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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Now that October is well underway, we wanted to kick off the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From a Q&A with the founder and designer of Poppy & Peonies to the hippest hats for fall, here are the top articles from last week.

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5 Hat Trends To Try This Fall
The most favoured season has finally arrived and we can hardly wait for all the stunning fall fashion looks we’re going to try. With cooler temperatures comes better hair days and more opportunities for our sense of fashion to shine, and we have rounded up a few must-try hat trends to add street cred to all your fall looks. These aren’t hats to wear when you have a bad hair day and need something to cover up- on the contrary, hats are a major staple for this season, and must be worn as you would a coveted accessory. Keeping warm while still looking on trend will be effortless for you after you get some inspiration for your next shopping trip. Read the full post here

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Trend Alert: Oversized Suits
It looks like the noted line “fit is everything” has become obsolete. Avant-garde fashion is continuously growing and oversized clothes are officially the new thing as it has been affirmed by a number of luxury brands such as Alexander Wang and Balenciaga. While many still choose to be old school and lean towards the perfect fitted look when going to a night out, stylists and fashion goers today are encouraging everyone the fashion principle of less emphasis on the human figure but rather, appreciating the garment as a whole and embracing the harmony between comfort and style. The trend has caused mixed reactions however we’ve compiled a few oversized suit looks that will potentially make you appreciate it better. Read the full post here.

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5 Fall Trends on Instagram Now
Fall is such a big season for fashion, between the September shows and all the extra layers we get to wear as it gets colder we’re pretty busy keeping up. Staying on top of the shows, scouring the magazine shelves and hours of pinning your favourite looks can pretty much become a part-time job. Our favourite way to get outfit inspiration hands down has to be Instagram!  We’re breaking down our must-have trends for fall with the help of some of our fave style muses! Read the full post here.

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Q&A with Natalie Dusome founder of Poppy & Peonies
If you haven’t heard of Toronto-based handbag brand Poppy & Peonies before, you’re going to be really glad that you did. Created and designed by Natalie Dusome, Poppy & Peonies offers trendy, affordable and versatile bags that can be worn multiple ways. Style Nine to Five had the chance to chat with Natalie, who has not only built and grown the business by herself, but she has done so while raising a family. Read on to learn more about Natalie and how she started Poppy & Peonies and where she sees the brand headed in the future. Shop the full post here.

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Now that October is now underway, we wanted to kick off the new week by recaping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From how to create a harmonious outfit to the best fall sweaters, here are the top articles from last week.

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Belting Away for the Fall Season
Nowadays, it seems that belts have become underrated because a lot of women think that they are unnecessary in the wardrobe. This is because in general, women’s clothes are fitted to frame and the only time a woman would possibly wear a belt is for the office or other formal occasions. Fortunately, the practicality of such accessories has expanded in the past few years thanks to the ever-growing fashion trends and the innovative minds of millennial stylists, making them more acknowledgeable and wearable by the common public. Here are a few ways to make belts a statement and a layering accessory for the cold days ahead! Read the full post here.

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5 Stylish Sweaters You Need to Keep Warm this Fall
It is officially Fall! The weather might not be cooperating with the normal fall schedule but we have pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween to remind us that fall is here! With fall weather slowly approaching, sweaters might be an item you need to add to your wardrobe to keep you warm. Here are five stylish and unique sweaters you might love for the fall season! Read the full post here.

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Trend Report: Street Style From the Biggest Fashion Shows
September is a major month. Back to school, the fall equinox and probably the most important week(s) worldwide: Fashion Week. From the streets of NYC to the old world architecture of London, fashionistas everywhere were out in full force, dressed to the nines in their best looks representing their cities. In case you didn’t have the pleasure of globetrotting around, we’ve done our research and pulled our top looks from each fashion city! Read the full post here.

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How to Create a “Harmonious” Outfit
There’s nothing more pleasing to see or embrace than a colour or pattern coordinated outfit. Producing the ideal look should not merely be based on style matching but also ensuring that desired colours or patterns blend well together. By coordinating colour or patterns appropriately, not only will your outfit stand out and potentially be sought upon by others; it also exhibits their artistic taste and capabilities. We’ve laid out five basic tips on how to achieve the ideal “harmonious” look using the colour wheel and some examples! Read the full post here.

