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Fashion Jobs – The 5 Coats You Need This Spring

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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Now that warmer days are ahead, it’s officially time to start thinking about transitioning from your bulky, heavy parka and making room in your closet for spring-appropriate options.  From bold hues to oversized fits, we’ve rounded up the top outerwear trends that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

1.Updated Bomber

The Updated Bomber

2016 was the year of the bomber jacket, with fashionistas around the globe donning bombers in neutral and pastel hues. We’re excited to see that this trend is sticking around, only this spring we’re looking forward to getting our hands on a bomber that has more personality. We love this statement orange Ted Baker bomber and are swooning over its romantic print.

2.Ladylike

Ladylike

For those warmer spring days when you can get away with wearing a sleeveless top and a pair of airy dress pants, you need a feminine coat to match. We can’t get enough of this embellished, white coat and its boucle finish. Not to mention it can easily transition from the boardroom to après work cocktails.

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Statement Sleeves

While flowy sleeves have been popular in the past, spring’s statement sleeve is going to take the trend even further.  A statement sleeve is loud, fun, and attention-getting and will instantly elevate your look.

4.Robe Coat

Bathrobe Inspired
One of the coat trends we’re most excited for is the laidback luxe look of a wrap jacket. This look gives us a model-off-duty vibe and we can’t wait for warmer weather so we can rock this bathrobe-inspired trend. Toss one over jeans to add polish to a casual look, or pair one with a slip dress for a boudoir-inspired ensemble. 

5. The New Trench

Oversized Trench:

Slouchy fabrics, big buckles, and extended silhouettes – this year’s trench coats are anything but ordinary. Our style advice? The bolder the better.

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1. Herrne Regal Romance Bomber Jacket, $415, available at Ted Baker

2. Yulisa Embellished Cropped Boucle Jacket, $529, available at Ted Baker

3. Fendi Leather Accented Cotton Trenchcoat, $4,870, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

4. H&M Patterned Kimono, $80, available at H&M

5. TOPSHOP 80s Double-Breasted Trench Coat, $240, available at The Bay

Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Ways to Pare Down an Overflowing Closet

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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A classic case of “I have nothing to wear” syndrome rears its ugly head even when we have closets stuffed full of the latest and greatest. Could that be the problem? Is there such a thing as too many clothes?

Maybe.

Capsule wardrobes and minimalist makeovers have become popular more recently — and for good reason. It’s so much easier to create your own individual style and get dressed in the morning if you don’t have an entire shopping mall to choose from! If you’ve found yourself with an overabundance of clothes and don’t know where to start, try out these five tips to shed a few layers.

1. Stop Buying

This may seem like an obvious first step, but people can get into deep denial when it comes to their spending habits. How did you end up with enough clothes to keep an army toasty warm this winter? Put down the credit cards, step away from the ATM, and don’t you dare be tempted by those sales! I’ve found that using a spending tracker exposes just how much I shell out for clothes, and can help to quell the habit.

2. Get rid of duplicates

You may not have two of the same shirt, but I can guarantee you have two or even three items that look remarkably similar or serve the exact same purpose. How many black layering tank tops do I really need? Apparently, I thought seven would do the trick. Any generic skirts, blue jeans, or white blouses that are available in endless supply? As long as you keep up on laundry, there’s really no reason to have multiples, as it will just cause unnecessary wardrobe bulk.

3. Remove the “To Be Repaired”

Let’s face it, at some point you’re going to have to realize you’re not a seamstress. It might be easy to repair a simple hole, but anything beyond that needs to be carefully considered. How long have you been meaning to take that old blouse in to have a split seam fixed somewhere or do it yourself? If the answer is more than six months, chances are you’re never going to touch it. We’re busy women! It’s okay to have priorities! Just don’t let the things that fall to the wayside fill up your closet space.

4. If it Doesn’t Fit, it’s Time to Split

You know that size zero you always told yourself you’d eventually fit into? If it’s been sitting on a shelf for a while, it’s probably not going to happen. And that’s okay! Every woman has her own shape; own yours like a boss. I’m guilty of this, too. If I buy something online that doesn’t fit perfectly, I’ll hang onto it just in case my shape changes (not likely; bone structure isn’t known to fluctuate) or I tell myself I’ll find time to take it to a tailor. You know what happens to those items? That’s right — a year later they go to a thrift shop. So let’s say sayonara to these ill-fitting items.

