Always a big question I get as we get close to Labour day is ” Can you wear white after Labour Day?” The answer is yes and no. A bit of history for you, this “no white after Labour day” started in the 1800′s. The wives of the super-rich ruled high society with an iron fist after the Civil War. As more people became millionaires, it was difficult to tell the difference between old money, and those who only had “vulgar” new money. By the 1880s, in order to tell who was acceptable and who wasn’t, the women who were already “in” felt it necessary to create dozens of fashion rules that everyone in the know had to follow. That way, if a woman showed up at an event in white, but it was after labour day, the other women would know not to give her the time of day.
Since many of you have invested in quality white pieces over the summer and would like to still get some use of of them coming into fall I have listed a few ways that you can keep them in rotation.
1. A white blazer: If you’re planning on wearing one in the fall, pair it with a black or grey tank or turtleneck and dark skinny jeans, instead of the loose camisole and shorts you’ve been wearing it with all summer. This makes it more season-appropriate. Shop my favourites here, here and here. I found this Rag and Bone one on sale here.
2. A white belt: “This accessory mixed in with neutral-colored bottoms and a colorful top offers up a colorblocking effect, which is a very stylish move. You can throw on a black blazer to make it a bit more fall. Find my favorite’s here and here.
4. White pants: “These can read the wrong season unless they’re in a fall fabric. You wouldn’t want to wear a white silk pant in the winter, however you could pair a white denim pant with a suede shoe or black pump and that’s totally acceptable.” My favourite white jeans for fall: here, here and here.
It’s that time of year again, in the world of fashion fall and winter have been unveiled in the stores half way through summer. The fall trends for 2014 are looking amazing. I mean who isn’t excited about oversized sweaters, motto jackets and cozy scarves. There are may trends out there but I have listed my top favourite trends and the most wearable pieces.
The Over Sized Sweater – By far the fall favourite for every one…the chunky sweater. I really like the texture and the colour of this sweater by L’AGENCE. It has a soft, chunky knit, knotted leather buttons a bit of a vintage charm, and patch pockets at the hips. Pair it with skinny jeans a classic white tee and a pair of booties or high tops.
If you are looking for a cardigan that is a bit dressier try this minimalist Brochu Walker cardigan.
The Wrap Coat – Ever wish you could walk outside in your cosy robe, well now you can. The wrap coat is your new favourite fall piece. Cosy, classy, comfortable and right on trend. As we come into fall I tend to stick to grey, white and black. I love this one by Vince it is asymmetric with leather piping, perfect for running errands or heading out to dinner.
This wrap coat by Ralph Lauren is also a classic piece.
How could you not love this Vivienne Westwood oversized woven one.
Fall Sneakers – Much to our excitement the humble sneaker came down the runway for fall 2014 and has been ordained the season’s superstar. I have these Ash high tops and I love them. Easy to wear with a chunky sweater and skinny jeans, or even dress them up with a blazer, white tee and skinny jeans. Check out these here and similar here. New Balance has been making waves in the sneaker world and are easy to throw on with a sweatshirt and look cool and comfortable.
This Steve Madden quilted slip on has a very classic look.
Theses Jeffery Campbell ones are fun, add light coloured jean shorts and a grey shirt or sweater. Keep the colour just to the feet and everything else neutral.
Fall Orange – Pops of tangerine were all over the fall runway. Try integrating a piece or two into your wardrobe this fall for a little fun. This Petit Bateau Lemurien Long Sleeve Sweater is a perfect addition to your wardrobe. The Christopher Kane orange sweatshirt would look great to run errands or wear out on the weekend.
Metric orange cotton blend jeans from Notify.
Orange Tiered dress from Milly.
Animal Motif – Always a favourite and holding it’s fashionable ground for yet another year, animal prints are looking great for fall. This Joie sweater is an subtle way to join the trend and add a little excitement to your wardrobe.
Love this Diane Von Furstenberg dress I found on sale at the Outnet.
Animal Print Skinny Jeans from Just Cavalli also on sale at the Outnet.
I am typically a black, white and grey girl but in the summer I feel like throwing in some fun colour. Lace is hot this summer, and I live in my jean shorts so I am always looking for a way to dress them up.
Top : Mint Green Lace from Chicwish
Belt: Tylie Malibu ( Vintage)
Sandals: Jack Rogers
Shades: Ray Bans
Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Football season is upon us! Regardless of what team you are cheering for, if you are headed to the game getting dressed can be tough. If you are like every other girl out there you want to look cute, but if you dress too girly you will look like a dork and feel totally out of place. We all love to watch the cheerleaders but you defiantly must not take your cues from them. Here are a few style cues from celeb sports fans.
When in doubt add accessories. A classic tank or long sleeve tee and jeans is perfect, add the layered bracelets to complete your easy laid back girly but not too girly look. These ladies look great court side. Find some cool bling to add to your arms here, here and here.
A pair of awesome shades. For game-day I love aviators and wayfarers like Amanda Seyfried is wearing—they’re a little more sporty than a few other shapes. The UCLA game or San Diego Chargers is not the place for massive oversized shades. Keep those for the Hampton’s or a pool day at the Montage or The Ritz. Find Amanda’s wayfarers here, my personal favourite Persol ones here or pick out a pair you love from these aviators here.
Pair a bright red pout with something casual for fun. It’s best to skip the bold lips with anything dressy—it can make you look high-maintenance.
When it is a bit colder throw on a team toque. Find your favourite team toque here.
Let’s be honest most of you can pull all of this off. Throw on your vintage or fitted jersey with a pair of cutoffs and a baseball hat and you are golden. Red lips, cool shades and a bit of bling all look good to. Make it personal and have fun. Take these sweet style cues from celeb sports fans next time you’re headed to the field…or stadium…or court
Enjoy the game!
Its wedding season again and invitations to summer weddings have been rolling in, you need something nice to wear pronto. It’s tough sometimes to know…do you opt for a glammed-up gown? A cute minidress? Something alternative and edgy? I compiled a short list of a few of the types of weddings you may encounter and an example of a style for each.
Preppy Summer Wedding: A Vintage-Inspired Dress
I always like a 50s-inspired fit-and-flare shape with an updated striping. This fun dress would be perfect for an outdoor wedding on the water or for a cocktail-attire indoor reception. Find this one here.
Garden Summer Wedding:
We have all had that one summer with, like, five weddings on the calendar, and sometimes you have to recycle your dress. The floral maxi (or gown, depending on your occasion) will have you covered for many different types of weddings. If it is more formal add statement earrings, strappy heels, and a boxy clutch. A garden ceremony, change your shoes to Flat sandals leave your hair down and wavy and you are done. Find this floral favourite here.
Day-to-Night Summer Wedding: A Simple Lace Shift
I think one of the prettiest trends of the summer is lace. White lace is reserved for the bride, so don’t pull that dress out…today is not your day. This Dolce Vita blue dress by is the prettiest way to get your lace fix without taking away from your friends big day. Some of my other favourite blue lace dresses here, and here.
Fashion Forward Formal Wedding: The Jumpsuit
For an fun and edgy but very appropriate formal wedding outfit try a chic and very elegant jumpsuit. Keep it streamed lined and tailored. Add silver or black strappy sandals or pumps and a matching clutch. I like hair slicked bak with this look , into a bun or a pony at the back. Find this one here. A few others here and one of my favourite companies Tart here.
Good Luck shopping! Drop me a line if you need help!