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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October has officially begun and to help kick off both the new week and month, we’re going to recap all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From the biggest fall trends to what materials to choose for optimal warmth this fall, here are the top articles from last week.

inspo imageBiggest Trends for Fall 2017
Fall may have technically just kicked off in Canada, but with all the warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately, it hardly feels as if autumn has actually arrived. But before our favourite fashionistas hit the streets decked out in the latest fall trends, we wanted to share what we predict will be the must-have trends for fall. So keep your eyes peeled, we predict these will be the 5 biggest trends of the season. Read the full article here.

aimeesongMaintaining Style With the Right Fabric During Cold Seasons
Staying chic in the colder seasons is really all about knowing what materials to wear. We’ve laid out the most suitable and convenient fabrics for both the fall and winter seasons that will not only guarantee warmth but are also style appropriate allowing you to still create the ideal outfit regardless of the weather outside. Read the full article here.

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We have all heard the ancient rule of not wearing white after Labor Day, and while some might believe in it, we certainly do not. In the world of fashion, anything and everything goes and wearing white after the September holiday is one of them. White is as much of a necessity as black is; it’s a basic staple whether it’s our crisp white tees or white denim. There is an effortlessly polished quality when a woman wears an all-white ensemble and we are going to tell you in which pieces you should invest in to have you covered all year long. Read the full post here.

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Whether you had the opportunity to study fashion in school or you simply have the passion for fashion (as cheesy as that sounds), a career in fashion may be for you! Now the only challenge is finding that dream job, because the truth is, we’re not all going to have it easy like Lauren Conrad on the Hills. Finding a job in the fashion industry is not only extremely competitive, but it’s also hard to find a job that’s perfect for you. But to help you start your job search, here are four career websites that can help you land your dream fashion job. Read the full post here.

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, September 18th, 2017

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We’re officially a few days away from the start of a new season and to help kick off the new week, we’re going to recap all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From some incredible women who inspire us to the hottest accessory in men’s fashion, here are the top articles from last week.

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Men’s Fashion: The Devalued Tradition of “Clutching”

As Vogue highlights, man clutches are actually a thing and such accessories do not have to
be generally attributed to women. Although backpacks and messenger bags are regarded as
more practical and convenient to carry around, man clutches are there to assist you on
daytime occasions or nights out where all that you really require are your car keys, phone,
and wallet. Read the full post here.

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 6 Female Canadian Entrepreneurs You Need to Follow ASAP

There’s nothing we love more than a little female empowerment and career motivation every now and then. Women who set their sights on their dreams and never stop chasing them until they’re made a reality; these are the kind of women that we want to give great recognition to as they set a stellar example for the rest of us hopefuls. In honour of these women, we’ve created a narrowed down list of the top 6 female Canadian entrepreneurs that continue to inspire us and are leading examples for all females who are chasing after their dreams. Read the full post here

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Q&A With Jamal Abdourahman, Founder of Vancouver Fashion Week

On September 18th, Fashion Week will take over Vancouver, and bring forward talent from around the globe. Now in its 17th year, Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers. Style Nine to Five had the opportunity to chat with the visionary behind VFW, founder Jamal Abdourahman and we got an inside look at how VFW has evolved over the years, where it’s going and what truly sets it apart from other fashion weeks. Read the full post here

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Transitioning Your Summer Favourites to Fall

Now that we’re heading into mid-September, we hate to remind you that summer is close to its end. It’s been a summer to remember filled with memories, festivals and great outfits! Although we have to say we’re totally a sucker for fall fashion, we just not ready to give up our favorite summer pieces just yet. So we’ve found five of summer’s hottest trends and how to transition them into the fall! Read the full post here

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 6 Female Canadian Entrepreneurs You Need to Follow ASAP

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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There’s nothing we love more than a little female empowerment and career motivation every now and then. Women who set their sights on their dreams and never stop chasing them until they’re made a reality; these are the kind of women that we want to give great recognition to as they set a stellar example for the rest of us hopefuls.

 

In honour of these women, we’ve created a narrowed down list of the top 6 female Canadian entrepreneurs that continue to inspire us and are leading examples for all females who are chasing after their dreams. We can all accomplish our hopes and dreams if we put in the work that is necessary, never doubt what we are truly capable and never stop believing in ourselves.

