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Fashion Jobs – Trend Alert: Oversized Suits

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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It looks like the noted line “fit is everything” has become obsolete. Avant-garde fashion is continuously growing and oversized clothes are officially the new thing as it has been affirmed by a number of luxury brands such as Alexander Wang and Balenciaga. While many still choose to be old school and lean towards the perfect fitted look when going to a night out, stylists and fashion goers today are encouraging everyone the fashion principle of less emphasis on the human figure but rather, appreciating the garment as a whole and embracing the harmony between comfort and style. The trend has caused mixed reactions however we’ve compiled a few oversized suit looks that will potentially make you appreciate it better.

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Oversized Suit With Fitted Bottoms
Leg-hugging trousers or pencil skirts will complement the oversized suit making the whole outfit balanced and pleasing to the eyes. Jeans may also be worn for a more casual look.

 

Shop the look: Oversized blazer, $89.99, available at MANGO

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Oversized Suit With Oversized Trousers
Talk about comfort! You may look casual to some but just remember to pick the right fabric and style to successfully pull off this look. Wearing a pair of swanky high heels will instantly glam up the whole outfit.

 

Shop the look: Oversized Double-breasted blazer, $99.90, available at Zara

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Oversized Suit With Belt
Putting a belt on accentuates your figure and diminishes the boxy look of the blazer. You may choose to layer underneath with a basic tee or turtleneck or if you’re ambitious, treat the blazer as your primary top. Make sure to pair it with fitted bottoms to complete the outfit.

 

Image inspiration:
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Image courtesy of Aimee Song of Song of Style

 

Product info:

  1. Oversized blazer, $89.99, available at MANGO
  2. Oversized Double-breasted blazer, $99.90, available at Zara

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Stylish Sweaters You Need to Keep Warm this Fall

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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It is officially Fall! The weather might not be cooperating with the normal fall schedule but we have pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween to remind us that fall is here! With fall weather slowly approaching, sweaters might be an item you need to add to your wardrobe to keep you warm. Here are five stylish and unique sweaters you might love for the fall season!

Zara SweaterThe Cozy Fit
When it comes to finding an incredible deal, Zara is definitely the place to shop. Known for its unique pieces, you’ll find all your sweater needs at Zara. This season, we can’t take our eyes off this incredible warm sweater, as we love the contrasting cuffs and oversized fit. We recommend styling it with a pair of jeans and ankle boots to keep the sweater as the focal point of the outfit.

 

Shop the Look: Sweater with Contrasting Fabric Cuffs, $69.90, available at Zara

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The Turtleneck
Okay seriously, how stunning is this colour? The dark pink hue is not only perfect for autumn but the blend of wool and cashmere will surely keep you warm during those inevitable chilly fall nights.

Shop the Look: Babaton Mika Sweater, $195, available at Aritzia 

Free PeoplePumpkin Spice
If you’re looking for a slouchy yet comfy sweater and you’re not afraid of a little colour, then this sweater from Free People is perfect for you! The mustard colour is perfect for fall and will look amazing amidst the fall scenery.

 

Shop the Look: Swim Too Deep Pullover, $154.88, available at Free People 

Urban OutfittersThe Off-the-Shoulder
For the gals who aren’t ready to give up the off-the-shoulder trend and enjoy showing a little skin, there’s still plenty of time to rock one during fall. Made from recycled sweaters, this sweater is not only great for the environment but it gives off an edgy vintage look.

 

Shop the Look: Off-The-Shoulder Cropped Sweater, $72, available at Urban Outfitters

ASOS FRONTThe Chunky Knit
If you’re looking for a sweater that will surely turn some heads,  you need to get your hands on this playful sweater that features a low twisted back. The chunky knit style is perfect for the fall and can be styled with ‘mom’ jeans and ankle boots.

