklaces, a cross-body bag and fierce shoes, as seen at Prada.


1. Balenciaga Swing Parka Ski Jacket, $2,750, available at Net-a-Porter

2. Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Puffer Jacket, available at Vivienne Westwood

3. Valentino, Fall 2016. Photo by Yannis Vlamos /, Image courtesy of Vogue

4. Dior Dark Navy Fur Peacoat, Dior, available at Dior

5. Prada Velvet Dress, Image courtesy of Vogue Paris


By Julia Ranney, Toronto, @ranneyjulia

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Fashion Jobs – NYE Outfit Ideas

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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It’s hard to believe that 2016 has come to an end, but what a year it was! But, before we can strut into the new year (with our best foot forward, of course), we must raise a glass of bubbly and toast to the year that’s passed. To ensure you have a New Year that’s as fabulous as you, we’ve put together a lineup of outfit suggestions that are perfect for whatever you might have planned. No matter what your plans are, we’re sure you’ll find an outfit you like below.

1. Sequin Dress2. Silver Booties

The Statement Dress
A statement dress is a New Year’s Eve staple. Whether you have big night on the town planned, or you’re hitting up a house party, you can’t go wrong with an attention-grabbing party dress. Go for sequins, or something with a metallic sheen — It’s the perfect way to look festive without being overly flashy. We recommend pairing a statement dress with a pair of disco-worthy boots for the ultimate NYE look.

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4. Leather Pants

The Statement Top

If dresses aren’t your thing, ring in the new year in a stunning statement top and a pair of killer leather pants instead. Leather pants are a winter staple and look perfect with a conversation starting top and heels and are perfect for more casual NYE plans. We can’t get enough of this chic Theory peplum top.

5. Gold Skirt

6. black sweater

The Statement Skirt

Another NYE look that we can’t get enough of is a gold statement skirt paired with a chic sweater. This look is equal parts cozy and festive and can be worn to just about anything – from a low-key gathering to a wild night on the town.

Product Details:

1. Sequin Dress, $109, available at Urban Outfitters

2. Top Shop Moscow Metallic Booties, $99, available at Nordstrom

3. Theory Peplum Top, $439, available at the Bay

4. Alive and Olivia Leather Leggings, $1,129, available at Nordstrom

5. Top Shop Gold Metallic Pleated Skirt, $58, available at Top Shop

6. Asal Sweater, $269, available at Club Monaco

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Holiday Party Etiquette

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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With the holiday season in full effect, we can look forward to a lot of holiday celebrations, potlucks and fundraising activities in the office. In the corporate world, a party doesn’t mean a night of harmless flirting, careless gossiping, or endless cocktail into the early hours of the morning. You can definitely count on an upscale venue with an open bar and influential corporate personnel. This is the company’s way of showing appreciation to their employees for all they have done throughout the year. So before you go dancing on tables and making inappropriate jokes, here are a few do’s and don’ts you should probably consider while celebrating with your corporate family.

1. Stand out style

If the dress code is not specified in the invitation, ask the coordinator for details. The standard rules that apply to the dress code in the office, are the same as those of the office party. Don’t wear anything that is too short, low-cut, sheer, or revealing. In a business setting, you should always present yourself in a professional manner, however, the holiday party gives you some freedom to express who you are. So skip the corporate blazer, turn a bling eye to the club heels, and opt for something a little more fun and festive that represents you.

2. Know your limit

Alcohol plays a big part of most corporate festivities, whether with drink tickets, or an open bar, if you’re one of the lucky ones. You want to make sure you aren’t the talk of the party in a bad way, so to do so, make sure that you watch how much you are taking in. It’s easy to get caught up in the fact that you aren’t footing the bill, but embarrassing yourself in front of your superiors or subordinates is never a good idea. So take a few toast and have a few rounds on the boss, but please don’t end up a hashtag by the end of the night.

3. Good networking opportunity

Break out of your comfort zone and meet new people from different departments, get familiar with the higher-ups, and take the time to get to know the colleagues who you frequently e-mail but have never actually met. Don’t discuss work, instead keep the conversation positive and upbeat, nothing is more annoying than talking about a bad work experience and killing everyone’s vibe. To strike up a conversation, talk about plans for the holiday, sports or entertainment. Finally, show interest in what other people are saying and give a response with substance, no one likes to be ignored.