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Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche – Kastor & Pollux
E-commerce and blogging sensations, Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche are a creative powerhouse duo that has carved a pathway to success as the dynamic duo team that they are. After hitting it off as besties in high school they both discovered that they shared the same entrepreneurial spirit and came together to create their Kastor and Pollux empire; an empire which consists of blogging, photography, communications and fashion design. Working together for over eight years has definitely paid off for them from planning and designing launch parties for mega companies like Mogo, a Canadian finance company, or producing multiple videos, styling and photo projects at a time, these two are a force to be reckoned with and definitely an inspiration to us all.

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Castle Ho took her infinite love for the Victorian era and created a magical little shop of all things girly, romantic and vintage-inspired in the heart of Montreal. Ever since its launch in 2012, it has been so successful that she opened a second boutique to accommodate her high flow of clientele. Boutique 1861 creates such a unique shopping experience unlike any other, the moment you step into the shop, you feel like you’re in a girly paradise dream and all of the clothing pieces and accessories are nothing less than eye catching and desirable. Castle Ho had a vintage fashion inspired vision and made it into a reality for all girly girls to enjoy.

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Jenny Bird
She’s Canadian and she’s a leading jewelry designer with showrooms in Toronto, Paris, New York, LA, Chicago and more. Jenny Bird is not only an extremely talented jewelry designer but she is also passionate, hard working and driven, all of which was rooted from her upbringing in the small, artistic town of Elora, Ontario. Her jewelry designs have been a major success ever since her launch of the company in 2008, and Jenny Bird is now being sold in over 600 retailers worldwide. Jenny Bird is the ultimate girl boss who cannot be stopped; her jewelry never fails to be on trend and of course, they are pieces to die for!

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Breanna Musgrove – Scout & Catalogue
The Vancouver-based designer and creator of accessories line Scout & Catalogue is one kick ass entrepreneur who knows how to bring her visions to life. With a lengthy background in fashion retail, marketing, and advertising, Breanna decided to branch off on her own and create her own accessories brand that cultivates a vision of the beachy Bohemian culture. Scout & Catalogue produces high quality, hand dyed pieces that will make you want to get out in the sunshine and play at the beach all day. Breanna made this brand her own in every possible way, allowing it to be unique and set apart from any other accessories brand.

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Christie Lohr – Style Nine to Five
That’s right, our very own Christie Lohr founder of Style Nine to Five is one hustling Canadian female entrepreneur. If you don’t already know what she’s about then you absolutely should. She created the first ever fashion job board in Canada, which includes major retailers such as Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Lululemon, TOPSHOP and many more. She set out with the vision to help those wanting to work and succeed in the fashion industry. By creating Style Nine to Five, she has opened up a platform that gives all fashionista’s a fair chance to break into the industry. She has since gone on to launch Beauty Nine to Five, and even Style Nine to Five New York. Christie is career focused, driven and passionate and a leading example to us all.


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By: Ciara Koth, Toronto, @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – How to Have a Successful Fashion Career Today

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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When I started Style Nine to Five, there were no categories like ‘E-Commerce’ and ‘Social Media’ on my job board to select when posting. I had to add those categories two years ago after seeing such a shift and growing demand. About 50% (or more) of jobs posted these days are now in the E-Commerce industry. Some roles include Coordinators for Influencer agencies, E-commerce Specialists or Buyers for online retailers.

 

While we still have a number of Editorial roles regularly posted, it’s usually for digital media. Skill requirements for these roles typically include blogging, social media, and graphic design knowledge. I would suggest learning graphic design so you can stand out in today’s competitive world.

 

You need to be able to adapt to change while still keeping your voice, and to realize that you always need to work hard and prove yourself. I hear this a lot from employers. They find it challenging to find someone who is both driven and hardworking. Everyone wants their dream job NOW, but in reality, it doesn’t work that way. When you see the success of your peers on social media, it’s easy to forget that a lot of crucial steps went into how they got there. These steps aren’t posted on social, just the final product is.

 

Retail is still here, doing great and can be a very rewarding and lucrative career. Lots of internationally known companies have come to Canada (UK’s Ted Baker, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue) in the last three years, offering great opportunities for Canadian retail hopefuls. A high volume store manager’s salary can start at $75K and a Visual Merchandise Manager for Canada can be up to $100K. I’ve seen both and helped in the hiring process for these roles.

