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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Fashion Jobs – The 3 Biggest Patterns of the Season

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

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Add some life to your closet this spring, by incorporating an assortment of printed pieces.

Gingham, Stripes and Floral prints are some of the biggest patterns we’re seeing this season, and they’re coming in the form of dresses, shirts, trousers, denim and so much more. While these three prints made a loud statement on the runway, they’ll easily transfer into your wardrobe.

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Floral

In true spring fashion, every girl needs some floral prints in her wardrobe. If you’re looking for something subtle, opt for a floral bag or accessories – like a silk neck scarf or a printed tote bag. This will allow you to add a touch of femininity to your work wear without being too bold.

You can also add a floral top to your work wardrobe, as it’s the perfect swap for a regular work blouse.

If you’re feeling brave this spring and your workplace has a more flexible dress code, we recommend rocking head to toe floral. Style print-on-print items for a bold look or paired with a black blazer and heels for a more traditional take.

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Gingham

Gingham is a fun and playful pattern that can easily be incorporated into you office wear. To make your outfit more on the playful side chose something with frills or extra detailing like the fabulous pants below.

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated look, we recommend wearing a structured gingham printed jacket to work. The gingham print will give your outfit a feminine and playful dose touch.

If your style is more subtle and you prefer staying out of the fashion spotlight, try on a pair of gingham printed flats or mules this spring. This is a great way to still try out the eye-catching print without going too over the top.

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Stripes

Stripes have always played a major role in office wear in the form of pinstriped suits, but this season if you’re feeling bold, ditch the traditional thin stripes and add some bigger eye-catching stripes to your work wear.

If you prefer dresses over pants, embrace the warmer weather and rock an on-trend dress, This season, we can’t get enough of deconstructed approach to traditional work wear and are eyeing up this beautiful fusion of white work shirt, meets classic oxford. Style with a traditional blazer for the day and then rock it on its own at night.

Stripes are everywhere this spring and are definitely worthy of taking up some space in your closet. Stripes are easily the most wearable trend of the season and are super easy to style and are transitional from day to night when styled with the right accessories.

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1. Tory Burch Gemini Link Printed Chain Shoulder Bag, $525, available at Tory Burch

2. Floral Embroidered Shirt, $45.90, available at Zara

3. Embroidered Culottes, $89.90, available at Zara

4. Gingham Trousers, $69.90, available at Zara

5. Gingham Coat, courtesy of Pinterest

6. Jeffrey Campbell Ravis Bow – Gingham Mule, $163.74, available at Shop Style
7. Striped Crop Trousers, $69.99, available at Mango
8. Contrasting Dress with Cut-Out Collar, $49.90, available at Zara
9. Tularosa Reese Jumpsuit, $272.31, available at Shopbop

By: Genevieve Claire, Vancouver, @vieveclaire

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Tips For Landing the Fashion Job of Your Dreams

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Many of us have grown up with the dream of working in the fashion industry. Whether it’s in the editorial world, in a buying office or in the design field, there are endless opportunities to make a name for yourself in the industry. But how do you actually get in? Breaking into the fashion industry can be a seemingly daunting and exclusive task, but we are here to tell you that it can be done and you can land the job you’ve always dreamed of.   

So here are some proven tips that will help you make it in the industry.

Intern

If you were to ask anyone who currently works in the fashion industry, I guarantee you they got their start as an intern. At this point in the game, any experience is good experience, so cast your net wide and even if you don’t land an internship in the exact area you’re looking for, it’s still valuable to build up your resume and get your foot in the door.

Network

While your foot is in the door, it’s key to make connections for future employment (or more internship) opportunities. Attend events, hoard business cards, and make connections so when the time comes, you have a pool of people to get in touch with. Whether it’s someone who can introduce you to someone at a company you’re interested in or even just someone you see as a mentor who can give you advice, good old-fashioned networking is still a huge part of the fashion industry.

Go Above and Beyond

Showing up and doing your job is never a bad thing, but to really get noticed and ultimately to get hired, you need to go the extra mile to stand out. In an industry where there are so many people gunning for the same roles, being the first person to volunteer for a task, staying late or coming in early to help with a project, and taking every opportunity to learn will set you apart from the crowd.