Shop the Look: Chucky Sweater Twist Back, $58.07, available at ASOS 

 


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Image Courtesy of Lady Line

 

Product Info:
Sweater with Contrasting Fabric Cuffs, $69.90, available at Zara
Babaton Mika Sweater, $195, available at Aritzia
Swim Too Deep Pullover, $154.88, available at Free People
Off-The-Shoulder Cropped Sweater, $72, available at Urban Outfitters
Chucky Sweater Twist Back, $58.07, available at ASOS 

 

By: Najja Morris, Toronto, @najjamorris

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Fashion Jobs – Trend Report: Street Style From the Biggest Fashion Shows

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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September is a major month. Back to school, the fall equinox and probably the most important week(s) worldwide: Fashion Week. From the streets of NYC to the old world architecture of London, fashionistas everywhere were out in full force, dressed to the nines in their best looks representing their cities. In case you didn’t have the pleasure of globetrotting around, we’ve done our research and pulled our top looks from each fashion city!

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New York FW: These White Boots Were Made For Strutin’
The biggest fashion week this side of the pond, New York attracts not only the fashion elite but celebrities like Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian West and Nicki Minaj. NYC kicked off the Fashion Week season and set the tone for street style trends. One thing is certain: New Yorkers do not care about the “no white after Labour Day” rule and ran to the shows in the season’s it-shoe trend: graphic white. From sneakers to loafers and ankle boots, bright and white was the way to strut around town.

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London FW: The Layers of Fashion
London is known for its soggy, cooler weather but that doesn’t stop the city from showing off its high-fashion trends. If there’s one city that knows how to fashionably layer up, it would have to be London. Layering different pieces, materials and prints was key to pulling off the bundled look for fashion week. The look resembles someone throwing on every piece they own, yet it’s totally effortless and works.

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Toronto FW: Comfort And The City
Although not known as one of the “Big 4” and having gone through some changes, Toronto Fashion Week is just as important to the city as ever. Running just before the Toronto International Film Festival, TFW brings out some of the cities heavy hitters to the streets. The trend this year? Comfort. Whether it was sneakers paired with slacks or hoodies with skirts, Torontonians were not interested in being anything less than cool and comfortable.

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Milan FW: Everything Is Gucci
Be it a bias or not, Gucci dominated street style in Milan this September. From the iconic belts, 2 piece suits and accessories to a mix of vintage and new pieces, it was clear who was the city favourite this year. If this is any indication of what’s to come in 2018, we’d say it’ll be the year of Gucci.

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Paris FW: The Simple Maximalist
Minimalism in fashion is something that we often associate with Parisian style, but this year make no mistake that Paris is keeping it anything but basic. Bold prints, bright colours, big accessories, pins, patches and more… Everything over the top and maximalism worn in the chic and simple Parisian way. Favourite on the street? Dior is definitively receiving a warm homecoming.  

 

Inspiration Images
Main image courtesy of Vogue
Image courtesy of Vogue UK
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Image courtesy of MSN.com/Rogers Media
Image courtesy of Vogue UA
Image courtesy of  Vogue Australia

 

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

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Fashion Jobs – How to Create a “Harmonious” Outfit

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaccoutfitThere’s nothing more pleasing to see or embrace than a colour or pattern coordinated outfit. Producing the ideal look should not merely be based on style matching but also ensuring that desired colours or patterns blend well together. By coordinating colour or patterns appropriately, not only will your outfit stand out and potentially be sought upon by others; it also exhibits their artistic taste and capabilities.

 

In colour coordination, four classifications should be kept in mind. Primary colours are the main colours in the colour wheel, which are blue, red, and yellow. Analogous colours are colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel and by contrast, complementary colours are across or equidistant with each other on the colour wheel. Neutral colours include black, white, gray, and different shades of brown. Patterns, on the other hand, may be coordinated with certain colours or other patterns, but results will vary. We’ve laid out five basic tips on how to achieve the ideal “harmonious” look using the colour wheel and some examples!

