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Entries in Florals (4)

Friday
Sep222017

FLOWER POWER | 10 Ways to Slay Fall's Floral Trend

via @howimetmystyle

While summer might be officially over, I'm not ready to say goodbye just yet. Luckily, the fashion world isn't great at letting go either. One only has to glance at any fashion influencer to see that when it comes to fall fashion, it's all about embracing the season with a healthy dose of denial. Yup, I'm talking fall florals. The runways were loaded with moody blooms that perfectly echo our feelings about fall. We love it, we're ready for it, but at the same time, the memories of gardens in bloom and a long, lazy summer can't help but bring us joy. The leaves might be falling but our wardrobes are just getting ready to bloom - think embroidered floral sweaters and jeans, pretty floral ankle boots, and fun floral printed pants that bring life to our solids and let us think warm thoughts. Alright fall we're ready for you...kind of..sort of...;)

 

STYLIST TIPS | Forget stiff and boxy; fall's pretty floral blazers are as comfy as a cardi but feel profesh enough for the office. We love wearing them with everything from jeans (casual Friday WIN) or black dress pants, a silky tank and killer heels for big work meetings where you want to leave a lasting impression. 

WE LOVE | Long Floral Blazer, $49.95, Dynamite

STYLIST TIPS | If you've already got loads of solid jeans, this fall is the perfect time to add some embroidery to the mix. These super fun embroidered jeggings are guaranteed to make your other jeans jealous and your plain tees and sweaters look extra amazing.  

WE LOVE | Floral Embroidered Jegging, $36.99, American Eagle

STYLIST TIPS | If you're on Instagram or follow any street style blogs, you've probably noticed that floral ankle boots are everywhere right now. So fun, so cute and so much more exciting than your basic black boots, these floral velvet stunners will add instant drama to any look, from a flowy maxi to your fave jeans. 

WE LOVE | Floral Ankle Boots, $79.99, Call It Spring

STYLIST TIPS | Printed pants can seem intimidating and can definitely be unflattering if you pick the wrong pair. Our trick? Look for a floral with a black base and find a silhouette that's relaxed but still tailored, like these silky slim leg floral pants from Le Château. Your black sweaters and white button downs just found the perfect partner. 

WE LOVE | Floral Print Slim Leg Pant, $29.99, Le Château

STYLIST TIPS | It's a fact: embroidered sweaters have reached 'essential' status. Wear it with the sleeves pushed up with a faux leather mini and ankle boots, rock it with jeans and an oversized white shirt on the weekends, dress it up with a black tulle skirt and stilettos. I mean, the options are endless. Oh, and did we mention it's cozy, too?

WE LOVE | Allover Embroidered Sweater, $39.90, Reitmans

STYLIST TIPS | There are days when you look in the mirror and just go 'ugh'. That outfit: so classic, so safe, so boooring. Enter the statement fringed earring; designed to wake up your look and make everyone around you say 'ooh la laaa.' Well, they might not say it out loud but you know they're thinking it. Now go put a rose in your teeth and tango your way into the sunset, you saucy thing. 

WE LOVE | Floral Fringe Earrings, $18, Le Château

STYLIST TIPS | Floral dresses aren't strictly for summer. Find a dark floral print, then add a pair of suede (faux or real) over-the-knee boots for effortless chic.  

WE LOVE | Printed Skater Dress with Kimono Sleeves, $29.99, Suzy Shier

STYLIST TIPS | From yoga to CrossFit, from the track to the treadmill, every workout will be so much better with the help of fun leggings. Bonus: these beauties look just as good for running errands as they do at the gym. 

WE LOVE | Hyba Floral Printed Leggings, $26.90, Reitmans

STYLIST TIPS | Okay, so it might not really feel like fall yet. But before too long, we're going to be layering up with sweaters and coats and pretty scarves. This season, look for luxe details like loads of material to keep it cozy, a gorgeous hue (purple is a big trend this fall so we're particularly smitten with the one pictured above) and an interesting motif (yup, you guessed it: we vote for florals). 

WE LOVE | FRAAS Floral Scarf, $44.99, Soft Moc

STYLIST TIPS | Floral blouses have come back as one of fall's most surprising trends. Floral blouses with jeans, floral blouses under suits, floral blouses with tailored trousers for work. As with all fall florals, stick with a deep base to keep it seasonally appropriate, then pick out a hue or two from the floral and run with it for your earrings, shoes and other extras to look expertly put-together. 