5. Guilty conscience? Time to let go

Good grief, those gorgeous $80 heels that are hell on the ankles? Or, that beautiful floor length gown that I bought “just in case?” The impractical designer jacket that can’t get dirty, wet, cold, or, let alone used? Money makes us do crazy things — especially when it comes to looking good. The thought of having something luxurious and expensive in our closet is sometimes so tempting, we forget if we actually have a use for it or not. In my experience, if something is REALLY nice and REALLY expensive, I’m too afraid to wear it. That’s not the point of clothing! If it stays out of guilt, give yourself a break and let go. Who knows, the resale value could be enough to assuage your conscience!

You don’t have to do everything all at once. Baby steps are good too, and hopefully, by the end of the process, your closet will be a bit less overwhelming. Your next overflow project to tackle: makeup! *cringing inside*….

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Sara Antonuccio, Grants Pass, @afashionistaabroad

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion for a Cause

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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The term fast fashion is making an appearance in more and more news articles, bringing attention to a trend that is just starting to take off: green fashion. And no, not the color.

Green fashion refers to ethically created, sustainably produced clothing that not only protects the planet but the rights of workers as well. It ignores trends and focuses on creating timeless, stylish, pieces that won’t go through your closet and into the trash in one season.

Are you looking to make more earth-conscious fashion decisions, but don’t know where to start? We’ve put together a guide that will help you identify ethical brands and what they do to make the world a better and more sustainable place.

What to Avoid

If you’re about to buy a piece that looks exactly like a design you saw cross the runway a mere few weeks before and it costs less than a meal for two at a reasonable restaurant, be wary. Not only are these signs of mass produced, cheaply made products, they’re also more likely to be tossed by you, the consumer, sooner than if they were designer pieces. This constant cycling hurts both your wallet and the environment.

Eco-friendly

Not all fabrics are created and produced equally. The shirt on your back started out as a seed, and that seed needed water, energy, and labour to turn it into the material that keeps you looking stylish every day.  The following are a few brands paying extra attention to what materials they source, and what they can do to minimize textile waste:

Fair Trade Friends

Unfortunately, the fashion industry tows behind it a history of labour abuse. But, thanks to fair trade, attitudes are shifting. Fair trade gives more money to the people who actually produce the clothing, empowers workers, promotes equal rights, and keeps the environment in mind. Check out these fair trade brands:

Animal Rights

Cruelty-free makeup has been popular for some time now. But what about cruelty-free fashion? Often referred to as “vegan fashion,” this shift in attitude takes into account the rights of animals and the exploitation that is involved in giving consumers furs and leathers. Thinking purely stylistically, leather is sexy. It’s smooth like butter and makes any outfit look luxe and expensive. But for the sake of the animals, try the brand Freedom of Animals instead. Their products are perfect replicas of the real thing! These brands also produce cruelty-free clothing:

Empowering Workers “Artisan Made”

“Artisan made” clothing sounds kitschy, until you realize the implications. Sweatshops, child labour, and worker mistreatment still runs rampant in countries where most clothing is made. Instead of unknowingly supporting the oppression of poor workers in even poorer places of the globe, look at these brands. Each one supports the predominantly female seamstresses of the world in its own unique way:

It’s hard to make ethical choices when you don’t even know what your options are. Hopefully, this post will inspire you to think about the importance of making informed decisions in every aspect of life; even fashion.

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Sara Antonuccio, Grants Pass, @sara_rayne

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Fashion Jobs – 7 Ways to Incorporate Red into Your Work Outfit on Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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Well ladies, now that the most romantic day of the year is almost here, it’s time to start figuring out what to wear — date or no date. When it comes to dressing for Valentine’s Day, it’s fun to take advantage of wearing the holiday colours, especially if you’re spending the day at work. But, the key is to avoid looking too cliché. This Valentine’s day, we wanted to ensure you look your best so we’ve put together 7 tips on how to incorporate the colour red into your work outfit.

1. Scarf

Elevate Your Look With a Scarf

Red is a bold colour to rock, especially in work attire. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a lot of red, get into the spirit with a cozy scarf. By wearing a scarf, you’re able to elevate your look, while showing off your Valentine’s Day spirit.

