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Fashion Jobs – Proof That You Can Wear a Bomber Jacket to Work

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

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Who doesn’t love a good bomber jacket, right? They can give almost any outfit the right dose of street-style cool and are a welcome change from the bulky parkas that we’re forced to wear during this time of the year. Plus, as far as jackets go, bombers are really comfortable. Chances are you probably have one or two (or maybe four) of them in your closet, but how often have you worn a bomber jacket to work? If you’re like most women, the answer is probably not often. Despite the weekend vibe that they exude, bombers are absolutely appropriate for the office. With so many one-of-a-kind designs made from luxurious fabrics, wearing this It-jacket to work is a breeze. But, if you’re in need of some style inspiration, I’ve assembled a week’s worth of outfits that will show you just how easy it is to wear a bomber to your nine to five.

 

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Gone are the days when bombers were just for tomboys—the modern spin on this classic jacket is quite feminine. For a look that is truly ladylike, wear a bomber jacket with pieces of a complimentary aesthetic, such as this pleated midi skirt. Incorporate knits and a pair of booties into the outfit to make it winter appropriate.

 

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Give your Tuesday outfit some oomph by adding a bomber jacket with intriguing and unexpected detailing. I love this one from Zara because the sheer squares allow you to craft a print that you can modify time and time again—it’s the perfect #TransformationTuesday piece. For instance, create a bold grid print by wearing a bright top that allows a bit of colour to peek through the sheer detailing of the jacket. The following week, restyle it by throwing a floral print top into the mix for a very mod look. With this bomber, the possibilities are endless!

 

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It’s the middle of the week and after two hectic days at work you’re probably exhausted and can’t be bothered to make the office hallway your personal runway anymore. On those lazy days I tend to break out my trusty office LBD (Little Black Dress), which, despite being a total and complete lifesaver, is a pretty boring dress. Remix your go-to frock with a bomber jacket that has a bit of shine or beading, such as this one from Mango. The metallic embroidery can help breath new life into a plain dress that you’ve worn one too many times.

 

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Have fun with your office attire by mixing hard and soft textures. A quilted leather bomber jacket adds an edgy feel (but not too much since we are at work, after all) to an ensemble with delicate and luxe fabrics like suede, chiffon and silk.

 

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It’s finally the day that you’ve been looking forward to since the week began: Friday. If your office partakes in the corporate tradition of casual Friday, then a bomber jacket might be the perfect look for you. To avoid pushing the limits of business casual attire, dress up the jacket with a simple blouse, unique piece of jewellery and classic pair of black pumps.

 

1. Zara Printed Bomber Jacket, $69

2. Mango V-Neck Sweater, $29

3. Zara Pleated Midi Skirt, $69

4. Forever 21 Pebbled Faux Leather Tote, $39

5. Sam Edelman Lucy Mid-Heel Bootie, $144

6. Zara Sheer Detail Bomber Jacket, $49

7. PrettyLittleThing Delty Blush Knitted Rib Turtleneck Top, $37

8. Topshop Cigarette Trousers, £30 (approx. $56 CAD)

9. Forever 21 Rhinestone-Encrusted Bib Necklace, $8

10. Aldo Aceida-U High Heels, $75

11. Mango Metallic Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $109

12. Topshop Clean Seam Midi Dress, $60, available at Hudson’s Bay

13. Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings, $49, available at Shopbop

14. Nine West Nadya Almond Top Pump, $86, available at Nordstrom

15. Zara Leather Bomber Jacket, $179

16. Wilfred Nobel Blouse, $125, available at Aritzia

17. J. Crew A-Line Midi Skirt in Suede, $474

18. Selected Femme Mary Bracelet, $34, available at ASOS

19. Same Edelman Dea Pump, $160, available at Capezio

20. H&M Bomber Jacket, $50

21. French Connection Arctic Spell Blouse, $60

22. Rag & Bone/JEAN Skinny Coventry, $230, available at Aritzia

23. Express Crisscross Open Bangle Bracelet, $12

24. Vince Camuto Kain Pump, $141, available at Nordstrom

Style Inspiration image by I’m Koo, courtesy of The Cut

 

