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Fashion Jobs – 5 Sneakers Men Need On Their Radar This Season

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Now that the warm summer weather is finally here to stay, it’s time to toss your old, worn-out shoes and make room for some slicker options. Sleek sneakers are here to stay and at Style Nine To Five, we’re here to help you accommodate yourself with the hottest new trends to breach the fashion world of men’s footwear. Whether you’re looking for an office-approved sneaker, something wear when you venture on evenings out or simply something for meeting up with friends to grab a bite to eat, here are the top five sneakers you need to keep an eye out for this season.

1. Yeezy


The Laidback Streetwear

You’ve probably seen these sneakers in every fashion blogger’s articles from NYC to TO.  These are the hype sneakers that keep finding their way back into your timelines. Despite the hefty price tag, Kanye West’s flagship design collaboration with Adidas has surely made an impact on men’s streetwear. The newly designed Adidas Yeezy Powerhouse “Calabasas” looks perfect when paired with a straight leg dress pant or green, tan or maroon chinos on casual days.

2. Ted Baker

The Dress Shoe Sneaker
This Ted Baker low-rise leather sneaker gives off a polished yet edgy look for men and is perfect for those who are not a fan of colours. The detailed trim of the shoe gives off simplicity but sophistication for every scheduled meeting you may have this week! It’s the best of both worlds, comfortability and style all in one shoe. If you don’t prefer black, this shoe is also available in tan, light brown, and red. Pair these shoes with a pair of tailored shorts and button-up short sleeve for the hot work days.

3. Mesh

The Athletic Sneaker

This sneaker is made with a lightweight mesh material that is perfect for the high temperatures that will be rising throughout the work day.  If you want to wear an office-appropriate sneaker but want to get some comfortability in your step, this Deross sneaker will be it. Pair these kicks with a black or white long sleeve button-up and cuffed jeans or navy trousers.

4. Slip-on

The Slip-On and Go Sneaker

If you’re a no shoelaces kind of guy and prefer not having to worry about your laces coming undone throughout the busy workday then these Vince Conway slip-ons are meant for you.  These slip-on sneakers are best paired with a straight leg pant denim or tailored and cuffed at the ankles to keep extra cool this season.

5. Vans

The Hi-Top Sneaker

Believe it or not, but Vans were first released almost 40 years ago, but they’ve never been cooler than they are today. These hi-top sneakers will add a vintage vibe to your workwear, whatever you decide to wear that day. These sneakers are definitely more appropriate for casual days or to a BBQ with some close friends!


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Product Info:
1. Adidas Yeezy Powerhouse “Calabasas”, $250, available at
2. London Ted Baker, Kiing Classic Sneaker, $271.31, available at Nordstorm
3. Deross Sneaker, $180,76, available at Nordstorm
4. Vince Conway Slip-on, $312.85, available at Nordstorm
5. Vans Sk8-Hi Sneaker, $104.21, available at Nordstorm


By: Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se


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Fashion Jobs – Styling Palazzo Pants for the Summer

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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The summer months are such an exciting time for fashion; the warm weather requires as few layers as possible, meaning creating unique and versatile outfits need careful planning with each piece purchased. Palazzo pants are a fun staple for the warmer months they can be taken from the office to the streets and everywhere in between. They give you something different to play around with rather than a maxi skirt, and unlike a dress can be mixed and matched with different accessories and tops to create a totally different vibe. From classic and timeless to fun and funky styles, we rounded up our favourite palazzo pants for you to experiment with this summer!

1. TOPSHOP Mia Split Palazzo Trousers

Flow With The Trend


A more trend-focused take on the palazzo pant, this style from Topshop is a cropped cut with slits on the sides giving an airy flow — perfect for those hot summer days. The Mia Split Palazzo Trouser comes in navy and this beautiful lilac colour and pairs great with sandals, loafers or a classic white tennis sneaker.



