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Fashion Jobs – Office Looks: Trendsetting On A Budget

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Style Nine to Five - Fashion JobsGetFileAttachmentSeeing those red bottom heels, or that feeling of soft cashmere against your skin gives you chills like no other. They are great investment pieces yes, but in reality, most of our budgets can’t afford to be spending over $200 on shoes, shirts, or pants, let alone $900 statement shoes.


Looking fashionable isn’t just about wearing expensive brands, it’s about knowing how to style yourself and searching for those amazing pieces that aren’t costing you a fortune. There are many of us who feel as if we can’t afford to dress fashionably and ‘trendy’, but its much more then the cost of your ensemble. Your personality makes you stylish not just the label on your outfit. This goes for office looks, dinner looks and street style looks.


We’ve rounded up some office ready pieces to help you find your budget friendly wardrobe.





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Another great budget friendly option is thrift store shopping. It is a more tedious process and may take you a few extra to find what you’re looking for, however there are many great consignment stores that can be a wardrobe gold mine for you.


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1. Forever 21, Classic Pleated Culottes, $29

2. Forever 21, Pleated Culottes, $26

3. Forever 21, Contemporary Tapered Trousers, $29

4. Forever 21, Wide-Leg Trousers, $29

5. Forever 21, Contemporary Pleat-Shoulder Top

6. Forever 21, Tie-Neck Chiffon Blouse, $29

7. Forever 21, Cap-Sleeve Top, $12

8. Forever 21, Classic Boxy Top, $17

9. Forever 21, Cotton-Blend Shirt, $29

10. Zara, Sweater with Side Slits, $19

11. Forever 21, Textured Open-Front Blazer, on sale for $23

12. Forever 21, Longline Pinstriped Blazer, on sale for $22

13. Le Chateau, Turtleneck Sweater Dress, on sale for $40

14. Forever 21, Knit Bodycon Dress, $12

15. Zara, Long Tube Dress, $19

16. Forever 21, Ribbed Knit Bodycon Skirt, $21

17. Forever 21, Contemporary Shirred Skirt, $19

18. Spring, ABEASEN, on sale for $28

19. Spring, MARVA, on sale for $20

20. Spring, CATANDICA, on sale for $28

21. Kensie Peyton Faux Patent Leather Fringed Oxfords, on sale for $30, available at Lord and Taylor

22. TAHARI Adrian Loafers, on sale for $34, available at Lord and Taylor



By Jordan Sangster

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Fashion Jobs – Re-Vamp Your Classic Pencil Skirt

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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A classic pencil skirt is a staple in every women’s wardrobe. Its a timeless piece that can last you for many years. It’s tasteful, sophisticated and looks great on every woman.


As we are a month into 2016, lets try and revamp your classic pencil skirt and add some texture to your wardrobe through your essential office pieces. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with a classic black pencil skirt, but times are changing and adding that extra something to your skirt will be worth it.


Be the women at the office who stands out, own your style and be diverse.


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1. Adding something as simple as color to your pencil skirt is a great start for a playful look.

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2. Velour is a great way to add some sass and texture into your outfit. The body hugging stretchy fit is very flattering for any body type.

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3. This rustic look will elevate your old pencil skirt with its soft suede structure. The added slit is bound to make head turns with a classic yet cheeky touch to your ensemble.

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4. Let out your inner Coco Chanel with this classic tweed pencil skirt.

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5. This stretch fabric has a beautiful curve hugging fit. The sophisticated wrap front slit makes it the ultimate pencil skirt for your office to drinks transition.

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6. If you are wanting to keep your traditional black high wasted pencil skirt and just add a little bit of personality to it, this skirt is your go to.