 

1. Tone Down a Primary Colour With Neutral Colours
When using a primary colour in an outfit, always coordinate it with neutral colours. Never use two or more primary colours in an outfit unless you’re planning to create a clown costume.

anoutfits2. Analogous Colours Are Pleasing to the Eyes
You may use colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel as they are generally pleasing to the eyes when applied in an outfit.

orange and blue4. Patterns Should Be Matched or Toned Down
Patterns should either be toned down with neutral colours or matched with the same kind. If you’re ambitious, you may certainly pair a print with a different print although we cannot guarantee that the results will always be acknowledgeable.

tokyo-trend-ss17-matching-sets5. An All-Neutral Look Saves Money
Going for a monotone look lets you shop for mostly basic and neutral coloured pieces, which saves you time and money!

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Inspirational Images
Image courtesy of The Business Insider
Image courtesy of The Style Note
Image courtesy of Pinimg
Image courtesy of WWD
Image courtesy of HGTV

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Maintaining Style With the Right Fabric During Cold Seasons

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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Temperatures are slowly beginning to drop and so is the number of our OOTD photos. As we slowly approach the colder seasons, it’s becoming difficult to be on par with fashion trends and all that people generally ponder about is how to stay warm and comfortable. Conversations on style become less frequent and focus on “bundling up” becomes more important. Although this is typically the case, there are still many brands that have effectively produced trendy pieces using warm fabrics without compromising their style.

In other words, staying chic in the colder seasons is really all about knowing what materials to wear. We’ve laid out the most suitable and convenient fabrics for both the fall and winter seasons that will not only guarantee warmth but are also style appropriate allowing you to still create the ideal outfit regardless of the weather outside.

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Merino Wool
One of the most practical fabrics for fall and winter is the Italian merino wool, which is noted for its breathability and thermal insulation properties. It’s also an elastic fabric, making it an appropriate based material for layering pieces such as crew, V-neck sweaters, or even just pieces that are meant to stretch such as the off-shoulder top above.

 

Shop the look: Charlotta Sweater, $198.50, available at Club Monaco

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Cashmere
Known for its super soft quality, cashmere is one of the most expensive fabrics in the market. Like merino, cashmere possesses good thermal insulation properties but is more lustrous because of its extremely fine fibres. Due to its one of a kind quality, cashmere is often regarded as a statement fabric.


Shop the look: Tyrena Cashmere Sweater, $329, available at Club Monaco

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Velvet
Apart from cashmere, velvet is also one of the special fabrics you constantly want to rub your skin against because of its ultra-soft and silky qualities.  The elegant shine it offers makes it so popular amongst many fashion designers especially when they create their fall or winter collections. Velvet not only provides warmth but also texture, which enhances any monotonous winter outfit!

 

Shop the look: Velvet Palazzo trousers, $39.90, available at Zara

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Leather
A good windbreaker, leather is considered stylish because of its texture, which adds variety to an outfit. Many luxury brands create fall and winter pieces made out of leather because of its durability and ability to hold dye well. Though leather is generally not suitable in extreme winters, it is still an effective layering fabric in the fall or spring seasons.

 

Shop the look: Cobalt Leather Skirt, $231.44, available at Topshop

 

Image inspiration:
Image courtesy of Aimee Song 

 

Product info:

  1. Charlotta Sweater, $198.50, available at Club Monaco
  2. Tyrena Cashmere Sweater, $329, available at Club Monaco
  3. Velvet Palazzo trousers, $39.90, available at Zara
  4. Cobalt Leather Skirt, $231.44, available at Topshop

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

 

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Fashion Jobs – Biggest Trends for Fall 2017

Monday, September 25th, 2017

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Fall may have technically just kicked off in Canada, but with all the warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately, it hardly feels as if autumn has actually arrived. But before our favourite fashionistas hit the streets decked out in the latest fall trends, we wanted to share what we predict will be the must-have trends for fall. So keep your eyes peeled, we predict these will be the 5 biggest trends of the season.

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Red
The colour red is said to be the hottest hue for fall. This fall, get your hands on something in fire engine or cherry red, like this pleated dress from H&M as it’ll add the perfect pop of colour to your wardrobe and can be worn to and from the office with booties, flats or heels.