Keeping It Classic


A more traditional look, these Catherine Catherine Malandrino are an easy pick and just had to be on our list. The elegant lace detail on the sides add a bit of personality to these otherwise black trousers, and the waist tie brings the cut in at just the right places. Despite being black, the crepe material of these pants makes them cool and comfy even during a sun-filled day!


A Mustard Must-Have


How could we not be totally in love with these trousers from Zara, in the perfect colour for summer!? Although, maybe not for everyone, the bright mustard-yellow colour is a bit intimidating at first, but the casualness of their cut, zip up pockets and elastic waistband make them a fun style to play around with. We say pair them with a dark colour band Tee and chunky sandal heel for your next girls night out but hurry, these babies are on sale and definitely won’t last long!


Mermaid Vibes


Thanks to Marciano, we can all channel our inner mermaid this summer with these uniquely printed palazzo pants. We would put this style at the top of our list for any wedding appropriate outfit and suggest you go super minimal with your choice in accessories for these ones. Dress them up for the office with a good blouse or summer blazer, and change the look up with different waist belts to get some versatility out of these trousers.



Transitional Stripes


Everyone needs at least one pair of striped palazzo pants in their wardrobe and this classic cut pair is just right. Featuring a thin elastic drawstring waist, you can wear these effortlessly with a great top or easily tuck the tie under a belt to add a bit more to your look. The dark colour will have you transitioning these into the warmer fall days with your favourite biker jacket or bomber!


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Product Info:

  1. Topshop Mia Split Palazzo Pants in Lilac, $90
  2. Catherine Catherine Malandrino Erle Palazzo Pants, $122, available at Nordstom
  3. Zara High-Waist Wide Trousers in Mustard, $49.99
  4. Marciano Aquatic Flux Pant, $198
  5. Forever21 Striped Palazzo Pants, $33.90


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


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Fashion Jobs – Q&A With Julie Buczkowski & Angela Pastor of Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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If you haven’t heard of Studio Fitzroy, we are positive you will be heading there right after this interview. Best friends since kindergarten, Julie Buczkowski and Angela Pastor decided to make a change from their routine jobs in television to become their own Girl Bosses.


Over the course of many lunches constructing a business plan to vacations used for buying trips, the foundation of Fitzroy Boutique began with the support of their eclectic personal style and envious travel adventures. Nestled in the trendy Dundas and Ossington neighbourhood, where some of the city’s most diverse restaurants and bars, eclectic shops, and a multicultural blend of tenants’ call home, Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals and their many beautiful frocks hold a permanent residency at 1227 Dundas Street West.


SNTF recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Fitzroy Girl Bosses to learn about the company’s evolution, where it’s headed and what it takes to run a fashion company.

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SNTF: So ladies, what was your motivation for starting a business?


JB & AP: Ultimately, we wanted to be our own bosses and create something that was ours and took sole responsibility for. We both love fashion, but we wanted to have the type of lifestyle where we called the shots and sculpted our own business into a brand that can evolve and grow with us. There is no better feeling than making our own schedule and being a part of a creation from the ultimate beginning and watching where it takes us.


SNTF: How did Fitzroy become to be, and what were your goals?


AP: Once upon a time I lived in New Zealand and discovered all these cool, eclectic Australian brands before they were known like they are today. There is such a wide variety of shops in this area in Melbourne called Fitzroy which would be comparable to our Queen Street and Ossington area of Toronto where there is everything for everyone. So we named our shop after the shopping district because the majority of the lines we wanted to carry were Australian labels.


We truly wanted to bring something to Toronto that you wouldn’t be able to find here and many of them weren’t available in the city. We discovered at the time, there were many high-end fashion boutiques and retailers as well as the Zara’s and H&Ms, but not a selection of in between. We decided our price points would always be under $200 in order for our pieces to be accessible to everyone without breaking the bank.


SNTF: How has your goal/vision changed since you started?


JB & AP: We started as a pop-up shop to bring a distinctive and novel element to our business in Toronto. As a startup company, it also helped us eliminate the overhead cost of a permanent space and allowed us to test the various markets Toronto has to offer.