By Sasha Smith

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Fashion Jobs – The ‘Groutfit’: How to Wear All-Grey at the Office This Winter

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: looking stylish in the winter is hard. When you have to schlep your way to the office in blistering cold temperatures, practicality tends to come first and fashion second (unless you’re okay with being a human popsicle). Once February rolls around, winter has most likely given your style the old one-two punch and knocked it out of your work wardrobe completely.

 

Instead of letting the cold weather get the better of you this year, try sporting a ‘groutfit’—the all-grey outfit that everyone from Kim Kardashian to Drake has been wearing this winter. Not only are these monochromatic and minimalist ensembles quite chic office looks, but they also keep you warm, since a good groutfit often requires layering and are incredibly easy to style. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for achieving the perfect all-grey outfit:

 

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DO play with prints. In the absence of bright and bold colours it is important to create visual interest within the look or else you run the risk of appearing quite dreary. Mixing prints, such as horizontal stripes and plaid (contrary to popular belief these prints do go together), in grey tones is an easy way to attain a groutfit with much more depth and style.

 

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DO consider texture. The key to styling a groutfit is to wear pieces that differ in texture. For example, pair a knit cotton item with wool and a smooth fabric like silk. My go-to trick for creating an all-grey outfit with dimension is to add accessories that have a unique print or are made from fabric. This Pieces Torell necklace (pictured above) gives the illusion of texture due to the marble-effect; thus further elevating the sophistication of the groutfit.

 

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DON’T be afraid to play with shades of grey and bold colours. Yes, a groutfit is supposed to be all grey, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear multiple hues or add a pop of colour to the outfit. For a modern look, combine light cool greys with darker shades like pebble and fossil. Use accessories to incorporate luxe colours like bordeaux and emerald green into the outfit in order to enhance the contemporary feeling.

 

1. Mango Dolman Sleeve Sweater, $59

2. Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Striped Shirt, $47

3. Express Front and Back Fireball Post Earrings, $22

4. Topshop Check Peg Trousers, £40 (approx. $79)

5. Aldo Kediredda Black Suede shoe, $95

6. Wilfred Chevalier Jacket, $225, available at Aritzia

7. Babaton Nathan Knit Top, $75, available at Aritzia

8. Pieces Torell Marbled Necklace, $27, available at ASOS

9. Mango Cotton Pencil Skirt, $69

10. Call it Spring Coola shoe, $49

11. Boohoo Laura Turtleneck Long Sleeve Top, $32

12. Chicwish Elegant Demeanor Pinafore Dress, $78

13. Muk Lucks Dark Grey Stockings, $22, available at Shoebuy

14. Aldo Digosien shoe, $56

Style inspiration image by Kuba Dabrowski, courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily

 

By Sasha Smith

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Fashion Jobs – 3 Easy Ways to Go From Desk to Date

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Seeing that Valentines Day is just around the corner, this past weekend I ventured out to the mall in search of an outfit that would knock my man’s socks off. After wandering in and out of stores for about 40 minutes, I had found a drop-dead gorgeous dress and the perfect accessories—shoes and clutch included—to pull together the whole look. I was absolutely shocked that I got all that shopping done in under and hour. With an armful of shopping bags, I made my way back to the parking lot thinking, “how the heck did I manage to get all of this shopping done so quickly?” The last time I had a V-Day date, I spent 4 hours mulling over what to wear to impress my then significant other. As I tossed my purchases into the trunk of my car, the answer to my question suddenly hit me: Valentine’s Day fell on a weekday. Since I was going straight from work to my date, I had to create an outfit that would seamlessly transition from day to night, which proved to be a difficult task since it took me 4 hours to achieve. (Thank goodness Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year!) That day I learned a few great lessons about transitioning a nine-to-five look into a date night look, and I have decided to share them with you. These style hacks can be applied to just about any work-to-date night situation, whether it be a Valentine’s dinner with your sweetie or your first Tinder date.