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Playful Red Accessories

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go out and buy that pair of heels or that perfect tote bag that you’ve been eyeing up at the mall. By pairing chic red accessories together, you’ll have two focal areas on your outfit.

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Luxe Velvet Choker

Want a subtler take on wearing red?  Add a cheery pop of colour to your outfit by wearing a trendy red velvet or satin choker.

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A Little Red Dress

While the little black dress is a closet staple, every woman should have a fun alternative. Just remember, if you’re dressing for the workplace, make sure the dress is work appropriate and follows the dress code. If it’s sleeveless, you can wear a blazer or a cardigan over it.

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For most people, their suits are a neutral colour like black, navy or grey. While these colours are appropriate for the office, it’s always fun to spice things up a bit, and nothing says spicy like a red power suit. Pair a red blazer and pants with a white or black blouse and you have the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day at the office.

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Chic Red Top

For most of us, our work wardrobe typically consists of neutral colours. This Valentine’s Day, liven’ your go-to work uniform by swapping your predictable white blouse for a playful red.

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Red Outerwear

if you don’t like the idea of being committed to red all day long, the perfect alternative is red outerwear. A red coat is not only ideal for Valentine’s Day, but it can be worn all season long.

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Product Info:

1. Pashmina Scarf, $120.00, available Simons
2. Lodis “Audrey Collection- Jessica Tote, $407.26, available at Nordstrom

3. Stessy K, $85.00, available at Aldo

4. BP. Velvet Choker in red, $19.13, available at Nordstrom

5. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Cap Sleeve Split Neck Sheath Dress, $179.00, available at The Bay

6. Max Mara Fabia Wool Jacket, $1450.00, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

7. Max Mara Anemone Wool-blend Pant, $650.00, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

8. Vince Camuto High/Low Blouse, $107.97, available at Nordstrom

9. Kate Spade Wool-Blend Coat, $341.53, available at Nordstrom

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Fashion Jobs – 2017 Trend Alert: Pyjama Party 

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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2016 was definitely the year of athleisure wear, but it looks like the fashion world is going to enter a whole new level of comfort this year thanks to the highly covetable sleepwear trend. From celebs to bloggers, there’s been no shortage of pyjama-inspired streetwear sightings and now its time for you to give it a try!   

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Now, despite the urge, we can’t simply jump out of bed and head straight to the office. The entire reason this is a trend is because it combines the comfort of PJ’s with the chic look of sophistication. The key is to look polished which means no wrinkles, stains or missing buttons.

Having a matching low-cut button down top and loosely fit drawstring bottom is not essential but it does make things a lot easier in the morning. The staple to the pyjama top is most often the peter pan or shirt collar, wide cuff and the square pocket on the left side of the chest.

Similarly, the popularity of the silk slip dress, lace trim cami and elongated robe over pieces give you the chance to play around with layering.  And let’s not forget about patterns and stripes, which most often are what distinguishes a pyjama piece. 

This year, if you decide to jump on this trend, make sure to fully rock the look – this means with accessories and a killer pair of heels. But make sure to wear accessories that don’t clash with your patterns. Finally, don’t forget the hair and makeup, because you don’t want to your boss to think that you completely skipped out on getting ready for work in the morning. 

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By: Dia McLaughlin, Mississauga, @diamari3

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Fashion Jobs – Cold Weather Outfits

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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With the start of February, it feels as if the winter weather is getting colder by the day. And while we can’t actually do anything to improve the freezing temperatures, we can embrace the elements in a killer winter-approved outfit.  To make getting dressed that much easier this month, we’ve put together 3 cold weather outfits to stay warm and look cool.

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2. wool dress pants 3.topshop top 4.Boots 5.Ralph Lauren Coat

For the Office

To rule the boardroom this winter, revamp your look by investing in a pair of ultra chic wide-leg, plaid pants. These can be worn with turtlenecks and blouses or with a graphic tee if you work in a more casual office. Complete the look with a pair of warm boots and a maxi coat.

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7.Jeans 8.Bomber Jacket 9. Steve Madden Booties 10. ysl bag 11.Aritzia hat

For Running Errands

Ditch your go to leggings and UGG boots for a model off duty look. We love this street style look of pairing a bomber jacket with a pair of raw hem jeans and a designer bag.

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For Girl’s Night

A cape coat is a winter essential because it’s versatile and is the perfect outerwear for a night on the town. When dealing with heavy cape material, it’s important to avoid wearing bulky sweaters and pants. Opt for fitted tops and bottoms and complete the look with a strong heel.

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2. Proenza Shouler Plaid Wool-Blend Crepe wide-Leg Pants, $497.25, available at the Out Net

3. TOPSHOP Trumpet Sleeve Top, $60, available at The Bay

4. Ted Baker Lorca 3 Leather Boots, $199.17, available at Nordstrom

5. Lauren Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Military Maxi Coat, $439.44, available at Nordstrom

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7. Natalia High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $325.97, available at Revolve

8. Longline Bomber Jacket, $22.90, available at Forever21

9. Steve Madden Edit Bootie, $123.56, available at Nordstrom

10. Saint Laurant Mini Monogram Crossbody Bag, $2,266.56, available at Nordstrom

11. Wilfred Free Lizzie Peak Hat, $20, available at Aritzia

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13. Cape Coat, $39.99, available at Zara

14. Cyndi High Rise Flare, $102.18, available at Free People

Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

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If one thing’s for certain, dressing for winter weddings is a stressful task. You not only have to factor in the chilly temperatures and frigid wind chill, you also need to take the outfit fabric, length and colour into consideration, which can make getting dressed feel almost impossible.

If you’re scheduled to attend a friend’s big day in the coming weeks and you’re stressed about what to wear, you’re in luck as we’ve rounded up the seven must-have items for a winter wedding.  From elegant faux fur stoles to catwalk-worthy jumpsuits and chic cocktail dresses, these items will easily win you the vote as the best-dressed guest.

1.Faux Fur Stole

1. Faux Fur Stoles

Be the best-dressed guest in a classy faux fur stole. These cozy cover-ups will keep you warm while still looking cool. Choose from a range of colours and styles to match your outfit or the colours of the wedding. You can drape one over your shoulders, loop it around your neck, or wear one over your jacket collar. The options are endless! The best part? A fur stole is in style and can be worn throughout winter to the office or out for cocktails. Now that’s a winning situation.

2.Ear Crawlers

2. Ear Crawlers
Every wedding guest needs a little wedding bling and winter is the perfect time to treat yourself to some glamorous jewellery. We can’t get enough of these Nadri ear crawlers, as they’ll line your lobes with sparkling cubic zirconias in an ultra-modern, on-trend look that can be worn year-round.

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3. Jumpsuit

Not feeling a dress? No problem, look effortlessly chic at your upcoming winter wedding in a sleek black jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are great because they can easily be dressed up or down. Dress it up with bold accessories and an up-do and then with a fitted blazer for the office.

4.Cocktail Dress

4. Chic Cocktail Dress

If you’re looking for more of an edgy winter wedding look, we recommend rocking a statement cocktail dress like this fishnet and lace number. Black heels and a matching clutch help pull this feminine winter wedding look together.

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5. Long Sleeves

Having trouble deciding what to wear to a more casual winter wedding? A long sleeved dress is a trendy and fun option to stand out from the crowd. Pair with velvet platforms for a playful touch.6.Midi Dress

6. Midi Dress
While this dress isn’t floor length; it’s still appropriate for a winter wedding. We’re loving this elegant, off-the-shoulder neckline in rich jewel tones. Pair with a faux fur stole and a pair of velvet pumps for a winter-approved look.

7.Black Gown

7. The Black Gown

You can’t go wrong with a sophisticated black gown for a formal winter wedding. This stunning V-neck gown is flattering on all body types and the long front slit is simply gorgeous.

