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Fashion Jobs – 7 ’90s Trends That are Coming Back and Here to Stay

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

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Let’s be real, the ’90s were probably one of the best decades we’ve ever gone through. Not only for culture but for fashion as well. Who doesn’t want to have a dance party whenever they hear the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys or N’SYNC?  Fans still love their music so much these groups have even planned mini-comebacks. Who didn’t love Tamagotchi, Pokemon and the fun things you would get in your cereal boxes? While some things should really stay in the ’90s, like the infamous matching denim outfits worn by Britney and Justin, some things were made to last forever, including certain fashion trends. 

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Chokers
In the ’90s, chokers were seen on every young woman. The iconic plastic, braided, dark coloured choker was an outfit staple. Now, they are found in velvet, leather or gold, the options are endless. These pieces are no longer seen as ‘teen’ jewellery, but as a real way to accessorize. 

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Overalls
Think Mary-Kate and Ashley after the Full House years, styled with cute graphic-tees and colourful crop tops. While they may have been bulky and childish back then, overalls have gotten a total makeover. Overalls are now a made with a sleeker line and a sexier feel. No longer will you feel like a painter, you’ll feel like you’re ready to take on the world.

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Denim Skirts
One trend we’re thrilled to see making a comeback is denim skirts. making a huge comeback. You can find them distressed, a-line with buttons, or just plain denim. Not only can denim skirts be worn as a fun and flirty outfit to hang out with your friends, but it can also be transitioned for work. Throw on an oversized blazer, a dark denim skirt, a fitted blouse with tights and heels, and you are all set.

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Two-Piece Matching Sets
As if! Matching sets are as iconic as Cher’s yellow plaid set in Clueless. These sets have now been taken into the 21st century. Not only can you get a coordinating set in tops and skirts, but you can also find flowy trousers and a crop top. The two-piece sets of now make you feel sexier and confident rather than ‘matchy’. They are also super fun to mix and match.

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Fanny Packs
Fanny Packs are the most convenient fashion piece you can have. Biking along the Seawall in Vancouver? You don’t want to have to worry about lugging your purse around. Throw your ID, credit cards, cash, or whatever your necessities may be, and carry them around hands-free.

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High-Waisted Jeans
They were first introduced in the ‘70s, reborn in the ‘90s, and now they have been completely redesigned today. With more options than just flairs or ill-fitting grunge denim, you can now find the high-waisted ‘mom-jean’, super skinny jeggings, and distressed. Jeans can sometimes be boring, why not have some fun with high-waisted jeans.

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Strappy Heels
Circa Sex and the City, strappy heels were everywhere. Who didn’t follow SJP’s character Carrie’s, fashion choices? Everyone wanted those Manolo Blahniks she registered for when she married herself. Strappy heels are a great way to make shoes match every season of outfits. Perfect with a little mini dress or skinny jeans, these heels can be dressed up or down.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – Staple Pieces to Take You Through The Summer

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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As fun as summer style can be, it can sometimes be challenging to find pieces that are not only work appropriate but also worth the price tag, considering the lack of fabric usually involved in summer clothes. Especially with the style trends leaning towards mini and cropped everything it can be harder to nail down those classic pieces that can not only take you through summer at the office but also be worn during the warming spring and fall months. We’re big believers in investing in classic wardrobe choices that will last you over the years and seasons, so we picked out some of our favourite staple pieces to take you through the summer!

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The Blouse
A blouse is such a classic and timeless piece to own, a T-Shirt cut is a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Not only do the shortcut sleeves work great for the warmer months, but also can be worn under a blazer or cardigan as it gets cooler, so you have longer to style this piece! We love this one by Community at Aritzia with the perfect balance of a classic cut paired with a slightly oversized fit.

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The Loafers
A shoe that will probably never go out of style is the Gucci Princetown loafer that’s been going strong over the last few years. This full coverage mule is the perfect transitional footwear to take from Spring through to Fall and goes with pretty much everything from sweatpants to skirts making it a great staple loafer. We love the playful embroidery that’s still fun without being too in your face.

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The Sunnies
It wouldn’t be summer without sunglasses, although if you ask us they can totally be pulled off all year long, especially on those bright snowy days. This is a classic Ray-Ban style that seems to make it’s way back to the trend lists every couple years, so they’re definitely worth buying. We love this blacked out pair but with the Ray-Ban customizing feature online you can create a pair to match your vibe.

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The Skirt
Denim skirts are totally back onto the “Yes” list this year and we couldn’t be happier to revive our mid-2000’s wardrobe. But if you didn’t think to keep your favourite denim skirt you’re in luck because they are pretty much everywhere. We fell in love with this one from All Saints thanks to it basically being the ideal denim skirt: perfect length that’s not too short but still great on those warm days, the right amount of distressing making them casual-day appropriate and a great shade of blue that right in the middle, being not too light for transitioning into fall.