 

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Choosing a key piece that is appropriate for both the office and your date venue is one of the easiest ways to make an outfit work for day and night. Let’s say you’re going to a basketball game, choose a pant that is both tailored and casual, such as these Babaton jogger-inspired trousers, in order to create a look that is work and courtside appropriate. For the office, add a classic pump, some minimalist jewellery and a waistcoat to dress up the trousers. Before you head off to the game, hop out of those heels and into a pair to comfy kicks. Adding a bomber jacket and a leather cap will give the look a bit of edge. Your date will have no clue you just came straight from the office.

 

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Going on a romantic dinner date after work and don’t know what to wear? Don’t fret because the perfect transitional piece is probably hanging in your closet right now: the LBD (little black dress). For a conservative office look, pair your LBD with some simple pearl earrings, a timeless watch, a big tote bag that you can toss your laptop in while running from meeting to meeting and a printed mid-heel for visual interest. When the day is over, swap out the tote bag for a wristlet like this one from Kate Spade. With multiple card slots, a built-in mirror and an iPhone 6 compartment, it is the ultimate day to evening wristlet. Give the look a touch of romance and sex appeal by swapping out your office earrings and heels for a pair of floral drop earrings and a black wraparound heel. Don’t lose the watch because you definitely do not want to keep your date waiting.

 

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By day, these coated ankle-jeans and relaxed-fit blazer are the basis for a sophisticated ‘casual Friday’ office look. Just add a lightweight sweater, some simple accessories and an edgy bootie, and you have a great outfit. For a Friday night pub-crawl date, exchange the basics for pieces that add drama, like this leopard-print blouse and beaded tassel earrings. Hopping from one bar to the next can be hard on the feet, so don’t toss out the booties when you’re switching into your night look—trust me, you’ll need them. Blazers have the tendency to make you feel a bit stuffy, so drape the blazer over your shoulders to create an effortless and chic look for your wild night out on the town.

 

1. Zara Flowing Waistcoat, $69

2. H&M Polo-Neck Top, $14

3. Weekday Gold Pipe Necklace, $32, available at ASOS

4. Matt and Nat Minka Bag, $180

5. Babaton Dexter Pant, $145, available at Artizia

6. Aldo Unenan, $42

7. Converse Madison Mono Lea, $80, available at Little Burgundy

8. Zara Nylon Bomber Jacket, $49

9. Wilfred Free Emesa Hat, $35, available at Aritzia

10. J.Crew Cap Sleeve Dress in Super 120S Wool, $262

11. Forever 21 Faux Pearl Ear Jackets, $5

12. DKNY Silver and Rose Gold Watch, $140, available at Hudson’s Bay

13. Zara Reversible Tote, $45

14.  Nine West Raelynn, $69

15. Steve Madden Presidnt, $125

16. Kate Spade New York ‘Cedar Street’ iPhone 6 Leather Wristlet, $169, available at Nordstrom

17. bebe Floral Drop Earrings, $22

18. MANGO Crepe Blazer, $99USD

19. Vince Camuto Translucent Stone Stud Earrings, $36

20. MANGO Fine-Knit Sweater, $29USD

21. Zara Geometric Tote, $45

22. Jeffrey Campbell Orwell Suede Ankle Boot, $285, available at Nasty Gal

23. CURRENT/ELLIOT Coated Ankle Jeans, $198, available at Hudson’s Bay

24. ASOS Unlined Purse With Faux Pony Flap, $45

25. EXPRESS Dusted Sparkle Cross Bracelet, $19

26. H&M Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse, $30

27. Rebeke Jewelry Long Beaded Tassel Earrings, available at Etsy

Style Inspiration image courtesy of Love Maegan

 

By Sasha Smith, Toronto

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Fashion Jobs – Sequins for the Office

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobssequinsinspiration [257079]Seen at the likes of J. Crew, Rodarte, and Rachel Zoe’s runways, sequins are back in a big way this fall. The epoch of glamour and girlish finesse, sequins can transform your look no matter how you wear them. Don’t shy away from wearing sequined pieces at work, and take inspiration from some of the pieces below.

