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Fashion Jobs – Casual Work Attire Fridays: Footwear

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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Mondays and Fridays always feel like they are two worlds apart — trekking to the office with coffee in one hand, newspaper in the other and a mindset of conquering the week ahead.

We understand that your favourite work heels might make your feet vulnerable by the end of a long work week, which is why a sleek sneaker or loafer is the perfect addition to your non-stop working schedule. A pair of effortless slip-ons or casual sneakers is essential to every office wardrobe — believe us. Both you and your feet will thank us later.

1. White Sneakers

The White Sneaker
A pair of white sneakers is perfect for the office because they are practical, versatile, and go with just about everything. From cropped wide-leg pants to dark denim and slip dresses, a pair of white sneakers
has been a staple within the fashion crowd for a while now and is a wardrobe must-have.

2. Metallc Oxfords

Metallic Glam
The classic oxford has been a wardrobe staple for decades, we’re just happy to see that if final comes in metallic! We truly believe that oxfords are a staple piece simply because how durable and practical they are. Traditionally, it’s a safe bet to go with brown, grey and black but if you feeling electric because it’s Friday then definitely go with something fun like metallic.

3. Loafers

Tassel Sophistication
The sophisticated tassel detail and slight heel will make your ordinary work flats to shame. This spring, we’re happy to announce that the ‘grandpa shoe’ is making a comeback and a pair of these bad boys will add a touch of class to your work wear. We suggest wearing a cropped pant that will show off these classy yet fashionable loafers. Try different colour options like, maroon, grey or white.

4. Gucci Slides

Sleek Slip-Ons
Statement colour, chic back, without a back — just slip these babies on and your look will instantly become elevated.

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Product Info

  1. Seavee’s Legend Sneakers in pique cotton $111, available at J Crew
  2. ASOS MAI Leather Brouges $69,81, Available at ASOS
  3. Steve Madden Meela Loafer $79.95, Available at Nordstorm
  4. Gucci Peyton GG Leather Mule Slides, $900, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Tips For Landing the Fashion Job of Your Dreams

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Many of us have grown up with the dream of working in the fashion industry. Whether it’s in the editorial world, in a buying office or in the design field, there are endless opportunities to make a name for yourself in the industry. But how do you actually get in? Breaking into the fashion industry can be a seemingly daunting and exclusive task, but we are here to tell you that it can be done and you can land the job you’ve always dreamed of.   

So here are some proven tips that will help you make it in the industry.

Intern

If you were to ask anyone who currently works in the fashion industry, I guarantee you they got their start as an intern. At this point in the game, any experience is good experience, so cast your net wide and even if you don’t land an internship in the exact area you’re looking for, it’s still valuable to build up your resume and get your foot in the door.

Network

While your foot is in the door, it’s key to make connections for future employment (or more internship) opportunities. Attend events, hoard business cards, and make connections so when the time comes, you have a pool of people to get in touch with. Whether it’s someone who can introduce you to someone at a company you’re interested in or even just someone you see as a mentor who can give you advice, good old-fashioned networking is still a huge part of the fashion industry.

Go Above and Beyond

Showing up and doing your job is never a bad thing, but to really get noticed and ultimately to get hired, you need to go the extra mile to stand out. In an industry where there are so many people gunning for the same roles, being the first person to volunteer for a task, staying late or coming in early to help with a project, and taking every opportunity to learn will set you apart from the crowd.

Teamwork

Another thing anyone in the industry will tell you is that they didn’t get to where they are alone. Whether through networking or working on a project, working well with others is a major part of landing a job. No matter where you are on the fashion ladder, you want to be remembered for being helpful, not for how many people you stepped on to achieve your goals.

Be Kind

Although The Devil Wears Prada may tell us otherwise, you don’t need to be a hellish person to make it in the industry. Fashion is all about being authentic, and people can tell if you’re not being real, as quick as they can spot a knock-off Chanel bag. So if you’re true to yourself, hardworking, and kind, you will have no problem building a career in the fashion industry.