 

Shop the Look: Pleated Dress, $29.99, available at H&M 

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Power Suits
After checking out the street style looks from our favourite bloggers at New York Fashion Week, we have a feeling that power suiting will be everywhere this season. But rather than fitted silhouettes, you’ll see more relaxed and ‘90s-inspired office attire. If you want to try a power suit for yourself, we recommend opting for a luxe fabric like velvet or a statement colour like hot pink. We currently can’t get enough of this velvet suit combo, as it’ll bring a touch of high fashion to any office.

 

Shop the Look: Velvet Palazoo Trousers, $39.90, available at Zara and Oversized Velvet Blazer $49.90, available at Zara 

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Bold Patterns
There’s nothing better than an attention-grabbing outfit in a playful, bold pattern. And this season, you’re going to see bold patterns everywhere. From funky florals and polka dots to stars and bold stripes, you’ll find bold patterns on all your favourite fall pieces.

 

Shop the Look: Maples Pleat Playsuit, $595, available at Zimmermann

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Belted Trousers
Drawstring and belted bottoms were seen everywhere this summer, and it looks they are going to be even hotter this fall. We’re loving these chic belted trousers from Aritzia, as they can be worn dressed up to the office or worn casually with a pair of mules and a graphic tee.

Shop the Look: Wilfred Jallade Pant, $135, available at Aritizia

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Baker Boy Hats
The final trend we think will be blowing up this season is the baker boy hat. It will add a subtle touch of sophistication to any look and will give you serious cool points. Style a baker boy hat with a pair of bell bottoms and a striped tee for ultimate French girl vibes.

 

Shop the Look: Glamorous Navy Baker Boy Hat, $29, available at Asos. Also view this style.

 

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Product Info:

1. Pleated Dress, $29.99, available at H&M
2. Velvet Palazoo Trousers, $39.90, available at Zara
3. Oversized Velvet Blazer $49.90, available at Zara
4. Maples Pleat Playsuit, $595, available at Zimmermann
5. Wilfred Jallade Pant, $135, available at Aritizia
6. Glamorous Navy Baker Boy Hat, $29, available at Asos

 

By: Najja Morris, Toronto, @najjamorris

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, September 25th, 2017

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Fall 2017 has officially arrived and to help kick off both the new week and season, we’re going to recap 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 some incredible women who inspire us to the hottest accessory in men’s fashion, here are the top articles from last week.

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The 5 Most Covetable Over-the-Knee Boots for Fall
Now that fall is officially here, boot season is finally making its debut. Over-the-knee boots are a hot trend for fall, as they add a bit of sass to any outfit and looks great on everyone! Here are five stylish over-the-knee boots you can rock this upcoming season. Read the full post here

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Men’s Fashion: How to Look “Chic” at an Interview
There are many ways to sell yourself at an interview apart from being able to verbally express your interest in a passionate manner or possessing substantial work experience. When you enter the interview room and greet the hiring manager, it’s always crucial to make a good first impression through your social demeanor and, of course, your appearance. This post lays out a few tips on how to maximize your outfit potential at an interview to help secure that position offer! Read the full post here

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Why the Blazer Will be Your Go To Fall Jacket
From the leather jacket to the duster coat, the new IT jacket this fall is one we all own: the blazer. The traditionally smart and sophisticated piece has been updated and revitalized from its tedious office look, giving a fresh contemporary feel to every style choice.  Here are our top blazer inspirations to rethink your next shopping trip. Read the full post here

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Where to Shop in Toronto for Great Vintage Finds
Weekends no longer consist of heading to the mall to go shopping, but which vintage store should you discover. Toronto is home to many diverse and distinct vintage shops that hold their own unique personalities and here are our top choices. Read the full post here.

 

Inspiration Images
Main image courtesy of Steal the Look
Image courtesy of The Viva Luxury
Image courtesy of Adam Gallagher
Image courtesy of InStyle
Image courtesy of Margo Me

 

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – Where to Shop in Toronto for Great Vintage Finds

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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The thrill of searching for and finding beautiful pieces in a vintage shop is a feeling you never forget. You tell your girlfriends the story time and time again when they compliment you on your eclectic style and bold fashion choices, and you can’t help but feel proud of yourself. Not only did you find something that belongs to only you, you did it at the fraction of the cost. It’s no longer about heading to the mall on the weekend, but which vintage store should you discover. Toronto is home to many diverse and distinct vintage shops that hold their own unique personalities and here are our top choices.