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Product Info:
1. Halogen Faux Fur Stole, $81.60, available at Nordstrom

2. Nadri Salome Cubic Zirconia Ear Crawlers, $61.82, available at Nordstrom

3. TOPSHOP Satin Cold-Shoulder Jumpsuit, $95, available at TOPSHOP

4. Elliatt Velocity Mixed Media Dress, $336.53, available at Bloomingdales

5. Diane von Furstenberg Vera Lace Dress, $660, available at Shopbop

6. Nersi Blushing Bouquet Bardot Dress, $369, available at Ted Baker

7. Halston Heritage V Neck Gown, $523.49, available at Shopbop

By Julia Ranney, Toronto, @ranneyjulia

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Fashion Jobs – 7 Ways to Wear the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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With every coming year there is the highly anticipated release of the Pantone colour of the year (at least in the fashion world), and this year, the colour is GREENERY! The light green hue, with a yellow tint, comes as a result of the past year and offers up a shade of hope for 2017. Greenery symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start, encouraging us to re-visit nature and really take the time to rejuvenate. Here are a few ways to wear Greenery and refresh your wardrobe this year.

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Mini-Dress

Who said you should never wear Green? Probably the easiest way to wear a colour is with a one-piece. This silk dress is a perfect way to incorporate Greenery into your wardrobe. You can look fabulous wearing it to a garden party, and just as professional wearing it to work with a blazer thrown over top.

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Trendy pieces

Fashion is sometimes difficult to follow, between colours and trends, when you do and don’t mix them, it can get a bit confusing. But here is a trendy piece that works them both perfectly. A wide-leg pant, or jumpsuit that has a variety of green shades in it will not only bring out the piece, but it will give you a stand out style. 

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Statement Bag

The best way to add a pop of colour to your ensemble is through your accessories and of course your handbag. Grab this bright green suede sweetie before you meet up with your BFF for lunch, but not until after you’ve hit the shop. 

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Playful Accessories

Statement necklaces work well with almost everything. It can really dress up your denim, and your favorite little black dress, either way, you can’t go wrong with a character piece like this one.

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Eccentric Shoe

Keeping with the theme of things- with Greenery representing freshness and nature, opt for a more festive way to incorporate the colour of the year. You can always go for a full green pump and it will look amazing, but try something with a little more character with a low wedge shoe that may have a little story behind it.

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Interesting Pattern

If you can rock a bright green monochromatic look, I say go for it! But for those of us who like to play it a little safer, wear the colour of the year disguised in a pattern. Greenery is paired with a perfect pink pastel colour. This look from the SS17 Tory Burch runway features just enough green into the design of the dress, but the cardigan is really what completes this look. Other colours that hang well with Greenery are taupe, olive, orange, yellow, and blue.

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Jacket

Greenery consistently surfaced over ready-to-wear spring 2017 catwalk. Designers including Kenzo, Balenciaga, Zac Posen, Alice+Olivia, and Gucci featured the colour through their collections. Just like this coat, they have done it in a way that does not over do it and actually provides a more minimalist approach with decorative details. As an easy piece to throw over any outfit, this piece will not disappoint in the coming year.

Product Info:

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1. Oscar de la Renta Mini Dress, $1326, available at The Outnet

2. Marciano Autumn Ritual Jumpsuit, $198

3. Fontana Milano 1915 Tote Bag, $1400, available at Barneys

4. Oscar de la Renta Swarovski Crystal Necklace, $590, available at Net-A-Porter

5. Charlotte Olympia Block-Heel Sandals, $935, available at Matches Fashion

6. Tory Burch Ready-to-Wear Spring 2017 runway image courtesy of Business of Fashion

7. Gucci Ruffle-trimmed Wool Coat, $4410, available at Matches Fashion

 

By: Dia McLaughlin, Mississauga

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Fashion Jobs – New Year, New Jeans

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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A new year means it’s time for some new jeans. This year, we can’t get enough of the model-off-duty look and are so thrilled to see that it’s finally time to ditch our skin-tight skinnies and make way for some looser-fitting and more rugged styles. Over the coming months, make some space in your wardrobe for some model-approved denim that’s everything but tight. From jagged, distressed hems to ‘70s inspired patchwork, we’ve rounded up the most coveted styles for 2017.

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Uneven Hem

If you’re not ready to ditch the skinnies entirely, then a pair of slim fit jeans with an uneven hem are exactly what you need for the transition phase.

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The ‘Mom’ Jean

A pair of mom jeans has never looked SO good. The high waisted denim pairs perfectly with a tucked in fitted turtleneck or a grungy band tee. We can’t get enough of these straight leg AGOLDE jeans and can’t wait to add a pair of these to our denim repertoire.