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Kelly McLeod, Toronto, @kellymcleod7

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Fashion Jobs – The Art of Networking

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Dear fellow fashionistas, let’s take a moment and absorb the ever so valuable advice from the one and only Anna Wintour, “In today’s world you have to interact. You can’t be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face; You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in.”

2. Anna Wintour QuoteHere we are, ambitious, driven, talented and of course, extremely stylish prospects. Our potential to succeed in the fashion industry is great and there are opportunities floating all around us. But how can we seize these opportunities and meet our full potential? Well, it can all happen with a little tool we refer to as networking. 

WHAT: Networking in the fashion industry is connecting with others for an exchange of information with the hopes bettering your career. The keyword we want to focus in on here is connecting. We all have an idea of what it means to network, but the most important part of it does not have to do with just you and how you can advance in your career or how many business cards you can hand out in a day, it’s all about the connection you make with others.

Networking is a natural and free flowing art, without having the intentions of what that other person can do for you but rather who the person you are connecting with is as an individual.

We define networking as not shying away from being your authentic self, always being sincere and respectful of boundaries and ultimately making a valuable connection.

WHY: So why do even bother? Now let’s be honest, we all feel the most secure when we stay within our comfort zones and designated social circles and do what we always do. However, sometimes it’s necessary to put yourself out there and liberate your ideas and opinions outside of your usual circle.

Networking is not something that should be used as a means of self-promotion and advancement in contacts for your business but rather to pursue opportunities that you wouldn’t ordinarily find. We network because we want to learn more about the industry we are trying to get into, and we want to be able to take what we learn and use it to drive us towards achieving our goals and feel confident while doing so. It’s extremely beneficial to be educated about the industry you’re getting into, as it not only helps you figure out exactly what you want but also allows you to be that much more qualified for a position within that given field.

HOW: You can take advantage of networking basically anytime and anywhere. Networking opportunities are all around us: from reaching to a friend of a friend who has your dream job to connecting with someone on LinkedIn who worked for a company you’re dying to work for.

While social media platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram are great for connecting with like-minded individuals, the most powerful way to network is through face-to-face interaction rather than just staying within the limits of online.

The key here is to stay open minded, friendly, sociable, approachable and curious. Always be curious about who you interact with as you never know what you can learn from them and vice versa. Curiosity can lead to asking for opportunities, opportunities to speak with an industry professional and learn about what they do and receive advice rather than asking for employment. To network, you must be willing to ask questions, listen intently and learn. 

So, ladies, turn off your Netflix, put your phone on silent and get out of your house for a while; explore, interact and network.  Over time, you’ll find that you’ve built up an organic list of professional relationships that you share your passions and ideas with that will help you get closer to landing the fashion job of your dreams.

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By: Ciara Koth @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – Spring Weather Ready Bags

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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Spring has sprung! And with the change of seasons comes a perfectly valid reason to revamp our closets with a little shopping spree, right? Spring is definitely the harder of the two transitional months to navigate when it comes to outfit choices; the cravings for summer sun and sandals get trumped by rainy days and Wellies. Our purse choices are just as difficult, as we fight wanting to bust out our favourite white tote, while muddy streets just aren’t cooperating. We thought we’d help you with these internal struggles by sharing some of our favourite spring weather ready bags!

1. Mackage Emilee Weekender

It’s All In The Bag

Who said Weekender bags are only for weekends? This quilted Mackage Weekender bag is perfect for those transition days with melting snow banks and puddles thanks to its wipeable polyester outer shell. Equipped with interior compartments and plenty of room for your work and personal items (and coat on those warmer afternoons), the Emilee tote is an easy choice for spring!

2.Bucket Bag

On The Bucket List

A must-have in every purse collection, bucket bags are perfect for those who don’t mind the lack of structuredness this shape brings. This faux leather bucket bag by Forever21 is the perfect size to fit your daily essentials and its over the shoulder strap makes it the perfect bag to use when taking transit to work or when toting around your laptop or other work essentials.