4. Have fun

You spent the last 11 months working hard, making sure you put forth your best self, so now is the time to celebrate your hard work. Don’t be shy, loosen up, post a group photo, and participate in the mini dance circle. Try not to be so uptight that no one wants to hang around you, because that won’t be fun for anyone. This season only comes around once a year, so make the most of it, because come January, it’s back to work. Remember this is an opportunity for you to relax, unwind, socialize and have fun!

By: Dia McLaughlin, Mississauga, @diamari3

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Fashion Jobs – Gift Ideas for the Fashionista

Friday, December 16th, 2016

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Not sure what to buy for fashion-obsessed friend on your nice list this holiday season? We’ve gone and rounded up a variety of fashion-fabulous splurges—from $24 to $150—for every style star in your life.

1. Velvet Dress

Luxe Velvet
Aritzia definitely got our nod of approval for this stunning dusty rose velvet dress. It’s perfect for dressing up or dressing down and could easily be worn year round.

2. chic sunnies

Chic Sunnies
We can’t get enough of these retro cat-eye frames, as they remind of us old-school glamour. We have a feeling that every girl on your list will enjoy a pair of these!

3. scarf

Cozy Scarf
Make the most of the colder weather with a cozy chic scarf. We love this scarf from Lynn Steven as it can be worn with a variety of shades and colours.

4. watch

Timeless Timepiece
A stunning rose gold timepiece is always a good idea in our books. This season we can’t get enough of this Piperwest number. It’s delicate and dainty, while still making a statement.

5. phone case

Trendy Phone Case

This white marble phone case is absolutely adorable and perfect for the trend-setting girl on your shopping list.

6. Leah Alexandra

Glam Studs
Let’s be honest, anything designed by Vancouver jewelry designer Leah Alexandra is all right with us. We love these chic ear climbing studs, especially for the holidays.

7. sparkle shoes

Killer Shoes
We love nothing more than a pair of killer shoes and these sparkely smoking slippers are no exception. These can be worn with a simpler outfit and act as the main focal point.

8. Bracelet

Feminine Bracelet
A delicate bracelet is a necessity for any fashion-forward woman. We love this glitzy cuff from Baublebar. Your fashionista friends will definitely be thrilled to find one of these under their trees.

9. travel bag

Cute Travel Bag
Keep your favourite heels looking their best with this adorable organizing bag. It’s perfect for travelling and storing shoes.


Statement Top
For the girls on your list who love to standout, this glitzy sequined top is a holiday must-have.



Definitely the hottest accessory of 2016 and Vancouver designer Elsa Corsi just released some that the fashion lover on your list will rock.

Product info:

1. Wilfred Klum Dress, $90, available at Aritzia

2. Tilley Sunglasses, $150, available at Warby Parker

3. Donni Charm, Diagonal Stripe Scarf, $175, available at Lynn Stevens

4. Piperwest Mesh Minimalist Watch in Rose Gold, $301, available at Lynn Stevens

5. White Marble iPhone Case, $24, available at Urban Outfitters

6. Leah Alexandra Wing Ear Climbers in Moonstone, $175, available at Lynn Stevens

7. Sole Society Cammila, $69, available at Sole Society

8. January Cubic Zirconia Bracelet, $86, available at Baublebar

9. Spikey Pump Organizing Bag, $18, available at Bag-All

10. Boden Statement Sequin Top, $124, available at Boden

11. Handmade Silk Cord and Swarovski Crystal Pave Teardrop Choker, Elsa Corsi, $75, at her store on 1090 Horby in Vancouver or online at

Inspiration Image: Founder @Christie_Lohr photographed by @BrooklynDPhotography

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Gift Ideas for the Career Woman

Thursday, December 15th, 2016



Whether you’re a tech-savvy career woman or perhaps you’re looking to keep on top of your career and stay more organized at the office, we’ve rounded up ten practical gift ideas for the busy career woman on your list who is always on the go.

1. Rebecca Minkoff

The Go-To Work Bag

Every career woman needs a bag that can not only take them from the boardroom to cocktails, but also fitting every other necessary accessory and item along the way. We’re crazy about this Rebecca Minkoff messenger bag, because it’s not only extremely office-appropriate and practical, it’s also seriously cute.