1. Forever 21 Micro-Ribbed Bodycon Skirt, $29

2. Leith Velour Pencil Skirt, on sale for $46, available at Nordstrom’s

3. Alice + Olivia ‘Kori’ Suede Pencil Skirt, $1,332, available at Nordstrom’s

4. Halogen Fringe Detail Tweed Pencil Skirt (Regular & Petite), on sale for $78, available at Nordstrom’s

5. Cupcakes and Cashmere ‘Glenn’ Ponte Wrap Front Skirt, $148, available at Nordstrom’s

6. Le Chateau Ponte High Waist Midi Pencil Skirt, $49

Style Inspiration: Asos Utility D Ring Belt Leather Pencil Skirt



By Jordan Sangster, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Style Resolutions You Should Make for the New Year

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Happy New Year Style Nine to Five friends! Did you make any resolutions for 2016? Did you break them yet? If you haven’t, I applaud you for your determination. I broke my clean eating resolution three days into January after trying gluten-free vegan lasagna—there are certain foods that should not be tampered with and lasagna is definitely one of them. To be honest, I don’t feel too bad about abandoning my resolution so quickly, as it’s quite common. Only eight percent of them are a success and the rest fall by the wayside before the end of January. If you broke your resolution or it’s on the fritz, don’t give up on the idea of a new you this year; instead try making a style resolution. This is an easier and more realistic approach to self-improvement, motivates you to get out of your style rut, and is much more fun than running on the treadmill. I’ve listed some foolproof resolutions below to help you make 2016 your most stylish year yet.


Zara-BlazerInject colour into your style

If your wardrobe looks like it could belong to the Grim Reaper, then maybe it’s time to experiment with a bit of colour. Are you a blazer fanatic? Next time you go shopping grab one that you love in mustard instead of your usual black. The key to keeping this resolution is to purchase pieces that you are comfortable wearing, but in a bright colour.


H&M-TOPExperiment with trends

Step out of your comfort zone and have fun with fashion by playing around with a trend or two. Flared jeans and prints reminiscent of your grandmother’s ancient sofa are two bold trends that I’ve been dying to try this winter.


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Attention impulse buyers! This resolution is specifically for you so listen carefully. Instead of buying a bunch of clothes that a) you don’t really need, b) will go out of style by the end of the year and c) will probably end up at the back of your closet, try purchasing a few quality wardrobe staples that you actually need. This year invest in a chic, timeless, and well-made dress for work, such as this one from J. Crew. Your closet and pocketbook will thank you for making the resolution to avoid thoughtless purchases.


Aritzia-Pant Topshop-TopBreak fashion rules

Unleash your inner rebel and break a few fashion rules in 2016: sport white after Labour Day, rock pajamas outside your bedroom, mix bold prints, and wear pink at the office. Worry less about the rules and just have fun with fashion.


Asos-Bun-HolderMix-up your accessories


If you are the type of girl who wears the same pair of stud-earrings everyday, it’s time for a change. Add a bit of pizazz to your outfit by wearing an edgy ear cuff. If you truly are unable to part with your beloved studs, accessorize your hair. This bun holder from ASOS is a great way to put a stylish spin on an ordinary bun.


1. Zara Blazer with Zips, $40

2. The Castings Flare, $60, available at Aritzia

3. H&M Burnout-Patterned Top, $50

4. J.Crew Sheath Dress with Faux Leather, $193

5. Babaton Cohen Pant, $145, available at Aritzia

6. TOPSHOP Pajama Inspired Striped V-Neck Shirt, $28, available at Hudson’s Bay

7. Forever21 Faux Gem Ear Cuff, $7

8. ASOS Large Gold Ball Bun Holder, $18

Style Inspiration image courtesy of Molly Sims


By Sasha Smith

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Fashion Jobs – Dress Pants On The Run

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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Comfort at the office? What more could a girl ask for. Looking fashion forward at the office and being comfortable while doing so is the ultimate win-win situation in the SNTF fashion guide.


The jogger pant trend made a huge statement in the fashion scene in 2015, and with some upgrades from last year, it is now made accessible for all of those #girlbosses out there who are looking for some new 2016 additions in their closet. These pants have comfort and versatility, making them a must have staple piece in your collection for the new year.


Jogger pants have been a huge favourite of mine, and now since I can wear them to the office, I don’t feel so guilty for purchasing so many of them. I think I can speak for most women when I say there are days when wearing fitted pants is a definite no. Now wearing joggers to work I feel like I am in my favourite sweatpants.