Within the five years of Fitzroy Boutique, there were challenges we had to face like high rental costs and the growth of competition. We had many bloggers and media companies inquire about borrowing dresses and we thought about the idea of renting them. We tested it out with a few racks of clothing and customers kept coming back and just walking in for the rentals. So three racks turned to five and quickly the majority of the store was rental racks. It’s more economical, a great way to wear a designer gown for less, and in our social media culture, you don’t want to be photographed in the same dress twice.


SNTF: What inspires your own personal styles?


JB & AP: Street style fashion. Angela is more of a tomboy and has a cool look all the time. She takes risks with blending different vintage pieces together with her own aesthetic and always results in an eye-catching outfit. I [Julie] on the other hand, am more feminine and flirty. I like mixing pretty pieces whether a top or skirt but have to throw in an edgy twist of something. We always stuck to what we liked and it’s what we relied on when picking pieces for the shop. We came to realize what the Canadian customer likes, but with rentals, you can be more adventurous and our client takes the opportunity to be more willing to take risks.


SNTF: What makes Fitzroy different in Toronto?


JB & AP: Our eye and what we pick is what makes us stand out. We always went with the motto “All Killer No Filler,” so every single piece we have picked is special and unique, not a “filler.”  We want our clients to look and touch every item and see how detailed they are and why we picked them. You can get something simple anywhere, but we provide items that are memorable and custom to the needs and wants of our Fitzroy girl. We want every dress to be where the girl feels amazing. With the rentals, we love that we get women who are renting for happy occasions that are meaningful in their lives. Remembering the special day will make you reminisce on the dress as well. We feel there is good energy in all the dresses.

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SNTF: What advice would you give to those looking to start their own business?


JB & AP: If you have an idea just start from there. It is overwhelming, a lot of work, and there are plenty of ups and downs, but if you just start a plan or talk to someone who is already experiencing it, it all helps.  Once you gain momentum on the small beginning parts you will accomplish so many of your goals and ultimately decide how you want the business to reflect you.


SNTF: Where do you see the company in five years?


JB & AP: We see ourselves being the Uber of dress rentals. That is what we want for Fitzroy. We want to be across Canada, have locations country wide, and eventually create a platform where it will be easy for our customer to pick, choose, and rent our dresses. Our love for fashion is what makes us want every woman to be able to experience wearing a designer dress and feel good for every occasion.


4. Fitzroy


You can stay up to date with Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals and all the fabulous new frocks coming into the shop by visiting their website and following them on Instagram.


All images courtesy of Studio Fitzroy Boutique


By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation


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Fashion Jobs – 5 Work Pants for Summer

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaIn a perfect world we would all be able to wear our favourite pair of cut-offs to the office during summer. You know, that pair that hugs you in all the right places and shows off your legs. But unfortunately, shorts aren’t always the preferred bottom in some work environments. This summer, rather than only feeling as if you can only wear skirts and dresses, we wanted to share a few styles of dress pants that are warm weather approved.

We’ve rounded up our favourite airy silhouettes and fun, colourful options that will take you just about anywhere from BBQ work parties, late-night deadlines and the usual case of running errands. We’ve selected pants that feature lighter fabrics, a variety of price points and included chic ways to style these pant for summer.

So, take charge and beat the heat this summer with these five styles of work pants that you need in your life ASAP.

1.Bold Print

The Bright Crop:

These stunning silk-twill pants will help keep you feeling cool and ready to take on anything that comes your way. They are meant to fit high on the waist, which helps to make your waist appear slimmer.

Style Tip: Style with your favourite white or pastel coloured short sleeved button-up and add a fabulous heeled sandal to make the body appear taller and slimmer.

2.Seamless Culottes

The Seamless Culottes

Viscose material showcases simplicity but also can be elevated when paired with the perfect shoe and blouse. This drapey but sensible culottes style will provide comfort to the fullest, especially on those days when you have back-to-back meetings. These flowy beauties will have you feeling as if you’re hanging beach side feeling every breeze.