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The Hat
Baker boy, Fiddler or Captain? Whatever you want to call these caps they’re pretty much THE hat of the last few seasons, pushing out dad caps to take over streetstyle. We have to admit, we probably own more than one and definitively aren’t ashamed of it. This Brixton Fiddler Cap is perfect for the summer with its light coloured and breathable fabric. It also comes in a few colours so if you love it as much as we do you too can own more than one!

 

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Product Info:

  1. Community Howley Blouse, $78, available at Aritizia
  2. Gucci Princetown Embroidered Leather Loafer, $975
  3. Ray-Ban 3447 Round Metal Sunglasses, starting at $213
  4. All Saints Star Skirt, $150
  5. Brixton Fiddler Cap in Off White, $48

 

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

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Spring Trends to Start Wearing Now

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

 

Fashion is often looking ahead to the next big trends, and it can definitely be challenging to think about spring fashions while it’s still the dead of winter here in Canada. If you’re looking for a little inspiration on how to incorporate some of this season’s biggest upcoming trends into your existing wardrobe, here are our top five picks for what to look out for on your next shopping trip.

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1980’s Glam
Taking inspiration from the decade of indulgence and extravagance, this trend is one to try if you’re looking to stand out in a crowd. For evening, go for pieces with plenty of sequins and volume, but this trend can also work in a daytime setting. Look for oversized sleeves and big shoulders, and try a pleated pant for the ultimate 80’s-inspired outfit.

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Trench Coats
An easy piece to work into your existing wardrobe, a trench coat is a classic that every woman should own. Look for a trench in a draping fabric that can be layered under a heavier coat while the weather is still cool, but can be worn on its own in the coming months. If you’re looking for a trendy option, a patterned or a PVC style is your best bet for spring.

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Logomania
In another nod to the excess and glamour of the 1980’s, fashion houses are going big with their logos this season. To avoid looking like a human billboard, choose one piece with a loud branded graphic to add a hit of personality to any outfit. From sweaters to sneakers to handbags, if you can dream it, chances are there’s a branded fashion piece calling your name.

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Yellow
Called the new “Millennial Pink” by some, “Gen Z Yellow” might just be the perfect colour to inject some spring-time fun into a late winter wardrobe. Ranging from shades of bright yellow to buttery pastels, this vibrant colour has already started hitting major fast fashion retailers like Zara and H&M so you can start embracing the sunshine early.   

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90’s Accessories
What’s old is new again, so take inspiration from minimalist 90’s accessories this season. Celebs like Gigi Hadid have been spotted in small sunglasses for months, and street style stars have begun embracing scrunchies, banana clips, and chunky hoop earrings again. You may still have some of these lying around the house from the first time they were in style, so go ahead and dust them off this spring!

 

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By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

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Fashion Jobs – Trend Alert: Stripes

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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Similar to polka dots, stripes are one of the most recurring prints in the domain of fashion trends. Vertical or horizontal, wide or slim, stripes are universal and timeless. Even if you’re an individual who shies away from prints, there is still a good chance that you will wear lines once in your life. To fashion experts, stripes are generally considered neutrals because of their versatility. They are so versatile they can be coordinated with other prints and are appropriate for practically any occasion. The comeback of stripes this year timed perfectly with the end of the winter approaching, which is an implication to prep our wardrobe for the warmer seasons ahead! To further hype you up for spring and summer, check out some of these chic striped pieces that are suitable for any outfit!

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Striped Top
As if wearing a striped top isn’t a stand out enough, wear one with ruffles or fringe to exude total sophistication like this top from Club Monaco. Also, don’t be daunted to wear horizontal stripes because they exhibit as much style as vertical stripes.


Shop the look: Roverbs Top, $188, available at Club Monaco

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Striped Bottoms
Wearing striped pants can be intimidating as it provides more coverage. Two advantages of wearing lines beneath are: they make your legs look a mile long and they instantly dress an outfit up. Coordinate them with a basic top for a balanced look or if you’re adventurous enough, wear a different printed top.

 

Shop the look: Stripe Trousers, $49.90, available at Zara

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Striped Dress
Like striped pants, striped dresses also have the tendency to elongate the body, especially if they go past the knee. Make sure to coordinate with basic accessories to harmonize your overall look.


Shop the look: Fitted Dress, $39.99, available at H&M

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Stiped Accessories
Again, if you need that quick statement pop in your outfit, a striped accessory is your friend.