3. Gucci Soho Disco Bag

A Classic For Spring

No stranger to most of us, the Gucci Soho Disco bag is a classic that usually gets a seasonal colour refresh, and this Rose Beige version is the perfect hue for spring! Its over the shoulder strap and small size make it easy to shield from rain under your umbrella — which is essential for the inevitable drizzly spring days. This trendsetting number is the ideal bag to bring to work on a Friday when après-work dinner and drinks are on the agenda.

4. Zara Technical Backpack

Technical Support

Backpacks are (thankfully) staying for another round, and this nylon drawstring number from Zara is on the top of our spring shopping list for its functionality and style. Dual zip-up front pockets are perfect for your phone and music needs, especially if you’re someone who bikes to work, not to mention it’s the perfect size to fit your laptop and personal things!

5. Aldo Tote 2

Spring Shoulder Fling

This wouldn’t be a spring style list without some florals! This Aldo beauty comes in a variety of colours, but this floral pattern is perfect for camouflaging any dirt or stains you might pick up from muddy or rainy streets, and its varying strap options makes it a versatile pick.

6. Rag and Bone FannyPack

Trendy & Compact

Popping up everywhere this spring is fanny packs of all sorts, and we have to admit we’re kind of into it. Perfect for running errands or on those days where you’re carrying five tote bags and a laptop into the office (we’ve all been there), this Rag & Bone leather fanny is the perfect mix of practical and chic with multiple compartments and its grained black leather finish.

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Product Information:

1. Mackage Emilee Quilted Fabric Weekender, $295, available at Mackage.ca

2. Forever21 Mini Faux Leather Bucket Bag in Cream, $33.90, available at Forever21.com

3. Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag in Rose Beige, $1,170, available at Gucci.com

4. Zara Technical Fabric Backpack, $49.90, available at Zara

5. Aldo Farkleberry Tote in Bone Misc., $60, available at Aldoshoes.com

6. Rag & Bone Black Leather Fanny, $600, available at Ssense.com

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

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Fashion Jobs – Q&A With Vancouver-Based Stylist and Creative Consultant Leila Bani

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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If you don’t recognize Leila Bani, chances are you will recognize her work. Leila is a Vancouver stylist and is well known for incredible editorial work.  Her work has made it into publications like, GQ, Emmy, Flare, Fashion, NUVO, Montecristo, The Editorial, Elle Canada, NYLON, ID, and Flaunt. Not only has she been featured in those publications, Leila does more than just style; she brings the clothes to life with her unique touch. As one of Vancouver’s top stylists, she continues to show the world how fashion is an art form and we were lucky enough to have her spare some time to answer some questions for us.

SNTF: We are in love with your work as a stylist, tell us what a typical day is like for you?

LB: Aww, thanks for that. The beauty of this job is that there aren’t really typical days. I could be on set for the day in studio or for a week, at some random location. I do spend a lot of time sourcing and shopping all over the place. It could be for some fresh looks to pull for an editorial or for say, a bathrobe for a dog (this was an actual request).

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SNTF: How did you get involved in being a stylist?

LB: I think it started with an unhealthily large magazine collection as a kid and it evolved from there. My first photo shoot was my school project and then I just built my portfolio baby step by step from there…. I had zero connections or idea what I was doing.

SNTF: When you are on set what are you typically doing? 

LB: Practicing creative thinking and problem solving while overseeing many moving parts and hauling stuff around. Fawning over the process and results.

SNTF: Being a stylist takes a lot of organization, how do you stay on top of clothing pulls and what clothes belong where?

LB: It does. I’m organized enough but also incredibly lucky to have an all-star team of some of the most OCD organizational types on earth!

SNTF: Where do you come up with the ideas for your editorial shoots and which shoot is your all time favourite that you’ve done so far?