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Style Inspiration: J. Crew’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, shot by Melissa Kravitz

1. Skirt, $50 at H&M

2. Sequined chiffon blouse, $182 at Mango

3. BAGUETTE dress by Tibi, $1047 at Saks Fifth Avenue

4. Michael Michael Kors top, $435 at Far Fetch

5. Markus Lupfer boots, $724 at Far Fetch

 

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

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Fashion Jobs – Tied Up

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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Neck-tie blouses are a fantastic option for office attire. They maintain a very professional look while also allowing room for some creativity fashion-wise. I love to pair a billowy neck-tie blouse with a midi skirt, like the Alexa Chung x AG one pictured. This look is so put together and feminine. I also love the option of pairing a neck-tie blouse with office appropriate shorts and a pair of black pointed toe heels. This blouse is very versatile and can be paired with basically any of your other office pieces. Even a sheer version with a tank underneath makes for a polished and stylish office look!

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1. Mango Sleeveless Blouse with Neck Tie, $65, available at ASOS

2. RED Valentino Tie Neck Shirt, $528, available at ShopBop

3. Alexa Chung x AG Suede Oritz Skirt, $1,201, available at ShopBop

4. Zara Tie Blouse, $49

5. Zara Check Bermuda Shorts, $45

6. Topshop Sheer Poet Blouse, $90

 

By Lindsay Mix, Vancouver (@lindsmix)

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Fashion Jobs – Totally For Pinafore

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Pinafore dresses are all the rage this season. With denim and overalls alike being a huge trend, pinafore dresses provide the possibility to combine the two for the ultimate on-trend outfit. This bold trend allows you to take contemporary pieces and materials a step further to fully demonstrate your impeccable sense of style. Pinafore dresses are great for the office and can easily be transitioned to a night-out by changing your accessories. You can also change up what you wear underneath to develop the look in whichever direction you please. By adding a knit tank underneath, you are able to play around with different textures. For a day time look, pair your pinafore dress with some heeled sandals. To transition the look to be more appropriate for a night out, pick out some great platform heels for a fun retro look.

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1. Inspiration image courtesy of Who What Wear

2. ASOS Denim Midi Pinafore Dress With Raw Hem, $76

3. Mango Denim Pinafore Dress, $20

4. Wilfred Mony Knit Top, $60

5. Zara Wooden medium heeled sandals, $50

6. Zara Studded leather high heel sandals, $90

 

By Nuria Madrenas, @Nmadren

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Interview Dressing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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Finding the perfect outfit for a job interview in the winter can be a little difficult, especially when staying warm is a main concern. Piling on sweaters can look disorganized and unprofessional, however the key is finding the right medium. An ensemble taking both style and practicality into account is the ideal goal. Unfortunately, we aren’t so lucky to live in year-round tropical weather and are forced to get creative when the temperatures drop. However, this fall/winter season, a few practical trends have surfaced. One of my personal favourites is the runway-ready oversized wool coat. Mango’s seasonal collection included the affordable textured wool-blend oversized coat at an affordable $79.95. The oversized coat gives a semi-formal, semi-casual look and can be paired with any outfit. Another popular trend this season is the printed pencil skirt; luckily warmth this season won’t be compromised since conservative is the new sexy. Zara’s collection includes a few skirts with gorgeous and unique patterns, the bright blue print pencil skirt sold at $69.90. The bold statement piece can be topped with one of H&M basics, the black long sleeved chiffon blouse at $49.95. These pieces can be easily mixed and matched, and customized to your own style by adding your favourite pumps or accessory. This outfit is suitable for any job interview and is sure to give an amazing first impression, if not land you that coveted position.

