Sure, shorts and flip flops are a must for the long weekend, especially when you’re at the cottage. Some of us, however, will be staying put but that doesn’t mean we’re staying in. Long weekend barbecues, fancy catch-up dinners with the girls and date nights mean your clothes need to be way stylish throughout the weekend. Having said that, chic and comfortable is ideal for the Victoria Day weekend.
An oversized, brightly hued top can be your best friend. It’s comfortable and trendy. What more can you ask for?
Printed leggings are perfect because they’re stretchy (for dancing, perhaps?) and they make a cool statement versus classic black.
If you decide to go the t-shirt and jeans route, there’s nothing wrong with that, but complement the look with a dazzling necklace or statement earrings.
Who doesn’t feel feminine in a summer dress? For cooler evenings top with a denim jacket or cropped blazer.
One of the most feminine features in fashion has to be ruffles. Blame your ornate childhood dresses and Bo Peep baby wear, but ruffles are quintessentially girly; they’re also one of Spring/Summer’s hottest trends. Balenciaga and Givenchy used ruffles throughout their collections, often in not-so-subtle ways.
It’s easy to fall under a ruffled fashion spell. Despite being very girly, they can also be sexy, like the costumes of a Spanish señorita. The ruffles can appear on the sleeves, at the collar or on the skirt and alter the vibe they give off. Like many fashion trends, ruffles are best to be worn in small doses, if not you’ll end up looking like the aforementioned Bo Peep. I’m a huge advocate for balance, so if you’re wearing the waves on top, keep it simple on the bottom.
Check out how some of the world’s top designers used ruffles in their collections. Let us know if you’re keen on donning them.
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Who doesn’t adore loose and oversized items? For practical reasons, baggier garbs are comfortable, but they offer a whimsical-meets-hippie vibe that can easily be infused in any wardrobe. The oversized look has been with us for several seasons and is coveted, famously, by the Olsen sisters.
The ideal way to wear something billowing is to pair it with something slimmer at the bottom, whether it be a pencil skirt or skinny jean. This gives balance to the outfit and doesn’t completely hide your figure. On the other hand, designers are often pairing oversized skirts with loose blouses and if you’re daring enough, why not try it? However, I’m sure your fella will be desperate for you to pull out your Herve Leger bandage dresses!
The trend is sticking with us and luckily, The Peacock Parade has plenty of oversized-goodies available to pack your closet with style and comfort!
Last night, all fashion eyes were on New York City as it was host to the 2013 Met Gala. Stylish celebrities, designers, icons, socialites and paparazzi showed up to celebrate what’s often referred to as the “fashion Oscars.” With plenty of eye-popping gowns to leave us all envious, there were a few fashion blunders on the red carpet - Kim Kardashian, I’m looking at you.
This year’s theme was “Punk: From Chaos to Couture.” It’s fitting that Christina Ricci showed up in Vivienne Westwood, as Westwood is the queen of punk-chic. Check out some of our favourite Met Gala 2013 looks. Let us know which one is your favourite.
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