LB: Inspiration really is everywhere. I love street casting and getting inspired by my surroundings. Choosing an all time favourite would be torture, but styling Coco Rocha and seeing her vault through the air like a sexy springbok in Balenciaga heels was certainly a highlight that I will never forget.

3. Leila Bani Coco Rocha

SNTF: Tell us what a day of shooting looks like?  

LB: It’s not as exciting as you might think! It definitely has its glam perks at times, like meeting unique and beautiful people, shooting at very cool locations and of course the clothes! But there’s a lot of waiting around, tinkering, and set up/ tear down.

SNTF: What is your go-to outfit for a day of work? 

LB: Usually some type of comfort cocoon meets overgrown toddler look.

SNTF: What your most favourite and least favourite part of working as a stylist?

LB: The best part is the collaboration when everyone’s doing what they do best and it’s pure magic! I never ever tire of that feeling. My not so favourite part is the anti-climatic process of wrapping out the job, the paperwork, and the politics. Being based in Canada and feeling like I’m struggling to push some conservatives forward is always a perpetual struggle.4. Leila Bani Leon Bridges

SNTF: Where do you see yourself in five years? 

LB: I like to live spontaneously, so continuing with that and completing more collaborations.

SNTF: What are your stylist kit ‘must haves’?

LB: Topstick, loads of tape, scissors, clips n pins, my trusty “face bag” to keep makeup off clothes while changing, and Google maps!

SNTF: Lastly, Any advice for future fashion stylists?

LB: There’s so much more to it than just style, hustle is a must.

To follow along with Leila’s as a stylist, make sure to check out her website and follow her on Instagram.

Photo Credit:

Image 1 & 2 of Leila Bani, shot by Hana Pesut

Coco Rocha — Styled by Leila Bani, shot by Chris Haylett

Leon Bridges — Styled by Leila Bani, shot by Brendan Meadow

By: Marisa Horvath, @marisahorvath

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Fashion Jobs – Professionalism in the Workplace: 7 Tips For Recent Graduates

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Attention graduates, you have sure come a long way: the endless nights of studying, countless deadlines, passing every test, and going above and beyond to make it on time for class has finally come to an end.  Celebratory sparkling drinks are definitely on the rise! It is your day and you’ve made it.

You waited four long years for this day and have the knowledge and experience you need to succeed. But to help you further stand out of the crowd, we’ve put together seven proven tips and examples that will help you prepare for a successful internship or and first big job, regardless what industry you’re in. 

Follow these seven tips and you’ll be a workplace all-star in no time.

Be Present And On Time

Being on time (especially on your first day) is key because it shows you value your employer’s time and are eager to grow and learn. The employer will be impressed on how you execute your professional skills by being punctual. I recommend having a daily planner or schedule, as these will help you stay organized and on time for all meetings, events and activities (for both work and your own social life).

Dress Appropriately

Every workplace has a dress code, whether it is business formal, a set uniform or casual. Showing up to work dressed appropriately and professionally shows respect to your employer, colleagues, and clients.

Ask for Feedback

It’s important to ask for feedback based on your work, as it’s a great indicator of what needs to be improved, and your strengths and weaknesses. This gives you the ability to grow and to learn what can be done differently in the future. You may receive constructive criticism about your work at times, but I can assure you that your boss is only doing it to help you develop and improve within the office.

Time Management

We all have different workloads and at times we can take on too much and lose sight of what tasks need to be prioritized. If you master how to manage your time within your daily work schedule, you can improve your decision making, reduce stress, get more done, eliminate re-work, and you’ll be able to spend more time where it matters.

Carry a Notepad and Pen

Preparing for an internship or a new job could be scary and overwhelming but having notes for instructions and future references can make tasks easier. This is especially important during your first few weeks in your new role, as you’ll appreciate being able to look back at what you’ve learned. Write down everything and anything that you may think that will be helpful for you in the future. 

