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Spring 2015 Denim Trends

POSTED April 10th, 2015

Denim is one of those fabulous fabrics that we Canadians love to wear year round (Canadian tuxedo anyone??) and this spring is no exception. We thought we’d break down the various ways you can incorporate denim or chambray into your wardrobe picks for the season while keeping in line with the over-arching trends.

1. The Boyfriend Jean
This style of jean has always varied over the years but again – we are definitely straying from the skinny jean for all you trend lovers out there. This pair from the Gap look great paired with a tucked in blouse and chunky heels.

2. The Wide Leg Pant
That’s right, skinny is out and flared is back in. While we wouldn’t suggest ditching your skinnies just yet, we’re loving this sleek option from Banana Republic

3. The Jean Skirt
Perhaps of my favourite trends this season, the jean skirt is back. Look for embellishments, distressed versions or frayed hems for a fun take on a classic trend.

4. The Romper
Another silhouette you can expect to see in different variations this spring and summer, we love the casual effect that chambray brings to this style.

5. The Distressed White Jean
If you didn’t invest in a pair of distressed jeans for the quintessential winter white look this past season, consider grabbing a pair of these for spring and summer.

6. The Shortie
Festival season has officially kicked off and bohemian fashion inspiration can be found everywhere as a result. Consider these distressed shorts a wardrobe staple for spring and summer.

 

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Banana Republic, $110, Gap, $79.95 One Teaspoon 2020 Skirt, Artizia, $125 Forever 21, $41.90 Topshop at the Bay, $68 One Teaspoon, Aritzia, $90

On our Radar: Scents for Spring

POSTED April 2nd, 2015

With a recent change in seasons, you’re likely looking to freshen up your beauty routine. Changing up your scent is one of the easiest ways to embrace spring and refresh your outlook.  Zesty notes of lemon, cherry blossom and florals are popular picks among this season’s fragrance launches. Here are some of our picks of the latest, greatest and unexpected scents worth considering for your spring beauty routine.

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Oahu Coconut Sunset, Bath & Body Works, $19.50 Girl by Pharrel Williams, Sephora, $155 Chanel No. 5, The Bay, $112 Marc Jacobs Honey, $85 PINK by Victoria’s Secret, $45 Michael Kors Glam Jasmine, $55 Chloe Eau De Perfume, $110, Sephora Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Oil, $16

On Our Radar: Stylish Sunnies for Spring

POSTED March 31st, 2015

The days are longer and the sun shines brighter which calls for a must-have in every wardrobe this spring: statement sunnies. A perfect way to update your off-duty look, sunglasses convey so much about your mood or personality and don’t have to break the bank. These 8 head-turning styles are sure to make an impact on your next ensemble:

 

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Vans, $12 Michael Kors Miranda Sunglasses, $245 BCBG, $124 Ray Ban Clubmaster, Sunglass Hut, $189 Miu Miu, $415, Sunglass Hut Forever 21, $6.80 Maricano, $100 Chloe, $396, Hudson’s Bay Fossil Solvie, $55

Spring Inspiration with Stephanie of Beaux Mondes

POSTED March 27th, 2015

Spring has officially arrived, and while I haven’t rid my closet of its layers just yet, I’ve happily welcomed some new pieces that will transition seamlessly from winter to spring. I love a classic trench coat. This Babaton trench has a slouchy fit making the silhouette feel fresh this season. Culottes are a must-have pant in my spring line-up. The cinched waist and voluminous leg give them a chic shape. Plus they pair so well with heels, flats or sneakers. I’ll be styling these 424 Fifth culottes with a leather flat for an easy, effortless look. The other look I’ll be wearing this season is a crop top with a streamlined skirt. It’s a statement piece for sure, but this polished style by BCBG would look great for a night out.

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BCBG Rina Crop Top Babaton Trench Babaton Jax Skirt Zara Leather Slipper 424 Fifth Culottes Birks Bee Chic Band

Style Approved Rain Boots

POSTED March 24th, 2015

As excited as many of us are to ditch the freezing temps, we now face the next hurdle of Canadian weather: April’s showers. Dressing for rainy weather can be just as tricky as dressing for -40 temps so we’ve scoured Mapleview Centre for the latest rain boots which are sure to add to your outfit, rather than detract. This season we’re loving bold hues and patterns to offset pastel and cream-coloured trenches and outerwear. Don’t be afraid to have some fun!

Joules, Town Shoes, $89 Hunter Boots, Walking on a Cloud, $165 Michael Kors Stockard Rubber Boot, $125 Original Tall Tartan, Town Shoes, $210 Cougar, The Bay, $75 Brown’s B2 Boots, $89 DAV Fairfield Rainboot, The Bay, $110

Statement Making Scarves

POSTED March 18th, 2015

With warm-weather on the horizon, you may find yourself switching up your outerwear from big, bulky parkas to more manageable pieces like leather jackets, blazers or trench coats. While accessorizing, we love an airy wrap which doubles as a layering piece for chillier spring days and a great staple to inject some statement making patterns to your wardrobe. Consider the popular windowpane print or a botanical inspired motif for a feminine touch.

 

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Challis Scarf, Coach, $195 Banana Republic, $85 Vince Camuto Scarf, The Bay, $60 DVF Scarf, The Bay, $175 Eyeglass Scarf, Chapters, $29 Forever 21, $9.90 HM, $7.95 Zara, $29 Forever 21, $10.90