Posts Tagged ‘Fashion Career’

Fashion Jobs – Gift Guide for the Stylish Career Woman

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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Gift shopping always takes time and patience but it’s also a challenge in trying to find that one item that will put a huge smile on someone’s face. Finding a gift for that stylish career woman can take a little bit more thought and time but we are here to help and guide you through the process, and hopefully, shopping will be more fun this holiday season. Some might think the stylish career woman would enjoy a blouse or something work-related, but there are many gifts that she would love that are both exciting and useful in her busy life. Here are our top picks for your gal!

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The “IT” Clutch
We have seen it all over our Instagram and constantly debate with ourselves if we should buy it or not. Well, since we do love it but can’t seem to commit, this is the ultimate gift to give your fashion-forward lady this holiday season. The weave basket clutch will be a great staple to wear in the spring and summer to work events or on a casual weekend.

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On The Go
The stylish career woman is always on the go, from meetings uptown to the airport catching a flight to a business conference. She needs to look put together but still comfortable while trying to be at two places at once. This gorgeous Madewell scarf will be her go to wherever she goes. It’s a great travel piece to keep close by and will complement any outfit.

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Wallet Free
The career woman’s bag is her holy grail; everything she needs is in it and it goes with her everywhere. She can’t imagine her life without her purse, but sometimes the thought of carrying the heavy luggage around is tiresome and exhausting. That’s why this stylish cardholder is a great gift. She can throw it in her bag or on weekends when she can go purse free or carry it when leaving the office to grab a coffee. Either way, it is a useful and practical gift she will love.

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Face Refresher
Since we already know our stylish career gal is always on the go and does the most she can in her day, she will perhaps need a mid-day refresher.  A woman often brings a few cosmetics with her just in case, but sometimes having your makeup all over your bag is frustrating. That’s why this all in one palette is super chic and a must have for a busy woman.

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Hand Fashion
With the winter season brings winter accessories, and our stylish woman loves a great pair of gloves to go with her chic outerwear pieces. These leather gloves are feminine and sophisticated, yet edgy with the pleated trim and pearl studs to take her from the office to her evening business dinner.

 

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Product Info:
Cult Gaia Arc Bag, $219, available at Shopbop
Madewell Abstract Patter Scarf, $88, available at Madewell
Saint Laurent Card Holder, $300, available at Net-A-Porter
Instant Look in a Pallete, $85, available at Charlotte Tilbury
Gucci Pearl Stud Leather gloves, $990, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

 

By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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Fashion Jobs – Q&A with Sarah Kennedy, Creator of SAK Bijoux

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

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Creative, inspired by nature and a hardworking entrepreneur, these are just a few words to describe Sarah Kennedy, fine jewellery designer, and creator of SAK Bijoux.  Style Nine to Five had the opportunity to chat with Sarah to learn about how she incorporates her minimalist lifestyle into her collections and the hustle and bustle that comes along with flourishing a company.

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SNTF: Let’s start at the very beginning. Can you tell us what attracted you to pursue a career as a jewellery designer? Did you go to school or work a position that helped you launch your business?

 

SK: I started making jewellery as a hobby. I loved finding interesting objects like charms and stones, then putting them on chains to wear for myself or to gift to friends. In 2014, a friend of mine, Kerry Lawrence, asked if I would be interested in creating a line that she could sell through the agency she worked for in Vancouver. I decided to go for it and that’s when SAK Bijoux began! Over that last three years, I have taught myself how to silversmith. I’m still learning everyday and each line shows my new and more advanced skills. I recently switched to precious metals and higher quality gemstones. I’m currently moving into fine jewellery, something I am very excited about.

 

SNTF: Owning your own business is huge! Have you faced any challenges along the way?  

 

SK: There have been many struggles along the way. Financially it was tough at the beginning, I have had a full time serving job while starting this company. Time has been a struggle for me as well. After a full eight hours of serving, it’s sometimes hard to motivate myself to head to the bench and feel inspired.  In the end, knowing that I’m working towards something I love, and makes me happy is what makes all those long days worth it.  