Teamwork

Another thing anyone in the industry will tell you is that they didn’t get to where they are alone. Whether through networking or working on a project, working well with others is a major part of landing a job. No matter where you are on the fashion ladder, you want to be remembered for being helpful, not for how many people you stepped on to achieve your goals.

Be Kind

Although The Devil Wears Prada may tell us otherwise, you don’t need to be a hellish person to make it in the industry. Fashion is all about being authentic, and people can tell if you’re not being real, as quick as they can spot a knock-off Chanel bag. So if you’re true to yourself, hardworking, and kind, you will have no problem building a career in the fashion industry.

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Kelly McLeod, Toronto, @kellymcleod7

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Fashion Jobs – The Art of Networking

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Dear fellow fashionistas, let’s take a moment and absorb the ever so valuable advice from the one and only Anna Wintour, “In today’s world you have to interact. You can’t be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face; You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in.”

2. Anna Wintour QuoteHere we are, ambitious, driven, talented and of course, extremely stylish prospects. Our potential to succeed in the fashion industry is great and there are opportunities floating all around us. But how can we seize these opportunities and meet our full potential? Well, it can all happen with a little tool we refer to as networking. 

WHAT: Networking in the fashion industry is connecting with others for an exchange of information with the hopes bettering your career. The keyword we want to focus in on here is connecting. We all have an idea of what it means to network, but the most important part of it does not have to do with just you and how you can advance in your career or how many business cards you can hand out in a day, it’s all about the connection you make with others.

Networking is a natural and free flowing art, without having the intentions of what that other person can do for you but rather who the person you are connecting with is as an individual.

We define networking as not shying away from being your authentic self, always being sincere and respectful of boundaries and ultimately making a valuable connection.

WHY: So why do even bother? Now let’s be honest, we all feel the most secure when we stay within our comfort zones and designated social circles and do what we always do. However, sometimes it’s necessary to put yourself out there and liberate your ideas and opinions outside of your usual circle.

Networking is not something that should be used as a means of self-promotion and advancement in contacts for your business but rather to pursue opportunities that you wouldn’t ordinarily find. We network because we want to learn more about the industry we are trying to get into, and we want to be able to take what we learn and use it to drive us towards achieving our goals and feel confident while doing so. It’s extremely beneficial to be educated about the industry you’re getting into, as it not only helps you figure out exactly what you want but also allows you to be that much more qualified for a position within that given field.

HOW: You can take advantage of networking basically anytime and anywhere. Networking opportunities are all around us: from reaching to a friend of a friend who has your dream job to connecting with someone on LinkedIn who worked for a company you’re dying to work for.

While social media platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram are great for connecting with like-minded individuals, the most powerful way to network is through face-to-face interaction rather than just staying within the limits of online.

The key here is to stay open minded, friendly, sociable, approachable and curious. Always be curious about who you interact with as you never know what you can learn from them and vice versa. Curiosity can lead to asking for opportunities, opportunities to speak with an industry professional and learn about what they do and receive advice rather than asking for employment. To network, you must be willing to ask questions, listen intently and learn. 

So, ladies, turn off your Netflix, put your phone on silent and get out of your house for a while; explore, interact and network.  Over time, you’ll find that you’ve built up an organic list of professional relationships that you share your passions and ideas with that will help you get closer to landing the fashion job of your dreams.

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By: Ciara Koth @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – Spring Weather Ready Bags

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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Spring has sprung! And with the change of seasons comes a perfectly valid reason to revamp our closets with a little shopping spree, right? Spring is definitely the harder of the two transitional months to navigate when it comes to outfit choices; the cravings for summer sun and sandals get trumped by rainy days and Wellies. Our purse choices are just as difficult, as we fight wanting to bust out our favourite white tote, while muddy streets just aren’t cooperating. We thought we’d help you with these internal struggles by sharing some of our favourite spring weather ready bags!

1. Mackage Emilee Weekender

It’s All In The Bag

Who said Weekender bags are only for weekends? This quilted Mackage Weekender bag is perfect for those transition days with melting snow banks and puddles thanks to its wipeable polyester outer shell. Equipped with interior compartments and plenty of room for your work and personal items (and coat on those warmer afternoons), the Emilee tote is an easy choice for spring!

