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Denim Decoded: Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

POSTED September 22nd, 2014

You can dread it as much as going to the dentist. You avoid sweets and carbs for days, make sure you’re in your best mood before you head out and always have a plan of attack for stores with the best lighting. What am I talking about? Denim shopping! As comfy and easy-going as these wardrobe essentials can be, finding a brand and a shape that best suits your figure can often be tricky. But no need to worry, we’ve decoded the age-old myth with a round up of great styles you can find at Mapleview Centre.


If you’re pear shaped…

Pear-shaped figures tend to carry weight in the hips, rear and legs – the lower half. Consider searching for a mid-rise style that will not only flatter your shape but can also work to lengthen your legs.


Aritzia Mid Rise Skinny, $125 Gap Canada Perfect Boot Jean, $79.95 Gap Canada Perfect Boot Jean, $79.95

If you’re apple shaped…

Apple-shaped ladies should seek out denim with some extra stretch in the waistline to best show off their assets as they tend to carry their weight in the middle. Consider a straight leg that will best compliment your stems.



Gap Canada Mid-Rise Straight Skimmer Jeans, $62.99 424 Fifth Light Washed Jeans, $27.60 424 Fifth Light Washed Jeans, $27.60

If you’re curvy…

Ladies with a curvy figure need to be mindful to select a style of jean that will create a slimming effect in all the right places. Accentuate your best assets by picking a pair that hugs your curves with a dark rinse and a fabric that offers some stretch. Lucky for this body shape, the high-rise can be ultra-flattering and is a popular style for the fall season.



High Rise Skinny, $125, Aritzia Guess Curvy Sophia Jeans, $69, Hudson’s Bay Guess Curvy Sophia Jeans, $69, Hudson’s Bay

If you’re petite…

While most cuts can be flattering on petite girls, what’s most important is to ensure that the style of jeans elongates your torso and your legs to give the illusion of added height. A pair of low-rise jeans can often do the trick for this build!



Paradise Mine Low Rise Skinny, Artizia, $125 Guess Low-Rise Dare Devil Jeans in Reller Wash, $68 Guess Low-Rise Dare Devil Jeans in Reller Wash, $68

If you’re athletic…

For the girls rocking a toned, athletic body, consider looking for a pair of jeans that can help to create curves while evening out your shape. Flared or boot cut style jeans can assist with this but be sure that they’re fitted in the thighs and bottom but relaxed around your legs.



Gap Long and Lean Jeans, $69 Guess Mid-Rise Boot Cut in Snyder Wash, Guess, $68 Guess Mid-Rise Boot Cut in Snyder Wash, Guess, $68

Trends may come and go but the fit of a great pair of jeans will never go out of style. Enjoy shopping for your next pair with these tips!

Currently Coveting: Capsule Collection by Nine West x InStyle

POSTED September 19th, 2014

You know that feeling when a designer or a brand just gets you. Every last bit of the collection feel like it speaks to you and your entire style mentality for the season. Dictators of style, the editors of InStyle magazine have partnered with Nine West Canada once again to deliver a shoe collection like no other for this fall season. Inspired by rich jewel tones, leopard prints, metallic accessories and more – this collection will have you looking like you jumped from one of the pages of the magazine.

Trust me ladies, with 2 pairs from the collection already in my closet, you’re going to want to trust me on this one: you MUST check it out!


Cate, $110 Knot Bangle, $50 Leather Clutch, $240 Ella, $110 Leather Satchel, $295 Jaiden, $150 Tessa, $125

5 Essentials for Back to School

POSTED September 17th, 2014

So we’re a couple weeks into the school year but if you’re anything like I was in school – you’re still trying to get the hang of things and get into your routine (there’s always another week or so it seems – right?!). I know how tough it can be to get back into jive but if you feel like you’ve skilled a beat or two – not to worry. We’ve got the top 5 essential items you’ll need to get you through weeks 3 to 43.


The Stylish Carryall: $99, Zara The Perfect Crew: Roots, $68 The Classic Time Teller: Michael Kors, $250.00 The Day Planner: Kate Spade at Indigo, $36 The Versatile Sneaker: Vans Snakeskin Slip-On, $55

A Fashionable Fav Lands at Mapleview Centre!

POSTED September 5th, 2014

Ask any fashionable woman what the classic colour combo of all time is and you’re likely to get a popular response: black and white. It’s no surprise then that coveted fashion retailer from the US, White House Black Market, prides itself on building collections around these two noteworthy hues. And for all you colour lovers out there – no need to worry – there is a fair share of brights, patterns and textures. If you’ve never shopped at WHBM before, it’s the stylish woman’s one stop shop for dresses, skirts, blouses, jeans, accessories and much more. And if we still haven’t wet your appetite quite yet, just take a sneak peak at their fall collection which is sure to have you running for the door to get a look all for yourself.


Genius Short Sleeve Collar Shirt, $88 Luxe Leather Front Legging, $300 ICONIC ARTIST SLEEVELESS MOTO ZIP FIT AND FLARE DRESS, $170 Leopard Print Swing Jacket, $170 Burgundy Statement Necklace, $148 Watefall Tiered Gown, $300 Iconic Siren Tie Front Shirt, $88 Genius Leather Loepard Heel, $130

Make Your Statement: Back to School Trends with Mapleview

POSTED September 3rd, 2014

Whether you’re counting down the days or hiding under your sheets about the start of a new school year, there’s one thing everyone can get on board about: a new fall wardrobe. With fall’s trends navigating everywhere from all-American prep to Navajo inspired Americana looks, I thought I’d break down three notable styles you can expect to see this fall season and how you can get the look for yourself. So pick one or all three but whatever you do: be sure to make your statement this September.

Make Your Statement: Back to School Trends with Mapleview

Babaton Legging, $29, Artizia Leather and Suede Messenger Bag, $59, Zara Wool Hat, $59, Zara Flat Hide Ankle Boot, $99, Zara Northwest Sweater, $135, Artizia Plaid Tunic, $64, Gap Leather Moccasin, $69, Zara Shopper Bag with Buckle, $39, Zara Pearl Headband, $19, Zara Logo Crewneck Sweater, $54, Gap Oxford Shirt, $78, Banana Republic Side Zip Leggings, $44 Gap Jansport Backpack, $50, Journeys Knit Hat with Ears, $15, Zara Watch, Swatch Sweatshirt, $65 Aritzia Nike Air Max Thea, Foot Locker $119 Plaid Pleat Skirt, $64, Gap

Is your NYFW Suitcase Ready?

POSTED August 21st, 2014

Fashionable women everywhere have already begun counting down the days till one of the most celebrated events of the year. And no we’re not talking about the holidays, we’re talking New York Fashion Week. If you’ve ever been to New York City during this time, you’ll know the energy is undeniable. Flashing cameras, models fluttering through the city, lineups at all the hottest restaurants – it really is the place to be. And for those who have never been: we want to change all that. Enter the Mapleview Muse contest.

Follow @MapleviewCentre on Instagram, register your handle and a snap a photo of your NYFW style (preferably an outfit). Share it with your audience on Instagram with the hashtags #MapleviewMuse and #MuseNYC while tagging @MapleviewCentre and you could be our lucky winner. The prize you ask? Oh you know, just a two round trip tickets to NYC, transfers to and from the airport, a two night stay in a Manhattan hotel, VIP access to a designer how and 2 $250 Mapleview Gift Cards to get your suitcase NYFW ready!

We know we’ve got you pumped but now it’s time to start dreaming about what you would pack! Check out some of our suggestions below: