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Product Developer Career

Monday, August 12th, 2019

 

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There are so many different niches housed inside the fashion industry. Whether it be in creative, public relations, CEO, retail level, you name it – the industry has it. One of the most sought-after creative positions in the industry is a product developer. Whether it be with a company in-house, or you are starting a line of your own. We have all the ins and outs for you to succeed!

 

To be a product developer, especially for brands and companies, nine times out of ten you will need a degree or certificate behind you. It can be a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree. Some fashion schools even give you a certificate in a shorter amount of time. With this, you’ll learn about textiles, fabrics, trends and get the training to draw and create the pieces.

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If you’re working for a company or a brand, you’ll need to ensure your designs fall in line with their image. For example, you wouldn’t design a flowy, chiffon summer dress for a company like Lululemon. Your vision needs to be the same as the brand’s vision, which sometimes can limit your creativity. If you are working on your own line or brand, the sky is the limit.

 

When you are designing your pieces, you also need to ensure you are picking the right fabrics and textiles. This means learning where you outsource from and the durability of the fabric. What does it feel like, how does it hang, how much does it cost? It’s one thing to think up a creation, it’s another to make it come to life.

 

Another aspect in the day to day of a product developer is research. This is reaching out to your clientele and finding out what they like and what they want. There is no point working on a product that isn’t going to sell no matter how much you may personally love it. Reaching out to your clientele isn’t always feasible. Another option is to look at past sales. What products sold the best and which stayed in a store too long. You can take that data to help you create and eventually sell your designs.

 

Being a product developer is creative and fun, but it also is a lot of hard work. It can also mean long days and many hours on end but can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding positions in the fashion industry

 

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By Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Career Advice – Taking a Mental Day Off Work

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

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Mental health still an unseen issue that many people don’t think about. However, if you’re sick with a cold or a flu, you wouldn’t think twice about taking a day off of work. If you’re feeling not yourself, burnt out, overwhelmed, why aren’t you taking a day off for that too?

 

You can’t give 100 percent at work if you’re not feeling 100 percent yourself. Like if you were to work with the flu, if you don’t take the time to rest and recoup, you’re not going to get better and will continue to feel worse. This is a downward cycle that many working Canadians are now facing. Like when you are physically ill, it is smart to take the time so it doesn’t get worse.

 

Why do we feel so guilty when we need to take a day for ourselves? Just because other people can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not real. Like self-care Sundays, sometimes you just need some time to get back to basics. If that means stay in bed and watch movies all day, then do it! If it looks like getting out in nature and enjoying your surroundings, do that!

 

Work depends not only on you physically, but mentally as well. How can you be creative or productive without being fully present? There is no need to feel guilty when you need to take a day for yourself. In the end, it’s not only beneficial to yourself, but to the company you work for as well.

 

Mental health is just as important as physical health. It’s time to drop the guilt and focus on bettering ourselves. Let’s make a change to the stigma and talk about it.

 

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By: Megan Rice, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

Career Advice – 5 Things To Take Away From Any Position

Monday, July 15th, 2019

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5 Things To Take Away From Any Position

Let’s be real- not every job you land, ends up being a dream job. We have all been in a position that isn’t what we’d hoped it would be, or didn’t quite live up to expectations. Although this can be challenging, uncomfortable, and quite often discouraging, there is always something we can take away from a job gone wrong. In fact, I can think of 5 different things (but I promise there are even more!) that can be positive, valuable, and beneficial in your experience of parting with the old, and moving on to bigger and better things!

 

1. Interview Experience

I think just about everyone gets a little “cringey” when they hear the word interview. There is something so nerve wracking about going in to meet someone new, not knowing what to expect, and being put on the spot with challenging questions, all while attempting to make a good impression. Truth is, the more you do something, the more naturally it comes. Although it may be intimidating, the more interview experience you can get, the better off you will be when it comes to killing the interview. With this mindset, you can appreciate any opportunity you have had to go through the interview process. Whether you were turned down for the job, or landed the position only to find out it wasn’t right for you, if nothing else, you can always take away valuable interview experience. You may deepen your knowledge of potential interview questions, gain new tips and tricks on how to stand out, or you may even come out with a better understanding of how to nail your own elevator speech. With one more interview under your belt, you can be that much more confident stepping into the next interview!