WE LOVE | Dolman Printed Blouse, $44.90, Reitmans

Friday
Apr072017

TRANSITIONAL DRESSING 101 | How to Look Spring-Ready Right Now

via Telegraph.co.uk

Each year, Canadians can always count on certain sure signs that winter's on its way out. Whether it's that first crocus popping out of your garden or that dude who rocks shorts and sandals on the first warm day of the year, it's easy to tell when the warm weather's almost here. Emphasis on the almost. Spring likes to tease us with its flashes of sun and double digits one day, then wallop us with snow the next. Sure, dressing is a little tricky this time of year, but that shouldn't stop you from wearing your spring things now. I'm not going to wait for the weather to make up its mind - after all, my mind's already made up. I'm in love with all of the brights and florals and whites that signal the start of the warm season. Luckily, we don't have to wait any longer to wear this season's freshest finds - simply mix your winter and spring pieces to make transitional dressing a total breeze. Read on for how to look spring-ready right now. Happy weekend! 

 

Runway image via Tibi 

1. Willow & Thread Linen Blazer, $119.90, Reitmans | 2. Palazzo Pants, $49.95, Dynamite | 3. Knit Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit, $49.95, Le Château | 4. Floral Ankle-Strap Sandal, $79.95, Le Château | 5. Quay Harper Sunglasses, $74.99, Jean Machine  

Michael Kors Spring '17 image. Credit: JP Yim - Getty Images.

1. Ray-Ban Aviators, $220, Sunglass Hut | 2. Cotton-Blend Belted Trench, $99.95, Le Château | 3. Vero Moda Off-Shoulder Striped Top, $39.99, Jean Machine | 4. A-Line Jean, $54, American Eagle | 5. Block Heel, $59.99, Call It Spring | 6. Green Blazer, $79.90, Reitmans.

image via Erdem

1. Fringe Pendant Earrings, $9.95, Dynamite | 2. Faux Leather Backpack. $49.95, Le Château | 3. Willow & Thread Sweater, $32.99, Reitmans | 4. Over-the-Knee Boots, $109.99, Call It Spring | 5. Button-Front Floral Maxi, $54, American Eagle

Thursday
May072015

MAY FLOWERS | 3 Fresh New Ways to Wear Spring Blooms

via Le Château

Okay, so I love flowers. I love them in the garden. I adore them freshly cut in a vase. But wearing them? It's tricky business. I see florals on stylish women all the time and I love to wear them myself, but when someone asks me how to pick the right print, it can be pretty tough to explain. Not only is our choice in flowers deeply personal but there are so many varieties, especially when it comes to clothes - from cute ditsy florals to abstract oversized blooms. Sure, there are certainly some tacky prints out there. But no matter which print you choose, I've figured out that you can almost always make a floral print look cool. 

The secret? Simply add graphic black & white. Whether the print itself is black and white, like the graphic tropical palm leaves shown at Nicole Miller, or you add a striped handbag to the mix, there's something about the stark contrast of black & white against a pretty floral print that always looks just right. One other styling secret to make the most of your blooms? Add classic cool girl staples. A floral blouse would look totally out-of-touch if worn with the wrong partners. But add white or distressed denim shorts, suede accessories and metallic shades and you'll look right on point.

Now that May is here, it's the perfect time to get in touch with your best buds again. Here are 3 new ways to wear florals right now. Happy (almost) weekend! 

via Kate Spade NY

1. Floral Tee and Pencil Skirt, $24 each, Suzy Shier | 2. Kensington Watch, $150, Boathouse | 3. Flatform Sandals, $32, ALDO | 4. Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $12, ALDO | 5. Striped Tote, $29.98, Call It Spring.

via Nicole Miller

1. Suri Lamb Leather Biker Jacket, $224, Danier | 2. Ankle-Strap Sandals, $70, ALDO | 3. Pom-Pom Crossbody Bag, $45, ALDO | 4. Cuff Detail Earrings, $10, ALDO | 5. Wood-Look Sunglasses, $12, ALDO | 6. Tropical Print Knit Slim-Leg Jumpsuit, $99.95, Le Château.

via Sincerely Jules

1. Ray-Ban Classic Polarized Aviators, $249.95, Sunglass Hut | 2. Floral Print Blouse, $29.99, Cleo | 3. Twill Midi Short, $43, American Eagle | 4. Fringed Suede Sandal, $65, ALDO | 5. Small Venetian Tribe Bag, $158, Roots.