 

SNTF: What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from the years of being in business?

 

SK: Don’t be afraid to fail. Sometimes the fear of failure holds you back from doing anything at all.  There is a large chance you will fail but that’s okay. The lessons you learn from failure are invaluable.

 

SNTF: There are many fashion savvy people out there who have an urge to share their creativity. If you could give a solid piece of advice to someone aspiring to create a jewellery collection, what would you say?

 

SK: Be true to your vision. If you truly believe in what you are putting out there you will have a much higher chance of success.  Again don’t be afraid to fail, its part of the process.

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SNTF: What skills do you believe are essential for being a jewellery designer?  

 

SK: Expressing your creativity and staying motivated!

 

SNTF: Is there someone who acted as a mentor to help you get to where you are now?

 

SK: Kerry Lawrence, if it wasn’t for her I’m not sure SAK Bijoux would exist. Her belief in me gave me the confidence I needed to get where I am today.  I learned a lot about the industry from her as well, she helped me get my foot in the door.

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SNTF: Where does your inspiration come from when you’re working on a new line?

 

SK: My inspiration comes from the rugged beauty of the west coast. I am so lucky to live here in BC, and call Whistler my home. The magical beauty of this mountain town gives me inspiration everyday.

 

SNTF: How would you describe your own personal style and how does that reflect onto SAK BIJOUX?

 

SK: My style is pretty simple and clean. Anyone who knows me knows I love wearing black. I’ve always loved accessorizing simple outfits.  One of the reasons I started making jewellery was because I could never find the jewellery I wanted wear, so I made it instead.  My new line is very minimalistic, which I think reflects my style evolution.

 

SNTF: What is the future of SAK Bijoux, what will we see next?

 

SK: I’ve expanded my line into precious metals (sterling silver and 14kg fill). My next collection will be fine jewellery, showcasing higher quality gemstones. I’m very excited to share my upcoming creations with everyone.

 

Sarah’s line can be found all across Canada at a variety of independent stores. To check out her jewellery head to SAK Bijoux or check out her social feeds on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Images Courtesy SAK Bijoux

 

By, Andrea Andino, Vancouver, @___andreandino

Fashion Jobs – Brunette The Label Officially Opens the Doors to it’s Flagship Vancouver Store

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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Local Vancouver brand, Brunette the Label has officially opened the doors to its first flagship store on Union Street in Chinatown. This is the brand’s first stand-alone store, expanding its outlet from online and other retailers.

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Beginning in 2014 as a marketing tool for owner Miriam Alden’s sister brand, Brunette Showroom, the classic “Brunette” crewneck sweater was born. With so many curious customers inquiring about where and how to purchase the sweater, she decided to create 12 more and the concept rapidly popularized. With impressive marketing and social media combined with easy to wear items, it appealed to a wide group of customers, helping the brand grow steadily and organically in the last few years.

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Brunette the Label is now sold in 40 different Nordstrom locations and 300 independent retailers all over Canada, the United States and one store in London, England.

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The flagship Brunette the Label store will have the latest collections available, carrying charming and casual lines of crewnecks, hoodies, pants, t-shirts and accessories such as their signature “Rosé Okay” and “This Wine is Making Me Awesome”. I can definitely relate!

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Owner, Miriam says she wanted to open a stand-alone location to “hear what our customers think of the products and give them the opportunity to try on the clothing!” It’s also a way for the brand to demonstrate that customer service and how they make people feel remain part of their core values. “We felt to truly do this we needed to be able to connect with our customers face to face.”

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We love this company for their ability to demonstrate their passion for an inclusive community of women lifting each other up. Or as their adorable (and super comfy!) crewneck sweater puts it, “Babes Supporting Babes”. Designed at their headquarters in Vancouver, BC, Brunette the Label has cornered the market on a generation of women wanting to be comfortable in what we’re wearing while still looking good and representing an important message.

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We’re thrilled to see the brand continue to develop and broaden their reach to loyal and new “babes” that love their product. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to shop the new collections in the very first flagship Brunette the Label store!