 

2. Working With Anyone and Everyone

No matter where you work or in what position, you can always be sure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work alongside all types of wonderful people. Some of which you’ll instantly click with, and others that may tend to work in a way completely different than the way you operate. You may have the chance to work within a smaller team than you’re used to, as part of a small local company, or within a bigger team or as part of a large corporate company. Either way, you will always have the opportunity to be exposed to new styles of learning, ways of doing things, personalities, and people of various backgrounds. Hopefully you’ll resonate with some of the thinking, habits, and methods of some of your new team members, but even if a colleague’s ways rival your typical approach, there is always something you can gain from being challenged. You will most definitely be compelled to learn how to work with, be respectful of, and hopefully appreciate others who work differently than you do. And if you’re open to it, you may even learn a new way to think about your work, and to be your most productive and successful self from 9-5.

 

3. Expanding Your Network

They say “it’s all about who you know.” And it’s true! Having strong connections in the industry can really work to your advantage in your career search and development. Simply put, the wider your network, the more opportunities you may be exposed to. Whether you stay in a position for a few short months, or a few years, it is so important to always put your best foot forward day in and day out,  to represent yourself in the best light. The people around you may turn out to be amazing connections and crucial points of contact for leading you to that next step in your personal career journey. Even if your current role turns out to be in an area of the industry that isn’t for you, who’s to say that your boss, your colleague, or even Karen from accounting who you met in the elevator, isn’t going to be helpful in connecting you to the right opportunity? No matter what, keep your friends close, and your connections closer!

 

4. Understanding Your Ideal Work Environment

Some of us thrive in a bustling office environment, while others do best working from home. Some love a quiet, intimate workspace surrounded by a small team, and others buzz off of a busy office that has many people coming and going at a fast pace, all day long. Lighting, location, office hours, and even your surrounding colleagues can really make or break your ability to get “in the zone” and get the job done by the end of the day. Although the thought of working from your couch in your pajamas may sound like a real dream come true, you may actually hate it- trust me on this one! When it comes to work environment, you truly will not know what works for you until you try. So if nothing else, looking back on a position that did or didn’t necessarily work in the long run, you can always reflect on the culture of the company you worked for, and your everyday work environment to evaluate what helped you thrive, and what may not have supported you in your role.

 

5. Finding What Fuels Your Fire

Spoiler alert- learning what fuels your passion and makes you tick, is the key to happiness in your career. If you don’t wake up everyday (with the exception of that rainy Monday when you spill coffee on your white blouse here and there) excited about what you do, then it might be time to re-assess. That being said, finding your calling is no easy feat. Often times it takes a lot of trial and error, and a little bit of soul searching! Patience is so powerful here, and understanding that it may take you quite some time, and some not-so-perfect positions to find your dream job, is crucial. So next time you’re feeling down because your work feels mundane or unfulfilling, take it as a lesson. Understanding what you don’t love gives you  the perfect opportunity to reflect, and dig deeper into what you DO love. Crossing one option off your list just puts you one step closer to finding your true passion, and to pursuing that rewarding career you always dreamed of!

 

We all know that the power of positivity goes a long way. However, staying positive while remaining in a position that drains your energy and just doesn’t feel right, is easier said than done! Use these 5 simple things to find the silver lining in any position or job, and I promise you will feel that much better getting back on the horse. Any lessons learned (big or small!)  in your journey to your dream job, can always be seen as valuable, and truly crucial to finding the perfect opportunity!

 

By: Heather Murray @heatherungraceful

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Career Advice – Put the Phone Away: How to Be More Productive at Work

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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Put the phone away

 

It’s ingrained in our daily lives – we constantly need to know what’s going on in the outside world, who has posted what on social media, how many likes you have. Our phones are constantly glued in our hands. Don’t get us wrong, smartphones are great, but they can also impact our productivity at work.

 

We’ve been there, you’re on a roll on a project or a task, and your phone starts lighting up with notifications. Automatically, as if it was on impulse, you just have to check. You could then spend the next five to thirty minutes scrolling. Then, to get back to your project or task, you’re out of the zone and it takes a while to get into it. 

 

So, what can be done to ensure that your phone isn’t impeding your productivity at work? Apple has a few great features that you can use. You can set your phone to ‘do not disturb’ during certain hours of the day, only allowing phone calls come through from select numbers if you wanted. This is great to set if you’re on a deadline and want to make sure that you won’t get distracted.