Never Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Everybody can have trouble understanding, especially in a new environment. In order to understand and perform the job well, it’s very important to always ask questions. There is no such thing as a “stupid” question if you really want a great outcome for your efforts.

Enjoy Every Day at Work

Fun? At work? This is possible. When you look forward to every day at work, it’s a very rewarding feeling, as you’ll never feel like your ‘working’. Each day is a new chance to be positive and show enthusiasm within your work and this will be reflected in your work.

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Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se

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Fashion Jobs – Five Killer Office Appropriate Heels

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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Black pumps. Pink kitten heels. And some days…flats. Let’s face it; office appropriate shoes can be boring. Work is not the place for stilettos or platforms, but you don’t have to stick with the ordinary either! To help you enter the season with your best-dressed heel forward, we’ve rounded up five pairs of office-appropriate heels with a bit of pizazz.

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A New Take on the Penny Loafer

I myself am a big fan of penny loafers, but sometimes they’re just a bit too bland. Jazz up this classic look by opting for a pair of loafers-turned-slingbacks! They’re practical and comfortable and will leave you feeling like the queen of the boardroom.

Wear with: Trouser pants

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Put a Bow On It

Bows on shoes are nothing new, but there are ways to turn it from boring to elegant. Instead of a traditional bow placed on the toe, how about these lovely, feminine bows on the back? People tend to look at the ground when they walk anyway — give the folks behind you something to look at.

Wear with: If your workplace is casual a pair of dark denim jeans, otherwise a skirt or a dress

3. Slingbacks

Add A Little Bling

Unless you’re heading to a nightclub or spending the evening out on the town, glitter and jewels usually don’t belong on your shoes. Usually. On these Lilianas, the quilted pattern and minimal, finely placed jewels add class rather than take it away, not to mention the neutral hue is perfect for the office and will go with just about everything.

Wear with: Pretty much anything!

4. Tan Heels

Shape It Up

Most women are hiding their inner rebel (especially in the workplace), and these shoes seem to cater to that part of women everywhere. Since metallic spikes aren’t exactly work-friendly, a leather split-front will have to do. Combined with a metallic toe, you can allow your younger self to shine through, and keep your boss happy at the same time.

Wear with: Trouser pants, skirt, or a wrap dress

5. Calvin Klein Booties

Combine Classics

By far my favourite, these Calvin Kleins are a cross between a bootie and a pump. With leather accents, metallic heel, and a suede body, it’s the perfect blend of edge and class that will surely turn heads.

Wear with: Trouser pants and jeans

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Product Info

1. French Connection Leather Slingback Sandals, $59.99, available at Saks Off Fifth

2. Saks Fifth Avenue Made in Italy Bow Ankle Strap Suede Pumps, $159.99, available at Saks Off Fifth

3. Gambeson Nude Liliana, $36.99, available at Heels

4. Split Front Sling Back, $198.99, available at Heels

5. Calvin Klein Searra Suede Bootie, $169.00, available at Nordstrom


By: Sara Antonuccio, Grants Pass, @afashionistaabroad

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Fashion Jobs – How to Wear Spring Clothes to Work in the Winter

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Now that spring clothes have started to appear in stores, it’s hard to resist buying for the warmer days ahead even though technically it’s still winter.

But we have some important news: these warm weather purchases can be justified by pairing them with your pre-existing winter wardrobe. And what’s more, you can make them work for the office, too. Cue: layering. This list will showcase five spring pieces and how to pair them with your winter staples to achieve a work-appropriate outfit with a bit of spring in your step.

2. White Sweater

1. Midi Dress

Slip Dress + Turtleneck

Everyone’s favourite trend from the ‘90s is here to stay. The slip dress, at an office-appropriate length, works best with a fitted turtleneck. Keep it monochromatic with a black and white combo.