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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Fashion Jobs – Under $50 Gift Guide for the Fashionista

Monday, December 4th, 2017

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Holiday shopping can sometimes be hard as its tough not to want everything for yourself – especially if you’re a shopaholic and fashion lover! Lucky for you, we’ve put together a super special list of perfect gifts under $50. Here are our top five fashion faves.
CHANEL BOOK
Chanel “Collections & Creations” Book 
Your fave fashionista won’t be able to resist this hardcover Chanel book. It’s the perfect addition to a coffee table or book collection.
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Harper Sunglasses 
One can never have too many sunglasses! Wearing these hot shades will instantly add flair to any ensemble.
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Double Buckle Belt
It’s the piece she never knew she needed! Any outfit can easily be turned into a complete look just by adding this super edgy accessory.
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Vegan Leather Faux Fur Trim Glove 
 Every fashion-forward girl needs an iconic pair of gloves in her winter wardrobe. These vegan leather gloves have super soft fur trim, instantly adding a luxurious touch to any ensemble.
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Eton Peak Toque

Who doesn’t love a good pop of colour? This adorable pom pom toque comes in a variety of colours so you can choose the exact match for each and every one of your closest gals.
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Product Info:
Chanel “Collections & Creations” Book, $38, available at Indigo
Harper Sunglasses, $37, available at Quay Australia
Double Buckle Belt, $28, available at Zara
Vegan Leather Faux Fur Trim Glove, $24, available at Urban Outfitters
Eton Peak Toque, $45, available at Aritzia
By: Regina Molina, Toronto, @regmarie

Fashion Jobs: Q&A with Gentle Fawn’s CEO Carla Hogg

Friday, December 1st, 2017

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Passionate, hardworking, and inspirational are just a few ways you could describe Carla Hogg, GENTLE FAWN’s  President, and CEO. We had the chance to chat with Carla and ask her a few questions about her position, what it takes to land a career with the powerhouse brand and also receive some advice for those looking to launch their career in the world of fashion.

 

SNTF: First of all, can you tell us a little about you. Who you are, what your role is for GENTLE FAWN?

 

CH: My name is Carla Hogg, and I’m the President / CEO of GENTLE FAWN.

 

SNTF: When did you start working for GENTLE FAWN?

 

CH: GENTLE FAWN was started in 2003 by my husband, Danny Hogg, and I. Sold in over 650 multi-brand stores across Canada and the USA, we’re known for our effortless designs and thoughtful, handmade prints.  

 

SNTF: What makes GENTLE FAWN such an appealing brand to work for?

 

CH: Straight up: We’re growing. Aside from being an up-and-coming brand, our team is a group of creative, hard-working, driven individuals with big goals and determination.

 

SNTF: What kind of skills or personality traits are you looking for when interviewing candidates?

 

CH: When interviewing, we’re looking for someone who is a genuinely nice person with a great ‘can do’ attitude and proven work ethic. Someone who is charismatic with a positive demeanor.  

 

SNTF: What would make someone successful in a position with your company?

 

CH: To be successful at GENTLE FAWN, we’re looking for someone who is proactive, strategic and works in alignment with the company goals. Being solution-oriented is key.

 

SNTF: Do you offer any mentorship or internship programs for those looking to break into the fashion industry?

 

CH: Instead of a formal internship program, we host design and marketing students who want to volunteer to gain an understanding of how the industry works, and what the different job opportunities look like in a clothing company. Internally, all of our staff have the opportunity to use an education fund, where we encourage everyone at GENTLE FAWN to take advantage of going to conferences, taking courses or attending industry events.

 

As an example, a few members of our team are attending the Create + Cultivate Conference in LA next year, where we will be attending seminars and workshops that tackle topics from branding, to content creation and number crunching.

 

SNTF: How can a candidate ensure they start off on the right note at the beginning of an interview?

 

CH: We wear our hearts on our sleeves – if you’re hitting all the right notes, you’ll know. We know what we want when we find it, and don’t drag out the interview process. Our time is precious, and we know yours is too.