 

Another great feature that can be used is ‘screen time’. This feature breaks down what you’re using your phone for, where you spend the most time, whether it be social media, emails, texts, and how long throughout the day you’re using those apps. It can also show you how many times a day you physically pick up your phone, and the first time in the day that you did. 

 

Through this feature, you can set time limits for yourself for certain apps. For example, if you find that you’re scrolling through Instagram all day every day, you can set a limit for how long your phone will let you be on it. If you set it for only an hour, you’re going to make sure that when you’re at work you aren’t aimlessly scrolling through and maybe saving that hour for when you are home to catch up on the day.

 

Lastly, through ‘screen time’ you can set your phone to ‘downtime’ which is similar to ‘do not disturb’. This allows you to schedule time away from your phone where only apps and phone calls that you choose can come through. 

 

Smartphones are great, especially in most workplaces, but they can also be a distraction. Try to be mindful of your phone usage and you will find that you are more productive in your workday with fewer distractions.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

 

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Career Advice – Perfecting a LinkedIn Message

Monday, May 27th, 2019

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LinkedIn Message

 

As a professional, a job seeker, or just someone looking to network, LinkedIn is your best friend. However, sometimes sending a LinkedIn message can be a daunting task. If you’re unsure where to start, or looking to perfect the message that could land you a job or a connection, we’ve got you covered. 

 

Personalize 

If you’re sending a message to someone you don’t personally know, make sure you address them by name. From there, personalize your message. Maybe you are aware that they have just hosted a fundraiser, were on vacation, or launched a new project. Touch on that. For example:

Hello Jane,

I hope all is well with you. I’m sure you’ve had a busy week with the launch of your new collection. Congratulations, it looks amazing!

You are showing that you follow their work, or them on social media, so you are aware of them and knowledgeable. You’ve done your research so make sure it shows. 

 

Why

You want to let this person know why you’re reaching out to them. Are you inquiring about a position or are you looking to connect for a coffee for more insight in a field or company? Just remember whoever you’re reaching out to probably gets many different ‘cold messages’ via Linkedin, so be clear. For example:

I am just reaching out to connect and hear more about your role as Vice President of Designs with *INSERT COMPANY NAME*. I would love to chat with you on the phone for a few minutes if you’re busy or take you for a coffee to discuss this further’.

 

Introduce yourself

As they do get a lot of messages, what makes you stand out? These are busy professionals, so make it worth their while to make time for you. If you’re a new graduate and you received outstanding marks, mention that. If you’ve worked in a similar role or have expert experience mention it. Perhaps the company is global and you have dual citizenship. For example:

‘My name is Sue and I hold both my English and Canadian passports. I currently work in Visual Merchandising and have so for the past 10 years.’

 

Close off strong

You don’t want the message to be too long. When a message is too long, they will skim and miss important information, or they won’t read it at all. You want to get them hooked and learn more about you. This is key for you to ensure they want to make the time to meet you. Don’t forget to also upload a resumé as this is your informal, professional introduction. For example:

 ‘I would love to connect and chat further about your career, how you got where you are, and what advice you may be able to share as I continue to progress in my career. 

I have uploaded my resume and would love to go over it with you over a coffee in the coming weeks.

Speak soon,

Sue’ 

 

LinkedIn messages are meant to be short and sweet introductions with just enough information to show that you are knowledgeable about them (don’t copy and paste your messages!) and you are the person they need to meet!

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – How to Land the Fashion Job After the Interview

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

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Waiting for a call post-interview feels like waiting for a freshly–painted manicure to dry. So, how do you make sure to land the job after interview? Aside from having the right qualifications and making a friendly connection with the interviewer, here are 3 ways to help you secure the position of your dreams!

1. Questions!

When the employer is finished inquiring during the interview process, feel free to ask some questions for yourself. Discover which specific qualities they look for in a worker, what a regular day at the office would look like and when you can expect to be hearing back from them etc. Not only will this help you get a better feel of the company, the way they work and the person you are interacting with but it will also let them know you are serious, excited and interested in becoming familiar with the responsibilities that position entails.

 

2. Follow Up

Following up after an interview is essential! Be proactive. Sending a kind and well thought out thank you e-mail after the interview will show that you respect their time and that you are eager to be a part of the team. Also, following up can assist in setting you apart from other candidates. Make sure you don’t make any spelling errors and that you address them by the correct titles and names.