2.Bucket Bag

On The Bucket List

A must-have in every purse collection, bucket bags are perfect for those who don’t mind the lack of structuredness this shape brings. This faux leather bucket bag by Forever21 is the perfect size to fit your daily essentials and its over the shoulder strap makes it the perfect bag to use when taking transit to work or when toting around your laptop or other work essentials.

3. Gucci Soho Disco Bag

A Classic For Spring

No stranger to most of us, the Gucci Soho Disco bag is a classic that usually gets a seasonal colour refresh, and this Rose Beige version is the perfect hue for spring! Its over the shoulder strap and small size make it easy to shield from rain under your umbrella — which is essential for the inevitable drizzly spring days. This trendsetting number is the ideal bag to bring to work on a Friday when après-work dinner and drinks are on the agenda.

4. Zara Technical Backpack

Technical Support

Backpacks are (thankfully) staying for another round, and this nylon drawstring number from Zara is on the top of our spring shopping list for its functionality and style. Dual zip-up front pockets are perfect for your phone and music needs, especially if you’re someone who bikes to work, not to mention it’s the perfect size to fit your laptop and personal things!

5. Aldo Tote 2

Spring Shoulder Fling

This wouldn’t be a spring style list without some florals! This Aldo beauty comes in a variety of colours, but this floral pattern is perfect for camouflaging any dirt or stains you might pick up from muddy or rainy streets, and its varying strap options makes it a versatile pick.

6. Rag and Bone FannyPack

Trendy & Compact

Popping up everywhere this spring is fanny packs of all sorts, and we have to admit we’re kind of into it. Perfect for running errands or on those days where you’re carrying five tote bags and a laptop into the office (we’ve all been there), this Rag & Bone leather fanny is the perfect mix of practical and chic with multiple compartments and its grained black leather finish.

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Product Information:

1. Mackage Emilee Quilted Fabric Weekender, $295, available at Mackage.ca

2. Forever21 Mini Faux Leather Bucket Bag in Cream, $33.90, available at Forever21.com

3. Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag in Rose Beige, $1,170, available at Gucci.com

4. Zara Technical Fabric Backpack, $49.90, available at Zara

5. Aldo Farkleberry Tote in Bone Misc., $60, available at Aldoshoes.com

6. Rag & Bone Black Leather Fanny, $600, available at Ssense.com

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

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Fashion Jobs – Cold Weather Outfits

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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With the start of February, it feels as if the winter weather is getting colder by the day. And while we can’t actually do anything to improve the freezing temperatures, we can embrace the elements in a killer winter-approved outfit.  To make getting dressed that much easier this month, we’ve put together 3 cold weather outfits to stay warm and look cool.

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For the Office

To rule the boardroom this winter, revamp your look by investing in a pair of ultra chic wide-leg, plaid pants. These can be worn with turtlenecks and blouses or with a graphic tee if you work in a more casual office. Complete the look with a pair of warm boots and a maxi coat.

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For Running Errands

Ditch your go to leggings and UGG boots for a model off duty look. We love this street style look of pairing a bomber jacket with a pair of raw hem jeans and a designer bag.

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For Girl’s Night

A cape coat is a winter essential because it’s versatile and is the perfect outerwear for a night on the town. When dealing with heavy cape material, it’s important to avoid wearing bulky sweaters and pants. Opt for fitted tops and bottoms and complete the look with a strong heel.

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2. Proenza Shouler Plaid Wool-Blend Crepe wide-Leg Pants, $497.25, available at the Out Net

3. TOPSHOP Trumpet Sleeve Top, $60, available at The Bay

4. Ted Baker Lorca 3 Leather Boots, $199.17, available at Nordstrom

5. Lauren Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Military Maxi Coat, $439.44, available at Nordstrom

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7. Natalia High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $325.97, available at Revolve

8. Longline Bomber Jacket, $22.90, available at Forever21

9. Steve Madden Edit Bootie, $123.56, available at Nordstrom

10. Saint Laurant Mini Monogram Crossbody Bag, $2,266.56, available at Nordstrom

11. Wilfred Free Lizzie Peak Hat, $20, available at Aritzia

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13. Cape Coat, $39.99, available at Zara

14. Cyndi High Rise Flare, $102.18, available at Free People

Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Your 101 Guide to Vintage Shopping

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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Do you love that thrill of finding a truly unique vintage piece? Yup, us too. There is nothing like digging through treacherous piles of clothing, driving from yard sale to yard sale, and finally finding the holy grail you’ve been searching for. After years of wandering consignment boutiques and sketchy markets, we’ve become pros and some might even say true collectors. Herein we share our takeaways, with the learnings that only experience can bestow.  Here are our top tricks and tips for successful vintage shopping.

