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Chunky off shoulder knit, distressed jeans and suede black platforms are the perfect laid back combo. Toronto has been blessed with amazing weather lately and I had to bring out my distressed denim before it gets cold again. I have always loved the distressed denim trend, but found it quite tricky pairing it with certain items in my closet. I don't usually wear jeans with this much rips especially with both my knees exposed, but I loved the high-waisted style and cut of the jeans, so I had to purchase this great find. The slouchiness of the sweater pairs well with the laid back distressed jeans and to add the perfect accessory I wore a silver double wrap belt to continue the cool colour palette of metallic and grey. The sweater itself brings out a feminine appeal with the off shoulder neckline, but when paired with these light grey jeans it creates a tomboy and grungy outfit. For shoes, I wore my black platforms to complete the look. 

Off Shoulder Knit HERE 

Distressed Jeans HERE 

Suede Platforms Similar HERE

Double Wrap Belt HERE

21/02/2017 0 comment
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Chilly temperatures are upon us and there is no better time to invest in the winter staples we need this season. While the cooler air can be frustrating to work with, it also provides a great opportunity for spicing  up your look. Also how can we forget Valentine's day is right around the corner, so bring out the hint of red, pink and white's from your closet! Peacoats and midi-length coats are a must have for any outfit especially when you want to look more put together than the heavy down parkas you may wear on a daily basis. Here are some outfit inspirations with coats of different style and length. Coats in shades of grey and tan are seen everywhere on runways, stores and online sites, but if you want to change things up a bit, burgundy and maroon are other options as well. The first look is a classic attire with a grey peacoat and grey scarf. Although white and black are easier to work with, grey isn't as hard as it seems. Many don't realize that pairing different textures of grey and adding accessories like a silver necklace or bracelet really help bring an all grey outfit to the next level. For shoes or heels opt for colours such as white, black or even red. The pop of colour will bring out an all grey outfit.

 

The second pairing is the famous tan or coffee coloured coat. I'm sure many of you have this classic coat in your closet. To change things up a bit, add a (faux) fur collar to glam up a regular outfit. The fur brings out a more feminine look and is great for brunch and transitioning to an evening date night or a stroll around town. Wear your favourite winter outfit and top if off with black booties and you are good to go! 

Aside from the classic colour palettes that everyone gravitate on, maroon and burgundy are becoming a huge hit for outerwear, especially in the traditional peacoat style. Rocking a red coat can sometimes be intimidating, on top of that a peacoat can sometimes look more masculine or oversized when paired the wrong way. In this pairing, I chose again another (faux) fur collar, but in black this time. I will admit this is a more daring look and may not be everyone's taste, but personally I love the contrast between the red and black. It gives out not only a feminine touch, but a royal and lavishing appeal. Wear your go to pointed black heels and you have yourself another personalized winter outfit. 

10/02/2017 0 comment
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I find that with fashion I go through different fazes. Each season or month I end up fixating on different style trends and this time around is the teddy coat. If I were to see a teddy coat a few years back I would not have appreciated the art of the coat. I would be thinking to myself why would anyone wear something like that? It's like a big ball of (faux) fur and I might as well wear a (faux) fur jacket instead. The texture of a teddy coat is different compared to a regular fur jacket. The coat's shaggy texture, classic collars and oversized appearance give it an edgy, yet casual aesthetic. Whenever I come across different teddy coats I'm reminded of the vintage style during the sixties. Something one would wear on their way to a poetry reading in England. You may be thinking, that sounds so lady-like and imagine it on someone who is wealthy and high-class. But no, anyone can pull off wearing a teddy coat! It all comes down to stepping out of your comfort zone and being confident with what you wear. 

Another great thing about this coat is the complete fur style proves to do a great job of keeping heat in and the cold out. I've worn this when there was snow on the ground and it kept me warm all day especially in colder Canadian climate. The vintage style of the coat can be paired with any simple attire from jeans to trousers, or even dress it up with a body con dress and heels.  Since the coat is so fluffy, its best to balance that texture over a fitted outfit. Here, I styled it with a white blouse tucked into high-waisted trousers that slightly narrow into my ankles. The trousers elongate my legs making me appear taller since the coat is longer in length. It's important to balance out your top and bottom, so you won't appear as if you're drowning in the oversized coat. The houndstooth pattern on my trouser was definitely a daring piece to pair especially with the teddy coat, but the classic black and white attire made the outfit work. Nevertheless, one overarching fashion rule of thumb is to not make too many statements in one outfit. A teddy coat is such a statement piece: it says I'm stylish, but still cozy, so let it speak for itself.

Coat HERE 

How would you pair a teddy coat? Leave a comment below. 

31/01/2017 0 comment
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