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Sub Rosa Vintage
Located in the trendy and hip Kensington Market, Sub Rosa Vintage is known for their carefully handpicked merchandise, offering the finest quality and condition of trendy vintage clothing and accessories at an affordable price. Prepare to get lost in their amazing denim selection and spend a few hours brushing through their many racks of wicked pieces. Guarantee once you visit it will be your go-to shopping destination.

 

Address: 16 Kensington Ave. Toronto

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F As In Frank
This vintage store is originally from Vancouver and stocks some of the best Calvin Klein, Adidas, and vintage jerseys in the city. It’s a haven for cool athleisure pieces, ranging from ’90s windbreakers and jacket to a box full of beanies, but also has a stash in the back with cool dresses and tops.  If you love a vintage store that’s outgoing and relax, F As In Frank is your spot and we’re positive you’ll find something that reminds you of your high school days.

 

Address: 418 Queen Street West. Toronto

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Gypsy Found Objects
Nestled in the developing St. Clair West neighborhood, Gypsy Found Objects is a treasury of men’s and women’s fashions. While diving through the wide assortment of silk and jeweled clothing you can’t help but be consumed by the lush collections of belts, bags, shoes, scarves, and hats that wind through the store. Just when you think you’re done, there is an entire explosion of menswear and accessories in the basement that will sure keep you for another hour. It is truly a hidden gem that must be seen while in the area.   

 

Address: 762 St. Clair Avenue West. Toronto

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I Miss You
Featured in the New York Times as a top shopping destination in Toronto, I Miss You has created a huge name for itself in the city.  As Toronto’s premier destination for high-end luxury designer labels and vintage import couture, this Ossington residence is the candy land of name brand labels. Everything is neatly arranged by color and style, and with the tags still on most of the garments, you hardly feel you are in a vintage shop.    

 

Address: 63 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

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Life of Manek
Stylist turned shop owner, Nicole Manek brings a fresh perspective on timeless vintage fused with modern wardrobe staples in her eclectic shop. As a fashion and lifestyle brand that brings an exciting eco-friendly mix of apparel and housewares, it is no surprise Life of Manek is established as one of the top shopping spots in Toronto and must be visited in the bustling Dundas West area.

 

Address: 224 Wallace Avenue. Toronto

 

Inspiration Image
Image courtesy of Margo Me
Image courtesy of Sub Rosa Vintage
Image courtesy of F As In Frank
Image courtesy of Gypsy Found Objects
Image courtesy of Now Magazine
Image courtesy of Life of Manek

 

By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

 

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Fashion Jobs – Why the Blazer Will be Your Go To Fall Jacket

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

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With a new season shortly starting, our wardrobe is the first thing we must get in order. Fall fashion is on everyone’s mind whether it’s going back to work or school after the summer break, and it has us thrilled to be checking out what the must-have pieces are for fall. Fall is all about layering, warm tones, and the statement jacket that is both chic and versatile. From the leather jacket to the duster coat, the new IT jacket this fall is one we all own: the blazer. The traditionally smart and sophisticated piece has been updated and revitalized from its tedious office look, giving a fresh contemporary feel to every style choice.  Here are our top blazer inspirations to rethink your next shopping trip.

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Oversized
Grab your dads, brothers or boyfriend’s blazer because everything is getting bigger and better. Not only does it look effortless and polished, but also the versatility is endless. Wrap a chunky belt to cinch in the waste or have fun with layering a thick sweater underneath your blazer; we are positive you will inspire others to do the same.

 

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Colour
Investing in a colour blazer has always been a risky move and often avoided because it wouldn’t get much wear. But pops of colour is just what your wardrobe needs for the fall and winter months. Colours like blue, red, yellow, and green are gorgeous for the fall and winter, and they can easily be transitioned into spring and summer as well.