2. Ilia Beauty

Skin Illuminator
After a long and stressful day, your skin will need some serious T-L-C. This illuminator is perfect for reviving tired and dull skin and adds a dose of dimension and vitality to the skin. 

3. Chic Desk Pad

Chic Desk Pad
Make your work week that much easier and (fashionable) with this chic ‘Work It’ desk pad from Toronto-based SS Print Shop. This way you’ll be able to keep on top of all of your work and personal obligations.


Mini Emergency Kit
No woman should be found without a mini emergency kit, especially if she’s the kind that is constantly dashing to and from the office. This 17-piece kit is filled with an assortment of beauty, fashion and personal care products for fast fixes on the go.

5. Kate Spade planner

Day Planner
Never miss a meeting again with this functional, 17 month agenda that’s a to-do lister’s dream come true. It comes
complete with monthly and weekly spreads, note pages and laminated dividers, keeping tabs has never looked so good!

6. Portable Charger

Portable Charger
There’s nothing worse than having a dead phone, especially at the office. Never let your phone die again with this ultra-chic portable phone charger! Now you’ll be able to stay on-top of your emails and tasks when you run around and don’t have a charger on you.

7.boss lady mug

Boss Lady Mug
Show the office who’s the in charge with a cheeky mug that’s equal parts cute and fierce. We can’t get over this boss lady ceramic mug from Etsy. It’s perfect for every boss babe on your list, even if that’s you!

8. Tech Gloves

Tech Savvy Gloves
When the cold weather hits, you’re going to need a pair of gloves that are both practical and efficient. We love these feminine ‘tech’ gloves that are perfect for texting (or emailing) on the go. 


Soothing Candle
For those days that are more hectic than the last, there’s nothing more relaxing than a luxe candle. D
iptyque candles are widely revered as some of the best you can buy, making them a fail-safe gift if you don’t know her clothing and shoe sizes. 10. Larsson and Jennings

Sleek Watch
You’ll never miss a meeting again with this fabulous Larsson and Jennings watch on your wrist! ZANE in Toronto has an incredible line-up of L&J watches, so if you’re not a fan of the black and gold there’s a variety to choose from!

Product info:

1. Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Satchell, $460, available at LYNNsteven Boutique

2. Ilia Beauty Polka Dots & Moonbeams Illuminator, $44, available at LYNNsteven Boutique

3. SS Print Shop Work It Desk Pad, $14, available at SS Print Shop

4. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit, $24, available at J.Crew

5. Kate Spade New York Spiral Planner, $48, available at Indigo

6. Poweradd Pilot 2GS Portable Charger,  $20, available at Amazon

7. Boss Lady Mug, $32, available at Etsy

8. Echo Touch Tech Gloves, $54, available at Nordstrom

9. Diptque Candle, $62, available at Amazon

10. Larrson and Jennings Norse Small Watch, $415, available at Visit Zane

Inspiration Image: Founder @Christie_Lohr photographed by @BrooklynDPhotography

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Winter Shimmer

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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We’re seeing metallic everywhere. Its perfect for the holidays season, but how do you wear this top trend to work?

It’s finally December, and what better way to show your holiday cheer than to wear it? It’s time to set aside that maroon cable knit sweater, classic camel cashmere turtleneck, and fuzzy plaid blanket scarf, and get ready for shimmer season. You don’t have to wait until Christmas dinner or New Years eve to glisten.

As one of the top trends shown on the Fall 2016 runway, including Valentino’s green tint pleated skirt, Alexander McQueen’s gold metallic unicorn on a black mesh dress, and Dolce & Gabana’s gold floral embellished trench coat, metallic looks are the easiest way to decorate an outfit for the holidays. 

Use this seamless trend to make your own seasons greetings statement by adding shinning fabrics and chrome details to any outfit. Avoid the overdone loud sequins, and wear any of these iridescent pieces to add a little light to your day, with less sparkle and more shine.

Product info:

1. Zara Metallic Halter Neck Top, $46

2. Zara Herringbone Pleated Skirt, $50

3. Lavish Alice Metallic & Stripe Print Collarless Cape Blazer, $135, available at

4. Missguided Vice Metallic High Rise Skinny Jeans, $60, available at

5. Topshop Jacquard Pinafore Dress, $65

6. Urban Outfitters Metail Cuff Ponytail Holder, $14

7. MICHAEL KORS Claire Metallic Pump, $178

8. Image courtesy of @notjessfashion via Instagram



By: Dia McLaughlin, Mississauga, @diamari3

Fashion Jobs – 5 Office Christmas Party Outfit Ideas

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Now that the holiday season has officially begun, the holiday parties will start to begin. But rather than wearing your typical office wear, now is your opportunity to take advantage of dressing up.  But it’s important to make sure your holiday party look is both festive and professional. 