Style Tip: These culottes look best when paired with an off the shoulder top, preferably in sky blue or sun kissed orange. If you want ultimate comfortability, pair with a loafer with a one-inch heel.

3. Cropped

The Cropped Wide-Leg

This tapered wide-leg has got what it takes to bring on the summer heat — all while looking polished and sleek. Its slight cropped feature makes it breezy enough to play with flats, sneakers or a block heel. The added self-adjusted belt makes it more appealing for the eyes and the figure!

Style Tip: We recommend styling with statement coloured tops in royal blue or dark green. A simple coloured t-shirt would also look great, just pair with a playful necklace or a printed neck scarf for a chic look.

4. Cropped Trouser

The Cropped Trouser

There’s no better way to stand out of the crowd than with a pair of fuchsia trousers. These chic beauties are not only a steal, but they are made with a breathable fabric so you can stay cool without sacrificing the look of a great trouser.

Style Tip: We recommend pairing these beauties with either a black or white short-sleeved blouse and a pair of black heeled mules.

5. Cuffed khaki pant

Cuffed Khaki

Nothing reminds us of summer more than a pair of khaki pants. But thankfully we’re not picturing the extremely fitted style we used to wear during middle school. Now, we’re all about the high-waisted, cropped bell-bottom style that is perfect for those warm summer days.

Style Tip: Wear with a structured white button up and a pair of white or tan slides or mules for an effortlessly chic look.

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Product Info:
1. Emilio Pucci Floral-Print Silk-Twill Straight-Leg Pants, $980, available at Net-A-Porter

2. Talula Sullivan Pant, $60, available at Artizia
3. Brunello Cucinelli Cropped striped wool and linen-blend wide-leg pants, $1,245, available at Net-A-Porter
4. Zara Cropped Trousers, $50, available at Zara
5. SEA Cuffed Khaki Pant, $365, available at Intermix, Image courtesy of Pinterest

By: Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se

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Fashion Jobs – Three Ways to Style a Slip Dress

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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If the fashion gods could speak, we’re pretty sure they’d say that the slip dress isn’t going out of style anytime soon. But how could it? It can be dressed down with sneakers, a basic Tee, and a bomber; dressed up with strappy sandals and a bralette, or styled with a blouse and a pair of ankle boots for the office — clearly showing no indication of losing its allure anytime soon. If you have yet to try out this boudoir-inspired trend for yourself, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’ve put together our three favourite ways to style a slip dress, from the boardroom to brunch, to a night on the town.

1. For the Office

2. Long slip dress 3.Oversized Blazer 4.Ankle Booties

For the Office

When it comes to styling a slip dress for the office, you want to ensure that you adhere to all dress codes, while still remaining fashionable. This means aiming for a dress that covers your knees. Style a longer slip dress with a pair of ankle boots and an oversized blazer for a sophisticated look.

5.For Brunch 6.Bomber 7.Yellow Slip Dress 8. Nude Sock Booties

For Brunch

We have to say, Hailey Baldwin nailed this afternoon street style look, and it can easily be replicated for your next girl’s brunch or afternoon patio drinks. When it comes to styling a slip dress for summer, we recommend going for a more playful hue like yellow, mango, or navy blue. This piece can then be styled with a complimenting bomber jacket and a pair of subtle ankle boots or sneakers.

9. For a night out 10.Rose Slip Dress 11.Rose Duster 12. Thigh High Boots

For A Night Out

If you have a night on the town coming up, we recommend taking a few style notes from Kendall Jenner and make a statement with a monochrome ensemble. Style a nude, peach, or light pink slip dress with a matching duster coat and a pair of thigh-high or ankle boots.