 

I’ve also noticed there’s has been a bigger push for ‘shopping local’. Therefore many local labels are really booming right now, Vancouver’s Gentle Fawn, Native shoes, Oak and Fort, to name a few, which has helped create even more job opportunities.

 

While the days of flipping through a magazine and smelling the fragrance ads or having a stack of Cosmos on your coffee table might, unfortunately, be coming to an end, there are so many new exciting things happening in this tech savvy world which we can look forward to.  And your knowledge and love of fashion as a career is still 100% achievable and relevant. 

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Fashion Jobs – Our Favourite Summer Festival Accessories

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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We live for a good party, especially when it’s outdoors in the summer with some of our favourite food, musicians, and friends. Festival season is jam packed into a few months and although we might already be mid-way, there are still a bunch of day parties, festivals and outdoor events to conquer! If you’re like us, these summer events give you a chance to play dress up and get creative with our outfits. We live for fun yet functional pieces, so we put together our must-have festival accessories.

1. ZARA BACKPACK

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If you’re a seasoned festival attendee, you know that a backpack is on the top of the list of must-have items. Who really wants to dance the day away holding onto something? This small leather studded backpack from Zara is the perfect size for all your essentials like your keys, water, phone and wallet (and won’t leave much room for your unprepared friend’s items). It’s also convertible and its straps can be adjusted to a crossbody bag, perfect for those after parties!

Shop the Look: Studded Leather Backpack, $89.90, available at Zara

2. BRIMZ MIGOS DAD HAT

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Another important item to surviving a full day of fun in the sun is a hat and the authority in headwear in Toronto Brimz has you covered. Still going strong, everyone needs to own a least one dad hat and we thought this Migos Dad Hat was a perfect fit for a summer rooftop party or music festival.

Shop the Look: Migos Dad Hat, $45, available at BRIMZ

3. TOPSHOP FLATFORMS

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Shoes can both make or break your day and outfit, so finding something that’s stylish yet comfortable is important. We say stick with a sneaker like these white ones from Topshop, perfect to wear with denim shorts or midi dress! With padded insoles and just over an inch platform these shoes will keep you dancing all day long.

Shop the Look: Topshop Commander Flatform Sneaker, $50, available at Hudson’s Bay

4. LDWEST HOLSTERS

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Who wants to be held back by a purse, or worry about your money and ID falling out of your pockets while jamming to your favourite DJ set? These shoulder holsters by LD West might just be your saving grace. Available in a variety of styles and colours, these holsters include a wallet and pouch along with a cellphone pouch in select phone model fits. LD West straps are loved by hairstylists, tattoo artist and bartenders alike along with bloggers and anyone who just wants to be a little more hands-free.

Shop the Look: Cell Phone Leather Shoulder Holsters, from $89.99, available at LD West

5. PRIVATE PARTY ONEPIECE

 

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You’ve probably seen them while scrolling through your Instagram Feed, the Private Party brand is viral apparel brand loved by bloggers, Instagrammers and even Khloé Kardashian. Their iconic one-piece bathing suit with cheeky lyrics, slang and other written quotes doubles as the best bodysuit every. You can also customize your own quote, so get your girl gang together and get creative!

Shop the Look: Worst Behaviour Swimsuit, $99, available at Private Party

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Product Info:

1. Studded Leather Backpack, $89.90, available at Zara

2. Migos Dad Hat, $45, available at BRIMZ

3. Topshop Commander Flatform Sneaker, $50, available at Hudson’s Bay

4. Cell Phone Leather Shoulder Holsters, from $89.99, available at LD West

5. Worst Behaviour Swimsuit, $99, available at Private Party

By M.J. Elle, Toronto,@TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Statement Pieces to Revamp Your Wardrobe

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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There’s nothing more exciting than the anticipation of a new season and all of the changes that it brings. The start of a new season typically has us at the conclusion that we need an entirely new wardrobe. As exciting as this might sound, it often results in frustration and a serious lack of funds. It takes a lot of planning between work wear, casual wear, and evening attire to figure out what is necessary for our closets and what is worth investing in. Rather than buying an entirely new wardrobe, we wanted to share with you a few key statement pieces that will have you looking effortlessly chic throughout the year so you can still look fabulous without breaking the bank.

1. Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits

Like all things resurrected from the past, the jumpsuit is a key piece for every woman’s wardrobe. Not only will it be the easiest and most comfortable piece you own, but it will have everyone feeding you compliments on all occasions. It’s the definition of effortless and a year round staple as it serves as a great base to layer jackets and tops underneath, and can be styled with everything from a heel to a sneaker. The key is all in the tailoring; you want the proportions to fit you like second skin and flatter every asset. 

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Kimono

Trying to figure out the middle ground between fresh out of the shower and elegant sophistication can be a little difficult with the kimono, but it makes a fabulous statement with its long line bodice and wide sleeves. There is an element of luxury when wearing the kimono jacket, and choosing a rich black or soft blush can take your LBD to another level.

3.Ankle Booties

The Booties

Booties are no longer just for fall and winter; they are a year round staple. From mini skirts to dresses, the versatility this style brings will revamp every outfit for any occasion and have you making a serious statement. The bootie has far surpassed its classic black color since it has been introduced in various colors, prints, and textures to reflect all styles and personalities.

4. Metallics

Metallic Everything

Metallic is no longer just a holiday go to but is seen as the new closet essential. It’s a fun way to be fashion forward whether your style is polished and classic or edgy and vibrant depending on the colour and texture you work with. From classic silver to eye-popping metallic pink, having a piece like a shoe or a pleated skirt in this fabric will bring a fresh element to your style.

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Embellished Bag

Whether it’s jewels or an animal print, the embellished bag is a must-have closet necessity. Don’t categorize it strictly for fancy evenings out, the embellished bag is meant to add a splash to the simplest of outfits for the ultimate fashion-forward look.   6. Oversized Blazer

Oversized Blazer

Stealing your dad, brother’s or boyfriend’s clothes has become a trend again and we are all hunting for the perfect oversized blazer. It’s all about the effortless idea of throwing on an oversized jacket to add a touch of structure a la cool French girl. Starting with a gingham or check print will get you excited to wear blazers outside of work.

7. Wrap Dress

The Wrap Dress

Cooling off in a lightweight wrap dress is giving us all the feels for the warm months ahead. Choosing a cotton or linen fabric is a great replacement for the t-shirt dress and will be your go to from running errands to running the office. The wrap dress will last you through the seasons by layering t-shirts, blouses, and turtlenecks underneath to show versatility. If you’re really into the wrap dress, grab one in silk for evening attire. 

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Product Description

1. Zip Long Jumpsuit, $129, available at Mango

2. Kimono Street Style provided by Pinterest

3. Steven by Steve Madden, Bollie Booties, $112, available at Shopbop

4. Topshop Satin Frill Skirt, $85, available at Topshop

5. Dolce & Gabbana, Velvet Embellished Bag, $4800, available at Endource

6. Oversize Blazer Street Style provided by Pinterest

7. L’Academie, The Sleeveless Wrap Dress, $268, available at Revolve

By: Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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Fashion Jobs – Wide Leg Trousers for Work

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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It was only a matter of time before our tapered dress pants took a backseat to the uber chic wide-leg trouser. More often than not, we find ourselves unsatisfied and uninspired with our work wear, relying on our trusted uniform of dark basics, so the reinstatement of the wide leg trouser couldn’t have come at a better time.

But now that summer is finally within reach, we all could use a few pointers on how to look polished and professional, while still beating the summer heat. We know how much loyalty there is to our trusted skinny and fitted work pants, but we guarantee you’ll feel the ease of a high waist, relaxed fabric for the office within the upcoming months.

Not sure where to begin? We’ve rounded up our favourite wide leg trousers that can easily be incorporated into a summer work wardrobe so you can stay cool and fresh all summer long.

1.The Classic

The Classic

These are officially your new go-to work pants. Not only will they make your legs look nice and long, but also, they are also light in fabric, making them dressy, sophisticated, and perfect for the warmer days ahead. The trick to these smart pants is to choose a neutral colour, like camel, as it’s easier to find tops and shoes to match.