To ensure you look your best this holiday season, we’ve put together five looks for every type of holiday party so you’ll be able to dazzle and shine wherever your office decides to deck the halls.

Look Number 1

1. Needle & Thread Sequined Top, $210, available at Net-a-Porter

2. Jimmy Choo Romy Heels, $618, available at SSENSE

3. Miss Selfridge Trousers, $60, available at John Lewis

Look Number 2

1. Dolce & Gabbana Fitted Blazer, $1,763, available at Far Fetch

2. Humble Chic Rhinestone Choker, $46, available at Humble Chic

3. Christian Louboutin So Kate, $795, available at Christian Louboutin

4. Raey Tank, $100, available at Matches Fashion

5. H&M Imitation Leather Leggings, $25, available at H&M

Look Number 3

1. Balenciaga Crepe Midi Skirt, $2,250, available at Net-a-Porter

2. Lands’ End Turtleneck, $59, available at Lands’ End

3. Jimmy Choo Romy Suede Pumps, $595, available at Matches Fashion

Look Number 4

1. DVF Jumpsuit, $234, available at DVF

2. Stella McCartney Tuxedo Blazer, $1,795, available at Stella McCartney

3. Shoe Dazzle Arnita pumps, $59, available at Shoe Dazzle

Look Number 5

1. Emilio De La Morena dress, $930, available at Avenue 32

2. Manolo Blahnik Pumps, $1,376, available at Neiman Marcus

3. Bauble Bar Moonrock Drop Earrings, $58, available at Bauble Bar


By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 7 Items You Need for Winter

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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The days are officially going to become shorter, the weather is getting colder — winter is almost here.

Once the cold weather arrives, it will be time to put away our ankle boots and bomber jackets and time to refresh our wardrobes and add some much needed cold weather items.

These items need to be versatile enough to be worn to the office and good quality to last throughout the colder months.

So whether you live in a colder climate or you’re planning a trip to one, these are the seven winter wardrobe essentials that every woman needs in her closet.

1. J Crew Sweater

1. A Cozy, Versatile Sweater
A cable knit sweater works with absolutely everything and will more than earn its keep this winter. It can be dressed down with a pair of jeans and boots or dressed up at the office with a pleated, feminine skirt.

2. Tory Burch Boots

2. Chic, Knee-High Boots

Knee-high boots are meant for two reasons: giving your legs extra coverage on the colder days, as well as adding an extra dose of flair to an otherwise simple outfit. Opt for a pair of boots that can handle the winter elements and also make your outfit the talk of the town.

3. J Crew Coat

3. Double-Breasted Coat
Not only will a double-breasted jacket keep you warm and toasty this winter, but it will also add some serious flair to your go-to winter uniform of jeans and a sweater as well as add some serious style cred over a party dress.

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4. Plaid Blouse
A plaid blouse is perfect for layering underneath a sweater or worn tucked into a cute skirt. We love this adorable plaid print, as it will add a playful pop of colour to any outfit.5. J Crew Earmuffs

Faux Fur Earmuffs
There’s nothing better than throwing on a pair of chic (faux-fur) earmuffs on a chilly day. They’ll not only keep your ears nice and warm, but you can wear them to work without about messing up your hair.

6. Wool Gloves

Wool Gloves
Every gal on the go needs a pair of gloves that will not only keep her hands and wrists warm but also allow her to keep her fingers free so she can answer emails or add a selfie to Instagram on the fly.



Cozy Scarf
A warm scarf is an essential winter wardrobe staple. Opt for a scarf in either a stylish plaid or in a bold, statement colour, as they’ll pop against the harsh winter sky. Remember, fashion and function are key.