3. Off the Shoulder Stripe Shirt 4. White button up

Off-the-Shoulder Top + White Button Up

The major fashion trend from last summer is back again and luckily it looks chic layered overtop of a white button up blouse. Let the spring vibes in by pairing with high-waisted navy trousers

5. Floral Dress 6. Trousers

Floral Print Dress + Black Trousers

Are florals ever not in style for spring? The contrast of the delicate fabric and dainty pattern with sharp black pants makes for a killer outfit. This look can handle a shorter hem line due to the coverage of the pants and if you find a dress with a high neckline, all the better.

7. Pink Skirt 8. Black Sweater

Pleated Skirt + Crew Neck Sweater

Feeling ladylike? A pleated mid-length skirt in a dusty rose colour will lend a sophisticated touch to a plain black sweater and will go great with a pair of contrasting utility-inspired sandals when summer is finally here. For winter, add a pair of new season shoes like a sling-back kitten heel pump or leather loafers to complete the look.

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10. Jeans

Pajama Robe Coat + Jeans

Ultimate spring coat, meet casual Friday staple. For the past couple of seasons, boudoir dressing has made its way from the runway to the streets, and now it’s reached the office. The pajama-inspired coat is a super fresh way to dress up your denim and bring some life back into casual Friday. Just make sure to avoid any rips or raw edge hems to keep it polished and cool for the office.

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  1. Vince Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress, $316.31, available at Nordstrom.
  2. Ribbed Polo-Neck Jumper, $14.99, available at H&M.
  3. Off-the-Shoulder Striped Blouse, $45.90, available at Zara.
  4. Stretch Shirt, $19.99, available at H&M.
  5. Geon. J Floral Print Dress, $1,143.39, available at Revolve.
  6. Isabel Marant Black Ovida Trousers, $700, available at SSENSE.
  7. Babaton Jude Skirt, $125, available at Aritzia.
  8. Batwing Sleeve Sweater, $45.90, available at Zara.   
  9. Sea Printed Silk Kimono, $565, available at Net-a-Porter.
  10. AGOLDE Jamie High-Rise Jean, $189, available at Urban Outfitters.

Kelly McLeod, Toronto, @KellyMcleod7

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Fashion Jobs – Why Statement Jackets Are a Must-Have for the Office

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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When we think of staple pieces for the office, the first few things that to come to mind are black dress pants and blouses. While these are definitely wardrobe essentials, there’s something about a well-fitted, statement jacket that can instantly transform your outfit. Now that the weather is adjusting to warmer temperatures, there are countless lighter options and playful colours available to amplify your office wardrobe. These are the reasons why jackets are statement pieces for the office — as they provide a touch of polish and professionalism with a dash of excitement.

Ladies, ask yourself this: if the season is changing, then shouldn’t your selection of predictable, everyday office wear? Put those average blazers to the side once and for all and try out at least one of these five statement jackets that will bring your work wear to a whole new level.

1. Pastel Blazer

The Airy Pastel Blazer

If you’re not afraid to work with colour, upgrade your black work coat for a blazer in a welcoming hue of pastel pink or sky blue. These airy pastels can ignite an otherwise predictable look and look best when paired with a pair of crisp white jeans, dark jeans and even matching dress pants. Adding a statement necklace can further elevate your look and a pop of colour that will help bring the pastel colours to life.

2. The colourful Print

The Colourful Print

Nothing will turn more heads while walking into the office than a colourful printed coat. To not overdo things, we suggest pairing an understated dress with a bold coat, as this will complement well together without being distracting. Not a fan of dresses? Try a slim-fit pant, button-up shirt with a layered sweater and a heel to elevate the look.

3. The Timeless Trench

The Timeless Trench

The classic beige trench comes equipped with double storm flaps, elegant flow, and a tasteful collar. But let’s get real, aside from how durable and practical this jacket is, it goes with practically everything — which is why it’s definitely a wardrobe must-have. For the office, pair a khaki trench with a navy wide-leg pant, a crisp white button-up shirt and your favourite ankle boot.