1. H&M Beige Chiffon Blouse,  $49.95

2. Mango Oversized Wool-Blend Coat ,$79.90

3. Zara Oversized coat, $119.00

4. Zara Pattern skirt, $69.90

5. H&M Black Chiffon Shirt, $49.95

6. Le Chateau Leather-like Skirt, $59.95

By: Ann-Kim Lineus, @annkimlineus

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Picnic in the Park

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

As the final patches of snow melt, there is no better time to start planning for your first picnic of the season. Whether you live by the picturesque mountains of Vancouver, or by the finest green parks in Toronto, dining outside in the warm sun is perfect in every Canadian city. Besides the beautiful scenery, the best part is that you can keep your outfit casual and comfortable for a day of good food, good company and always, good fashion.

1. Mango Frayed Denim Shorts, $35
2. Gap Essential Short-Sleeve Crew T, $20
3. Danielle Nicole Layla Tote in Yellow, $95, available at eLUXE
4. Rebecca Minkoff Bonnie Sandal in Black and Teal, $285, available at eLUXE
5. Topshop Camouflage Side Pocket Army Jacket, $88, available at Hudson’s Bay
6. Highlander Picnic Basket, $130, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

By: Gabi Pirraglia, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – April Showers

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers, well with the drizzly days on the horizon, we need to prepare with our most fashionable water-resistant pieces. With plenty of adorable accessories out there to shield us from the rain, we sometimes forget the most classic of all garments, the rain coat.

With times and trends changing from year to year, the rain coat has undergone various transformations. From the classic trench Audrey Hepburn wore in the last scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to the more modern pieces of the millennial era, we have never had more options when it comes to this outerwear garment. Don’t let the rain keep you indoors, make a splash in a trendy raincoat this season.

1. Burberry London Cotton Twill Coat $1,495, available at Net-a-porter
2. DKNY Flounce Bottom Trench $140, available at The Bay
3. Boy. By band of outsiders $945, available at Matches Fashion
4. Valentino Sheer Trench $800, available at Farfetch
5. Mango Black and White Trench $114
6. Topshop Grey Coated Raincoat $96

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Frock On

Friday, November 30th, 2012

 

 

 

It’s time to get your frock on and slip into one of these cocktail dresses to wear for the holidays. Between work functions, family festivities and merry celebrations with friends, there are a number of potential parties that call for a celebratory cocktail frock. As these events draw near and invitations begin ushering in, don’t get stuck in a style rut, wondering the inevitable: “what do I wear?” Glam up your holidays by stepping out in a stunner that will turn heads wherever you go.

For fashionable fetes and festivities, forget the little black dress, a red-hot number boldly announces your arrival or shimmy into lovely lace for a party-perfect frock to wear for all occasions. When it comes to dazzling a crowd, turn up the sparkle in shimmering sequins to spread holiday cheer or fast-forward into the season with a molten metallic cocktail dress that’s all flash and fabulous. Belles of the ball should spend their evenings dancing the night away in flirty-flared frocks or deck their wardrobes with tinsel-inspired trimmings like ruffles for luxurious texture and maximum movement.
Get into the swing of things, it’s time to paint the town with a festive fever that makes you life of the party!

1. Alice + Olivia Lace Tiered Dress, $795
2. Dorothy Perkins Red Party Dress, $48
3. Hoss Intropia Silk Dress, $393, available at StyleBop
4. Jason Wu Silk Peplum Dress $3,720, available at ShopBazaar
5. Joe Fresh Print Dress, $39
6. Mango Velvet & Sheer Dress, $29.99
7. River Island Cut Out Dress, $40
8. Tibi Cap Sleeve Dress, $495
9. Topshop Sequin Dress, $65
10. Rag & Bone Metallic Brocade Dress, $995, available at Net-A-Porter

By: Megan Correia, Toronto

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