The best feature is that they are flattering on any body type. You want to make sure they have a tight waist, a loose fit throughout the leg (making sure it’s not too baggy or else you will look sloppy), and then tightened along the ankle.  


These pants can be worn with sneakers, loafers, or a pair of classic pumps. And on top you can pair these renewed joggers with a cashmere sweater, a dress shirt or a blazer. They will be the simplest changeover into your closet you have ever experienced. The day to night, and office to mall transition has never been easier.


New years resolutions for 2016? Invest in some Jogger Dress Pants.

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1. Forever 21, Pinstriped Woven Joggers, $22

2. Joie ‘Mariner B.’ Track Pants, $244, available at Nordstrom

3. Joie Mariner Crepe Trousers, $168 on sale now for $50, available at Saks Fifth Ave

4. Express, Windowpane Plaid Track Pant, $59

5. Pleated Empire, Meghan Bow Pants, $38 on sale for $19

6. White House Black Market, Tapered Jogger Pant, $88 on sale for $40

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By Jordan Sangster 

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Fashion Jobs – Lady in Red

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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For years and years I avoided wearing anything red like the plague because of my complexion, which is inclined towards looking quite pink at the best of times, and even more so after a glass or two of bubbly at a Christmas soiree. Little did I know, that between crimson, scarlet, vermillion and maroon there’s a shade of red for everyone to ignite your passion and heighten your sensuality. Perfect for the holidays, take inspiration from some of the creations below.

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1. Chain neckline dress, $89 at Zara

2. Embroidered tulle mini dress by Marchesa Notte, $1070 at Net-A-Porter

3. ASTRO dress, $145 at The Store on Queen

4. Cutout back dress, $37 at Forever XXI

5. Long chiffon dress, $19 at H&M

6. SLOAN cutout sheath, $58 at Banana Republic

7. Sheath dress with embroidered detail by Reem Acra, $2700 at ShopBop

Style inspiration: Street style shot by Nabile Quenum for


By Alyson Linke, @alysonlinke

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Fashion Jobs – Top Office Worthy Picks from Forever XXI

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015


Find all the hottest looks for this fall at your favourite one-stop shop, Forever 21! Reboot your wardrobe this season without breaking the bank, and try a style or two that’s out of your comfort zone. From chunky knits to sleek jumpsuits, there’s something for everyone. Check out some of the chic options below, and happy hunting!

Style Inspiration: Blogger Brittany Xavier of Thrifts and Threads wears Forever 21

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1. Fuzzy turtleneck sweater, $22 at Forever 21

2. Wide-leg surplice jumpsuit, $35 at Forever 21

3. Longline zipper pocket vest, $51 at Forever 21

4. Stacked heel buckle booties, $40 at Forever 21

5. Fringed genuine suede jacket, $75 at Forever 21

6. Faux leather envelope crossbody, $22 at Forever 21

7. Unstructured bouclé topcoat, $44 at Forever 21


By Alyson Linke (Follow/lurk me on Twitter and Instagram)

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Fashion Jobs – Leave Your Hat On

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015


Remember the days of yore when a woman wouldn’t be caught dead outside of her house without a hat? There’s something about a floppy, wide brimmed chapeau that harkens to the bold yet outrageously feminine appeal of Dior’s “New Look” from back in the day, while also calling to mind the carefree comfort and simplicity of the summer months. Floppy hats are an excellent way to add a touch of whimsy (without being girlish) to your ensemble and a timeless way to celebrate summer while still maintaining a delightfully business casual look.

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Style Inspiration: Rosie Assoulin Spring/Summer 2015, as seen on

1. PLAYA,$240 at Artesano

2. Colour Stripe Floppy Hat, $22 at Forever 21

3. Straw Oversized Floppy Hat, $34 at ASOS

4. Runway Hat in red, $250 at Rebecca Minkoff


By Alyson Linke, @AlysonLinke

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Office Style: The Pencil Skirt – #SNTFxRobson

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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Fall is the time of year for new beginnings. Whether that means going back to school, seeking out your first professional job post-graduation, or transitioning into a new career path altogether, it is definitely the season of change for many. In Style Nine to Five’s new collaboration with Robson Street, I’ll be sharing weekly work-appropriate outfits that certainly don’t lack in the style department. DSC_0196-ddEdit




September marks a new beginning, and with fashion week looming, there’s inspiration all around. The way you dress is the perfect way to make a statement. When it comes to your career, you don’t want to go overboard with the trends, even if you are working in fashion. While in-the-moment pieces can definitely be incorporated into your work look, I still rely on the basics to tone down any loud items.