 

SNTF: What would you say is a typical day at work like for you?

 

CH: Whether we’re strategic planning or viewing SMS samples, no day is the same at GENTLE FAWN. The best thing about working for a growing company is that you get to work on many cross-functional projects with a wide scope.

 

SNTF: What are the overall goals your company works towards daily?

 

CH: At the end of the day, we all work towards our vision of designing easy to wear trends with a flattering fit for a stylish individual who wants to leave a lasting impression.

 

SNTF: Can you describe the work culture or atmosphere at the GENTLE FAWN head office?

 

CH: We’re a tight group at GF HQ. We have team activities and lunches and connect through slack on the daily. We’re a creative and welcoming bunch.

 

SNTF: What advice do you have for someone looking to join your team?

 

CH: Be confident, and be yourself. Whether you’re a fit now or in the future, we’ll never let someone slip by. Ask questions, be curious, and show interest.

 

SNTF: There are certain positions within a fashion brand that are widely known such as marketing intern or graphic designer; however, there are many other industry jobs that are not as widely publicized. Are there any jobs within your brand that our readers may not have heard about to consider?

 

CH: Product Development – you understand the product inside-out and backwards.  You are analytical and have your finger on the pulse to understand what the needs of the market are and how to translate them for your muse.  You may also run the product calendar – a critical lifeline for any brand!

 

Customer Service Administrator – you’ve got the power to ensure our customers have the best experience possible. You’re great at mastering relationships, and holding everyone accountable – from our warehouses to our sales team. It’s an opportunity to be the link between our team and our customers. We’re currently hiring for Customer Service Administrator, apply now!  

 

Fabric Specialist – You are on the design or production team.  You understand texture, drape, and set the stage for inspiring the designers to dream up silhouettes to fit every occasion.  You are extremely organized, tracking costs, communicating with fabric mills and stocking a great library of reference fabrics.

 

SNTF: What advice would you give to someone looking to break into the fashion industry?

 

CH: Jump in! Start doing your research; look at highlights from online news sources and blogs and attend industry events (there are plenty going go to, and it’s a great opportunity to get to know people).  Vancouver is a small city, and the fashion industry here is even smaller.

 

SNTF: Finally, where do you see GENTLE FAWN headed in the future?

 

CH: We’re gearing up for big growth at GENTLE FAWN. Now more than ever, it’s a great time to join the team. The possibilities are endless, and we see no end in sight!

 

To follow along with Carla’s journey with GENTLE FAWN make sure to give her a follow on Instagram.

 

By: Avery Lafortune, Toronto

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Questions to Ask at an Interview to Land the Job

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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We’ve all been there before, you’re at an interview and you know you’re going to be asked: “do you have any questions for me?” The table’s turn and you’re asked to be the interviewer to the employer. This moment can work to your benefit, instead of being dreaded. Use these five questions to help you grasp a better insight of your budding future job and make a statement that can turn it into reality.

 

1. Describe the day-to-day tasks that are included in the role?
I’m sure you’ve read over the job posting, rehearsed the qualifications and compared them to the shining star that you are. However, this is a chance for them to give you the inside scoop on the role, and fill you in on anything that wasn’t listed on the application. It’s also an opportunity to discover the layout of the office, see who you would be reporting to or working side by side. It’s an easier way for you to visualize your future daily routine and if it’s the right fit.  

 

2. What type of qualities would you like to see in someone excelling in the position?
You’re obviously awesome, not to mention who wouldn’t want you on their team? This is your chance to boost your confidence and compare yourself to the role. You might walk into the interview knowing “you got this” or vice versa and shocked you were selected for a meet and greet. All skills aside, at every workplace it comes down to the personality. This is an opportunity to make your personality shine and relate their expectations to yourself. For instance, bring up a moment where you’ve problem solved or multi-tasks at work.