 

3. Alert Your References

Your references will appreciate you letting them know in advance that they might be receiving a call or e-mail from a potential future employer. Surely, they have exceedingly busy schedules and being informed of any sort of call will allow them to better organize their daily plans. Not only will your references acknowledge your consideration, but also they will probably be more likely to pass on positive words to whoever decides to call.

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By Sarah Said

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Ways To Get Your Career Back On Track

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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Life is full of highs and lows, and the same goes for your fashion career. You’ll have times where you feel you’re exactly where you want to be and have a sense of accomplishment. In other cases, you might be at a part in your career where you feel stuck or need more of a challenge to continue growing. Whether it’s looking for that next opportunity, or finding ways to grow with a company you love, having to refresh your career is nothing to be ashamed of. If you’re looking for that je ne sais quoi for your career check out our advice for getting back on the right career path!

 

1. Set Goals, Have A Plan

That one piece of advice everyone in your life has given you, from your dad to your financial advisor of having a plan is by no means a gimmick. Setting career goals and building an outline of some sort of plan -five years, 10 years or even three months, is extremely important to working towards your ideal of success. What’s the key to the master plan working? Knowing that you can never really plan out life, and the plan is more of a template.

 

2. Network Is Your Networth

Talking to your friends and family is always a great way to get advice. But sometimes looking to your professional network to discuss career planning might be more beneficial. Your colleagues and superiors can give you a perspective based on their first-hand experience of you on the job, and the industry you’re in. Whether it’s feedback on your strengths and opportunities or insights on potential opportunities, your professional network is a goldmine of potential.

 

3. Work With A Recruiter

If you’re looking to make a move from your current organization, you might want to try connecting with a recruiter. Once you get to a certain level in your career, the best companies and opportunities are usually filled by a recruitment firm or consultant. Not all recruiters and processes are the same, so we recommend finding someone who specializes in your industry and is dedicated to getting to know you, in order to find the right fit for you. Starting on our job board is great for finding your new career in fashion and retail!

4. Higher Education

Sometimes that promotion or new opportunity requires a bit more training or education and it’s never too late to head back to class! Some people choose to study a full degree or diploma program, while others might prefer taking a couple courses or getting a certification. There’s an endless supply of free online training that can easily be completed after work, and some companies even offer internal development courses. Whatever way you choose to go, know that education really is power!

 

5. Find A Mentor

One piece of advice any senior level manager or executive will give you, is to find a professional mentor. This is someone who has insight into your industry or company and that can provide you with advice, inspiration and knowledge to help you grow in your career. Look to people within your industry, organization or network who either you would like to learn more from or have enjoyed communicating with. Big organizations often have mentorship programs senior managers and executives participate in, so be sure to take advantage of that.

 

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By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Should You Quit Your Job?

Friday, October 26th, 2018

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I know you want a quick and easy solution to this answer but a lot of it has to do with you. Don’t forget, anything is possible and you can create the life you want. Know you’re good enough at what you do to go for it. Change things up! Create the role you want.

 

First off, before anyone decides to exit from an existing job or career, I think it’s important to ask yourself, “did I do all that I could to make the most out of my position?” I strongly believe that trying to go above and beyond your role, and creating opportunities to do different tasks outside of what’s expected of you is a great way to regain a sense of satisfaction in what you do. Find new ways to add to your current role as if you were working in the role you wanted.

 

Are you working for a company that you love, but maybe not in the role you want? Have you considered creating a role you want? Pitch the idea to your boss!

 

Beyond that, if you know it’s time for a change in career, but find it difficult to make a decision, boy can I tell you that I’ve been there! The bills always need to be paid, so oftentimes, taking the leap and quitting your job really isn’t the most feasible option. However, there are many ways to get started in exploring your secondary interests while you remain in your current position. For me, that meant starting my own blog so I could begin building up my own personal brand, as I knew that was highly important for the next stage in my career. It may be hard to find the time to do what we want to do part-time, outside of work, but it’s a great way to work towards our dream job. It’s all about making a commitment to do both if leaving your current job is temporarily out of the question!

 

Are you wanting to start your own business like I did with Style Nine to Five? Did you know I quit my day job as a recruiter for Le Chateau to start Style Nine to Five only three weeks after I had the idea?! I had a light bulb moment sitting at my desk one day. Tomorrow I will answer “how do I start my own business?” And depending on where your passions, experience, and skillsets lie, there may be several paths to take.

