Posts Tagged ‘Summer 2018’

Fashion Jobs – 5 Pairs of Sunglasses for the Most Summer Shade

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

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Everyone loves playing dress up, regardless of the season and while accessories tend to be every style enthusiasts favourite part of fashion, most will usually pick shoes or bags as their poison. Sunglasses, however, are no doubt a major part of an outfit tying together an outfit’s vibe, especially in the summertime. Eyewear is also having a major moment right now over the last few months with everything from classic styles to bolder trends taking front and centre stage. We’ve scoured the street style blogs and shopped the stores to find our favourite five pairs of sunglasses for the most shade this summer.

Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses

60s Icon
Ray-Ban has to be one of the most iconic brands in eyewear, and their Round Metal is just as iconic. First released in the 1960’s, this style has been worn by some of music’s greatest legends like John Lennon who definitely helped make them cool. They come in a variety of colour combinations, and with Ray-Ban’s online customization tool you can create your own unique pair. These are for sure a pair of shades that you’ll want to hang onto for years to come!

Urban Outfitters Vintage Clueless Square Sunglasses

Valley Girl Approved
Tiny frames don’t seem to be going anywhere and what better way to feed your craving for the trend with a pop of colour? These fun vintage coloured sunglasses with square frames from Urban Outfitters are super fun and come in both bold and subtle colour options. These shades are no doubt Valley Girl approved.

MVMT Stranger Sunglasses

Classic Look
Playing with eyewear trends can be fun, but everyone needs a classic pair of frames that can take them from the office to weekend brunch and wedding season. We love these slightly oversized square sunglasses from MVMT that are the perfect balance of sophistication and edge. The Stranger frames come in both black and tortoise.

Aldo Rirede Sunglasses

Retro Chic
Everyone needs a pair of aviator style sunglasses, but they’re a style that doesn’t always suit every face shape. These retro-inspired oversized aviator frames from though Aldo has got to be the pair that suits everyone, no doubt! They have a thin frame that balances out perfectly the oversized lenses that work great for all faces and has a touch of 80’s to their style thanks to the mesh bridge.

Zara Square Cat Eye Sunglasses

Cool Cat
We don’t know why cat eye glasses took a backseat when it comes to style all these years, but we’re sure glad they’re back with a vengeance! This feminine yet edgy style works perfectly with any outfit from a power suit for the office, a sundress for beach days or jeans and a t-shirt for running errands. This square take on the style from Zara is a great alternative to the traditional cat-eye glasses, and are the perfect excuse to add a second (or fifth) pair to your collection!

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Product Info:

  1. Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses, from $193
  2. Urban Outfitters Vintage Clueless Square Sunglasses, $16
  3. MVMT Stranger Sunglasses, $85
  4. Aldo Rirede Sunglasses, on sale $11.98
  5. Zara Square Cat Eye Sunglasses, $29.90

 

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

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Summer Office Wardrobe Staples

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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With the warmer weather finally here, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear to work through the hot summer months. And as great as beach attire is, unfortunately, it’s not entirely office appropriate. Luckily, there are plenty of on-trend pieces that you can pick up this season to leave you feeling cool and comfortable in the heat, but still office-ready. Here are the top five wardrobe staples to include in your summer work wardrobe

Shirtdress

Shirtdress
When you’re looking to get out the door quickly in the mornings, a shirtdress makes getting dressed a snap. They’re a great versatile piece to have, especially in a cotton or linen to keep you feeling cool throughout the day.

Culottes

Culottes
Staying breezy and comfortable is the key to summer dressing, which can sometimes be difficult to adhere to while still maintaining a professional look. Enter the culotte: pants that are loose enough for a hot summer day, but still manage to make you feel put together and stylish.

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Printed Camisole
A printed camisole is a piece likely hanging in your closet that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. As for styling one, it works just as well with a pair of jeans on a casual day as it does with a blazer for a more polished vibe.

Jacket

Layering Jacket
In an office with a constantly changing temperature, the best way to be prepared is with a lightweight jacket. A denim jacket, a blazer, a military jacket, or even a cardigan are all great choices to keep on hand at your desk to throw on when the AC starts blasting.

Sandal

Chunky Sandal
One of the best things about summer is the ability to wear any type of shoes and not having to worry about your feet ending up wet or cold. Sandals with a comfortable heel in a neutral colour are a great office shoe to go with every possible outfit. Sandals are sometimes considered an office no-no, so just be sure to double check your company’s dress code to be sure that they’re allowed.

 

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By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, @kate.mendonca

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