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The Tuxedo
The tuxedo blazer is sharp and demands attention all on its own. You can never go wrong with a timeless black evening jacket that can be worn with anything from suit trousers to jeans and sneakers. If you want to break away from black, try a white tuxedo jacket to switch things up.

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Velvet Crush
Velvet has proven itself to be an essential in every woman’s closet. Not only does it feel incredible on your skin, it also speaks to different styles from luxe to retro bohemian. Versatility is key when making an investment, and the velvet blazer is on our radar as a must grab. A red velvet blazer to the Christmas party will be a showstopper as well as head-turning over your summer maxi dress.   

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Classic Tweed
The tweed blazer is often times intimidating and thought of as conservative. But a vintage staple like the tweed blazer is just the piece to add class and sophistication to any outfit. Follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel and opt for a tailored piece that will live on for decades.  

  

Inspiration Images
Main image courtesy of InStyle
Miyuki Uesugi, image courtesy of Style du Monde
Street Style, image courtesy of Steal the Look
Victoria Beckham, image courtesy of Fab Fashion Fix
Street Style, image provided by Fashion Sensored
Miroslava Duma, image provided by Style Bistro


By: Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto @iforeveronvacation

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Fashion Jobs – Tips on Setting Career Goals for Fall

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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The end of summer is gradually upon us, which solely denotes back to reality for most. For undergraduate students, it’s a beginning of a new school year, meaning new courses, new professors, and a new time schedule. However, for those who have just received their degree or diploma, the beginning of fall could imply that it’s time to hustle, network, and apply.

 

While the summer season provided graduates to take a breather after a year of completing their last few courses, the end of summer also marks the beginning of “adulting” as Millennials would call it. The truth is, many who have just completed their undergrad are lost and have no idea how to start this adulthood phase. It’s a step-by-step process in which one must endure and be patient for.  Here are some tips on setting career goals for the upcoming season that I’ve acquired and implemented during my post-undergrad years of being out from school.

 

Polish Your Resume
One of the first steps of setting career goals is keeping your resume or CV organized. There are numerous formats that you can follow to achieve this. Ensure that you’re focusing on what’s imperative – the key experiences and skills that are relevant to whatever you’re applying for. Even if you’re open-ended, it is still important to keep every experience and skill classified so that you may filter them when you are sure of what field you want to reach. Keep your descriptions succinct but use formal language. Spend significant time on the cover letter as it provides your resume and yourself a good impression. Express your interest and passion as best as you can. This is how you sell yourself regardless of how insufficient you may think your experiences are. Remember that a good resume could be a decision from a life changing opportunity.

 

Network, Network, and Network
In this generation, networking is a tremendously essential ingredient to secure your success in the field you want to reach, particularly in the fashion industry. At this point, don’t fret on how much you’ll be earning, but concentrate on the experience you’ll be attaining. Think of it as installing a very sturdy, lifetime foundation for what you want to accomplish in life. Socialize and release your inner extrovert. In today’s competitive world, hiring managers don’t tolerate shy individuals. Your resume isn’t enough to describe your whole self; there has to be coordination between what’s on paper and how you present yourself. As most people would assert, to network is to be nice to everyone.

 

The Art of Applying
Once you’ve created leverage, it’s time to binge apply. Apply as much as you can because you know your options are endless. Use websites and the network you have built to do this. Determine if you’re going for a short-term job or a long-term job – some jobs may act as proper stepping-stones to reach higher areas in certain career fields. Prepare your references suitably– choose individuals who you’ve had or are still having good relationships with. Be very patient with your applications. The only way to find out if your resume is effective is through this phase. Further, if you’re someone who doesn’t have a proper career trajectory, this is the best way to determine which careers match your experiences and skills.

 

Follow-Up Hesitation
Don’t be afraid to do follow ups. It never hurts to write a letter to recruiting managers regarding the status of your application. Don’t let rejections get you down; use these as opportunities to reflect on what could’ve been done or what approach you should be going for. Following up applications is also a useful way to determine whether the right career path has been chosen or not.

 

Image inspiration:
Image courtesy of People Celebrity

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz
 

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