 

Stay tuned…

 

Christie Lohr

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Fashion Jobs – Post-Secondary Degrees That Will Help you Succeed in Fashion

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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You can get far in the retail world without a post-secondary degree but once you’re ready to move further, or more into the corporate sector, a degree and an education go a long way. It’s true, university and college aren’t typically for everyone, especially when you can learn a lot in real-world situations. However, many employers look for certificates or degrees in lieu of work experience to fill higher positions. Whether you are straight out of high school or looking to continue your education later in life, these are the best degrees to pursue if you want to work in the fashion industry.

 

Marketing
A fashion marketing degree can open many doors for you. You could work as a fashion buyer, a retail manager, visual merchandiser, a merchandise planner and so much more. You can take a fashion marketing degree in two ways. One is an associate degree, which is a 2-year program, or as a bachelor’s degree, which is a 4-year program. If you already have a bachelor’s degree in another field or specialty, then you can take a master’s program in fashion marketing.

 

Business
There are many ways that an education in business can help you in any type of field. Whether it be running a business, working in management, or you’re an entrepreneur. With a fashion business management degree, you can become a CEO, retail manager and much more. This can be a 2-year or 4-year degree, depending on the program. You will learn all the basics of running and keeping a company afloat, as well as the ins and outs of the business world.

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Design
Want to design your own clothes? Be a part of a company that you can help show their vision through their products? You’ll need a degree for that. You can do an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or a master’s program. In this degree, you will learn fashion merchandising, fashion illustration, sewing, graphic design, pattern development and so much more. If you’re artistic and want to create, this is the degree for you.

 

Styling
Are you passionate about the way you dress? Are you passionate about the way other people dress? Do you always mentally change the way someone styles their own outfits? Then work towards a certification in fashion styling. Fashion styling is usually offered as a certificate. It will teach you all about alterations, clothing construction, clothing selection, colour theory, fashion history and so much more. This certificate can land you as a personal stylist, or a stylist for magazines, film and media. This certificate can be taking on its own or as part as another fashion degree.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – Pattern Trousers Picks

Monday, September 10th, 2018

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Pre-fall is a fun time in fashion. We have the chance to mix styles and fabrics from two seasons to create temperature appropriate outfits while living out those last few moments of summer. Playing with patterns is a fun way to transition summer into the fall, and patterned trousers make such a statement. We’ve seen a lot of patterned two-pieces and power suits, but those matching sets can also be worn on their own for more versatility.

 

Bold patterns are coming in hotter than ever, and for those of us who like to have fun with our outfits, now is no better time to channel your inner Harry Styles. If you’re looking for a pair of fun statement bottoms to spruce up your wardrobe look no further than our pattern trouser picks!

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Classic Pant
Patterns don’t have to be loud, they can be subtle and classic like these houndstooth trousers from Club Monaco. We love their high waist, cropped cut and wide-ish fit, making them a perfect choice for the office, or weekends strolling through the city. Pair these with your favourite blouse for during the week, or band t-shirt while off duty!
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Wild Pant
Calling all those who aren’t afraid to make a statement, these pants have your name all over them! This high waisted palazzo style pant is a fun snake print in warmer tones perfect for the fall. Although they are a little thinner in material, throw a pair of warm tights underneath to wear them through the winter too!

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Geo Pants
When it comes to patterns, we love a good geo print. What is usually a big hit during the summer, can also be scaled down and transition into the fall for a 1960’s revival vibe. We love pairing geo prints with solid colours within the pattern to keep the look from getting too busy. Add a pair of white boots to let out your inner mod child!

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Retro Pants
Moving forward a decade with trends, are these Babaton wide-legged wool trousers in tartan. These 70’s inspired trousers come in this navy Tartan, a grey Glencheck and a brown Houndstooth all serving us a bit of a Veronica Corningstone look. We are sure these are a pair of pants you’ll want to take from the office to brunch!

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Another animal print taking center stage is leopard and we honestly couldn’t be happier. We’re a huge fan of paperbag pants, and we love the front tie and pleated waist of these Dynamite ones. These are another pair of pants you’ll want to wear not only on weekdays but maybe evenings and probably even weekends.

 

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Product Info:

1. Club Monaco Heemi Houndstooth Pant, $229.50

2. Zara Snake Print Pants, $79.90

3. Forever 21 Geo Print Palazzo Pants, $33.90

4. Babaton Rosemarie Pant, $168, available at Aritzia

4. Dynamite Paperbag Pant with Front Tie, $44.95

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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