Product details:

1. J Crew Cambridge Cable Turtleneck Sweater, $128, available at J Crew

2. Tory Burch Ashlynn Riding Boot, $463, available at Nordstrom

3. J Crew Double Breasted Oxford Coat, $454, available at J Crew

4. Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Ruffle Cuff Blouse, $68, available at Banana Republic

5. J Crew Faux Fur Earmuffs, $58, available at J Crew

6. Club Monaco Annegret Glove, $79, available at Club Monaco

7. Indigo Super Soft Scarf, $29, available at Chapters Indigo

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Stylist Jobs – How to Gain Respect at Work

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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It can be tough to start a new job. You walk into a new environment, a new corporate culture with new responsibilities, and new colleagues. The balloon of excitement bursts as you realize you’re the big elephant in the room of your workplace.  In an effort to figure out how to heed these disheartening obstacles we face as newcomers, we investigated 5 ways to gain respect and admiration in the workplace. Unexpected lessons and some serious realizations- ahead.

1.Interact with your colleagues

It may seem like a daunting task in the beginning, but strive to get to know your co-workers and take genuine interest in them. Getting to know them on a deeper level will solidify their trust and respect for you not only as a co-worker but a person as well. You’d be surprised at how a good simple “how are you” can make someone feel.

2. Go the extra mile

When you start a new job, you’re given a set job description that highlights the tasks you are responsible for.

As you get comfortable in your role and gain more confidence, however, you must be willing to operate outside your standard JD and go above and beyond what is expected of you. Your willingness to take extra steps to ensure success will speak volumes to your peers and boss.

3. Be positive in times of triumph

It’s very easy, and very common to let the new 9-5 workday grind get you down, especially when you are still clueless on what your actual responsibilities are. This can make it difficult to continue working with a smile and a productive attitude. Despite this, it is with the upmost importance that you persevere and remain proactive in trying situations. This will help foster greater levels of commitment and overtime will cement your position as a hardworking, well respected employee.

4. Avoid workplace gossip

At one point or another, everyone needs to vent. But it’s crucial to keep any commentary about co-workers off of company devices, email, texts, and especially elevators.

5. Respect others

In order to gain respect, you have to earn it. It’s not something that is handed to you right away. If you want to gain the respect of your co-workers, you should ask yourself how you can change your behaviour to earn their respect.

Inspiration image: Copyright: nyul / 123RF Stock Photo

By: Jennifer Wilcox

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Fashion Jobs – Fall Bags

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs CanadaWe strongly believe that the start of a new season means the start of a new wardrobe. And no wardrobe is complete without a roster of stylish bags to take you from your morning meetings to evening cocktails. From chic velvet purses to statement backpacks, this seasons ‘It’ bags are anything but ordinary.

Here are the five purse trends that have stolen our hearts this season…

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The Saddle Bag

Saddle bags of all shapes, colour, and size were spotted on a number of major runways for fall. If you’re looking for a bag that will transition from season to season, the saddle bag is it. Opt for a neutral colour like camel or black for optimal use.


The Guitar Strap

The most sought after fall bag has a bit more of an edge this year, and features a wide, embellished guitar strap and is making a statement for all the right reasons. Valentino, Prada, Fendi, and Alexander Wang are a few designers to jump on this edgy trend and have released their own rocker-inspired bags that are adorned with multi-coloured embroidery, studs, beaded designs, and much more.

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If one thing’s for certain, velvet is the fabric of the season — especially when it comes to bags and accessories. From luxe, plush clutches to black velvet crossbody bags with gold hardware, this season’s most talked about bags com

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When you first think about embroidery, you might picture your grandmother’s favourite past time. But to the surprise of many, some of the hottest purses this fall feature statement embroidery designs of florals, butterflies, animals, and even emojis.


The Backpack

Gone are the days of the traditional, boxy, and unflattering backpack. Today’s hottest designers have revamped this childhood staple and made it appropriate for fashionistas alike. The return of the book bag features luxe leather textiles and stylish details in an array of colours.  From work to cocktails, a stylish backpack is exactly what you need to get through fall.

Product Details:

1. Weldon Escapade Saddle Bag, $529, available at Shopbop

2. Valentino Rockstud Studded Messenger Bag, $3,995, available at Neiman Marcus

3. Prada Velvet Shoulder Bag, $1500, available at My Theresa

4. YSL Kate Monogram Embellished Velvet Shoulder Bag, $2,250, available at My Theresa

5. Rebecca Minkoff, Fringe Julian Backpack, $525, available at Shopbop

By: Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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