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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.



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.



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.



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

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By Sasha Smith, Toronto

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Fashion Jobs – NYE Skirts

Monday, December 28th, 2015



It’s that time of year again! When the holidays are in full swing and New Years Eve is just around the corner, this one night of the year is often a big stressor for many of us already. Trying to plan the perfect outing or arranging a get-together. The last thing that you should be adding to your full plate is stressing about what to wear! That is why we have rounded up some of our favorite skirts for New Years Eve. These skirts all have lots of detail going on which makes them easy to effortlessly pair with a chic black top. 


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1. H&M Sequined Skirt, $40

2. Banana Republic Sequin Pencil Skirt, $158

3. Joe Fresh Metallic Pleat Skirt, $20

4. Zara Mini Skirt with Shimmer Thread, $30


By: Tiffany Janzen, Toronto ON, Twitter: @The_Interior_

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Fashion Jobs – Patterned Tights

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


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Holiday parties are lining up and along with that classy dress codes are expected. One of my favorite ways to play up a skirt is to throw some stockings underneath. Why not make it a pair with a funky pattern? It’s a great way to add some personality and attitude to any outfit! Check these out:

Outfit details:

Olive & Oak, Bodycon midi dress, available at Bluefly
Women Heattech, knit long sleeve dress, available at Uniqlo
Ralph Lauren Black Label, cashmere cable knit dress, available at Stylebop
Thinking Outside the Jukebox Tights, available at Modcloth
Pointelle Tights, available at ScoopNYC
Evelyn, Stay-Up Tights, available at Bergdorf Goodman
Red Valentino, flared skirt, available at Stylebop
BCBG, sequin skirt, available at BCBGMaxAzria
Balmain, bandage leather skirt, available at Balmain


By: Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

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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



Photos taken by Laura McIntosh


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Fashion Jobs Toronto – Spring Trends to Buy Now

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014



By the time February rolls around, most of us are dying to get a break from our winter garb and test-drive spring trends. Of course, sub-zero temperatures can make this a difficult venture. But it doesn’t have to be impossible! Here, I’ve adapted four spring trends so you can wear them now and also later! Read on for the full scoop:




Blue is definitely the big hue for spring. Pick up a lightweight blue sweater. For now it layers perfectly with a button-up and sharp, skinny-cut trousers for work. In a month or two it’ll look perfect thrown on over shredded boyfriend jeans with flats. Marithe’ F. Girbaud Sweater, $220, available at Yoox.




Everyone from Dior to Viktor & Rolf featured pretty pleats for spring/summer 2014. Be sugary-sweet in a girly pleated skirt, thermal tights and a soft, fitted pastel sweater now. When the weather warms, try pairing that pleated skirt with a backless top and heels for a sweet-yet-sexy nighttime look. Valentino R.E.D. Skirt, $615, available at StyleBop.




Sheer fabrics are still all the rage this spring. In particular, pieces that have sheer panels are huge. The point is to show just a hint of skin or pattern beneath the sheer panel. Sometimes it’s sexier to give just a suggestion instead of a full taste, right? Topshop dress, $100.



Boxy, cropped shapes

Boxy, cropped shaped tops and jackets ruled supreme at New York fashion week. These pieces are ultra-wearable and hide any flaws on the upper body. Pair them now with a slim-knit sweater, skinny jeans and chic riding boot. When the weather warms, try them over a tank top with a flippy mini skirt! River Island jacket, $120.


By: Morgan Mullin, @MorganRubyRed

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – St. Paddy’s Day

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun occasion to celebrate and luckily this year will be very easy to coordinate outfits because the pantone colour of the season is Emerald Green. Neon colours are huge this season, but I’m excited to see this shade outshining others, because year after year colours, such as pink, blue and yellow, take the limelight. With that said, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to shop and focus on this beautiful shade to try on and stand out from the ‘default’ colours everyone else is wearing! I think it’s no ‘luck’ the Irish are so stylish; fashion is being individual and standing out from the crowd with confidence, beautiful colours that often get overlooked is a perfect palette to do just that. St. Paddy’s day will be a fun day/night as usual, but when you’re holding your green beer this year, hold it in style!

1. Style Inspiration: Eva Longoria at a Sheba event, image courtesy of People
2. H&M Dress, $35
3. Style Inspiration: Blake Lively’s Beautiful Earrings, image courtesy of Glamour
4. Stella & Dot Liz Drop Earrings, $64
5. Style Inspiration: Olivia Palermo in a fur vest and green skirt, image courtesy of InStyle
6. Club Monaco Lynnie Skirt, $45, available on Shopbop

By: Michelle Morton, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – To The Max

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

My style is very feminine, with that said my “go-to” staple is the maxi skirt. It’s my favourite article to wear because wherever I’m going I can dress up my maxi in the snap of a finger. The maxi skirt can take you from day to night and with spring around the corner, what better opportunity do you need to transition into the new season with a skirt? If you’ve never owned a maxi skirt, opt for a solid neutral colour with a high waist; it’s very flattering with a feminine silhouette. For a casual event, my favourite way to wear my maxi skirt is with a simple t-shirt, statement necklace and a fitted leather jacket; it’s effortlessly cool, comfortable and, of course, fashionable. Maxi skirts are so beautiful dressed up, with a beautiful embellished blouse, belt and pumps, you’re sure to be the belle of the ball.