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For the creative working woman who’s not afraid of a little colour, then a pair of bold, attention-grabbing trousers are for you. While you still must adhere to all office dress codes, you deserve to show off your personal style and there’s no better way than to add some pops of colour to your work wardrobe. A coloured wide leg pant has a retro feel, but when paired with a light blouse and chunky heels you’ll be looking summer time fresh.

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Small details make all the difference when it comes to style. Working in a conservative work environment often limits you to select colours and prints, but the details are what will make you stand out from the crowd. Something as simple as an exaggerated cuff, a belt, or a fold over waist band will give you an extra edge and bring life to your work wear.

  4.Casual Fridays

Casual Fridays

We all love the end of the work week when we can give our work attire a much-needed break and have some fun with our wardrobe. Casual Fridays are what every fashionista looks forward to, as you can get dressed with ease knowing the weekend is right around the corner. A great option for a relaxed yet refined workday is a printed fabric. From floral to stripe, choosing a pant with a darker base colour and a solid top is key for pulling off an eye-catching print.

5. Cut it short

Cut it Short

For those warmer summer days, a great alternative to wide leg work pants is the cropped trouser. A cropped wide leg is an easy way to create a sporty work style with a pair of pumps for the office, and chic sneakers after hours. You want your crops to be at least five inches above the ankle to elongate your legs.

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Product Info

1. Babaton Andreas Pant, 82$, available at Aritzia

2. Lovers + Friends Angeli Pant, $130, available at Revolve

3. Diane Von Furstenberg Wide Leg Ribbon Pant, $548, available at DVF

4. Zara, Flowing Tulip Trousers, $50, available at Zara

5. Club Monaco Izabela Pant, $198, available at Club Monaco

By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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Fashion Jobs – Ditch the Heels and Welcome the Mule

Monday, May 15th, 2017

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Women everywhere anticipate the moment when they can (literally) kick off their heels and feel their toes again.

With open toe season quickly approaching, let’s ditch the uncomfortable heels and go for a more unexpected approach to our footwear options. Mules are having a serious moment this year and the new ‘it’ shoe has created quite the stir.

We can’t get over the ease and comfort this shoe brings, and with all the different styles available, ditch the straps and six- inch heels and opt for a chic backless option that will have you strutting around town like the fashionista you are.

You will find yourself gravitating towards this style due to its eccentric and effortless style and because it will elevate your look for every outing. From ‘90s-inspired metallic to millennial pink, here’s the inspiration you need to stock up on a few pairs for the season.

1.Metallic

The Eye-Catching Mule

Metallic shoes are having a moment right now and silver mules are an easy way to add some serious edge to your look. This eye-catching shoe style will quickly become a wardrobe staple and will go with more in your closet than you may assume.

2.Dressy

The Elegant Mule

When choosing a mule for a special occasion you’ll definitely want to increase the heel height and go for something a bit more elegant. To achieve this, we recommend exploring luxe suede and satin fabrics with classy detailing like subtle bows and jewels.

3.Mesh

The Edgy Mule

For the girl who is low- key but still wants to show some edge to her outfit, a shorter, block heel with mesh is the way to go. This style is sleek and sexy and is perfect for a night out, not to mention you’ll definitely be comfortable the entire night.

4.Satin Fabric

The Flat Mule

We all need a great flat in our shoe repertoire, a go to when you have ten seconds to throw on a pair of shoes and get out the door. A satin mule adds a touch of fun to an outfit, but still says, “I have business to take care of.” Looking smart and polished is exactly what a satin or leather flat mule will give you.

5.Vibrant

The Vibrant Mule

A vibrant mule is perfect for the bold woman who loves channeling her inner Carrie Bradshaw by strutting her stuff in a statement shoe. If this sounds like you, a hot pink mule with floral detailing is all you need this season. This style goes with everything from a crisp white tee and jeans to a flirty, floral dress, easily making you the liveliest woman in the room.

Inspiration Image

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Product Info

1. Silver -Toned Mules with Vinyl Straps, $50, available at Zara

2. KG by Kurt Keiger Jessika Pink Suede Bow Heeled Mules, $245, available at ASOS

3. Faux Suede Block Heels, $40, available at Forever 21

4. Intentionally Blank Library Satin Slides, $178, available at Anthropologie 

5. Loeffler Randall Flower Mule, $641, available at Nordstrom

By: Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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