 

3. Describe the company culture?
A great way to picture yourself in a place is to have them explain to you what makes it so great! Your important and a solid investment into the company. Dig in and find the information you need to see if your new workplace fits as your second home. Because we all know it: regardless of where you work, it’s going to become your secondary residence. Discover their values, what makes them unique and overall aura of staff (aka your new co-workers).

 

4. What do you love most about working for the company and your position?
You’ll most likely be interviewed by your potential superior or the founder of the company. Regardless it’ll be someone who has been with the company for years and can share why they’re passionate about the purpose of their role. You can grab a glimpse of the interviewer’s background and how they made it to where they are now. This can be very motivational, to discover someone else’s success and career path.

 

5. What is the potential career growth for someone in this role?
We all think about our future with a workplace and if we can see long-term happiness. Your skills are important and your hard work should most definitely be recognized. Now is the time to see how you could grow within the company, and how to receive a greater role that can prosper your career.

 

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By Andrea Andino, Vancouver @andreaaandino

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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Now that November is almost to a close, we wanted to kick off the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From a fashionable gift guide to re-cap of interning at FASHION Magazine, here are the top articles from last week.

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 Cozy & Stylish Cardis For The Office
The minute those leaves start falling and that air gets crisp, it’s cardigan season! A classic layering piece that never truly goes out of style, cardigans come in so many different cuts, lengths, and materials. Cardigans make the best type of layer sweater for the office as they’re easily taken off and don’t need to be pulled over the head, often causing static (a.k.a one of the biggest style faux-pas known to mankind) once those heaters go on. We plan on staying, cozy, cute and static free this year at the office with our favourite cardigans of the season! Read the full post here

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5 Fresh Ways to Wear a Striped Shirt This Fall
Stripes always bring out the inner cool French girl in all of us, and sometimes we just need to add a little Parisian flair to our wardrobe. Parisian street style is always a touch of masculine with a dash of classic mixed with some edge, and voila, you end up having the ultimate French-inspired look. Stripes are a wardrobe essential and closet favorite. Just like the white button down and skinny jeans, it is a staple you can wear all year long and overall carries a classy and polished look. It is a neutral in the world of prints and is the easiest pairing with other prints and colors. The outfit possibilities with stripes are endless, and we have rounded up a few of our top put together looks.  Read the full post here.

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Fashion Holiday Gift Ideas for Him & Her
It’s officially the holiday season! Christmas is fast approaching and we are currently dealing with one of the most mentally exhausting dilemmas of the year – gift giving. Let’s face it: we’ve come to the point where we usually have to ask a person what they desire for the holidays and they don’t provide us with a straight answer. Unless they don’t mind anything that’s handmade, it’s generally difficult to shop for a person who has no idea what they want especially when you’re on a strict budget and there are many retail promotions happening around.  This short guide provides a few gift ideas for Him and Her that will not only help narrow down your potential options but also are justifiable and practical for many occasions! Read the full post here

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Think You’re in a Retail Rut? Need a Change?
Not so fast. I truly believe retail can be a career! Store Managers can make upwards of $75-90K. I was once a Store Manager myself and can honestly say it was one of my favourite times in my life. Loved the buzz on a busy Saturday, the joy in customer’s faces when they found an amazing outfit and creating a little team/family that motivated me just as much as I motivated them. Read the full post here

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What’s it Really Like to Work as an Intern at a Fashion Magazine
Love it or hate it, The Devil Wears Prada has left a strong impression on pop culture today. Even now, more than ten years after the film’s debut (it premiered in 2006!), it continues to influence the way the general public perceives the fashion industry as a whole. With insiders like Anna Wintour leading the way, it’s no wonder that fashion magazines, in particular, get the unfortunate reputation as a hostile and competitive work environment. Well, I’m here to say that based on my experience as an intern at a major Canadian fashion magazine, those impressions are definitely not true. So let’s get into it, and we can finally put some of those myths to rest. Read the full post here

 

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion Holiday Gift Ideas for Him & Her

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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It’s officially the holiday season! Christmas is fast approaching and we are currently dealing with one of the most mentally exhausting dilemmas of the year – gift giving. Let’s face it: we’ve come to the point where we usually have to ask a person what they desire for the holidays and they don’t provide us with a straight answer. Unless they don’t mind anything that’s handmade, it’s generally difficult to shop for a person who has no idea what they want especially when you’re on a strict budget and there are many retail promotions happening around.  This short guide provides a few gift ideas for Him and Her that will not only help narrow down your potential options but also are justifiable and practical for many occasions!