1. Style Inspiration: Ashley Olsen, image courtesy of Bailey Valente
2. Free People Sahaying Slub Skirt, $72, available at Shopbop
3. Style Inspiration: Jessica Alba, image courtesy of Dress Me News
4. H&M Skirt, $40
5. Style Inspiration: Sarah Jessica Parker, image courtesy of Because I’m Fabulous
6. Enza Costa Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt, $292, available at Shopbop

By: Michelle Morton, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – New Year’s Eve Dresses

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated nights of the year; a night where hidden secrets from the year prior are revealed alongside promising hope for what lies ahead. It is the one night a year where you can promote a new you and a new attitude. I’ve rounded up the top five show-stopping trends for NYE dresses, to get you noticed on the dance floor; the dress alone will do all of the talking. These dazzling picks will give you the confidence to show your flirty side and land you the perfect New Year’s kiss. Avoid resolutions, just for the night, and be the life of the party!

Disco Fever: Perfect for a night of clubbing or a bar hopping night out on the town, where you’ll sparkle no matter how dim the lights may be.

Red Hot Tamale: Have a hot dinner date planned prior to watching the ball drop? Pop some bubbly and spice things up with one of these sexy dresses.

Modern Flapper Girl: Dressed with a sense of class and some added sass, and you have yourself the perfect “roaring 20s” party dress. Everyone will be reminiscing about the past just to strike up a conversation!

Lovely Lace: Lace is always feminine while remaining versatile. Both of these picks are muted chic, perfect for a girls night or get together.

Black Bombshell: The classic little black dress can never go wrong. Add some dazzling stilettos and mixed metal accessories, and you’re ready for all the adventures the night may bring.

Make it a goal to dress as unforgettable as the night itself. The countdown is on ladies!

1. ASOS Petite Exclusive Mini Dress With Sequin Front, $97

2. H&M Green Sequin Dress, $18
3. Guess Fit-and-Flare Scuba Dress, $79
4. Alice and Olivia Tracey Peplum Dress, $415, available at Holt Renfrew
5. Sue Wong’s Open Back Feather Hem Dress, $396, available at Bloomingdale’s
6. Parker Architect Beaded Dress, $382, available at Shopbop
7. Topshop Foiled Lace Skater Dress, $90, available at The Bay
8. Express Fit & Flare Lace Dress, $88
9. Motel Medusa Faux Leather Studded Dress, $110, available at Urban Outfitters
10. ASOS Dress With Feather Skirt, $127

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – Skater Skirts

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

As temperatures lower, we tend to get into the habit of layering multiple pieces and sometimes go a littler overboard, resulting in a more frumpy than trendy look. Who says you have to stash away those cute minis just to bear the cold? The skater skirt is inspired by figure skaters, whom themselves year round dash out onto the ice for performance in flared miniskirts with a tight waistline, creating a flirtatious and playful look. This elegant skirt is figure flattering for any body type, creating the illusion of a smaller waistline and slimmer hips. Versatile for a variety of pairing tops, the skater skirt is especially paired perfectly with those comfy oversized knits or when rocked with a ladylike blouse.

Shown on many catwalks for Fall/Winter 2012, from designers such as Stella McCartney to Victoria Beckham, this structured piece is a wardrobe essential, updating your closet with some modern sass. With our festive picks, it is guaranteed you’ll score that perfect 10 at the office Christmas party or date night out – no landed triple axel necessary.

1. Style Inspiration: Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, image courtesy of
2. Style Inspiration: Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, image courtesy of
3. Forever 21 Polka Dot Skater Skirt, $19
4. Topshop Green Speckle Skater Skirt, $25
5. Nastygal Houndstooth Skater Skirt, $38
6. Boohoo Melissa Metallic Leopard Print Skater Skirt, $36
7. French Connection Glacier Sequins Flared Skirt, $128
8. Kenzo Print Skirt, $822, available at Farfetch

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Work to Evening

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

The holiday season can get pretty overwhelming, trying to cross everyone off of your list, attending countless events while still maintaining your sanity. One way I cut down on the stress is to multitask with my holiday wardrobe. The difficult part is finding the pieces that are able to transition from the conservative office to a fun, fresh evening look. Lucky for us, many Canadian retailers have the same idea. I personally love Jacob and Club Monaco clothing; I find their attire to be so fun and feminine, yet conservative and classic at the same time. Another store worth checking out is Canada’s leading department store, The Bay which carries a wide range of designer brands from high to low end apparel including two of my favorite lines, Top Shop and BCBG MAX AZRIA. Don’t fret if you can’t make it out to the busy malls, check out websites like which offers a range of amazing designer clothing. No matter what you choose, these brands will help you look fabulous from day to night.

1. BCBGMaxAzria Kloe Lace Dress, $322, available at the Bay
2. Club Monaco Rilei Wide-Leg Pant, $99
3. Elizabeth and James Larissa Knotted Stretch-Tulle Mini Dress, $385, available at Net-a-porter
4. Jacob Bow Neckline Satin Shift, $99
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Clarice Flower-Print Twill Skirt, $295, available at Net-a-porter
6. Topshop Black Scuba Peplum Skirt, $60, available at the Bay

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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