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Product Info

1. Image courtesy of the August Diaries

2. Raey V-neck Silk Satin Midi Slip Dress, $330, available at Matches Fashion

3. Oversized Checked Jacket, $159, available at Zara

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Kyoto Booties, $1,076.90, available at ShopBop

5. Hailey Baldwin street style via Who What Wear

6. Gucci Floral Jacquard Bomber, $3,750, available at Gucci

7. Loup Charmant Cross-back Cotton Slip Dress, $215, available at Matches Fashion

8. Emily Sock Fit Stretch Boot, $60, available at Public Desire

9. Kendall Jenner image courtesy of Pinterest

10. Alessandra Short Slip Dress, $466.83, available at FWRD

11. Coryn Rose Gold Silky Duster Coat, $157, available at House of CB

12. Kendall + Kylie Ayla Thigh High Boots, $166.75, available at ShopBop

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Five Office Approved Dresses

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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When we think of summer, what first comes to mind is the beach, sunshine, and of course, dresses! Hopefully this season you’ll be able to find shade with a fabulous sun hat, but if that doesn’t help you beat the heat try on a breezy dress that’s both warm weather and office approved.

1. Cold Shoulder -

The Cold Shoulder

For those days when you find your calendar filled with back-to-back meetings, a dress with cut out shoulders and flowing sleeves will provide you with ultimate comfort. This floral number works for all body types and can be paired with a pair of sandals or white sneakers — depending on how casual your office is.

2.The Shirt Dress

The Shirt Dress

The shirt dress is definitely the office-approved dress of the season, thanks to its short sleeves and slimming silhouette that’s perfect for all body types. A cinched waist will help you show off your figure, which is an added bonus for women with an hourglass shape. Whichever colour, print or fabric you may choose, we recommend wearing a strappy sandal. This is one summer dress that will have you wanting to wear it on multiple occasions.

3.Fit and Flare

The Fit and Flare

A fit-and-flare dress is a fun summer option that enhances slimmer figures by enhancing the waist. We love the collar and t-shirt sleeves on this Self-Portrait number. But if you still feel like you need an additional layer, a slightly boxy, cropped blazer works best.

4. The Printed Dress

The Printed Dress

A playful printed dress is a great way to stand out against the sea of black and grey pantsuits worn by your colleagues. This gorgeous Tory Burch is great because you won’t need to wear a cardigan with it, and can be worn dressed up with heels or down with a pair of sneakers or flats for more casual days.

5. The Sheath Dress

The Sheath Dress

A fitted sheath dress is the perfect dress for creating the illusion of curves, while still looking professional. We recommend choosing a sheath dress in a summer-approved print like floral or stripes, which can be played down by wearing a blazer or a cardigan over top, not to mention this will help keep you warm if the AC is cranked too high on a warm day.

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Product Information:
1. Zara Stripes and Flowers Dress, $49.90, available at Zara
2. Shirt Dress with A Chunky Tie, $115, available at Cos Stores
3. Self-Portrait Floral Vine Cape Minidress, $768.24, available at Nordstrom
4. Tory Burch Port Shirtdress, $350, available at Tory Burch
5. Ted Baker Thia Floral Print Sheath Dress, $278.61, available at Nordstrom

By: Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se

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Fashion Jobs – Styling ‘Mom’ Jeans for Summer

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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Definitely the “it” cut for the year, the ‘mom’ jean can be found on every celebrity and street style blog. As a baggier cut jean, this style is one that can transition into summer, especially on cooler days or breezy nights. We don’t plan on taking our mom Jeans off anytime soon and we thought you felt the same way too, so here are our top picks for how to style them this summer!

1.For the office

For The Office

Mom Jeans at the office are a total go, especially on casual Fridays. Dress up the look by pairing with a classic heel and blazer to avoid looking too casual. Remember: keep the look clean and professional, and avoid distressed denim or raw hems.

For The Model Off-Duty Look

Mom Jeans are known for their casual fit and feel and are usually the way models, bloggers and celebrities alike choose to wear them when they’re off-duty. We love them styled casually with a sneaker and band tee to walk the streets, or picnic with friends in the park.