For Him

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Cashmere Scarf
With the temperature gradually decreasing, it obviously never hurts to buy him a practical scarf especially when it’s cashmere. Because men typically like it “quick and easy”, scarves are one of the simplest go-to pieces that you can give for the holidays.

 

Shop the look: Kensington Cashmere Scarf, $119, available at Club Monaco

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Crew or V-Neck Sweater
To ensure he looks his best every day at work, get him a crew or V-neck sweater for a layered office look! This piece is ideal with a button-up or even a turtleneck!

 

Shop the look: V-neck Merino Wool Jumper, $59.99, available at H&M

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Long-sleeve Shirt
A man can never have too many long-sleeve shirts. They are worn practically every day for the office and are good transitional pieces especially if they need to attend a night occasion. Now that it is the holiday season, it’d be feasible to stack such pieces for all those parties they’re invited to.

 

Shop the look: Twill Shirt with Short Point Collar, $49.90, available at Zara

 

For Her

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Turtleneck Sweater
Many women consider turtlenecks as one of the key winter basics as they coordinate well with many pieces and are sensible for the cold seasons.

 

Shop the look: Julie Ribbed Turtleneck, &69, available at Club Monaco

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Leggings
Used typically throughout the year, leggings are very popular because of their form-fitting property and elasticity. They are also good layering pieces, particularly underneath a dress or skirt.


Shop the look: Faux Leather Leggings, $39.99, available at H&M

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Jewellery
The holidays are all about the glam, therefore, you can never go wrong with gifting her some chic accessories! Numerous trending earrings are perfect for formal or semi-formal gatherings such as the pom bons or tassel earrings.

 

Shop the look: Cascading Fringe Earrings, $17.90, available at Zara

 

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Product info:

  1. Kensington Cashmere Scarf, $119, available at Club Monaco
  2. V-neck Merino Wool Jumper, $59.99, available at H&M
  3. Twill Shirt with Short Point Collar, $49.90, available at Zara
  4. Julie Ribbed Turtleneck, &69, available at Club Monaco
  5. Faux Leather Leggings, $39.99, available at H&M
  6. Cascading Fringe Earrings, $17.90, available at Zara

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

Fashion Jobs – 5 Fresh Ways to Wear a Striped Shirt This Fall

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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Stripes always bring out the inner cool French girl in all of us, and sometimes we just need to add a little Parisian flair to our wardrobe. Parisian street style is always a touch of masculine with a dash of classic mixed with some edge, and voila, you end up having the ultimate French-inspired look. Stripes are a wardrobe essential and closet favorite. Just like the white button down and skinny jeans, it is a staple you can wear all year long and overall carries a classy and polished look. It is a neutral in the world of prints and is the easiest pairing with other prints and colors. The outfit possibilities with stripes are endless, and we have rounded up a few of our top put together looks.    

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Layers
Fall brings on the layers and a change in wardrobe. It is the perfect time to play with textures and prints for both in and out of the office. Pairing a stripe knit top with a blazer gives off a relaxed but smart look that is easy to wear for work and a chic weekend.

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Turtleneck
Turtlenecks are a cold weather long sleeve top that we all have in every colour. They are great layering pieces for under jackets, sweaters, dresses – the list goes on. We particularly love the thinner fabrics in the stripe print giving a nautical feel to any outfit.

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Colour
When it comes to stripes we mostly gravitate towards a solid white, navy, or black base with a complementary stripe colour. But while neutrals are a must-have in all our wardrobes, exploring other colours is fun and adds personality to your outfit. Colour is an unexpected to wear different coloured stripes, while still having a high fashion feel. Not to mention coloured stripes give us a total Carrie Bradshaw vibe.