4. Feminine Denim

The Feminine Denim Jacket

Rather than strutting to the office in your regular denim jacket, why not try a more flirty denim look? This season, we recommend treating yourself to a more feminine number that will not only silhouette your figure perfectly but also add some flair to your office attire. When rocking a chic denim jacket to the office, we recommend keeping the rest of your look on the chill side — like a pair of sleek chinos or wool pants paired with a tucked in silk blouse or if your office is casual, pair with a simple shift dress.

5. Leather Moto

The Leather Motto

Finally, if you’re interested in rocking a coat with a bit more attitude, a hip leather jacket adds an edgy yet polished touch to your everyday look. A fitted leather jacket looks perfect with a wide or straight leg pant or a sheath dress and can take you from the office to after-work drinks an beyond.

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Product Information 

ASOS Slim Tailored Jacket In Crepe, $66.82, available at ASOS

Racheel Spring Meadow Collarless Coat, $465, available at Ted Baker

Burberry Kensington Mid-Length Heritage Trench Coat, $1005, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

J.W. Anderson Ruffled-Trimmed Denim Jacket, $616, available at Matches Fashion

Shelby Leather Biker Jacket, $840, available at Reiss

Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se

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Fashion Jobs – Transitioning Your Winter Wardrobe for Spring

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

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Spring is a new beginning, a time of revitalization. It can also be one of the toughest seasons to build a wardrobe for. Some days are complete with blue skies and sunshine, while others are beaten down by rain and snow. How are you supposed to pull together an outfit from such variety? Here are a few tips to inspire your inner fashionista.

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Pair a Leather Jacket with a Maxi Skirt

This is a look that ALWAYS works. The combination of a long, feminine skirt and a masculine jacket not only creates a trendy juxtaposition, it also keeps your arms and legs protected from the cold.

 

Pro Tip: To complete the look, wear with a fitted, chic turtleneck for extra warmth and style points.

3. Ankle boots

Swap Tall Boots for Ankle Boots

It’s too cold to start rocking flats and sandals, but realistically, we’re all sick of wearing winter boots. So, what’s a girl to do? Swap your clunky winter boots for a pair of sleek, trendy ankle boots. Ankle boots are fantastic because they come in endless colours, patterns, fabrics, heights and heel sizes, and can be worn with everything from jeans and leggings to dresses and skirts.

 

Pro Tip: While we’re big fans of the on-trend cut out and peep toe ankle boots, these styles aren’t practical for the unpredictable spring weather. Opt for a pair that’s durable and will properly cover your feet.

4. Bright Scarf

Introduce Brighter Scarves

Scarves are a staple of any winter and spring wardrobe. While a neutral colour works best in the colder months, as soon as you start to see a hint of sunshine, it’s time to break out the bold! Try adding a floral scarf to an outfit dominated by darker shades.

 

Pro Tip: If you really want to up your style game, try rocking the season’s biggest neck accessory — a silk scarf.

5. Layers

Layer, Layer, Layer

Winter is all about bundling up. But when springtime hits, you want to be ready to adjust with the ever-changing weather. Throw on a camisole, cardigan, and a feminine blazer or jacket to keep warm, and then ditch the jacket when things start to heat up.

 

Pro Tip: Avoid layering with bulky and heavy layers, as they will leave you hot when temperatures rise. Stick to layering with lighter, breathable layers.

6.Tights

Fleece-Lined Tights Are Your Friend

Oh, what to do with that adorable sweater dress or the skirt that makes you feel like a million bucks?! It’s too chilly for bare legs, and nylons are hardly going to help. What about fleece-lined tights? They’re basically dressy yoga pants that keep your legs warm and allow you to wear dresses no matter the season.

 

Pro Tip: To really add some spice to your look, rock a pair of black tights under your favourite pair of distressed jeans on colder days.

 

See, it’s not too hard! Spring is a fun and funky transition time to play around with colours and layers, all while keeping comfort in mind.

 

Inspiration Images
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Sara Antonuccio, Grants Pass @afashionistaabroad