Archive for October, 2013
With November approaching, it means we need to focus on winter and here in Canada, you have to be ready for anything. In terms of wardrobe, it’s important to build on top of fall items – read: layer in the warmth – but that’s not all. Winter brings holiday events, parties and everyday schlepping around and it’s imperative to stay stylish. So before you ponder what you need, check out our list of must-haves as you prepare for winter.
Black Flat Boots
This seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes a little reminder doesn’t hurt. The fancy stiletto boots might be calling your name, but in Canada a sensible flat leather boot is essential. They offer an edgy aesthetic, while allowing you to move about in the slush.
You need jeans all year round, but a dark, skinny jean is great for winter. Denim is warm and the slim fit will prevent the cold draft from creeping up the leg. Pair these jeans with a pair of black, flat boots.
Purchase a dress that’s worthy of envy to wear to your plethora of holiday parties. If you’re worried about a chill, it’s very fashionable to pair a fancy dress with opaque tights and a sleek blazer.
Eschew the cold air with a stunning scarf to drape or knot around your neck. If you buy this particular Juma scarf, proceeds will go to Rethink Breast Cancer!
For several years, fashion has had a love affair with leggings and slim pants and the cozier the better. They can be easily dressed up but will keep you warm whether you’re waiting for the bus or running from soiree to soiree.
The week has gone by quickly, but in a short time span we’ve seen a bevy of looks from Canada’s finest fashion designers. It really goes to show you that buying Canadian-made products is a must if we want success for homegrown talent. I encourage you all to opt for Canuck items; you’ll look sharp and be doing something great for the country!
Over the second half of the week, fashion gawkers saw the likes of Joe Fresh, Caitlin Power, Bustle and Mackage. Each brand had their own take on spring. Here are some of the styles you should be donning when spring hits.
From Caitlin Power: bold blocking and pops of colour.
From Narces: pretty frocks with feminine prints.
From Mackage: wearable classics in neutral shades and lots of leather.
From Soia & Kyo: urban preppy with a hint of safari
From Target: chic, affordable and classic…oh and supermodel Erin Wasson!
It may be fall but there’s a hint of spring in Toronto air…around the King St. area. Why? World MasterCard Fashion Week aka Toronto Fashion Week! Talented Canadian designers are showcasing their spring 2014. Top names like Pink Tartan and David Dixon have already sent a fleet of models down the runway with trendy spring fashions. We’re all salivating!
The trends so far: black and white, mod, bright white and ladylike silhouettes. There’s still plenty more fashion action set for the rest of the week so stayed tuned for more coverage.
Here are some of our favourite looks:
Photos via Flare.com