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Chunky Knit
All we want to wear this time of year is chunky knits in all variations. There is not a better or cozier feeling than being wrapped in a sweater on a winter day. With stripes, you can play with colour and adds a playful element to your outfit while still looking sophisticated.

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Striped Blouse
The classic pinstripe blouse is our go to and it’s likely there is one sitting in your closet right now. Sometimes our pieces get outdated and we just need an update whether that means investing in a new piece or wearing it differently. We love the oversized masculine look on women. Not only is it the most comfortable it’s sexy and flirty.

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Caroline de Maigret, street style, image provided by Elle Magazine
Mira Duma, street style, image provided by Miroslava Duma
Alexa Chung, street style, image provided by Man Repeller
Irina Linovich, street style, image provided by Laiamagazine
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By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

 

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Fashion Jobs – Cozy & Stylish Cardis For The Office

Monday, November 20th, 2017

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The minute those leaves start falling and that air gets crisp, it’s cardigan season! A classic layering piece that never truly goes out of style, cardigans come in so many different cuts, lengths, and materials. Cardigans make the best type of layer sweater for the office as they’re easily taken off and don’t need to be pulled over the head, often causing static (a.k.a one of the biggest style faux-pas known to mankind) once those heaters go on. We plan on staying, cozy, cute and static free this year at the office with our favourite cardigans of the season!

 

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The “Jackardigan”
Especially on a cold Monday morning, who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves pretty much head to toe in comfort? Yes, this cardigan is THAT long. It’s got a great belted back that adds some style and structure to this cozy piece, and pockets which are always key when you’re at work. We love this number from Oak + Fort in brown, but it’s also available in black and khaki.

 

Shop the Look: Oak + Fort Cardigan 1553, $128

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Patchwork
Opening Ceremony definitively did Varsity right this season and this 50/50 blend wool sweater is no exception. It’s a classic cardigan style which really goes well with everything from slacks to skirts and even jeans or a dress. Again, this style also has pockets which are super handy when you’re running to meetings with pens, phones and whatever else you’re scrambling to balance. Just be careful not to get any coffee or pen marks on you!

 

Shop the Look: Opening Ceremony Off-White OC Varsity Cardigan, $395, available at ssense.com

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Trendy & Cozy
Leave it to Zara to take one of this season’s hottest prints – grey herringbone – and bring it to us in ultimate comfort. We love this cardigan for so many reasons but mainly for its belted waist and thick but structured and not bulky knit. We see this cardigan going great on its own with a basic Tee, leggings, and thigh-high boots, or over a blouse with dress pants for a blazer look.

 

Shop the Look: Zara Herringbone Cardigan with Belt, $99.90

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Easy Does It
Everyone needs at least one chunky knit cardigan, in whatever style you choose. We thought this BDG one was perfect to leave at the office as your go-to cardigan when you forget one at home, or on those surprisingly chillier days. It’s simple enough that it’ll go with almost anything and available in a total of 5 colours, we’re sure you’ll be getting at least more than one.

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Shop the Look: BDG Charlie Dolman Cardigan, $72, available at Urban Outfitters


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A Canadian Classic
If you’re a cardigan aficionado, you probably either have this or need this in your closet. This Hudson’s Bay Company Wrap Cardigan has a pin closure front and is a wool/nylon/cashmere blend. We love this Canadian classic worn with either joggers at the cottage in late fall or at work with a great slack and loafer.  

 

Shop the Look: Hudson’s Bay Company Wrap Cardigan, $128

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Product Info:

  1. Oak + Fort Cardigan 1553, $128
  2. Opening Ceremony Off-White OC Varsity Cardigan, $395, available at ssense.com
  3. Zara Herringbone Cardigan with Belt, $99.90
  4. BDG Charlie Dolman Cardigan, $72, available at Urban Outfitters
  5. Hudson’s Bay Company Wrap Cardigan, $128

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto (@TheMJElle)

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