This week is all about the pencil skirt. The silhouette of a high-waisted pencil skirt is flattering, accentuating the smallest part of your body- the waist. Not only does the length make it work appropriate, there are also many styles and fabrications to choose from. Since we’re heading into fall, I chose a white faux leather pencil skirt. While the basic piece is timeless, the white is a fresh take on leather.  Yes, you CAN wear white after Labour Day. In fact, rocking white during fall is a great way to make a statement.


I paired the pencil skirt with a black sweater, sticking to a theme of black and white (colour blocking). I love how the sweater has a built in leather collar, that ties back to the leather of the skirt. When choosing heels for work, I always recommend a lower heel for maximum comfort. These pointed, strappy pumps fit the bill, and the red was a subtle way to work in a pop of colour into my look. I kept my accessories to a minimum, opting for a pair of classic studs as the rest of the pieces already had quite a bit of attitude.


The important thing to note is that my finished look featured pieces from various price points. I’m a huge fan of mixing higher and lower price point items. It’s all about mixing the right pieces together to look like and feel like a million bucks.


Outfit details: sweater from Club Monaco ($159.50), skirt from Zara ($59.90), heels from Aldo ($90), bracelet ($5.80) and earrings ($4.80) from Forever 21



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Fashion Jobs Vancouver – Fringe Benefits

Sunday, April 20th, 2014


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This spring, evoke your inner Bohemian babe by rocking some fringe in your outfits.

Fringe has gone in and out of style over the decades, however, now it is back in a big way. The addition of fringe into your everyday wear is a great opportunity to add a bit of personality to your spring wardrobe. The best feature about this look is that you can add as much or as little fringe as you want to your outfit. You can keep it simple by wearing it in a purse or other accessory, or, you can go all out and wear it in a dress. If you choose to wear a lot of fringe, it may be best to keep the rest of your look neutral, just to ensure you are keeping fringe as the focus.

Fringe is a great way to add a pop of interest to your wardrobe, and since there are many different ways to wear it, everyone will be able to find a piece that suits their personal style.

1. Free People FP ONE Eastern Fringe Bralette, $63.84

2. H&M Leather Bucket Bag, $149.00

3. Forever 21 Edgy Fringed Tunic, $21.80

4. Anthropologie Flecose Fringe Flats, $236.00

5. Denim  & Supply Ralph Lauren Patterned Poncho, $75.00, available at Hudson’s Bay

6. Forever 21 Out West Fringe Skirt, $33.99


By: Sarah St.Jules, @Ssj04

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Fashion Jobs Vancouver – Chic Stocking Stuffers

Monday, December 16th, 2013




After all your major presents have been purchased, it can be difficult to think of little items that will go in a stocking. The challenge is that you don’t want to spend too much money on these items, but at the same time, you want these presents to be heartfelt and fabulous.

Getting someone stocking stuffers that will make them feel warm and cozy is always a great way to go. Picking up slippers, some comfy pajamas or a beautiful scarf will always be a hit. If you’re buying for someone who is more fashion forward, then a bedazzled phone case or some geometric earrings may be the perfect gift in her stocking.

When buying little presents to fill a stocking, it really is the thought that counts and these gifts are just little additions to the main (present) event. When looking for small gifts, there are many options to help take the pressure off Santa, and make you look like a superstar.

1. H&M iPhone 4/4S Case, $6.95

2. Victoria’s Secret Fireside Ballet Slipper, $25.00

3. Forever 21Bunny Parade PJ Shorts, $9.80

4. Old Navy Women’s Monogram-Graphic Mittens, $5.00

5. Aldo Accessories VALEYN, $10.00

6. Forever 21 Lace Bow Thong, $3.80


By: Sarah St.Jules, @Ssj04

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