1.Discard the list

Vintage stores are riddled with garments and accessories that know no bounds of seasons. This means that you might walk out with the perfect pair of denim shorts in the mist of winter. So do yourself a favor and walk in with an open mind, you will thank yourself in the future.

2. Don’t expect perfection

This one should be a no brainer. Vintage stores are rife with slightly loved clothing that hold special memories of their previous owners, and as such will come with slight imperfections. Learn to love these small flaws and make sure you read tip number 4.

3. Find a tailor

Touching on tip number 3 comes the trials and travails of vintage clothing. Nothing, with the exception of that rare unicorn, will fit perfectly.  Therefore, it’s standard protocol to find a tailor to modify the garment with specific measurements to your body.

4. Unleash the barter beast

With vintage shopping comes the ancient art of bargaining. You should ask in a sweet and polite manner “Can you do a little better on this?”. In most cases sales associates are open to cutting the price down a couple of dollars if it results in a sale.

5. Be adventurous

Vintage shopping is amazing for finding unique and daring pieces that aren’t offered in mainstream department stores. Have fun styling with different colour palettes and patterns but don’t forget to balance it out with some basic pieces as well.

6. Patience is key

It goes without saying that the hunt for the perfect vintage piece takes dedication and more importantly, patience. You run the risk of searching through racks and racks of musty clothing and possibility leaving empty handed. But for routine vintage shoppers, finding that one rare piece every once in a while makes the chase all the worthwhile.

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By: Jennifer Wilcox

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Fashion Jobs – Get Ready for Sweater Weather With Our Fall Sweater Guide

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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Even though fall is synonymous with every girl’s favourite things — pumpkin spice lattes, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches — fall fashion is definitely the season’s number one perk.

While cozy layering essentials, chic wide-brimmed hats, and over-the-knee boots are definitely on our fall shopping lists we’re most excited about adding some new sweaters to our wardrobe this season.

Sweaters are the perfect cold weather necessity, as they’ll keep you warm and cozy without sacrificing style. This season, we highly recommend investing in a few different styles and luckily for you there are endless sweater options available, these just happen to be our favourites…

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Get cozied up for fall in a dreamy cream sweater featuring soft, feminine details.  We currently love this Vanessa Bruno fringe number; it would be perfect with a pair of dark jeans and a pair of camel over-the-knee boots.

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Statement

When it’s cold and dreary out, there’s no better way to brighten your mood but with a statement sweater in an attention-getting colour. This season, treat yourself to a sweater in your favourite bold hue and you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons. We’re falling for this stunning red Tory Burch sweater with gold details.

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Shades of Tan

Tan is quite possibly the chicest, and most timeless colour there is and this fall we can’t wait to get our hands on cozy sweaters done up in varying shades of tan. From soft camel to warm honey and muted khaki, this is a shade we can’t get enough of.

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Cashmere

Arguably one of the nicest and most expensive wools available, cashmere sweaters are a closet staple that every woman should eventually invest in. Cashmere sweaters are perfect for fall, as they’ll keep you warm without adding the extra weight. Invest in a classic design and you’ll be able to wear it for years to come.

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Graphic

This hot fall trend might remind you of your rebellious teenage years, but graphic sweaters with funky prints, patches, and designs are the perfect outfit addition for date-night, the office, and your weekend plans. For the office, pair a graphic sweater with a black (faux) leather skirt and ankle boots.

Product Details:

1. Vanessa Bruno Cream Fitted Fringe Jumper, $780, available at Avenue 32

2. Tory Burch Sardy Striped Turtleneck Sweater, $250, available at Net-a-Porter

3. Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater, $89, available at Uniqlo

4. J. Crew Long Sleeve Italian Cashmere Sweater, $273, available at Nordstrom

5. Marcus Lupfer Lara Lip Natalie Sequin-Embellished Merino Wool Sweater, $300, available at Net-a-Porter

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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