 

Shop the look: Skinny Striped Silk Scarf, $25.56 available at J.Crew

 

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Product info:

  1. Roverbs Top, $188, available at Club Monaco
  2. Striped Trousers, $49.90, available at Zara
  3. Fitted Dress, $39.99, available at H&M
  4. Skinny Striped Silk Scarf, $25.56, available at J.Crew

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Trend Alert: Leopard Prints

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

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Leopard prints are one of the many timeless trends that will always be cherished by both high fashion enthusiasts and the commons. Depending on the occasion, leopard prints can exhibit particular vibes that can range from sensual to classy to festive. 

The return of this trend perfectly timed with the holidays, as many fashion labels embrace the animal print in many of their “party” collections to produce more statement pieces. We’ve compiled a list of popular leopard printed pieces today, as well as some quick styling tips to help you pull them off with confidence in holiday events!

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Leopard Print Tops
One of the easiest statement pieces that can be worn for dressy occasions. Make sure to tone down the outfit down with subtle coloured bottoms and simple jewellery.

Shop the look: Printed High Neck Top, $49.90, available at Zara

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Leopard Print (Slip) Dresses
As if slip dresses aren’t risqué enough, consider wearing a leopard printed one to add that extra spice! Wear a long sleeve top underneath for a stylish yet practical appearance.

 

Shop the look: Paz Dress, $99, available at Club Monaco

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Leopard Print Bottoms
Depending on what top you wear, your overall appearance can vary between sexy and chic. Pair it with a revealing form-fitting top for a night out look or with a long sleeve blouse or shirt for a composed business-esque look.

Shop the look: Bohoo Leopard Print Mini Skirt, $30.57, available at ASOS

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Leopard Print Outerwear
Release your inner diva by putting on a leopard printed coat! Recommended for “bougie” or high-profile events.

Shop the look: Faux Fur Coat, $89.99, available at H&M

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Leopard Print Shoes
Rock a pair of these to simply add that pop of contrast to any outfit!

Shop the look: Hoxton Ankle Boots, $123.45, available at Topshop

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Product info:

  1. Printed High Neck Top, $49.90, available at Zara
  2. Paz Dress, $99, available at Club Monaco
  3. Bohoo Leopard Print Mini Skirt, $30.57, available at ASOS
  4. Faux Fur Coat, $89.99, available at H&M
  5. Hoxton Ankle Boots, $123.45, available at Topshop

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Biggest Trends for Fall 2017

Monday, September 25th, 2017

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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.

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Red
The colour red is said to be the hottest hue for fall. This fall, get your hands on something in fire engine or cherry red, like this pleated dress from H&M as it’ll add the perfect pop of colour to your wardrobe and can be worn to and from the office with booties, flats or heels.

 

Shop the Look: Pleated Dress, $29.99, available at H&M 

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Power Suits
After checking out the street style looks from our favourite bloggers at New York Fashion Week, we have a feeling that power suiting will be everywhere this season. But rather than fitted silhouettes, you’ll see more relaxed and ‘90s-inspired office attire. If you want to try a power suit for yourself, we recommend opting for a luxe fabric like velvet or a statement colour like hot pink. We currently can’t get enough of this velvet suit combo, as it’ll bring a touch of high fashion to any office.

 

Shop the Look: Velvet Palazoo Trousers, $39.90, available at Zara and Oversized Velvet Blazer $49.90, available at Zara 

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Bold Patterns
There’s nothing better than an attention-grabbing outfit in a playful, bold pattern. And this season, you’re going to see bold patterns everywhere. From funky florals and polka dots to stars and bold stripes, you’ll find bold patterns on all your favourite fall pieces.

 

Shop the Look: Maples Pleat Playsuit, $595, available at Zimmermann

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Belted Trousers
Drawstring and belted bottoms were seen everywhere this summer, and it looks they are going to be even hotter this fall. We’re loving these chic belted trousers from Aritzia, as they can be worn dressed up to the office or worn casually with a pair of mules and a graphic tee.

Shop the Look: Wilfred Jallade Pant, $135, available at Aritizia

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Baker Boy Hats
The final trend we think will be blowing up this season is the baker boy hat. It will add a subtle touch of sophistication to any look and will give you serious cool points. Style a baker boy hat with a pair of bell bottoms and a striped tee for ultimate French girl vibes.

 

Shop the Look: Glamorous Navy Baker Boy Hat, $29, available at Asos. Also view this style.

 

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Product Info:

1. Pleated Dress, $29.99, available at H&M
2. Velvet Palazoo Trousers, $39.90, available at Zara
3. Oversized Velvet Blazer $49.90, available at Zara
4. Maples Pleat Playsuit, $595, available at Zimmermann
5. Wilfred Jallade Pant, $135, available at Aritizia
6. Glamorous Navy Baker Boy Hat, $29, available at Asos

 

By: Najja Morris, Toronto, @najjamorris

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