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Patchwork

It looks like the fashion world is reliving the ‘70s, as denim has taken on the role of being a creative canvas for designers to decorate with bold and colourful embellishments. From patches to embroidery, this is a trend we can get behind.

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Raw Hem

Raw hems became the talk of the town in 2016 and we’re thrilled that they are making a comeback this year. Raw hems are undoubtedly the hottest denim trend and can be worn cropped, straight or flared.

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Cropped

It’s time to stop thinking that cropped jeans will make your legs look short and start embracing how stylish they look on! Cropped jeans have been seen on everyone from celebrities and fashion bloggers to models and even yours truly. Pair them with a chic mule and a tucked in turtleneck for a model-approved look.

Product Info:

1. 3×1 W2 Straight Authentic Crop Jeans, $382.47, available at Shopbop

2. AGOLDE Jamie High Rise Classic Jeans, $212.04, available at Shopbop

3. SP Black Patch Skinny Jeans, $95.31, available at Nordstrom

4. ASOS Authentic Straight Leg Jeans in Oxford Wash With Fringed Hem, $40.50, available at ASOS

5. Rag & Bone Crop Flare Jean, $335.50, available at Shopbop

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Four Office Appropriate Accessories

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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As January comes to a close, most of us are already tired of wearing our winter gear. Even through it’s cold and dreary outside, it doesn’t necessarily mean we should look how it feels outside. We still have two months of cold weather to go, so why not make the most of it by looking stylish even in your winter gear.

To make winter dressing a breeze, we’ve put together a few options that will keep you warm and office ready. From chic hats, to stylish boots, this post will have you ready to embrace the winter elements in style and to throw out that cliché ski toque!

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Hats

Let’s start this off from the top, shall we? Hats are a love/hate accessory. We love to wear them, but hate the flat hair that always accompanies the accessory. Wide brim hats are a great trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Unlike the beanie (or toque), the wide brim won’t cause your hair to stick close to your face. They also add a touch of sophistication – great for perfecting that “going to work” look. However, let’s not cancel out the classics. You can get some great new slouchy styles that will keep your head warm, all while looking great, or add a touch to style with always cute beret.

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Scarves

Scarves are a great winter accessory, simply because they come in so many fabrics, colours and styles. For the winter, cashmere and wool are favourites. They are warm and soft, saving our necks and lower faces from the chilly air. Scarves a great for the office because they can add some personality to an otherwise ‘safe’ outfit and can also keep you warm if you’re feeling cold!

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Gloves

As adults, we have come a long way from mittens with strings attached. Mind you, some of us may still use them as they save us from losing a mitt. However, they don’t scream “office ready” or professional. So, what does? A beautiful pair of leather gloves. Or, should you not like leather, you can also find similar styles made in wool or synthetic fabrics. If you still love your mittens, try to find ones that have an added feature, such as a fur trim. It’s a good way to dress up your winter outfit.

7.Aldo boots 8. Hunter Boots

Boots

If there’s one good thing about winter, it’s that it’s boot season! There are a lot of styles of boots, from ankle, knee high, to over the knee. To keep it work ready, try to stick to a trendier, and sleeker style. The heavy boots are warm, but tend to take away from the professional look. When dressing for work, pick a boot that still has treads on the bottom that are also warm. To keep them looking professional, find a pair that also has some fashion details, such as a riding boot with a shearling trim. If the weather is more wet and slushy, a pair of Hunter boots, with Hunter socks, will be sure to keep your feet warm and dry. 

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1. Brixton “Piper” Floppy Wool Hat, $81.30, available at Nordstrom

2. Halogen Slouchy Cashmere Beanie, $47.31, available at Nordstrom

3. TELIRI Infinity Scarf, $15.00, available at Aldo

4. Free People Loveland Plaid Fringe Scarf, $48.78, available at Nordstrom

5. Lord and Taylor Cashmere Lined Gloves, $59.99, available at the Hudson’s Bay Company

6. GWILARI Fur Trimmed Mittens, $22.00, available at Aldo

7. COLINET Riding Boots, $79.98, available at Aldo

8. Hunter “Original Refined” High Gloss Rain Boot, $231.27, available at Nordstrom

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Jennifer Williams, Toronto, @_jenniferwilliams

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