3.For a Festival

For The Festival Goer

Festivals are for so much more than just music, food and art — festivals are also an opportunity to show off how you’re styling the season’s biggest trends. Mom Jeans are great to take you from the hot afternoons and into the cooler nights. Kendall is looking country-boho cool in her crop top, mom jeans and ankle boots.

4.For a night out

For A Night Out

Take your new favourite jeans from day to night! Add some sex appeal to your mom jeans for by styling them with a cami or bodysuit and a strappy sandal. Whether it’s date night or a night on town with your girls, high-waisted mom jeans aren’t just for stay at home moms anymore!

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

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Fashion Jobs – The 5 Items Successful Women Always Wear

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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Now that Mother’s Day is behind us, there’s no better time to look back and seek style inspiration from some of the most successful working women today.  We’ve scoured the Internet and tracked down the most stylish and polished looks come from the biggest boss ladies’ in the workplace. Whether it is Michelle Obama’s sensible dresses, Anna Wintour’s chic aesthetic or Olivia Palermo’s effortless simplicity; it’s time to celebrate our style icons and take professional dressing to women everywhere.

1. Minimalistic Dress

Minimalistic dress

From being a political power figure, Michelle Obama demonstrated her tasteful fashion sense throughout her eight years as First Lady of The United States.  Through speaking at humanitarian summits to working in the office, she radiated in her statement dresses, killer pumps and the best accessories a woman could go after! Women in their 50’s should follow in Obama’s footsteps and try a J. Crew dress with a cashmere cardigan, tights and loafers with an inch or a statement heel, as it’s a look that will have all eyes on you.

2. powerpant suit

Power-Pant Suit

Environmental activist and former Mrs. Universe Canada 2015, Ashley Callingbull-Burnham takes office wear to a whole new level. The modern pantsuit now comes in a playful colour or print or perhaps in a slouchy silhouette or culottes style for younger generations. Now that warmer temperatures are on the rise, try a mint, coral or classic pinstripe pantsuit to showcase what innovative ideas you bring to the table!

3. Statement necklace

Statement Jewellery

Not sure how to amplify your power suit and make it more feminine? Take style advice from New York fashionista Olivia Palmero’s as is always seen rocking the streets of NYC adorned in bold, statement accessories. The perfect staple accessory for every working woman is a bold necklace in a hue that compliments your work attire. Not a fan of jewellery? A perfect substitute is to wear a sharp watch for those never-ending meetings, such as a timeless rose gold Movado watch to keep your schedule intact.

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The Everyday Purse

Every working woman needs a purse that can carry them from the office to après work festivities. Having an adjustable strap and a structured box shape will ensure to hold all your cards and information for every meeting. For the warm, summer months a colourful bag is the perfect addition to your formal office attire.

5.Block Heel

The Block Heel

A successful woman struts in the room and has a high sense of power in her favourite pumps, loafers and sandals. Investing in a fabulous pair of block heels will not only save your feet from the pain of stilettos, but they can be worn outside of work as well.

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Product Info

1. J. Crew Peplum Dress in Classic Faille, $220, available at J Crew

2. Sateen One-button Blazer $158, Ryan-fit Sateen Pant $61.50, available at Banana Republic

3. J. Crew Jewel Box Necklace, $115, available at J Crew

4. Mark Cross Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag, $2,395, available at Net-A-Porter

5. Vince Charleen Suede Sandals, $465, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

By: Carly Brascoupé, Toronto, @carlyyr0se

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Fashion Jobs – Trend Alert: How to Style Cropped Flares

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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From ‘Mom’ Jeans to cropped Flares, we’re loving the alternative to skinny jeans this year. If you have yet try this wide-leg style and you’re wondering how you can transition from your trusted skinnies then keep reading! We’ve put together some blogger-approved tips that will help your rock this trend like a pro.

1. The Muse

The Muse

Cropped flares can come in the form of jeans or trousers and depending on what kind of work environment you’re in, you can easily pull off this chic look by following in the footsteps of fashionista and footwear designer Haley Boyd who has mastered this trend.

3. Striped2. Frame Denim
The Styles

When you’re shopping for your own cropped flares you can either pick up the bootleg version or a wide leg version if you’re feeling more daring. Traditionally, wide leg will look more professional in a work environment, so if that’s what you’re after then you can find a great pair from designers like Acne Studios. If you’re looking for something more casual, designers like FRAME have a plethora of colours to choose from. Once you’ve found your base you can move onto styling the rest.

4. The Top

The Top

When adding a top, choose something that’s understated — you’re going to want all eyes below your waist. Opting for a white top would allow you to play around with different coloured shoes and accessories.

5. The Shoes
The Shoes

As for selecting the perfect shoe, again use Haley Boyd as inspiration and choose a bold, playful heel like her Marais USA Heels as they always pair nicely with crops. You can find amazing dupes or similar styles at Zara or Mango.

6. Statement Earrings

7. Chic Sunnies

The Accessories

Finally, add your outfit’s finishing touches by adding a pair of statement earrings (which are super on trend this season) and a pair of chic retro-inspired sunglasses.

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Product Info

1. Haley Boyd, courtesy of Cup of Jo

2. FRAME Le Crop Mini mid-rise bootcut jeans, $245, available at Net-a-Porter

3. Acne Studios Texel cropped pinstriped wool-twill wide-leg pants, £360, available at Net-a-Porter

4. Style Mafia Gloria Top, $116.50, available at Shopbop

5. Heeled mules, $59.99, available at Mango

6. Statement Earrings, $19.99, available at Mango

7. Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses, $8.90, available at Forever 21

By Genevieve Claire @vieveclaire

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Fashion Jobs – The 5 Hottest Spring Sandals

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaInspirational ImageNow that April’s messy showers are (hopefully) behind us, we can finally focus on what’s important: cute spring sandals. Spring is the perfect transition season to introduce those warm-weather pieces to your wardrobe, while still needing to layer up in the mornings and evenings with jackets and sweaters. Although it might not be warm enough for flip-flops just yet, who says you can’t start showing off your pedicure with a pair of chic spring sandals? Here are our top picks for the season!

1. Aldo Shoes Angilia

Vacation Mode

What screams “I’m ready for summer” better than tropical foliage? The monstera leaf print paired with a small heel and thin strap are a fun take on a classic style. We recommend these Angilla sandals from Aldo with a pant and blouse for work or your favourite boyfriend jean and tee on the weekends.

2. MA Skinz Fox Fur Slides

A Little Bit of Diva

We are totally obsessed with these dramatic fur slides by M.A. Skinz in this season’s must-have colour, blush. These cozy slides are the perfect thing to commute to the office in instead of your stilettos without sacrificing style. M.A. Skinz is designed and made in Canada so you can feel good supporting a Canadian brand!

3. Zara High Heel Mesh Sandal

No Meshing Around

This mesh mule from Zara is both elegant and edgy, without sacrificing comfort with this chunky heel and leather sole. Let it take you from the office to date night all season long, and well into the summer months thanks to its breathable design.

4. Sam Edelman TaiSlide

A Little Tied Up

Strappy shoes are all the rage right now, but colder mornings and evenings might make it a little hard to want to wear your favourite gladiators. The Sam Edelman Tai Slide Sandal has a fuller coverage slide and keeps on trend with a wraparound ankle strap to dress up the look.

5. Vince Camuto Fauna Suede Sandals

Casual Bohemian

We love a good all-day sandal and these suede sandals by Vince Camuto are a mix between style and comfort. The cut-out design, block heel and braided laces makes these sandals the perfect match for a good pair of jeans or floral dress.

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Product Info

1. Aldo Angilia in Light Green, $50 at Aldo Shoes

2. M.A. Skinz Fox Slides in Blush Pink, $190 at

3. Zara High Heel Mesh Sanal in Black, $190 at Zara   

4. Sam Edelman Tai Slide in Black Croc Leather, $130 at Nordstrom

5. Vince Camuto Fauna Suede Sandals in Brown, $175 at The Hudson’s Bay

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

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